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AR# 51647

Vivado - Where does a process initialization page go when the Background button is selected?

Description

Several processes (e.g. launching Synthesis and Implementation runs or opening an IP customization GUI) have an initialization stage in which a status window comes to the foreground. This window shows a the status of the initialization and has two buttons, Cancel and Background. What happens when the Background button is selected? Am I still able to cancel the process if I want to?

Solution

Backgrounding a process initialization page andallows a user to continue with other non-related GUI operations such as checking reports andproperties, or viewing hierarchy.
A backgrounded process is shown in the bottom right corner with a cancel button for stopping the process. Typically, the backgrounded process is only for the initialization of the actual process that a user is running and will only be viewable for a short period. Once a flow process like Synthesis or implementation is running, the active process is shown in the top right corner of the Vivado GUI
AR# 51647
Date Created 09/05/2012
Last Updated 11/12/2012
Status Active
Type General Article
Tools
  • PlanAhead
  • Vivado