select_objects - 2023.2 English

Vivado Design Suite Tcl Command Reference Guide (UG835)

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Select objects in GUI


select_objects [‑add] [‑quiet] [‑verbose] <objects>


Name Description
[-add] Add to existing selection list
[-quiet] Ignore command errors
[-verbose] Suspend message limits during command execution
<objects> Objects to select




Selects the specified object in the appropriate open views in the GUI mode. This command is for display purposes only. You must use the get_selected_objects command to return the selected objects for use in other commands.

The select_objects command may select secondary objects in addition to the primary object specified. The selection of secondary objects is controlled through the use of Selection Rules defined in the Tools > Settings command. Refer to the Vivado™ Design Suite User Guide: Using the IDE (UG893) for more information on Setting Selection Rules.

Selected objects can be unselected with the unselect_objects command.


-quiet - (Optional) Execute the command quietly, returning no messages from the command. The command also returns TCL_OK regardless of any errors encountered during execution.
Note: Any errors encountered on the command-line, while launching the command, will be returned. Only errors occurring inside the command will be trapped.
-verbose - (Optional) Temporarily override any message limits and return all messages from this command.
Note: Message limits can be defined with the set_msg_config command.

<objects> - (Required) Specifies one or more objects to be selected.


The following example selects the specified site on the device:

select_objects [get_sites SLICE_X56Y214]