Simple Configuration, basics

Simple configuration windows and panels support you in combining events (such as a mouse click) with different actions such as setting data point values, showing panels or changing attributes. The configuration windows guide you through the inputting process. After having completed your input, a CTRL script will be generated in the background.

This chapter describes what actions (functions or attribute changes) you can activate. The following chapters describe these actions detailed.

When acknowledging (Acknowledge) you specify what data points to acknowledge.

For tables, you can configure special table attributes: see Acknowledge table.

When initializing (Initialize) you can activate the following actions:

With click (clicked), double click (DoubleClicked), left mouse button pressed (MousePressed), Mouse released (MouseReleased) and right mouse pressed ( RightMousePressed) the following actions can be activated:

It is also possible to customize scripts generated in the background while using Simple Configuration to meet individual requirements.

Accessing Simple Configuration

In the Property Sheet on the Standard tab the Simple Configuration is available for the following events:

  • Acknowledge(EventAcknowledge)

  • Initialize(Initialize)

  • Left click (clicked),

  • Double click (DoubleClicked),

  • Mouse pressed (MousePressed),

  • Mouse released (MouseReleased) and

  • Right mouse pressed (RightMousePressed)

The Simple Configuration window is opened via the "Open Property Wizard" button (the button with the wand symbol).

If several different actions should be configured for a graphics object, the actions can be configured one after the other.

For more information on this subject, see also the following chapters:

The advantage of the Simple configuration is that you can input parameters such as data points, colors and thresholds conveniently with a mouse-click and generate simple scripts just by clicking on Finish. Therefore, you do not need any programming skills for this.

Advanced programmers find basic information about the CTRL script and a description of functions in the Reference Control.