Complex graphics objects

The Object icon bar "Graphical objects" contains the tools for creating graphic objects.

Figure 1. Icon bar - graphics tools

This section describes the complex graphic objects.

Icon Function

Button with a label or an image

for example, OPEN. See chapter Button.

Cascade (multi-level menu hierarchy). See chapter Cascade
Textfield. Box for input and output of texts or numbers. See chapter Text field.
TextEdit is an advanced WYSIWYG viewer and editor supporting rich text formatting with HTML-style tags. It is optimized for handling large documents and to responding quickly to user input. TextEdit supports plain text and rich text and can be used as viewer (Read-Only). See chapter TextEdit.
Radiobox. List with radio-buttons. Only one option can be selected from several , for example, selecting adjustment level. See chapter Radiobox.
Checkbox: List with check buttons. Multiple selections are possible, for example, switching on three pumps. See chapter Check box.
Trend. Display of series of values as trend curves. See chapter Trend
Bar trend. Display of a series of values as bar trend diagram. See chapter Bar trend
Table: This is an output format for numbers and texts in a list form, for example, for system warnings or status messages. See chapter Table.

Selection list: A list containing a few pre-defined values.

Only one selection can be made. See chapter Combobox.

Spin button: Spin buttons are list boxes containing two arrows at the right side. The window only displays one list option at a time. See chapter Spin button.
Combobox: Combo boxes are list windows containing an arrow at the right side and displaying only one selected option from a list. See chapter Combobox.
Clock. See Clock.
Tab: Tabs are used to display detailed information well sorted. Instead of individual panels, the panels are managed and displayed by index tabs. These allow several panels to be displayed as a stack. See chapter Tab.
Slider: The slider provides either a vertical or an horizontal slider. Slider is used for controlling a bounded value. See chapter Slider
A thumb wheel: A thumb wheel is a device that can be moved between its start and end values. It is an alternative presentation of a slider. See chapter Thumb wheel.
The Progress Bar widget is a horizontal progress bar. It is used to provide the user an indication of the progress of an operation. See chapter Progress bar.
The LCD number displays a number with LCD-style digits. Decimal, hexadecimal, octal or binary numbers can be displayed. Numbers in almost any size can be displayed. See chapter LCD Number.
A monthly based Calendar widget allowing to select a date. See chapter Calendar.
Data point tree. Shows the data point types and data points in a tree view. See chapter DpTreeView.
A data point type from a DPTreeView can be added (dragged) to the DPTypeView. See chapter DpTypeView.
Embedded module: An embedded module is a module embedded into a panel to display further panels in this module. See chapter Embedded module.
Tree widget: A tree widget is a tree view that can display and control items and allows adding new items at any time. See chapter Tree widget
Zoom navigator: Allows you to zoom modules. See chapter Zoom Navigator.
Inserts panel reference. See chapter Panel reference.
An EWO (External Widget Object) is a graphical object (a Widget) created by some external party (customer) and can be embedded into any WinCC OA Panel. It is platform independent. See chapter EWO (External Widget Object).