Use the Object Properties dialog to set up general identification, security, logging, and privilege parameters for your ActiveX object.
Objects and groups have the following general access properties.
[Identification] Object/Group AN
Displays the Animation number of the object/group. The AN uniquely identifies the object/group, and can be used in Cicode functions and so on.
Note: If the object is part of a Genie or symbol, the following properties can be completed after the Genie/Symbol is pasted onto a page (Ctrl + double-click). Similarly, if the object is part of a template, the properties can be defined after a page has been created using that template (Ctrl + double-click).
Enter a description of the object/group, and its various functions and so on. This field is purely for the entry of information which you consider beneficial to the smooth running and maintenance of your system. It will not affect the way the system runs, and it will not display during runtime.
[Identification] Tool tip
Enter a short, meaningful description (48 characters maximum) of the object/group. During runtime, this description appears when the operator moves the cursor onto the object/group. The message can be plain text, Super Genie syntax or both. When using Super Genie syntax, the data type needs to be included. The name of the tag will then be included in the text.
If an object in a group has a tool tip, this object's tool tip will be displayed, and not the group's tool tip. If the object does not have a tool tip, the group tool tip will display. In this instance, if the object is a member of a group, and that group is part of another group, the tool tip for the first group will display.
If you place an object behind a group, its tool tip will not display. Remember, however, that group boundaries are rectangular, no matter what shape is formed by the objects in the group. This means that 'blank' spaces between objects in a group are actually part of the group. Even if you can see the individual object, if it is behind the group, its tool tip will not display.
[Security] Same area as page
Select this box to assign the object/group to the same area as the page on which it has been drawn; otherwise, leave it blank, and enter another area in the Object/Group area field (below).
[Security] Object/Group area
Enter the areaA large application can be visualized as a series of discrete sections or areas. Areas can be defined geographically (where parts of the plant are separated by vast distances) or logically (as discrete processes or individual tasks). to which this object/group belongs. Users without access to this area (and any necessary privileges) will not be able to make full use of the object/group. They will not be able to use touch command, keyboard commands, movement, sliders and so on. (In order to avoid confusion for such operators, it is sometimes a good idea to disable the object/group when it is unavailable due to lack of security rights. Disabled objects/groups can be grayed, hidden or embossed.) For example, if you enter Area 1 here, operators need to have access to Area 1 (plus any necessary privileges) to make use of this object/group.
Click the menu to the right of this field to select an area, or type in an area number directly.
[Security] No privilege restrictions
Select this box to disable privilege restrictions; otherwise, leave it blank, and enter another privilege below. The implications of not assigning a privilege restriction depend upon whether you have used areas in your security setup:
[Security] Privilege level
Enter the privilege level necessary for an operator to use this object/group. Operators without the necessary privileges will not be able to make full use of the object/group. They will not be able to use touch command, keyboard commands, movement, sliders and so on. (To avoid confusion for such operators, disable the object/group when it is unavailable due to lack of security rights. Disabled objects/groups can be grayed, hidden or embossed.) For example, if you enter Privilege Level 1 here, operators need to possess Privilege Level 1 to use of this object/group. You can also combine this restriction with area restrictions. For example, if you assign the object/group to Area 5, with Privilege Level 2, the user needs to have Privilege 2 for Area 5.
Click the menu to the right of this field to select a privilege, or type in an privilege number directly.
Note: If an object is part of a group, users need to have access to the group in order to have access to the object.
[Logging] Log device
This is the device to which messages will be logged for the object/group's keyboard and touch commands. Click the menu to the right of the field to select a device, or type a device name.
Note: You need to include the MsgLog field in the format of the log device for the message to be sent.