The control panel

When the workbench is used for test (On Line or Simulation), the toolbar provides information about run-time target and provides all commands for controlling the target:

1- Status of the target application
2- Control commands
3- Change the cycle triggering

The application status:

The status box provides global information about the target, the running application and the communication links Possible states are:

No connection Connection is not established
Connecting... The workbench is establishing the communication
Disconnecting... The workbench is closing the connection
No application Target is stopped
Other application Another application runs on the target
Communication error Communication error occurred
Bad version The target runs a different version of the application
RUN The application is running
STOP The application is in cycle stepping mode
SFC break The application is stopped on a SFC breakpoint
Error The application is stopped on error

When an application is active in the target, you can mode the mouse cursor on the state box to display the detailed versioning information in a tooltip.

Controlling the application - Available commands:

Starts the application
Stops the application
Pause the application in Cycle to Cycle mode
Restart the application in normal mode
Execute a single step
Download: Loads the application if the target is stopped (no application).
Loads new code for On Line change if the application is running
On Line change
Step in (available during step by step debugging)
Step over (available during step by step debugging)
Step out (available during step by step debugging)

Cycle timing:

The cycle timing is displayed in a tooltip when you place the cursor upon the application status box. It includes:
- the last measured cycle time
- the programmed cycle triggering period
- the maximum (longest) detected cycle time
- the number of timing overflow detected