Applies To:
  • CitectSCADA 4.xx, 5.xx

When you draw a straight line in the graphics builder with a thickness of 3 or more pixels, it displays with rounded ends in Windows NT, but with square ends in Windows 95. If you make the width 5 or more, it will display with round ends on both Windows NT and Windows 95.

How do you make it use square ends all the time (or at least be consistent)?

This is an inconsistency between the Windows 95 and Windows NT operating systems, and is not new to Citect version 5.xx. Citect has always asked Windows to draw lines with rounded ends (as that is all that was supported). It is just that in Windows 3.xx and Windows 95 the lines remain square ended until they get to a width of 5, then the round ends start to take effect. In NT you have more control over line ends, so it looks like they have changed it so that rounded ends show up even for line widths of 3.