Applies To:
  • CitectSCADA 6.00
  • CitectHMI 6.00

I have created a project in V6.0 with a text box that requires a user to input a string value. The animator box resizes to the length of the entered string when it has focus. In V5.41, the animator box maintains a uniform size.

The reason why this change was made was that before V6.0, the animator display boxes could not be made smaller than a certain size. This created issues such as artefacts being left on the screen obscuring parts of the page.

In addition, as the boxes could not be made smaller than a certain size they were often much larger than required. If only one or two characters or numbers were required to be shown, the animator box would still be the same size as one showing many more.

To solve both of these issues, in addition to making the entire Animator component of Citect more efficient and quicker, it was decided to make those animator boxes "form-fit" the text that was placed in them.

If a project was created in V5.41 and if the user wants to maintain the uniform size of the animator box in V6.0 then the proper upgrade path to V6.0 should be applied. Refer to KB Q3993.

Animator box resize