1.8.3   Standard Popup Dialog Boxes

WebAccess automatically generates these Pop-up Dialog Boxes to display lists of Tags and Displays available to users and operators. System development is made easier and faster by utilizing the standard Dialog Boxes for user interaction.  These boxes are pre-built and popup when a user tries to change a tag (Change Dialog Boxes, one for Analog, Digital and Text tags) or request a display list (User Built Displays, Trend Displays, Data Log Trend Displays, Overview Displays, Faceplate Displays and Alarm Groups.

Change Dialog Box

The standard change dialog box provides the ability to enter data without a keyboard using numeric buttons (for analog tags), alpha numeric (for text type displays) and state buttons (for digitals with appropriate state descriptor. This is especially useful for field mounted display panels using a touch screen instead of a keyboard. This also speeds system development for users of touch screen only applications and provides a backup for keyboard users.

Tag Browser (Point Info Dialog Box)

Standard feature in WebAccess Client is a Tag Browser. This is a Windows Pop-up Dialog Box.  It shows all tags in the system. The can be filtered by Tag Type, IO Channel. 

The Tag browser also provides a "Point GOTO" feature that shows all points in the system where the tag is displayed including all user built graphics, trends, alarm summary, Detail Displays, etc. With one click you can got to that display. The Point GOTO feature provides Tag cross-referencing of tags and displays in the run-time VIEW.

Display, Trend and Recipe Lists (Dialog Boxes)

These are actual several Popup Dialog boxes that show lists of all Graphic displays, trends, recipes.

A partial list of Standard Popup Dialog Boxes are:

·         Point Info (Tag Browser)

·         Analog Change Dialog Box

·         Digital Change Dialog Box


·         Text Change Dialog Box

·         Point GOTO Dialog Box

·         Login & Password Dialog Box

See 9.4 Dialog Boxes for more information.