10.8 Building Toolbars for VIEW

Toolbars provide default Navigation Buttons and other Keymacro Commands for users and operators in VIEW.  Toolbars automatically appear on every graphic. An engineer must intentionally suppress Toolbars for them not to appear.

A Toolbar consists of a row of buttons; each button can include a label or symbol, animation, a button color and a key macro defining a specific function to execute when it is selected. Buttons can be built with Animation to blink or Change Color base on Alarm Values, Digital States and other animation.

Default Toolbar

Figure 10.39  Default Toolbar - VIEW and ViewDAQ

Figure 10.40  Toolbar  mapped to Function Keys (red = CTRL + )

Default Toolbars are automatically assigned to each display type.  WebAccess comes with a group of pre-built toolbars for user built graphics, alarm summary, alarm log, trends and other displays. These toolbars are named according to their associated display type. For example, ALSUM.TXX is the toolbar for the Alarm Summary display. The default toolbars can be modified and copied.  Toolbars can be hidden using Display Group Window Options or Web Browser options.

Custom Toolbars

Figure 10.41Custom Toolbar

Users can create custom toolbars by either modifying the default toolbars or creating new toolbars named after the user-built graphic.

Toolbars consist of two components:

1.      Buttons - these are text or graphic images. You can create buttons from any WebAccess Graphic (they are shrunk to fit the button size) or use existing Buttons (*.BBN) or Icon files (*.ICO) from other Windows programs.

2.      Keymacros - these are the actions performed by clicking the button on the toolbar. Typical keymacro are Acknowledge Alarm and GOTO Graphic Display.

Toolbars are saved as files with the *.TLB extension.  The Default toolbars supplied with WebAccess have the *.TXX extension. 

WebAccess first looks if there is a Toolbar named after the graphic display, if so, then that Toolbar is displayed with the Graphic (yourGraphic.TLB). Otherwise, the default toolbar (graph.Txx)  The TXX extension is used to hide the default toolbars from novice users.