Category: HMI

BSA – Mini Text Editor

I just copied text from an earlier blog into my mini text editor for demonstration –¬† and this works out very nicely. The capability to edit text is usually a dinosourus in these apps, so I am very happy to see that this one actually works out well and are very functional. I need to…

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BSA – HMI Controls

Many of the HMI controls use actual Windows Controls as base. In the example above I draw a simulated design form as a symbol and use various build-in controls to get the result as real as possible. The challenge is that these controls are designed to be in control – not be controlled by a…

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BSA – HMI Border Colors

Just to prove my point with borders being to dark I encreased them from 0x32,0x32,0x32 to 0x64 and it makes a big difference as you now actually can see the outline of the control. Keep in mind that these border lines are design help, not actual borders on the real Form. In design mode we…

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BSA – User Control

One of the big things with any GUI/HMI is the capability to quickly create new user controls. The method I want to use is to let the user create this using a state-matrix. Layers in rows with layer 0=preview and columns as states. The control is illustrated above. In this example I plan to rotate…

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BSA – Starting HMI Components

This list will increase, but I need to start with some basic components. The first version I need is HMI only together with a few other components: DataSource Generic definition of a source that can be connected to a HMI component to read/write data. This will be a named component that is implemented manually allowing…

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