In today's edition of “Insight's Inbox” we answer a reader's question on how to display the same FactoryTalk View ME popup graphic display multiple times.
I’m using FactoryTalk View Machine Edition and cannot open the same popup graphic display multiple times?
In my testing of FactoryTalk View 8.0, the only time I could not get the same popup to display twice was if I passed either the same Parameter File or Parameter List I used with the first instance to the second instance.
However, as long as I passed different parameter files or lists to each popup, I didn’t have an issue displaying the same popup more than once.
One additional step I took to insure my popup graphic display didn’t open over the top of a previous instance was to enabled the “Display Position” option on the “General” tab of the Goto button.
So for each Goto button that displayed my popup with a different parameter file or list, I used a different “Left Position” in pixels.
NOTE: You can get a copy of the sample program HERE.
This allowed each instance of my popup to display at a different location on the screen.
I hope you've found today's Insight's Inbox about “displaying a FTViewME popup multiple times” helpful.
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Until next time, Peace ✌️
Shawn M Tierney
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