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WinCC -- Configuring alarms and messages -- Displaying alarms and messages using Alarm Control
How can you import select messages in WinCC Alarm Control?
Why are spaces displayed at the beginning of the process-associated value (text) and characters truncated at the end?
How can you change the colors of the messages displayed in WinCC Alarm Control, also at Runtime, independently of the Alarm Logging settings?
How can you select messages in WinCC Alarm Control?
What are the differences in WinCC between message processing in the message list and in the archives?
Why does a limit message in WinCC remain although the value is once again within the configured limits?
How can I display the last message in the first line of the AlarmOCX?
What do you do if alarms are not displayed at Runtime?
How can you have multiline message texts displayed in Alarm Control?
How are messages shown in WinCC Alarm Control?
How can you have the logged-on user and computer name displayed in the alarm list in WinCC?
How do you use the "MsgFilterSQL" property of the WinCC Alarm Control in order employ an SQL statement to filter the messages to be displayed?
How can you have only selected messages displayed in the WinCC Alarm Control at Runtime?
How do you use the standard function "AXC_SetFilter()"?
What is the structure of the format instruction for displaying the contents of WinCC tag values at Runtime in the user text blocks of a message?
How can you filter messages in WinCC Alarm Control according to servers?
How do you display or print the content of the comments dialog box (comment, computer, author)?
Why are the column headers in the WinCC Alarm Control shown with the character string at runtime?
How can you change the column width of the message blocks with the mouse in WinCC Alarm Control when configuring in the Graphics Designer or in Runtime?
Why are only 1000 messages shown in the archive window although there are more in the archive?
What do the settings in "Apply project settings" in the Message Blocks tab mean when you configure the WinCC Alarm Control?
WinCC -- Creating HMI configurations -- Creating screens - general
In WinCC V7.2, how do you display multiple pictures next to each other in the Graphics Designer?
How can a combo box configured in the OS be filled dynamically with texts of different languages?
In WinCC, how do you activate and deactivate the global color and global shadow for all objects in a picture?
License error message "No License for PLS1"
How do you maximize and minimize the runtime window by button?
Why is the focus not set even though the "Set Focus" action has been configured for picture selection?
How can I enter text with more than one line in a button?
Why are there margins at the right border of the screen in spite of the option "Adjust image"?
Why, when first opening a picture window, is part of the picture cut off at the bottom?
Why are the variables that are linked to object properties not changed on use of the internal functions of the group Graphics?
Why does color switching not work for buttons, round buttons and slider objects?
How can you change the column width of the message blocks with the mouse in WinCC Alarm Control when configuring in the Graphics Designer or in Runtime?
How can you display the input limits for setpoint values?
How can you configure picture changes where an authorization check for an area is made?
OS - WinCC -- Configuring Alarm Logging -- Configuring alarms and messages
How can you create operator inputs through user-specific actions in up to and including WinCC V6.0 SP4?
How do you display and operate alarms in Runtime?
What do you do if alarms are not displayed at Runtime?
How can you change the column width of the message blocks with the mouse in WinCC Alarm Control when configuring in the Graphics Designer or in Runtime?
Configuring the system block "PLC/CPU number" in messages
Why are measuring-point-specific messages not displayed in the faceplate (PCS 7 V4.x / V5.x)?
What can you do if no messages are displayed in the overview area of WinCC?
Generating a new time stamp despite identical operator messages
Triggering of the horn with messages that are blocked for specific users
Why are the time stamps of messages struck through or replaced by asterisks in PCS 7?
SIMATIC PCS 7 V5/V6 - non-acknowledgable messages on the message new page
What are the priorities for the display of faults, warnings etc. in the group display?
How can you have a block comment displayed in an operator message?
Why are operator messages shown only on the OS server and not on the OS client?
Why after upgrading from PCS 7 V6.0 SP2 to SP3 isn't the operator who acknowledges a message entered in the operator message?
Why doesn't the operator prompt flash in the group display?
Modification of the printing color in the tag logging
How can I make messages for a certain operator be displayed in WinCC Runtime but cannot be acknowledged?
How can you reconfigure the alarm acknowledgment behavior?
Why isn't the process message displayed in my PCS 7 project?
How do you suppress the process control group messages?
What is the meaning of the process control group messages created during OS compilation?
Which process control group messages are created in the OS?
How can you change the column width of the message blocks with the mouse in WinCC Alarm Control when configuring in the Graphics Designer or in Runtime?
Part number:

Proceed as follows to set the column width with the mouse when configuring in the Graphics Designer or in Runtime.

Procedure for WinCC V6.0
 
No. Procedure
1 Check the "Change Column Width" and "Column Title" properties of the WinCC Alarm Control
In the Graphics Designer, you double-click on the WinCC Alarm Control. In the "WinCC Alarm Control Properties" dialog, you go to the "Parameters" tab. To be able to set the column width with the mouse, under "Column Properties" you enable the "Column Title" and "Change Column Width" properties.


Fig. 01

Note:
If you insert a WinCC Alarm Control into a WinCC screen, these two properties are enabled by default.

2 Disable the "Column Width" property in the "Message Blocks" tab
Go to the "Message Blocks" tab. Under "Apply Project Settings" you disable the "Column Width" option.


Fig. 02

Click the "Apply" button and then close the dialog with the "OK" button.

Notes:

  • Detailed information on the meaning of the "Column Properties" and "Column Width" options is available in Entry ID 23570137.
3 Enable the toolbar of the WinCC Alarm Control in the Graphics Designer
Press and hold the <Ctrl> button and double-click on the WinCC Alarm Control in the Graphics Designer. This changes the display of the Alarm Control. Now you can use the Alarm Control toolbar.

Note:
Do not click on the area outside the Alarm Control, because that changes the display mode of the Alarm Control again. It is then no longer possible to use the toolbar.

4 Disable the "Autoscroll" property
Disable the "Autoscroll" property by clicking on the relevant button in the toolbar. When you disable "Autoscroll", a scroll bar is displayed on the right edge of the Alarm Control.


Fig. 03

5 Set the column width of the message blocks with the mouse
Move the mouse pointer over the column titles. When the mouse pointer changes, press and hold the left mouse button and then you can change the column width with the mouse.


Fig. 04


For WinCC V6.2 and WinCC V7 using the old Alarm Control
 
No. Procedure
1 Check the "Change Column Width" and "Column Title" properties of the WinCC Alarm Control
In the Graphics Designer, you double-click on the WinCC Alarm Control. In the "WinCC Alarm Control Properties" dialog, you go to the "Parameters" tab. To be able to set the column width with the mouse, under "Column Properties" you enable the "Column Title" and "Change Column Width" properties.


Fig. 05

Note:
If you insert a WinCC Alarm Control into a WinCC screen, these two properties are enabled by default.

2 Disable the "Column Width" property in the "Message Blocks" tab in the Alarm Control
Go to the "Message Blocks" tab. Under "Apply Project Settings" you disable the "Column Width" option.


Fig. 06

Click the "Apply" button and then close the dialog with the "OK" button.

Notes:

  • Detailed information on the meaning of the "Column Properties" and "Column Width" options is available in Entry ID 23570137.
3 Enable the toolbar of the WinCC Alarm Control in the Graphics Designer
Press and hold the <Ctrl> button and double-click on the WinCC Alarm Control in the Graphics Designer. This changes the display of the Alarm Control. Now you can use the Alarm Control toolbar.

Note:
Do not click on the area outside the Alarm Control, because that changes the display mode of the Alarm Control again. It is then no longer possible to use the toolbar.

4 Disable the "Autoscroll" property
Disable the "Autoscroll" property by clicking on the relevant button in the toolbar. When you disable "Autoscroll", a scroll bar is displayed on the right edge of the Alarm Control.


Fig. 07

5 Set the column width of the message blocks with the mouse
Move the mouse pointer over the column titles. When the mouse pointer changes, press and hold the left mouse button and then you can change the column width with the mouse.


Fig. 08

Procedure in Runtime

Depending on the WinCC version, perform Steps 1, 4 and 5 from the previous table to change the column width in runtime.

Notes:

  • If you have made changes in the WinCC screen in Step 1, save the screen. Then open the screen again in Runtime.
  • Steps 4 and 5 are not performed in the Graphics Designer, but in Runtime.
  • Column width changes are temporary. The settings are reset when you change screens or close WinCC Runtime.

 Entry ID:11514894   Date:2009-12-16 
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