At the moment it is not possible to have the display for the normal, danger and warning area of a pointer instrument made in color on a Windows CE-based operator panel.
If a color display is required, you can achieve this using a graphical representation. The graphical representation is laid behind the pointer instrument that is switched to transparent.
Insert pointer instrument:
Open your project. Set the operator panel to "WinCC Flexible Runtime". First insert a pointer instrument in your configuration and define the size of the display.
You can define the height and width of the display in Properties under "Properties > Layout > Size".
In the Properties of the pointer instrument you define the parameters for Gradation, Warning range start, Danger range start etc. under "Properties > Scale".
Select the option check box next to the relevant "Warning range" in each case. This option later causes the corresponding warning range to be displayed.
||Create screen shot:
Make a "screen shot" of the picture/page with the pointer instrument (e.g. via the key combination Ctrl + Print).
Insert this screen shot in a graphics processing program (e.g. Microsoft Paint).
||Edit screen shot:
From the screen shot you remove all the details such as labels and scales. Below is an example of the original and the edited screen shot.
||Incorporate graphical representation:
- Open the Properties of the pointer instrument.
Under "Properties > Layout > Settings", for "Background fill style" select the entry "Frame transparent" and under "Dial fill style" the entry "Transparent".
- Switch to "Properties > Scale > Ranges".
Here you clear the check mark for "Display normal range, Warning range start, Danger range start".
- Insert a new graphical representation.
In this case you use the screen shot you have edited as the graphical representation.
- Place the two elements one over the other (pointer instrument and graphical representation). The pointer instrument must be set to "Foreground".
This completes the pointer instrument.
Now you can change the operator panel again. Now set your desired Windows CE-based panel as operator panel.
Runnability and test environment:
The following table lists the components that have been used to create this entry and verify the functions described.
||Product and version designation|
|PC operating system
||Microsoft Windows XP SP2|
||WinCC flexible 2005|
||MP370 Touch 12"|
The attached download contains the archived WinCC flexible 2005 project with the example described above.
Attachment 1: Project_1 ( 1956 KB )