Chapter 17 Creating graphic objects
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You can also turn off key navigation for objects that take input focus, except
for push buttons, recipe objects, input objects, and HMI tag alarm
When an object’s key navigation is turned off, an operator can still select the
object using a mouse or touch screen, if one is available.
Turning off key navigation:
To turn off key navigation, use one of these methods:
For display list and control list selectors, open the object’s Properties
dialog box, click the General tab, and then clear the check box, Key
For ActiveX objects, trends, and Alarm and Event objects, open the
operties dialog box, click the Common tab, and then clear
the check box, Key navigation.
In the Property Panel for the object, click the Properties tab, and then
set the KeyNavigation property to False.
Push buttons start or stop processes or actions and change tag values. You
can create the following types of push buttons, depending on the needs of the
Button objects can change tag values, or run FactoryTalk View
Momentary push buttons change a tag to one value when the button is
pressed, and another value when the button is released.
Momentary push buttons work like the Pulse button on a food
processor, but with an indicator light to signal whether the motor is
running or stopped. The machine is on only while the button is held
down. When the button is released, the machine turns off.
Momentary push buttons are useful for jogging a motor, and they can
be set up to start and stop a machine or process.
Maintained push buttons switch between two values.
This type of button is useful for changing a setting within a machine or
process, but not for starting the machine or process. For example, use
the maintained push button for changing modes, such as Auto to
Manual, or Metric to Imperial.
Latched push buttons lock in the on position, and must be unlocked by
another button or process to return to the off position. This type of
button is useful for starting a machine or process.
Multistate push buttons let an operator cycle through multiple options
consecutively, using a single button that displays the current state of a
different types of