Creating graphic objects Chapter 17
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The multistate push button displays the current state of a process or
operation, by showing a different color, caption, or image to reflect different
Each time the operator presses the button, the tag changes to the value for the
next state. If the button is in its last state when the operator presses it, the
button returns to its first state.
Setting up multistate push button properties
In the Multistate Push Button Properties dialog box:
In the General tab, specify the general appearance and touch margins
of the button, how it changes states, and whether an audio signal is
produced when it is pressed.
In the States tab, specify what the button does when it is pressed and
In the Timing tab, set up whether the button is to repeat automatically
when the operator presses and holds it down. You can also set up
repeat rate for the button.
In the Connections tab, specify the tags or the expression the button
will use for transferring data.
About the run-time error state
Momentary, maintained, latched, and multistate push buttons display an error
The Value tag is unassigned.
The display opens, if the Value tag does not match one of the specified
The Indicator tag or expression does not match one of the specified
For details about push button states, click Help in the Properties dialog
Creating interlocked push buttons
Use the Interlocked Push Button tool
to create multiple buttons, one at
a time, that work together in a group and share the same tag.