Group Item

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Introduction

A group item is a collection of other items that behave as a single item.

Creating Group Items

To create a Group from items on the graphic page do the following:

  1. Select one or more items.
  2. Right click to open the Graphic Editor Menu.
  3. Select Make Group.

You can also create a group using the Drawing Wizard. The Drawing Wizard automatically groups the items added from a library symbol.

Group Item Properties

Group item properties define data bindings that apply to all items in the group. For example, if the DataBindTextColor property is defined, the value of the expression defines the text color of all items in the group.

When one or more group items are selected, the group item properties are shown in the Properties Window. To make changes, enter new values for the appropriate property.

Group items support these properties:

Identification
Label An optional label to attach to the item.
Properties
Comment A field to store notes and information about the item. The comment property has no effect on how the item is displayed or behaves.
General Data Bindings
DataBindBlink A Data Binding which if evaluates to TRUE causes the item to blink.
Click the Browse button Property browse button to edit the data binding using the Data Binding Editor.
DataBindDisableActions A Data Binding which if evaluates to TRUE disables all actions on this item.
Click the Browse button Property browse button to edit the data binding using the Data Binding Editor.
DataBindTooltip A Data Binding which sets the tooltip to display if a user hovers the cursor over the item. Note: Tooltips are not currently supported in the Android Operator Interface.
Click the Browse button Property browse button to edit the data binding using the Data Binding Editor.
DataBindVisible A Data Binding which if evaluates to FALSE hides the item.
Click the Browse button Property browse button to edit the data binding using the Data Binding Editor.
Size Position Data Bindings
ClipRegionHorizontal When the DataBindClipHorizontal data binding is defined, this value sets whether the left or right side of the item is clipped.
ClipRegionVertical When the DataBindClipVertical data binding is defined, this value sets whether the top or bottom of the item is clipped.
DataBindClipHorizontal A Data Binding which defines how much of the item to clip horizontally. A value less than or equal to zero clips the entire item. A value greater than or equal to one does not clip the item. Values between zero and one clip the corresponding portion of the item.
Click the Browse button Property browse button to edit the data binding using the Data Binding Editor.
DataBindClipVertical A Data Binding which defines how much of the item to clip vertically. A value less than or equal to zero clips the entire item. A value greater than or equal to one does not clip the item. Values between zero and one clip the corresponding portion of the item.
Click the Browse button Property browse button to edit the data binding using the Data Binding Editor.
DataBindOffsetX A Data Binding which moves the item in the horizontal direction. The offset is in canvas units.
Click the Browse button Property browse button to edit the data binding using the Data Binding Editor.
DataBindOffsetY A Data Binding which moves the image in the vertical direction. The offset is in canvas units.
Click the Browse button Property browse button to edit the data binding using the Data Binding Editor.
DataBindScaleX A Data Binding which resizes the image in the horizontal direction. A value less than 1.0 shrinks the item horizontally. A value greater than 1.0 expands the item horizontally.
Click the Browse button Property browse button to edit the data binding using the Data Binding Editor.
DataBindScaleY A Data Binding which resizes the image in the vertical direction. A value less than 1.0 shrinks the item vertically. A value greater than 1.0 expands the item vertically.
Click the Browse button Property browse button to edit the data binding using the Data Binding Editor.
Fill Data Bindings
DataBindFillColor A Data Binding which determines the fill color of items in the group.
Click the Browse button Property browse button to edit the data binding using the Data Binding Editor.
Line Data Bindings
DataBindLineColor A Data Binding which determines the line color of items in the group.
Click the Browse button Property browse button to edit the data binding using the Data Binding Editor.
Text Data Bindings
DataBindText A Data Binding which sets the text to display in items in the group.
Click the Browse button Property browse button to edit the data binding using the Data Binding Editor.
DataBindTextColor A Data Binding which determines the text color of items in the group.
Click the Browse button Property browse button to edit the data binding using the Data Binding Editor.
DataBindTextStrikeout A Data Binding which if evaluated to TRUE draws the text with a strikeout line.
Click the Browse button Property browse button to edit the data binding using the Data Binding Editor.
DataBindTextUnderline A Data Binding which if evaluated to TRUE draws an underline.
Click the Browse button Property browse button to edit the data binding using the Data Binding Editor.
Actions
ActionButtonDown An Operator Action script to run when the operator presses the left mouse button down, or touches the display.
Click the Browse button Property browse button to edit the operator action using the Operator Action Editor.
ActionButtonShortcut A keyboard shortcut to emulate a button press on the item. Click the Browse button Property browse button to edit the shortcut using the Shortcut Editor.
ActionButtonUp An Operator Action script to run when the operator releases the left mouse button, or removes touch from the display.
Click the Browse button Property browse button to edit the operator action using the Operator Action Editor.
ActionButtonWhileDown An Operator Action script to run at intervals while the operator holds the left mouse button down, or continuously touches the display.
Click the Browse button Property browse button to edit the operator action using the Operator Action Editor.
ActionDoubleClick An Operator Action script to run when the operator double clicks the left mouse button, or double taps the display.
Click the Browse button Property browse button to edit the operator action using the Operator Action Editor.
ActionContextMenu An Operator Action script to run when the operator clicks the right mouse button, or does a long press on the display.
Click the Browse button Property browse button to edit the operator action using the Operator Action Editor.
WhileDownInterval The interval between each execution of the ActionButtonWhileDown script.

Note: You can only edit the properties of a group using the Select Shape Tool. If you are using the Select Point Tool, the properties window will show the properties of the contents of the group.

Further Information

Data Bindings

For a complete description of all data binding options.

Graphic Editor Toolbar

For the different tools available to edit graphic pages.

Graphic Editor

For information about editing graphic pages in Fernhill SCADA.

Glossary

For the meaning of terms used in Fernhill SCADA.