Instruments Panel Add-in 3 Version History

09.12.2013 - Version 3.2.1 -
released with PCAN-Explorer 5.3.3

Improvements:

  • The Panel Properties dialog box is now displayed centered over its panel
  • The Scene Switching Signal in the Panel Properties dialog box uses an underlined font to indicate a valid signal name, identical to Signal properties in the Properties window
  • After adding a new bitmap in the Edit Bitmap Items dialog box, the new bitmap entry is highlighted in the Bitmaps list
  • The LED.Threshold property was moved from the Appearance category to the Data category in the Properties window

Bug fixes:

  • After applying a Symbols file the Scene Switching Signal was removed from the configuration
  • An incorrect error message was shown when a signal of type "String" was selected as the Scene Switching Signal
  • Edit Bitmap Items dialog box: If no bitmap entry was selected in the Bitmaps list, an access violation was triggered when a value was entered in the Value field
  • If a VBS macro modified panel elements very fast and repeatedly, a program lockup could occur when the panel was closed
  • Object model: Setting the ValueEdit.IsActive property to True had no effect
  • After selecting a new signal for a ValueEdit control in the Properties window, clicking somewhere in the background of the panel triggered an error message "Property Width not found"

 


18.04.2013 - Version 3.2.0 - released with PCAN-Explorer 5.3.2

Improvements:

  • New option to control the update frame rate of a panel. If signal values update very often because of high message rates, it could be necessary to limit the frame rate to reduce the CPU load
  • Executing the "Fit to contents" command in Design mode now resizes the window so that no vertical and horizontal scroll bars appear in the window

Bug fixes:

  • If the Structure view was visible, using Drag-and-Drop to assign a signal to an Instruments Panel control did not work
  • The Scene context menu showed a wrong icon for the "Insert Object->Trend Display" command

 


12.11.2012 - Version 3.1.5 - released with PCAN-Explorer 5.3.1

Improvement:

  • Object model: New properties Button.Font, Scene.Width, and Scene.Height

 


06.09.2012 - Version 3.1.4 - released with PCAN-Explorer 5.3.0

Improvement:

  • New property "Swap Graphic" for Toggle Switch and Rocker Switch elements to reverse the graphical representation of the switches

 


14.05.2012 - Version 3.1.3 - released with PCAN-Explorer 5.2.2

Bug fixes:

  • The knob of the Dial control was sometimes not drawn correctly
  • For a Button control using the flat style neither the background color nor the border width could be configured
  • Object model: New properties Button.BackColor and Button.BorderWidth

 


30.03.2012 - Version 3.1.2.381 - released with PCAN-Explorer 5.2.1

Bug fixes:

  • Under Windows® XP, Not-a-Number floating point signal values (NaN) caused "Severe error" messages and application crashes
  • If the dialog box "Edit Bitmap Items" was closed by pressing OK, changes to the Bitmap List element were not immediately visible
  • The dialog box "Edit Bitmap Items" was always shown in English, even if the application language was set to German
  • Object model: If the Controls.Add method was called to add a new element, the new element was always added to the active scene, not to the scene that owned the specified Controls collection

 


26.01.2012 - Version 3.1.0.377 - released with PCAN-Explorer 5.2.0

Improvements:

  • A new Structure view can be displayed to show the hierarchy of the panel contents
  • Min and Max indicators are reset automatically when the Run mode is activated
  • The background color of Bar graphs can be set to "None" to make the bar transparent
  • Changed: To select more than one element in the designer, the CTRL key must be held down instead of the SHIFT key

Bug fixes:

  • If two elements overlapped, and the element in the background was selected, the topmost element could not be selected by clicking within the area that the selection occupied
  • If the height of a Vertical Bar element or the width of a Horizontal Bar element was set too small, a recurring error message was displayed
  • If the panel was set in full screen mode, trying to show the properties for an element sometimes did not show the Properties window correctly. The full screen mode is now terminated if one shows the properties for a control
  • If a panel contained RockerSwitch or ToggleSwitch elements, the assigned signals were transmitted over CAN every time the panel was redrawn, even if the panel was in Design mode
  • Showing the properties of an element while the panel was in Run mode caused a memory leak
  • If the properties of an element were shown in Run mode, and then the PCAN-Explorer Options dialog box opened, a wrong error message "Property width does not exist" or similar was shown when the dialog box was closed 

 


29.07.2011 - Version 3.0.9.350 - released with PCAN-Explorer 5.1.4

Bug fixes:

  • Since v3.0.8, Toggle Switch and Rocker Switch did no longer set its signal values when clicked 
  • When switching to Design mode, sometimes an error "Property Width does not exist" occurred

 


26.07.2011 - Version 3.0.8.348 - released with PCAN-Explorer 5.1.4

Improvements:

  • Properties of a Panel control can be displayed in the Properties window even in Run mode by clicking on the element to inspect
  • New "Properties" command in the context menu of a Scene to show and edit the properties of a scene
  • Object model: Improved performance if many properties of controls were set in a short time

Bug fixes:

  • If the Signal Feedback property of a RockerSwitch was set, the property was no longer activated after the panel was closed and loaded again, or if the RockerSwitch was copied via the Clipboard
  • If an LED was copied to the Clipboard that was either in the ON state or had the Flashing option enabled, an error occurred when the LED was pasted back in the panel
  • Copying a ValueEdit control via the Clipboard could result in a strange behavior of the copied control

 


07.04.2011 - Version 3.0.7.338 - released with PCAN-Explorer 5.1.3

Improvements:

  • Labels show the values of String signals no longer in quotation marks
  • The properties "Decimal Places", "Value From", and "Value To" are now shown in the Properties window in the category "Data"

Bug fixes:

  • For the controls HorizontalMeter and HorizontalSlider the "Decimal Places" property appeared in the Properties window, although the property had no meaning for these controls
  • For the Trend control the "Decimal Places" property was missing in the Properties window
  • Changing the property "Show Unit" of one of the controls ValueIndicator, VerticalBar, HorizontalBar, or VerticalMeter did not immediately realign the value indicator in the control
  • For some controls, the value indicator "Border Width" property was not taken into account to determine the position of the value indicator in the control
  • Changing the property "Decimal Places" of the HorizontalBar control did not change the width of the value indicator so that all digits could be shown
  • If a signal was assigned to a Label that was based on Symbol that had a default transmit cycle time, a cyclic transmit message was created in the Transmit list by mistake when reopening the panel file
  • Changing one of the properties "Bi-directional", "Show Value", or "Overflow Indicators" of a BarGraph, VerticalBar, or HorizontalBar did not immediately repaint the control to reflect the changes
  • In the "Classic" Windows design, the transparency of Labels did not work after reopening a panel file or after copying a transparent Label via the Clipboard

 


18.10.2010 - Version 3.0.6.330 - released with PCAN-Explorer 5.1.2

Improvements:

  • New "Execute Command" property in ValueEdit controls to run a command or a macro when the Set button is pressed

 


06.09.2010 - Version 3.0.5.328 - released with PCAN-Explorer 5.1.0

Changes:

  • Changing the panel mode from Design to Run and vice versa now always marks the panel as unsaved

Improvements:

  • The status bar displays the name of the selected object

Bug fixes:

  • After a copy and paste operation some controls were not properly initialized. For example, the name of the control was not correct, the number of digits of a value indicator was not correct
  • After a copy and paste operation the properties of the pasted control were not immediately displayed in the Properties window
  • After undoing a delete operation or a Signal assignment, the control was no longer stored in the file when the panel was saved, so that the control was lost
  • When the size or position of a control was changed using the keyboard, the properties of the control were not updated in the Properties window
  • The commands "Undo", "Paste", and "Select All" could be executed even when a panel was in Run mode
  • If a file property of a control was edited in the Properties window, when clicking the Ellipsis button to open the File Open dialog box had no effect under Windows® XP if the text "<None>" was displayed as the property value
  • If a font property of a control was edited in the Properties window, and then a mouse click was executed in the background of a panel, a "Fatal error" message could occur
  • If a color property of a control was changed in the Properties window via the Color dialog box, the selected color was not applied to the control

 


08.12.2009 - Version 3.0.4.321 - released with PCAN-Explorer 5.0.4

Improvements:

  • New properties "Source" and "Destination" in Actor controls to manage the automatic creation of J1939 messages
  • Transmission of periodic CAN or J1939 messages is now automatically started when activating the Run mode, and paused when going back to Design mode. The commands "Start periodical Transmission" and "Stop periodical Transmission" are no longer available in Design mode

Bug fixes:

  • The state of a Toggle or Rocker Switch could be changed in Design mode, which could result in an automatically transmitted CAN message
  • Value Edit: Clicking on the "Set" button did not select the control
  • If the value of a Vertical Slider or Dial was too high, the value displayed in their value indicator would be drawn partially outside the value indicator area
  • Some memory leaks were fixed
  • Selecting the font for a control sometimes didn’t work correctly
  • Several User Interface elements were not shown correctly if a larger text size (DPI) was selected in Windows

 


14.10.2009 - Version 3.0.2.316

Improvements:

  • When browsing for a graphics file for a Button or Picture Box, the Open dialog box now shows a preview of the selected image

Bug fixes:

  • The background image of a Scene was not saved
  • Picture Box: The "Transparent" property was not saved in a Panel file
  • If a PCAN-Explorer 4 Panel was loaded, all Labels lost their assigned Signals
  • The values for switching Scenes were not initialized correctly if a PCAN-Explorer 4 Panel was loaded
  • If a PCAN-Explorer 4 Panel contained a Label that had the Value Format property set to any other value than "Decimal", the Panel could not be loaded
  • Label: If the Value Format property of a was set to any other value than "Signal Default", or if the Decimal Places property was set to a value other than 0, an Access Violation occurred when loading the saved Panel from file
  • Toggle/Rocker Switch: If the Orientation property was set to any other value than "Vertical" an Access Violation occurred when loading the saved Panel from file