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Instruments Panel Add-in 6 Version History

2022-06-14 - Version 6.6.0 - Part of PCAN-Explorer 6.6.0


  • New possibility to automatically revert the value of a Slider or Dial when the slider/knob is released

2021-09-22 - Version 6.5.0 - Part of PCAN-Explorer 6.5.0

Bug fixes:

  • An error message 'Out of system resources' occurred if a VerticalBar element in the panel was made too small

2020-10-30 - Version 6.4.0 - Part of PCAN-Explorer 6.4.0

Bug fixes:

  • Automation interface: An Access Violation error occurred when the Controls.Add method was called and an invalid control type parameter value was specified

2019-12-02 - Version 6.3.4 - Part of PCAN-Explorer 6.3.4


  • New property 'Automatic Text Color' in the 'Bar Settings' category of Bar graphs to give the user more control over the text color of the embedded value indicator

Bug fixes:

  • The blinking of LEDs did not work

2019-08-01 - Version 6.3.3 - Part of PCAN-Explorer 6.3.3


  • If a panel window is in Floating or Dockable mode, the Full Screen command is now disabled because selecting the command has no effect. Floating and Dockable windows in PCAN-Explorer cannot be set to Full Screen mode

2019-06-07 - Version 6.3.1 - Part of PCAN-Explorer 6.3.1

Bug fixes:

  • If a signal name contained an ampersand character, the name was not correctly displayed in most of the controls

2019-03-26 - Version 6.3.0 - Part of PCAN-Explorer 6.3.0


  • New property "Enable Mouse Jump" for horizontal and vertical sliders
  • Selecting and clearing signals for controls is now possible if more than one control is selected

Bug fixes:

  • Undoing a delete or property change operation for controls that were configured to be invisible at runtime made the controls invisible in the designer
  • If several panels were open at the same time, after a few minutes all receiving and sending of PCAN-Explorer could freeze

2018-12-13 - Version 6.2.2 - Part of PCAN-Explorer 6.2.2

Bug fixes:

  • The Transparent Bitmaps feature of the BitmapList element did not work correctly if the individual bitmaps added to the BitmapList had different background colors
  • Memory leak in ValueEdit control fixed

2018-01-12 - Version 6.1.1 - Part of PCAN-Explorer 6.1.1

Bug fixes:

  • Copy/paste of a Button, LED, or Label whose caption was cleared recreated a new caption for the new control

2017-09-15 - Version 6.1.0 - Part of PCAN-Explorer 6.1.0


  • New "Enabled" property that controls the enabled state of controls

2017-06-09 - Version 6.0.12 - Part of PCAN-Explorer 6.0.12


  • New "Visible" property that controls the visiblity of controls in Run Mode

Bug fixes:

  • A repeating error message "Out of system resources" was displayed when either the height or the width of a control was reduced to 0
  • Assigning a signal to a selection of multiple controls with drag-and-drop failed, only the control under the mouse cursor got the signal
  • Object Model: After calling Scenes.Remove for the active scene, the Instruments Panel window was empty and no further operation was possible
  • Object Model: Calling Scenes.ClearAll triggered an Access Violation error
  • Object Model: Iterating through the Scene.Controls collection with for..each was not possible

2017-04-07 - Version 6.0.11- Part of PCAN-Explorer 6.0.11


  • New possibility to hide the Set button of a ValueEdit control
  • When the ValueEdit caption is cleared, the other ValueEdit parts are realigned to use the free space

Bug fixes:

  • There was no way to change the font of the ValueEdit caption
  • Changing the different ValueEdit fonts did not always have the expected effect
  • The Value property of a ValueEdit control was not shown in the Properties window

2017-01-16 - Version 6.0.10 - Part of PCAN-Explorer 6.0.10


  • Default On Value of Toggle Switch and Rocker Switch controls changed to 1
  • New possibility to set the Minimium and Maximum values of controls in the Properties window according to the value range of assigned signals

2016-11-04 - Version 6.0.7 - Part of PCAN-Explorer 6.0.7


  • The window content of a panel is updated immediately while scrolling with the scroll bar
  • The mouse wheel can be used to scroll a panel vertically

Bug fixes:

  • Changing the value of the Slider, Dial, or any other active control did not automatically transmit the updated signal value on the CAN bus if the signal was defined in a format version 6.0 symbols file
  • After opening an Instruments Panel file, the values in ValueEdit controls were displayed with highlighted text if the assigned signal used an Enum
  • The AnalogMeter 360 instrument was not updated when the value of the assigned signal changed
  • Some command states were not updated correctly and some keyboard shortcuts were missing in the context menus

2016-09-02 - Version 6.0.3 - Part of PCAN-Explorer 6.0.3

Bug fixes:

  • If the caption of a Trend control was customized, e.g. set as empty, the original caption was restored when some other controls were inserted into the panel with a copy-paste operation
  • Selecting a scene via the panel's context menu did not work
  • Sometimes cyclic transmit messages of active controls were not correctly started when the Run mode was enabled

2016-06-09 - Version 6.0.1 - Part of PCAN-Explorer 6.0.1

  • New instruments like an analog 360° gauge and a shape element for displaying squares, rectangles, circles, and ellipses
  • First Release