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Release Notes for InduSoft Web Studio

Release Notes for InduSoft Web Studio

InduSoft Web Studio v8.1 + Service Pack 2 (Thursday, October 25, 2018)

IDTypeDescription
26403IssueResolved issue with the Viewer module being reloaded after changing retentive Tag properties during the runtime
26651IssueResolved issue with the Tags configured to have Main Driver Sheet "Scan" setting configured for "Screen" and being used on Linked Symbols
26690IssueResolved issue on the Development Environment with Linked Symbols accidently being resized after saving all documents at once
26738IssueResolved issue with the Custom Properties not properly handling numeric values
26739IssueResolved issue with the Trend Control object not updating the Cursor Output information with negative values
27102IssueResolved issue with the Text Box object when using multiple lines and an array tag
27107IssueResolved issue with VBScript MsgBox function when using Custom Properties
27268IssueResolved issue with password protection length for individual project documents
27330IssueCorrected an issue that incorrectly granted a user, under certain conditions, elevated permission for the e-sign.
27432IssueResolved issue with the Trend Task not saving the value 0 to the Database when the 'Save on Tag change' option was selected
27458IssueResolved issue with Data objects (Alarm, Trend, Grid) not working as expected on EmbeddedView
27459IssueResolved issue with the Combo Box position on the Development Enviroment when Title bars were configured for the Screen and for the Viewer runtime
27613IssueCorrected an issue that prevented visibility animation on text box grouped objects when more than one object was on the screen.
27718IssueResolved issue with the Secure Viewer Thin Client not closing the runtime when using the windows "Close window" button
27929IssueResolved issue with the Developmen Environent, when editing screens, allowing certain dialogs to remain open once their parent windows have been closed, causing instabilities.
27944IssueResolved issue with the Linked Symbol wrongly showing a Compile Error message on the Output Window in certain situations
27982IssueMobile Access - resolved issue with Indirect Tags pointing to Tags configured with Local scope
28004IssueResolved issue with the built-in SaveScreenShot() function no longer working as expected
28020IssueResolved issue with the Mobile Access feature and the Tags update priority when there are tags in the Graphics_Script being constantly updated
28453IssueMobile Access - Resolved issue with the GRID Control object not being able to update the Data Source when the user writes a new value
28574IssueResolved issue with the Output Windows/LogWin showing the wrong information for the OPC UA Client module when it wsa configured without the "Browse Path" information.
28849IssueResolved issue with the GRID control, on the 'Condition' field, where the 'LIKE' and 'NOT LIKE' fields were not working consistently in all different Data Sources
28926IssueResolved issue with the OPC UA Client module having problems to write after some time communicating with over 500k point
29136IssueResolved issue with the Trend task where the "Dead Band" feature stopped working
29202IssueResolved issue that was being caused when calling the X-Ref command and the Mobile Access configuration worksheet, on the Process Values section, had blank lines between other rows with Tags configured on them
29205IssueMobile Access - Resolved issue with the Alarm object and font colors depending on the alarm state
29257IssueRemoved developer debug messages that were being presented on Remote LogWin when connected to a EmbeddedView runtime
29299IssueAdded support for non-latin characters on the Security System combo-box that shows the configured users
29409IssueMobile Access - Resolved issue that prevented the Custom Widget from being loaded after being turned into a Linked Symbol.
29444IssueMobile Access - Resolved issue with the Image List custom widget was not updating upon property changes
29458IssueMobile Access - resolved issue with the Alarm object, where the filter was not accepting wildcards.
29539IssueMobile Access - Improved enforcing objects Security level settings
29763IssueResolved issue with the TCP/IP Server task that was getting an error when the system was shutting down while processing items from the work list
30376IssueMobile Access - resolved issue with the built-in SendEvent() function causing instability on the runtime when sending messages with too many characters
30923IssueResolved issue with memory handling issues when saving the Security System
25712RequirementResolved issue with Secure Viewer and Web Thin Client taking a long time to start when configured to have a secondary Server and that server is not available
25789RequirementChanged the way that the Database Spy information is saved, so it can improve performance in certain low end Windows CE devices, making the project APP file smaller
25903RequirementImplemented the capability to rotate Linked Pictures on the Development Environment for projects not targeted for Embedded or Mobile Access
26414RequirementMobile Access - Improved the synchronism for Tag changes and objects
26437RequirementImplemented a feature to validate the security system integrity and warn the user in case it is found to be corrupted
26438RequirementImproved the OPC UA Client Log messages when using redundant group
26485RequirementChanged the default configurations for sending automatic emails from the Alarm task
26538RequirementImproved TCP server to change to use the primary URL in case the backup URL is empty on the primary server but is not empty on the backup server. This can happen due to configuration changes while the application is running.
26552RequirementImproved the Web Thin Client performance when using the Web Tunneling Gateway.
26634RequirementChanged the way that the Trend task saves data when it starts on Windows Compact Embedded (winCE) runtimes
26992RequirementResolved issue with the Trend Control object not working properly when loading values from batch files
27036RequirementModified the built-in HST2TXT() function to work also with intervals that do not contain values
27055RequirementModified the PanelMate Import Wizard to automatically preform a "Verify" operation once the Import porcess has been finished
27056RequirementModified the PanelMate Import Wizard to have the "Indicator Style" set to "Dynamic Text Size"
27057RequirementModified the PanelMate Import Wizard to have improvements on the StudioReadout object
27064RequirementModify the Mobile Access to execute commands and writes in the same order that they happen.
27144RequirementAdded a new message that now warns the user to close and restart the program when the Quality Feedback Services settings are changed
27145RequirementAdded the capability to configure the software to generate more than 3 Dump files if needed
27146RequirementRemoved legacy tasks from the Development Environment for new projects (DDE, ODBC, OPC .Net)
27186RequirementEnhanced support for other languages on IoTView
27334RequirementImplemented support for gestures on Custom Widgets when they are hosted on the Viewer module
27631RequirementImplement the security field for all the objects.
27672RequirementModified the Virtual Keyboard to be able to comply with the sie settings configured on the .App files, for both bigger and smaller sizes
27832RequirementResolved buffer overflow issue with specific functions
27847RequirementModified the Pushbutton object status behavior to make the "Pressed" state match with the tag values
27855RequirementEnabled the connectivity to Wonderware Historian without the need for special license settings
27931RequirementImplemented support for Engineering Units and Description fields as OPC Attributes.
28076RequirementChanged the behavior of the Enter key when using the Log On window to prevent multiple log on attempts when Enter key is held down.
28147RequirementModified some of the text on the Import Wizard for FactoryTalk
28405RequirementModified the Security System when using LDAP Mode to count the number of invalid attempts.
28735RequirementMobile Access - implemented support for Token Authentication for certain applications
28935RequirementModified the behavior of the built-in function CheckESign() so it would use that information also on the Event Logger and on the rest of the Script that is being executed
29164RequirementMobile Access - improvements on the object properties serialization for all objects
29165RequirementMobile Access - Added more features that were present only on the Viewer module before
29176RequirementMobile Access - Implemented more security on Authentication when using the URL to logon
29237RequirementModified the TCP/IP protocol to enhance security
29238RequirementImproved the overall product security by removing outdated functions, APIs and errors.
29415RequirementImproved performance when opening the Virtual Keyboards even on slow network connections
29508RequirementMobile Access - increased the number of supported built-in functions
29538RequirementImproved the TCP/IP modules to better handle large TCP/IP Client Worksheets
29701RequirementMobile Access - Implemented support for the Alignment configuration and Background color
29740RequirementModified Copyright Text on the Help-About Window
29801RequirementResolved conflicts when having a Hardkey from a different vendor connected to the same computer where a Studio Hardkey license is installed
29841RequirementMobile Access - Resolved issue with differences when viewing screens on iOS and Android devices
29908RequirementImproved the TCP/Server to avoid socket exception when the system is being shutdown and/or a socket is being closed while processing items from the TCP/Server work list.
29932RequirementModified the projects creation wizard to have the user configuring the Security System, which is now enabled by default
30085RequirementModified the TCP/IP Server in specific areas to differently handle system shutdown and closing sockets.
30203RequirementModified the projects creation settings to no longer have the project translation enabled by default
30436RequirementModified the Output Window, X-Ref, and Find Results window to allow copying their messages
30445RequirementResolved vulnerabilities related to DLL Hijacking
30468RequirementResolved vulnerability issues related to string copy
30856RequirementMobile Access - improved performance of Tag updates after executing a command


InduSoft Web Studio v8.1 + Service Pack 1 + Patch 1 (Friday, April 20, 2018)

IDTypeDescription
27334RequirementImplemented support for gestures on Custom Widgets when they are hosted on the Viewer module.


InduSoft Web Studio v8.1 + Service Pack 1 (Friday, March 30, 2018)

IDTypeDescription
23105IssueMobile Access - Resolved issue with the TextBox "Input Enabled" option.
24890IssueResolved issue with the Automatic Download of custom ActiveX from Web Thin Client pages
24910IssueResolved instability issues in the Development Environment after deleting certain lines in the Alarm Worksheets
24927IssueResolved instability issue with password-protected OPC XML-DA worksheets when the user clicked on the "Cancel" button.
25102IssueResolved issue with the SendEvent() function not working properly when called from Secure Viewer and Web Thin Clients
26661IssueMobile Access - Resolved issue with Font Colors on the Alarm/Event Control
26685IssueMobile Access - Resolved issue with the Mobile Access feature not working properly if the Security System User's Group used to LogOn to it had Spaces.
26687IssueMobile Access - Resolved issue with the ComboBox object when connecting to database as the Data Source.
26688IssueMobile Access - Resolved performance issue when writing to tags by using ComboBox object.
18166RequirementImproved the automatic backup procedure of the Security System files
18952RequirementImplemented the capability of finding Text and Tags even on password protected documents. The file name only is displayed, not the contents.
20103RequirementAdded support to Save Tag Values from a IoTView runtime to Wonderware OnLine using JSON/CSV
22073RequirementOn the OPC UA Client worksheets, under the "Advanced" window, a new option has been created called "Accept Tag Name in the NodeID column". If this option is checked (default), and tags or expressions are configured between curly brackets in the Node ID column, they will be resolved during the runtime. If this option is unchecked, the runtime will not resolve the expressions between curly brackets, and they will be used as part of the NodeID
24154RequirementImproved the performance of the Development Environment when editing screens with a large number of Text Boxes and Combo Boxes.
24396RequirementChanged the OPC UA Server to properly start in case the guest user is not present in the Security System.
24647RequirementResolved issue with the CheckSecurityLevel() built-in function not working properly when configured to use custom properties and mnemonics.
24726RequirementOn the Security System, a new setting can be configured to set a number of Security System automatic back up files, which can be used for troubleshooting purposes. In the APP file, find the [Options] section and add the following entry with the number of desired backups (in this example, it will generate 10 backup files): MaximumSecurityBackupFiles=10
24830RequirementMobile Access - Improved the performance for the ComboBox object when loading values into tags.
24920RequirementImproved the Security System stability by changing some internal operations related to saving the security files
24982RequirementImproved the TCP Server stability when handling dead sockets.
25077RequirementModified the Ribbon interface in the way the Tag Properties Window selects the Array position, now keeping the user selected option.
25122RequirementModified the Tag Property/Field "Blocked" to hide all types of alarms
25133RequirementModified the Screen Editor to have a more consistent behavior related to an object position when switching screens and there is an object that is selected.
25169RequirementModified the Trend Worksheet Header to place the "Save on Trigger" checkbox in a different position to show the relationship with the "Trigger" field.
25170RequirementChanged the New Project Wizard to no longer show the "Template" window
25173RequirementModified some development environment windows and interfaces that were not formatted correctly
25303RequirementResolved issue with the Security System files being corrupted in certain situations. Also, added the possibility to configure the number of Security System backup files that are created automatically.
25427RequirementResolved issue with EmbeddedView runtime that was causing instability if the startup user was not configured with "Start Project" permissions on the Security System.
25563RequirementRemoved the ODBC functions from the IDE GUI. Existing projects that use these functions still work but all new projects should use the DB/ERP functions
25569RequirementResolved issue with the built-in Shutdown() function not working properly when called from the Viewer module.
26358RequirementChanged the Web Tunneling Gateway to work with the security system enabled on specific conditions
26656RequirementMobile Access - added support to the "Show ???? when quality is not GOOD" option.
26657RequirementIncrease the Custom Widget update rate on Viewer from 8 fps to 45 fps.
26658RequirementMobile Access - Added support for Proprietary and Binary Alarm History formats
26659RequirementMobile Access - The Alarm Control object was enhanced to support Alarm and Events Custom Fields.
26660RequirementMobile Access - Added support on the Alarm/Event Control object for Foreground and Background colors configured on Alarm Worksheets
26663RequirementImplemented support for Viewing PDF files when using Custom Widgets that are hosted on the Viewer module.
26664RequirementImplemented support for Viewing MP4 video files when using Custom Widgets that are hosted on the Viewer module.
26665RequirementImplemented support for UTF8 characters when using Custom Widgets that are hosted on the Viewer module.
26666RequirementImplemented support for transparency color on Viewer when hosting Custom Widgets.
26667RequirementCreated a new TreeView custom widget, available in the Custom Widgets Library.
26668RequirementCreated a new Calendar custom widget, available in the Custom Widgets Library.
26669RequirementCreated a new ImageList custom widget, available in the Custom Widgets Library.
26670RequirementCreated a Custom Widgets Library, available in the Custom Widget Object Properties "Import" button. 


InduSoft Web Studio v8.1 + Patch 1 (Friday, December 1, 2017)

IDTypeDescription
23353IssueResolved incompatibility with the "Confirm" windows from the dynamic properties when running on Web Thin Clients
23890IssueResolved issue with the columns width on the Alarm Control not being resized the first time that we open a screen that has that object, if using the "Auto Screen Scaling"feature and the resolution is bigger than the original one from the project
23921IssueResolved issue with the Email functionalities not working properly when the Data protection feature was enabled
24239IssueResolved issue with the EmbeddeView and CEView runtimes enforcing the old limitations on number of concurrent drivers depending on the license size
23033RequirementResolved issue on EmbeddedView runtime with the Trend task not properly saving data when the project had configurations for proprietary and WW Historian
23072RequirementResolved issue with the Translation tool that was losing rows in certain specific situations
23143RequirementModified the OPC UA Client Write Counter field to also increment when the Write Triggers are used
23355RequirementImplemented the capability of the Hint/Tooltip to follow an object in the screen when it has the Rotation Dynamic property
23908RequirementResolved issue with Custom Fonts not appearing on the Fonts selection Dialog
23914RequirementResolved memory management issues found on the Viewer module when using Custom Widgets
24138RequirementResolved issue with the Security System, when in Distributed mode, where the client would fail to reconnect with the Server when the Server machine was not available
24174RequirementOn the OPC UA Client, added compatibility with certain specific OPC UA Servers


InduSoft Web Studio v8.1 (Tuesday, October 31, 2017)

IDTypeDescription
18579IssueResolved issue when opening a screen that has mnemonics, Checkboxes and Radio buttons did not receive the parameters from Custom Properties unless placeholder Tag was configured
20363IssueResolved issue with the Trend Task, when configured to use Redundancy, the Synchronization was not working as expected when there were more than 1024 records to be synchronized.
20646IssueResolved issue with the Redundant Database option for Alarm History, where the automatic synchronization was not working properly when the secondary DB became unreachable and, after coming back up, it was leaving out the Record that triggered the Synchronization.
21307IssueResolved issue with the Alarm Control object not working as expected depending on the "Selection" field configuration for the Alarms
21308IssueResolved issue with the Database Gateway *StADOSvrCE.exe" not working properly on Windows Embedded Compact (Windows CE)
21848IssueResolved issue with the Tag Integration for Siemens TIA Portal that was not working with user defined structs contaiting arrays of nested structs.
22019IssueResolved issue with the "Condition" field on the GRID Control object, which was not working when we use the NOT LIKE comparison option
22045IssueImproved the TCP Server and Clients communications reliability to avoid communication problems when messages are discarded by the client and the server send a late response.
22069IssueResolved issue with the TwinCAT (TWCAT) Tag Integration which did not save a use a custom TCP port different than 851
22126IssueResolved issue with the runtime Viewer module when starting several instances at the same time
22463IssueImproved stability and performance of all the Tag Integration data sources
22472IssueResolved issue with Tag Integration for TwinCAT (TWCAT) creating an extra array position and causing communication errors
22475IssueResolved issues with the Siemens TIA Portal Tag Integration functionality when using user defined structs that contain arrays of structs or structs of arrays
22507IssueResolved issue with the Alarm/Event Control that was not properly filtering the messages depending on the Start Date and Time and the Time Zone
22703IssueResolved issue with the Alarm Configuration for the  Rate  type which, after saving a Alarm Worksheet containing that Alarm, it would overwrite any Rate setting to 1/s
22764IssueResolved issue with the Tag Integration for RSLogix 5000 (ABCIP) configuration window not accepting host names, only IP Addresses
23284IssueResolved a Stack-based buffer overflow vulnerability
18121RequirementImplemented support to the Smart Message native object in the Mobile Access solution
18122RequirementImplemented support to the List Box native object in the Mobile Access solution
18123RequirementImplemented support to the Push Button native object in the Mobile Access solution
18142RequirementImproved the Trend Control in the Mobile Access solution with the addition of the "Auto Scale" capability
19936RequirementAdded the Alarm and Event Control objects to the Mobile Access solution
20102RequirementImplemented OPCUA Server on IoTView, Embedded View and Windows Runtime.
20105RequirementImplemented a new unified way to license Thin Clients
20380RequirementImproved the Tag Fields usage on the Mobile Access solution to allow a behavior similar to the Local Viewer
20479RequirementUnified the OpenSSL versions across the different Requirements
20679RequirementModified the Insert Linked Picture command to allow keeping the image original size
20821RequirementResolved issue with Retentive Values being lost sporadically on the FullIntegrationSDK and on Windows Embedded Compact (WinCE) runtimes
21055RequirementModified the "Reset Tags Database" command to also reset the Tag Quality to GOOD (192)
21226RequirementModified the Event Logger to start creating records when an invalid user is entered when trying to Log On
21390RequirementImproved the VBScript debugger to have a better performance including popping up variables and tag values when hovering the mouse over them
21549RequirementIncreased the stability when stopping the OPC-UA client task.
21822RequirementRe-implemented the System Tag "LastCodeChar_"
22098RequirementImproved the Mobile Access solution to add support for the built-in Grid object
22099RequirementMigrated the Windows OPC UA Client to use OpenSSL 1.0.2k
22144RequirementModified the "Previous" column on the Event Logger Control to start collecting also the first time that a tag value has changed
22390RequirementImplemented an option on the App file so that the built-in $Open() function, when resizing objects, do not resize the fonts
22713RequirementImproved the Trend Control object to increase the precision of the Cursor Value property,
22841RequirementImproved the RSLogix5000 ABCIP Tag Integration to implemented support for StringFamily Tag Family Types
22948RequirementImprovements on the PanelMate Import Wizard related to Wrapping the Captions inside the imported objects
22953RequirementModified the Development Environment to stop capitalizing the letters of screen names when they were being added to Screen Groups
23178RequirementImproved the tcp server protection against clients connecting with a different version of the tags database.
23427RequirementImproved the Studio Database Gateway to always close all the open database resources avoiding denial of service on projects that require substantial database queries.
23460RequirementImplemented the WriteOutOfRange custom parameter to work also on Web Thin Clients
23908RequirementResolved issue with Custom Fonts not appearing on the Fonts selection Dialog


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