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InduSoft Symbol of the Week – Circular Expanding Trends

InduSoft is always busy improving the tools that make developing applications easier and quicker, and we want to share our efforts with you! We’re working on creating one new symbol each week that you can employ in your applications. Please feel free to modify and share these symbols, and tell us what you want to see! We’re always interested in hearing from you what symbols or symbol libraries you’re looking for.

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Here’s this week’s symbol, Circular Expanding Trends

Download these Symbols for InduSoft Web Studio

Name: CircleExpandTrend_01.sym, CircleExpandTrend_02.sym, CircleExpandTrend_03.sym

Custom Properties: ExpandTag (must create this as a bool), Max, Min, TagName, TagUnits

Range : +/- 999

Description: This symbol set has a small circular numeric display. When the user clicks/touches the “+” sign it expands to show a bar graph and real-time trend. They can click on the “-“ sign to collapse it back to the small circle.

Notes:

  1. These symbols were created primarily for use on a PC running on a desktop or server operating system, but with some slight modifications, can be made to look great on Embedded or even Mobile Access clients.

Ideas for improvement:

  1. Change the colors
  2. Add a “label” display to show what is being monitored, such as “Tank1 Level”.
  3. Add a set point slider and make it optional

Got better ideas for this? Let us know!

Unzip and copy the .sym files into your Symbol folder of where InduSoft Web Studio is installed. This is usually “C:\Program Files (x86)\InduSoft Web Studio v7.1\Symbol” or similar. Either create a new folder or copy it into an existing one, such as “DataDisplays”.

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