Creating a Container
Using and understanding containers is similar to using and understanding grouping objects in most editing / design applications. There are three ways to generate a Container:
Click the Container Templates icon at the bottom left of the Page Designer Tab.
This will cause the Edit Container Widget window to appear. From here you can drag gauges and widgets onto the container’s design canvas and build within the container.
Drag a Container Widget from the Toolbox onto the design canvas.
This will put a container onto the canvas. Double click the container and it will open a window called: Edit Container Widget. From here you can drag gauges and widgets onto the container’s design canvas and build within the container.
Select multiple objects > right click > select Group.
This will put those selected objects into a container. You can then double click that container to open the Edit Container Widget window
Disassembling a Container
The easiest way to undo a container is from the Page Designer Tab.
Select the container > right click > select Ungroup
- Containers have their own properties
- You can use Containers in programming
- You can save a container in the Toolbox to access later
Using the Toolbox
The Toolbox allows users to change default gauge and widget properties as well as create and save gauges and widgets that can be accessed from the Toolbox.
To access the Toolbox, click on the Toolbox icon at the bottom left of the Page Designer Tab.