G4 to G5 Panel Conversion - Levels and Text Justification
Just did a G4 to G5 panel migration using TPD5 for an MXT-700 to MXT-701 upgrade. This is my first G5 panel. Everything went pretty smoothly with the migration utility for a fairly complex panel design so that was impressive. However two things did not work out in the migration and I was looking for some insight from others with G5/TPD5 experience. Been through the G4 to G5 migration guide, G5 programming guide, and TPD5 programming manual to no avail.
- Levels - had a number of bargraph buttons in the G4 file which migrated fine. They are bargraph, horizontal, simple slider with unique fill colors for both states, range 0-100, not inverted, display only. Three of the levels that do not work have port/level assignments of 2,1 2,2 and 2,3 respectively. All Netlinx code uses standard SEND_LEVEL commands to the TP device/port/level combination. Working fine on G4, nothing shows on G5. Documentation a little confusing -- indicated port must be 0 or 1 but certainly that can't be true since it allows any port to be assigned to the bargraph and the migration utility did not change the port/level assignment.
- Test Justification (right justify) - any buttons that had text justification as top-right, middle-right, or bottom-right have text truncated on the right by about 1-2 characters. Test displays just fine in TPD5 -- only when rendered to the MXT-701 panel does the truncation occur. Before I go about trying to 'absolute' position the text to work I was curious if there was some other workaround.
Not having a G5 Panel Preview application makes this process a pain ...
Thanks in advance for any assistance or insight.