Welcome to InTouch
Welcome to Wonderware InTouch, the quickest and easiest way to create human-machine interface (HMI) applications for the Microsoft Windows 2000 and Windows XP operating systems. InTouch is a component of the Wonderware FactorySuite. InTouch applications span the globe in a multitude of vertical markets including food processing, semiconductors, oil and gas, automotive, chemical, pharmaceutical, pulp and paper, transportation, utilities, and more.
For more information on the operating system versions supported, see “System Requirements.” By using InTouch, you can create powerful, full-featured applications that exploit the key features of Microsoft Windows, including ActiveX controls, OLE, graphics, networking and more. InTouch can also be extended by adding custom ActiveX controls, wizards, generic objects, and creating InTouch QuickScript extensions.
InTouch consists of three major programs, the InTouch Application Manager,
WindowMaker and WindowViewer.
The InTouch Application Manager organizes the applications you create. It also is used to configure WindowViewer as an NT service, to configure Network Application Development (NAD) for client-based and server-based architectures, to configure Dynamic Resolution Conversion (DRC) and/or distributed alarming. The DBDump and DBLoad database utilities are also launched from the Application Manager.
WindowMaker is the development environment, where object-oriented graphics are used to create animated, touch-sensitive display windows. These display windows can be connected to industrial I/O systems and other Microsoft Windows applications.
WindowViewer is the runtime environment used to display the graphic windows created in WindowMaker. WindowViewer executes InTouch QuickScripts, performs historical data logging and reporting, processes alarm logging and reporting, and can function as a client and a server for both DDE and SuiteLink communication protocols.
WindowMaker Program Elements
WindowMaker is the development environment for InTouch. The WindowMaker graphical user interface adheres to Windows 2000 and Windows NT GUI standards. WindowMaker supports floating and docking toolbars, right-mouse click menus throughout for quick access to frequently used commands and a customizable color palette that provides 16.7 million color support. (The color support is limited only by your video card capability.).
WindowMaker’s Application Explorer provides you with a powerful, graphical method for navigating and configuring your InTouch applications. It provides you with easy access to WindowMaker’s most commonly used commands and functions such as, all windows commands, all configuration commands and all
InTouch QuickScript editors. Additionally, the Application Explorer will display all installed add-on programs such as SQL Access Manager, SPC Pro and Recipe Manager and it provides you with a customizable application launcher.
You can configure the Application Explorer to launch any other FactorySuite
program or Windows program to quickly switch between HMI configuration, I/O Server configuration and control configuration.
By setting various properties for WindowMaker and WindowViewer, you can
customize the functionality and final appearance of your application. For example, you can specify what menus you want available in WindowViewer, you can include company names in the title bar of your application, and so on. This chapter describes how to configure WindowMaker and WindowViewer, work with WindowMaker’s windows, edit and arrange graphic objects, and how to install and use wizards and ActiveX controls.
• Simple Objects
• Complex Objects
• Customizing Your Development Environment
• Working with WindowMaker Windows
• Working with Graphic Objects
• Arranging Objects in your Window
• Working with Images and Bitmaps
• Working with Text Objects
• Working with Lines and Outlines
• Working with Wizards
• InTouch Windows Control Wizards
• Working with ActiveX Controls
• Configuring an ActiveX Control
• Customizing Your Runtime Environment
• Running WindowViewer as an NT Service