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Supported Panel Types
Supported Screen Resolutions - NXI-TPI/4
Supported Screen Resolutions - TPI-PRO
Supported Screen Resolutions - TPI-PRO-DVI
Video Capabilities for Modero Panels
Video Capabilities for Enhanced Modero Panels
Intercom Capabilities for Modero Panels
AMX Touch Panels that Support Dynamo Resource Images
True Type Font Support
Supported Image File Types
Related Software Applications
NetLinx Studio
AMX WebUpdate
G4 PanelBuilder
G4 PanelPreview
The TPDesign4 Work Area
Design View Windows
Design View Window tab controls
Using the Zoom Controls
Magnifier Window
Workspace Window
Workspace Navigator - Pages Tab
FIG. 7 Workspace Navigator - Pages Tab
Workspace Window- Function Maps Tab
Properties Window
FIG. 8 Workspace Window- Function Maps Tab
Properties Control - General Tab
FIG. 9 Properties Control - General Tab
Properties Control - Programming Tab
FIG. 10 Properties Control - Programming Tab
Properties Control - States Tab
FIG. 11 Properties Control - States Tab
Using the Apply To All option
Using the Prev and Next buttons
State Manager window
State Manager Drag-and-Drop Menu
Transfer Status Window
Status Bar
Button Preview Window
Print Preview Window
Working With Dockable Windows
Moving, Docking and Resizing Dockable Windows
Toggling the Windows
Using the New Project Wizard
New Project Wizard dialogs
New Project Wizard - Step 1 dialog
FIG. 19 New Project Wizard - Step 1 dialog
New Project Wizard - Step Two dialog
New Project Wizard - Final Step dialog
FIG. 21 New Project Wizard - Final Step dialog
TPD4 Project Files (*.TP4)
Inappropriate File Name Characters
Creating a New Project
System-Generated Project File Names
Edit Focus
Quick Input
Undo/Redo
Cutting, Copying and Pasting
Using the Selection Tool
Drag and Drop Support
Using G4 PanelPreview
Setting Project Properties
Project Properties dialog - Project Information tab
FIG. 26 Project Properties dialog - Project Information tab
Project Properties dialog - Panel Setup Information tab
FIG. 27 Project Properties dialog - Panel Setup Information tab
Project Properties dialog - Sensors tab
FIG. 28 Project Properties dialog - Sensors tab
Project Properties dialog - IR Emitters and Receivers tab
FIG. 29 Project Properties dialog - IR Emitters and Receivers tab
Applying Password Protection to Your Project File
Setting a Power Up Page
Setting Power Up Popup Pages
Setting an Inactive Page Flip
Using the Workspace Window
Workspace Window - Pages Tab
Opening Pages/Popup Pages Via the Workspace Window
FIG. 35 Opening Pages/Popup Pages Via the Workspace Window
Using the Properties Window
Properties Window - General Tab
Working With Multiple Projects
Opening Multiple Projects Simultaneously
Copying/Pasting Across Projects
Project Migration (From Previous Versions of TPDesign4)
Converting TPD3 files to TPD4
R-4 Remote Controller Projects
Creating a TPD4 Project for R-4 Remote Controllers
R-4 Remote Devices - Unsupported Button Types
R-4 Setup Codes
Levels:
Addresses
R-4 External Buttons - Default Channel Codes
Working With The Resource Manager
Working With Images
Resource Manager dialog - Images tab
Static Image Files
FIG. 40 Resource Manager dialog - Images tab
Importing Image Files Into Your Project
To import image files into your Project
Working With Dynamic Images
Resource Manager dialog - Dynamic Images tab
FIG. 41 Resource Manager dialog - Dynamic Images tab
Dynamic Images
Adding Dynamic Image Files To Your Project
Dynamic Image Example - Adding a Dynamic Image
DynaMo™ Dynamic Images
Creating a DynaMo Image
Adding an Dynamo Resource Image to the Resource Manager
Scaling and Cropping of Dynamo Resource Images
Copy/Paste Operations on Dynamo Resource Images
Cameras and Servers With M-JPEG Streaming Output
Network Path Information
Dynamic Image Settings - Example 1: Axis
Dynamic Image Settings - Example 2: Panasonic
FIG. 49 Dynamic Image Settings - Example 1: Axis
FIG. 50 Dynamic Image Settings - Example 2: Panasonic
Dynamic Image Settings - Example 3: Vivotek
Working With Trendnet IP Cameras
DynaMo Dynamic Image Example - Adding a Streaming Webcam Image
FIG. 51 Dynamic Image Settings - Example 3: Vivotek
Working With Slots
Resource Manager dialog - Slots tab
FIG. 54 Resource Manager dialog - Slots tab
Assigning Images and Sounds to Slot Positions
Working With Icons
Bitmaps vs. Icons
Working With Sounds
Resource Manager dialog - Sounds tab
FIG. 55 Resource Manager dialog - Sounds tab
Supported Sound File Types
Importing Sound Files To Your Project
Exporting Image and Sound Files From Your Project To a Specified Directory
Editing Image and Sound Files Using External Programs
Editing Image Files
Editing Sound Files
Working With Pages
Creating a New Page
Setting Page Properties
Setting General Properties: Pages
Setting Programming Properties: Pages
Setting States Properties: Pages
Renaming a Page
Adding a Fill Color to a Page
(FIG.60)
Adding a Bitmap to a Page
(FIG.61)
Adding an Icon to a Page
Adding Text to a Page
(FIG.65)
(FIG.66)
(FIG.67)
Displaying a Video Source on a Page
Copying/Pasting Pages
Copying Pages
Pasting Pages
Deleting Pages From a Project
Exporting Pages as Image Files
Printing Pages
Working With Popup Pages
Creating a Popup Page
Using the Popup Draw Tool
Setting Popup Page Properties
Setting General Properties: Popup Pages
Setting Programming Properties: Popup Pages
Setting States Properties: Popup Pages
Drawing Assist Support for Popup Pages
Renaming a Popup Page
Adding a Fill Color To a Popup Page
Adding a Bitmap to a Popup Page
Adding an Icon to a Popup Page
Adding Text to a Popup Page
(FIG.84)
(FIG.85)
Displaying a Video Source on a Popup Page
Creating Popup Page Groups
Copying/Pasting Popup Pages
Copying Popup Pages
Pasting Popup Pages
Deleting Popup Pages From a Project
Show/Hide Popup Pages
Working With Buttons
Button Draw Tools
Drawing a Button
Generated Button Names
Specifying the Button Type
Specifying a Button Border
Adding Text to a Button
Foreign Language Support for Text
Adding a Fill Color To a Button
Changing the Button Fill Color
Adding a Bitmap to a Button
Adding an Icon to a Button
Working With Transparent Backgrounds
Displaying a Video Source on a Button
Adding Text Effects
Page Flips
Creating a Page Flip
Drag & Drop To Set Page Flips
Page Flip Actions
Copying/Pasting Buttons
Copying Buttons
Pasting Buttons
Editing Button Properties
Editing Multiple Selections
General Buttons
Setting Properties: General Buttons
Multi-State General Buttons
Setting Properties: Multi-State General Buttons
Level Control Parameters
Bargraph Buttons
Multi-State Bargraph Buttons
Setting Properties: Multi-State Bargraph Buttons
Slider Types
Formatting Codes
Creating a Custom Slider
Working With Touch Maps
Joystick Buttons
Setting Properties: Joystick Buttons
Text Input Buttons
Input Mask Characters
Input Mask Ranges
Input Mask Next Field Characters
Input Mask Operators
Computer Control Buttons
Setting Properties: Computer Control Buttons
TakeNote Buttons
Setting Properties: TakeNote Buttons
Setting Default New Button Parameters
Using the Drawing Assist Features
Order Assist toolbar
Position Assist toolbar
Size Assist toolbar
Using the Alignment & Sizing dialog
Previewing a Button
Creating a Date Button
To create a date button:
Creating a Time Button
Working With External Controls
External Button Options
Copying/Converting External Controls Between Panels
Global Properties for External Pushbuttons/LEDs
Setting Global Properties for External Pushbuttons
Setting Global Properties for External LEDs
Page-Specific Properties for External Pushbuttons/LEDs
Setting Page-Specific General Properties: External Pushbuttons
Setting Page-Specific General Properties: External LEDs
Working With List Box Buttons
G4 Devices That Support List Box Buttons
List Box Toolbar
List Box Buttons: Managed / Unmanaged Mode
List Box Buttons: Managed Mode
Creating List Box Buttons (Managed Mode)
Adding Rows
Adding Columns
Deleting Columns
Deleting Rows
Cutting, Copying and Pasting a List Box
List Box Buttons - Container Button
List Box Container Properties vs. Column Properties
Setting Properties: List Box Container Buttons
Setting List Box Container Button Properties
List Box Buttons - Subordinate Buttons
Subordinate Button Placement
FIG. 160 List Box Buttons - Subordinate Buttons
Subordinate Buttons - Drag and Drop Capability
List Box Buttons - Columns
Setting Properties: List Box Columns
Setting List Box Button Column Properties
List Box Buttons: Unmanaged Mode
Rules for Unmanaged List Box Buttons
Creating List Box Buttons (Unmanaged Mode)
List Box Buttons - Resizing
List Box Buttons - Z-Order
Using the Drawing Toolbar With List Box Buttons
List Box Buttons - Navigation Buttons
Creating List Box Navigation Buttons
Creating a List Box Navigation Scroll Bar
Creating a List Box Feedback Scroll Bar
Scroll Bar Components
Navigation Buttons - Channel Code Values
List Data Table
List Data Table Properties
Static List Box Data
Dynamic List Box Data
Attaching a List Data Table to a List Box Button
Creating a Static List Data Table
Attaching a Static List Data Table to a List Box Button
Deleting a List Data Table
Creating a Dynamic List Data Table
Data List Commands
Data List Command Rules
Command Structure List View
Dynamic List box Table Example
Attaching a Dynamic List Data Table to a List Box Button
Changing Port and Address Assignments for a List Data Table
Working With Properties
Working With The Property Painter
(FIG.186)
Saving a Properties Set
General Properties
Above Popups
Animate Time Down
Animate Time Up
Auto-Repeat
Border Style
Color Depth
Column Display Order
Column Sort Order
Compression
Cursor Color
Cursor Name
Description
Disabled
Display Type
Group
Height
Hidden
Hide Effect
Hide Effect Time
Hide Effect X/Y Pos
Input Mask
Left
List Column
List Column Padding
List Display
List Table Port
List Table Address
List Table Wrap
List Filter Column
List Managed
List Offset Enabled
List Preferred Row
List Preferred Row Height
List Row
List Row Height
List Row Padding
List Selectable
Lock Button Name
Max Text Length
Modal
Name
Page Flip
Password
Password Character
Password Protection
Remote Host
Remote Port
Reset Pos. On Show
Scale To Fit
Show Effect
Show Effect Time
Show Effect X/Y Pos
Slider Color
Slider Name
State Count
TakeNote Enabled
TakeNote Host
TakeNote Port
Timeout
Touch Map
Touch Style
Type
Value Direction
Width
Programing Properties
Address Code
Address Port
Channel Code
Channel Port
Command Output
Command Port
Feedback
Level Aux
Level Code
Level Control Type
Level Control Value
Level Control Repeat Time
Level Function
Level Port
Range Aux Inverted
Using the All States Option
Searching For Button Properties
To search for button properties:
Working With Function Codes
Show/Hide Function Codes
Function Codes - Limitations
Function Code Map
0- Setup Port
Using Power Assign
Clear Channels First
Assign Codes
Begin Assignment At (Power Assign)
Ensure Contiguous Code Assignment (Power Assign)
Wrap Within Port ID (Power Assign)
Working With Colors and Palettes
Working With Colors
Working With Palettes
Working With Multiple Color Palettes
Creating New Palette Entries
Creating Custom Palettes
Renaming Palettes
Changing the Active Palette
Importing Palette Files
Exporting Palette Files
Copying Palettes
Copying Palette Entries
Using Custom Palettes to Enable Color Schemes in G4 PanelBuilder
Working With Video Fills
Streaming Video Fills
Working With Animation Effects
Using the Animation Wizard
Animation Wizard - Select Type (Step 1 of 6)
Animation Wizard - Create Sequence (Step 2 of 6)
Animation Wizard - Size & Position (Step 3 of 6)
Animation Wizard - Assign Frames (Step 4 of 6)
Animation Wizard - Appearance (Step 5 of 6)
Animation Wizard - Finish (Step 6 of 6)
Tweening
Creating Color Transition Effects
Creating Animated Bitmap Effects
Creating Animated Text Effects
To create animated text effects:
Tweeners sub-menu
Chameleon Images
Requirements for Chameleon Images
Working With Chameleon Images
Working With Chameleon Images - Example
Chameleon Images, Custom Palettes and G4 PanelBuilder
File Transfer Operations
Secure NetLinx Connections
Working With Communications Configurations
Saving and Recalling Communication Configurations
Editing the Settings on an Existing Communication Configuration
Connecting to a NetLinx Master
Connecting to a NetLinx Master via TCP/IP
Connecting to a NetLinx Master via Serial Port
Connecting to a NetLinx Master via Modem
Transferring Touch Panel Files to/from a NetLinx Master
Sending a Panel File To a NetLinx Master
Receiving a Panel File From a NetLinx Master
Panel File Transfers via TCP/IP
Panel File Transfers via Serial Port
Panel File Transfers via Modem
Transfer Options
Virtual NetLinx Master TCP/IP Transfers
Configuring the Touch Panel for Virtual NetLinx Master TCP/IP Transfers
Configuring TPD4 for Virtual NetLinx Master TCP/IP Transfers
Powering Up and Connecting the Panel (via TCP/IP)
Transferring Files Using a Virtual NetLinx Master TCP/IP Connection
Sending Files To the Panel
Receiving Files From The Panel
Virtual NetLinx Master USB Transfers
Installing the AMX USB Driver for G4 Touch Panels
Configuring the Touch Panel for Virtual NetLinx Master USB Transfers
Configuring TPD4 for Virtual NetLinx Master USB Transfers
Powering Up and Connecting the Panel (via USB)
Transferring Files Using a Virtual NetLinx Master USB Connection
MVP-5200i USB Driver
Working With Templates
Importing Template (*.VAT or *.TPT) Files
Working With the System Page Template
Copying/Pasting Entire System Pages into a Project
Copying/Pasting System Page Elements into a Project page
Working with System Page Keyboards and Keypads
System Page Template Reference
System Page Template Popup Pages
Exporting Your Project as a G4 PanelBuilder Template
G4 PanelBuilder Templates - Required Template Elements
Navigation Elements
FIG. 224 G4 PanelBuilder Templates - Required Template Elements
Placeholder Elements
G4 PanelBuilder Templates - Optional Template Elements
Mode Elements
FIG. 225 G4 PanelBuilder Templates - Optional Template Elements
Sub-Navigation Elements
Splash Elements
Device Elements
Feature Elements
Sub-Feature Elements
Rules for Navigating a G4 PanelBuilder Template
G4 PanelBuilder Templates - Template Wide Conventions
G4 PanelBuilder Templates - AMX Naming Conventions
G4 PanelBuilder Templates - AMX Naming Convention
Exporting Your Project as a VisualArchitect Template
VA Templates - Navigations as Pages
VA Templates - Logical Page Scroll Bar Elements
VA Templates - Logical Page Info Element
VA Templates - Logical Page Up and Down Elements
VA Templates - List Box Page Up and Down Elements
Program Preferences
Preferences Dialog - Application tab
Startup
FIG. 226 Preferences Dialog - Application tab
Miscellaneous
Warning Messages
Preferences Dialog - Appearance tab
Window
FIG. 227 Preferences Dialog - Appearance tab
Grid
Transparency
Preferences Dialog - Directories tab
Default Directories
Preferences Dialog - Editor Selection tab
FIG. 229 Preferences Dialog - Editor Selection tab
Preferences Dialog - Undo/Redo tab
Undo / Redo Support
FIG. 230 Preferences Dialog - Undo/Redo tab
Adding an External Editing Program for Image Files
Adding an External Editing Program for Sound Files
Changing the Default External Image or Sound Editor Program
Customizing the Menus and Toolbars
Customizing the Toolbars
Adding Buttons To Existing Toolbars
Removing Buttons From Existing Toolbars
Associating an Icon With a New Command
Creating a New Custom Toolbar
Renaming Custom Toolbars
(FIG.239)
Deleting Custom Toolbars
Customizing the Menus
Adding Commands To Existing Menus
Removing Commands From Existing Menus
Creating a New Custom Menu
Adding a Shortcut To an Application In the Tools Menu
Hotkeys (Keyboard Accelerators)
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