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Entry type: FAQ Entry ID: 26117046, Entry date: 01/23/2013
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How can you start specific items in the Control Panel directly from the Runtime on an operator panel?

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Description
For various applications it might be necessary to start a system function of the HMI operator panels during running operation. This can be done either directly in the Control Panel or in Runtime using the "StartProgram" function.

Instructions
The "StartProgram" is executed by means of a button with the "Click" event. This function starts the parameterized system function.
 

No. Procedure
1

In you project you assign the "Start Program" function to a button.
 

Parameter Description
Program name Name and path of the program that is to be started.
Program parameters Parameters that are transferred to the program when started. (For example, a file that is to be used.)
Display Defines the type of display.
Wait for end of program Defines whether there is to be return to the project after the called program has ended.

The figure below shows an example of how the function parameters are to be entered in ProTool or WinCC flexible.


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Fig. 01: Configuration of the function
2

For an HMI operator panel with Windows CE 3.0, you use the values from the list below as program parameters.


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Fig. 02: Parameters of the Control Panel in Windows CE 3.0

Note
You can see which version of Windows CE your panel has in the "System" menu item of the Control Panel.

Remark
The call of the "Transfer" menu itemdepends on the version of Windows CE Image used. "\Windows\transferApl.cpl,0" is used in more recent versions of Image.

3

For an HMI operator panel with Windows CE 5.0, you use the values from the list below as program parameters.


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Fig. 03: Parameters of the Control Panel in Windows CE 5.0

Note
You can see which version of Windows CE your panel has in the "System" menu item of the Control Panel.

Note
Since this involves accessing the system level of the device, this button should be provided with a user authorization. Notes on user administration are given in the table below.
 

FAQs on the topic of user administration Entry ID
Tips and tricks on the topic of user administration (WinCC flexible) 24456113
Getting Started for Advanced Users (Edition: 04/2006; Page 94 ff) 18656980

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