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General

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Description
The Tag Browse Tree component is similar to the Tag Browser in the Designer, allowing tags to be browsed in both the Designer and the Client, and dragged on to other components like the Easy Chart. Unlike the Tag Browser, tags can not be edited, tag properties can not be displayed, and UDT definitions can not be displayed. Tags in the component can be refreshed through scripting by calling refresh().
Properties
NameDescriptionProperty TypeScriptingCategory
Border

The border surrounding this component. Options are: No border, Etched (Lowered), Etched (Raised), Bevel (Lowered), Bevel (Raised), Bevel (Double), Button Border, Field Border, Line Border, and Other Border.

The border is unaffected by rotation.

Border.borderCommon
FontFont of text on this component.Font.fontAppearance
Include Historical TagsWhether or not to display historical tags.boolean.showHistoricalRealtime Tag Tree Settings
Include Realtime TagsWhether or not to display non-historical tags.boolean.showRealtimeRealtime Tag Tree Settings
Mouseover TextThe text that is displayed in the tooltip which pops up on mouseover of this component.String.toolTipTextCommon
NameThe name of this component.String.nameCommon
QualityThe data quality code for any Tag bindings on this component.QualityCode.qualityData
Root Node Path

The path of the root of this tree structure, or "" if no selection. When intentionally setting the root node, the exact syntax changes depending on what the Tag Tree Mode property is set to:

Realtime Tag Tree: [TagProvider]FolderPath/

The example below is using the "default" tag provider, and a folder named "machine_1"

Example
[default]machine_1/


Historical Tag Tree: [DatabaseConnection/GatewayName:TagProvider]FolderPath/

The example below is using a database connection named "DB", the system name of the Gateway is "ignition", the tag provider is "default" and will set the path to a folder named "machine_1"

Example
[DB/ignition:default]machine_1/
String.rootNodePathData
Selected PathsContains the paths that should be selected on the tree which should be in the format of a single string column.Dataset.selectedPathsData
Selection ModeWhat kind of selection regions does the tree allow. Options are Single, Multiple - Contiguous, and Multiple - Discontiguous.int.selectionModeBehavior
Show Root HandlesWhether or not to show handles next to parent nodes.boolean.showRootNodeHandlesAppearance
Show Root NodeWhether or not to show the root node of the tree.boolean.showRootNodeAppearance
Tag Tree ModeChoose whether the tree is built using tags from the default provider or the historical provider.int.treeModeAppearance
VisibleIf disabled, the component will be hidden.boolean.visibleCommon
Deprecated Properties
Data QualityThe data quality code for any Tag bindings on this component.int.dataQualityDeprecated
Scripting
Scripting Functions

This component does not have scripting functions associated with it.

Extension Functions
 filterTag
  • Description

Called for each tag loaded into tag browse tree. Return false to hide this tag from the tree.

Note that this is called for each Tag, not any folders that appear in the component.

  • Parameters

Component self- A reference to the component that is invoking this function.

Tag Object tag - The tag itself.

  • Return

Boolean

  • Scope

Client

 createPopupMenu
  • Description

Returns a popup menu that will be displayed when the user triggers a popup menu (right click) on the tree. Use system.gui.createPopupMenu to create the popup menu.

  • Parameters

Component self- A reference to the component that is invoking this function.

Tag Object clickedTag - The tag of the clicked on tree path.

List selectedTags - The tags of the selected paths of the tree.

  • Return

JPopupMenu

  • Scope

Client


Event Handlers
 mouse
 mouseClicked

This event signifies a mouse click on the source component. A mouse click the combination of a mouse press and a mouse release, both of which must have occurred over the source component.

This event fires after the pressed and released events have fired.


.sourceThe component that fired this event
.buttonThe code for the button that caused this event to fire.
.clickCountThe number of mouse clicks associated with this event.
.xThe x-coordinate (with respect to the source component) of this mouse event.
.yThe y-coordinate (with respect to the source component) of this mouse event.
.popupTriggerReturns True (1) if this mouse event is a popup trigger. What constitutes a popup trigger is operating system dependent, which is why this abstraction exists.
.altDownTrue (1) if the Alt key was held down during this event, false (0) otherwise.
.controlDownTrue (1) if the Control key was held down during this event, false (0) otherwise.
.shiftDownTrue (1) if the Shift key was held down during this event, false (0) otherwise.
 mouseEntered

This event fires when the mouse enters the space over the source component.

.sourceThe component that fired this event
.buttonThe code for the button that caused this event to fire.
.clickCountThe number of mouse clicks associated with this event.
.xThe x-coordinate (with respect to the source component) of this mouse event.
.yThe y-coordinate (with respect to the source component) of this mouse event.
.popupTriggerReturns True (1) if this mouse event is a popup trigger. What constitutes a popup trigger is operating system dependent, which is why this abstraction exists.
.altDownTrue (1) if the Alt key was held down during this event, false (0) otherwise.
.controlDownTrue (1) if the Control key was held down during this event, false (0) otherwise.
.shiftDownTrue (1) if the Shift key was held down during this event, false (0) otherwise.
 mouseExited

This event fires when the mouse leaves the space over the source component.

.sourceThe component that fired this event
.buttonThe code for the button that caused this event to fire.
.clickCountThe number of mouse clicks associated with this event.
.xThe x-coordinate (with respect to the source component) of this mouse event.
.yThe y-coordinate (with respect to the source component) of this mouse event.
.popupTriggerReturns True (1) if this mouse event is a popup trigger. What constitutes a popup trigger is operating system dependent, which is why this abstraction exists.
.altDownTrue (1) if the Alt key was held down during this event, false (0) otherwise.
.controlDownTrue (1) if the Control key was held down during this event, false (0) otherwise.
.shiftDownTrue (1) if the Shift key was held down during this event, false (0) otherwise.
 mousePressed

This event fires when a mouse button is pressed down on the source component.

.sourceThe component that fired this event
.buttonThe code for the button that caused this event to fire.
.clickCountThe number of mouse clicks associated with this event.
.xThe x-coordinate (with respect to the source component) of this mouse event.
.yThe y-coordinate (with respect to the source component) of this mouse event.
.popupTriggerReturns True (1) if this mouse event is a popup trigger. What constitutes a popup trigger is operating system dependent, which is why this abstraction exists.
.altDownTrue (1) if the Alt key was held down during this event, false (0) otherwise.
.controlDownTrue (1) if the Control key was held down during this event, false (0) otherwise.
.shiftDownTrue (1) if the Shift key was held down during this event, false (0) otherwise.
 mouseReleased

This event fires when a mouse button is released, if that mouse button's press happened over this component.

.sourceThe component that fired this event
.buttonThe code for the button that caused this event to fire.
.clickCountThe number of mouse clicks associated with this event.
.xThe x-coordinate (with respect to the source component) of this mouse event.
.yThe y-coordinate (with respect to the source component) of this mouse event.
.popupTriggerReturns True (1) if this mouse event is a popup trigger. What constitutes a popup trigger is operating system dependent, which is why this abstraction exists.
.altDownTrue (1) if the Alt key was held down during this event, false (0) otherwise.
.controlDownTrue (1) if the Control key was held down during this event, false (0) otherwise.
.shiftDownTrue (1) if the Shift key was held down during this event, false (0) otherwise.
 mouseMotion
 mouseDragged

Fires when the mouse moves over a component after a button has been pushed.

.sourceThe component that fired this event
.buttonThe code for the button that caused this event to fire.
.clickCountThe number of mouse clicks associated with this event.
.xThe x-coordinate (with respect to the source component) of this mouse event.
.yThe y-coordinate (with respect to the source component) of this mouse event.
.popupTriggerReturns True (1) if this mouse event is a popup trigger. What constitutes a popup trigger is operating system dependent, which is why this abstraction exists.
.altDownTrue (1) if the Alt key was held down during this event, false (0) otherwise.
.controlDownTrue (1) if the Control key was held down during this event, false (0) otherwise.
.shiftDownTrue (1) if the Shift key was held down during this event, false (0) otherwise.
 mouseMoved

Fires when the mouse moves over a component, but no buttons are pushed.

.sourceThe component that fired this event
.buttonThe code for the button that caused this event to fire.
.clickCountThe number of mouse clicks associated with this event.
.xThe x-coordinate (with respect to the source component) of this mouse event.
.yThe y-coordinate (with respect to the source component) of this mouse event.
.popupTriggerReturns True (1) if this mouse event is a popup trigger. What constitutes a popup trigger is operating system dependent, which is why this abstraction exists.
.altDownTrue (1) if the Alt key was held down during this event, false (0) otherwise.
.controlDownTrue (1) if the Control key was held down during this event, false (0) otherwise.
.shiftDownTrue (1) if the Shift key was held down during this event, false (0) otherwise.
 propertyChange
 propertyChange

Fires whenever a bindable property of the source component changes. This works for standard and custom (dynamic) properties.

.sourceThe component that fired this event
.newValueThe new value that this property changed to.
.oldValueThe value that this property was before it changed. Note that not all components include an accurate oldValue in their events.
.propertyName

The name of the property that changed.

Remember to always filter out these events for the property that you are looking for! Components often have many properties that change.

Examples
Code Snippet
# The following code shows a right-click popup menu.
# Add these lines after the """ """ section of the createPopupMenu extension function. 
# Note how lines below are indented, the first def command should line up with the
# indentation of the """ """ section of the Extension Function.
 
	def showValue(self):
		value = str(clickedTag.getCurrentValue().value)
		system.gui.messageBox(value)


	def showLastChange(self):
		lastChange = str(clickedTag.getCurrentValue().timestamp)
		system.gui.messageBox(lastChange)

	itemsDict = {"Show Value": showValue, "Show Last Change":showLastChange}
	JPopupMenu = system.gui.createPopupMenu(itemsDict)
	return JPopupMenu
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