Status Bar

Status Bar

The Status bar at the bottom of the Ple4Win main window is showing program status data and allows access to 'special tables' of a pipeline project.

Below is a screen capture of the Status bar. For information on a labelled feature, see the list underneath.

Statusbar

Other features:

Resize handle

Use to resize the main window in width and height simultaneously.

Info Invisible if the main window is maximised.

Program status features:

Threading status

Changes to Threads while the program is actually doing project calculations.

Status messages

Informational messages about what is happening with the program.

Progress indicator

A graphical representation of the progress made in situations that take a longer period of time, such as starting up the program, closing it down of calculating a design function.

Increases while progress is made. With some design functions, the progress shown is based on iteration results and can actually decrease if the iteration process 'goes the wrong way'.

Keyboard Num Lock status

Shows the Num Lock status of the computer keyboard.

Keyboard Caps Lock status

Shows the Caps Lock status of the computer keyboard.

Date

Shows the current date.

Time

Shows the current time. The tool tip shows the how long the program has been active since it has been started.

Project features:

History table

Clicking this icon will show the history table of the current pipeline project in the Workspace panel. Is greyed out if no project is loaded.

Status table

Clicking this icon will show the status table of the current pipeline project in the Workspace panel. Is greyed out if no project is loaded.

Warning table

Clicking this icon will show the error/warning/message table of the current pipeline project in the Workspace panel. Is greyed out if no project is loaded.

The icon colour gives some indication about the table contents:

WarnNo

Table is empty

WarnMsg

Table has informational messages in it

WarnWarn

Table has warnings and maybe informational messages in it

WarnErr

Table has errors and maybe warnings or informational messages in it

Info The tool tip shows the number of items in the table.

Warning trap

Allows the user to select at which level of messages the program will stop and ask the user to confirm he read the message before continuing. Is greyed out if no project is loaded. Stopping only occurs while design functions are processed.

Clicking the icon will cycle it through the following sequence:

TrapNo

Don't stop and ask for user confirmation

TrapErr

Stop on errors but do not ask for user confirmation on warnings or informational messages

TrapWarn

Stop on errors and warnings but do not ask for user confirmation on informational messages

TrapMsg

Stop on all types of messages and ask for user confirmation

Info The tool tip shows a clear text description of the trap setting.


Statusbar, last changed: 14/05/2018

See also:

Main Screen