*Setup Alarm Window in OPC Trends and Alarms


The OPC Alarm.NET component can be integrated directly into any .NET container, most commonly Visual Studio.NET. or OPC Trends and Alarms Container.

The OPC Web Alarm.NET component can be integrated directly into any ASP.NET Web application.

The OPC Alarm ActiveX control can be integrated directly into any ActiveX container, most commonly HMI graphic applications or Visual Studio 6.0.  Refer to the Configure Alarm ActiveX section of Quick Start section of the OPC Systems.NET help file for an example.  Keep in mind that ActiveX controls are not 100% managed.

Below is an example of using the OPC Alarm.NET component integrated in the OPC Trends and Alarms container.





Start OPC Trends and Alarms application if it is not already running and select the Alarms button in the lower left of the Navigator Bar.



Select the Add button under the Alarms Navigator bar on the left.


Change the Alarm Window Name to OPC Systems Demo.


Select the Modify Alarm Window button to see that you can add other OPC Systems Nodes, modify Filters, Colors, or other attributes.

By default the localhost node is selected and Filters include all alarms except alarms that have been acknowledged and no longer active, OPC communication failures, and Tag Client communications to other OPC Systems Services.  You can adjust the Filter as you desire for Priority, Alarm Groups, and Alarm Types.

*Note: if you desire to setup the Alarm Window to work on remote application select the Network Nodes to select the appropriate network names of the local or remote OPC Systems Services.


Click OK in the lower left corner.


Select File Save

This is only necessary when you Add or Delete a Trend Window, Alarm Window, or View Window.  Modifications to a Trend or Alarm Window will automatically be saved in its own configuration file.


Your Alarm Window is now ready to Run Alarm Window in OPC Trends and Alarms.

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