Troubleshooting

Network Problems The most common problems with Helm are due to network access of broadcast devices. If a Helm panel fails to control your device, then it’s likely your network is not configured or cabled correctly. A simple check is to confirm that network-controlled...

Special-Purpose Visual Controls

Thumbnail A thumbnail is used to display an image of a particular image file on an Imagestore. To use a thumbnail, place one on a panel, and set the Imagestore property to the correct Imagestore device. If you set ThumbMode to ShowCurrent, then the thumbnail will...

Broadcast Devices

Routers All router devices share the same basic capabilities, and this makes it easy to change the router devices used by a panel. Once you have placed routers on the panel, you can easily assign them to router busses, or make router crosspoints directly from scripts....

Graphical Item Reference

Root Panel The Root Panel forms the background for all panels. There is only one Root Panel, which is always called “RootPanel”. The Root Panel is automatically created, and is not shown in the Parts bin. Properties Caption This sets the Window Title for the panel...

Using Panels

To use a panel built with Helm Designer, just double-click the panel icon from the Windows explorer. The Helm run-time engine will automatically run the panel. When the panel is run by the Helm run-time system, the correct caption is displayed, and the panel editing...