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Command Link Dialog Box

How to Access

There are several ways to access the Command Link dialog box:

  • From the Command control On a Command control that is participating in a link, click its link icon. If it is participating in multiple links, the Link References dialog box opens, displaying all the links in which the control is participating. Click one of the links to open its Command Link properties dialog box. If the control is participating in only one link, the Command Link properties dialog box displays automatically.
  • From the All Links dialog box On the Processing Toolbar, click Linking to open the All Links dialog box. Click the Command tab, and then click one of the links in the list to open its Command Link properties dialog box.

Displays the properties of the Command control link. From this dialog box, you can:

  • rename the link
  • manually assert the command
  • view the list of participants in the link, as well as which participants are active in the link
  • access the individual controls' properties dialog boxes
  • add controls to the link
  • delete one or more link participants
User Interface Elements

Command Link Properties

UI Element Purpose
Link Name Displays the link name and allows you to edit the name
Active checkbox

Displays the link state. Select to activate the link, deselect to deactivate the link.

Issue Command checkbox Click to assert the command.
Participant (Parent-Control) Displays the controls that are participating in the link, providing the name of the device or block as well as the actual control. Click a participant's name to open its properties dialog box.
Link icon Indicates the state of the control in this link. Bright purple indicates the control is active in this link. White indicates the control is not active in this link. A control can be active in only one link at a time. It is always active in the active link that is highest in the control link priority list.
Purple box at bottom Provides a location for adding new Command controls to the link. To add a new Command control, drag and drop its link icon onto this purple box.
Delete icon (X) Removes the selected control from the link. (To select a control, click anywhere on it—except on its hyperlink name.)