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Selector Link Dialog Box

How to Access

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

  • From the Selector control On a Selector 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 Selector Link properties dialog box. If the control is participating in only one link, the Selector 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 Selector tab, and then click one of the links in the list to open its Selector Link properties dialog box.

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

  • rename the link
  • manually change the selection
  • rename the selections
  • manually activate or deactivate the link
  • 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
  • view and/or change the Link Master
  • add controls to the link
  • delete one or more link participants
User Interface Elements

Selector 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.

Selection list

Displays the selection list as well as the current selection. To change the selection, click the radio button of the selection you want. You can also edit a selection name by clicking its edit icon Control Edit Icon, and then typing in the edit box that appears.

note: If the link includes a read-only control, you cannot change the selection from within this dialog box. You can change it from the read-only device or from the dialog box for the read-only control in the Hardware Controls tab. See Testing a Control Link


Designates which control serves as the control Link Master. To designate another control as the Link Master, select its radio button.

note: If the link includes a read-only control, you cannot change the Link Master designation, which is always the read-only control.

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 Selector controls to the link. To add a new Selector 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 or on its Master radio button.)