Intended audience: all
AtkPanel is a generic control panel application. It can be used to control any Tango device. It supports most of Tango features and data types. Using AtkPanel you can view and set attribute values, execute commands, test the device and access diagnostic data.
By default AtkPanel opens the scalar attribute view. If your device has attributes of non-scalar types, they will appear on the attribute switcher on the bottom of the window.
You can run a command by selecting the command name from the command drop-down list.
By selecting View > Test device from the menu you can open the device testing panel. In this panel you can check how the device is reponding to different commands and attribute values and how much time the requests take.
On the Admin tab of Test Device window you can set the device’s administrative configuration such as value source, timeout, etc.
By choosing View > Numeric & State Trend or View > Boolean Trend you can see the numeric & state or boolean trend of selected attributes.
You can add attributes to the trend by right-clicking the attribute and selecting the desired axis. You can plot the data on X and two Y axes.
The View > Error history menu option opens the list of recent Tango errors that occured with the device.
The View > Diagnostic menu option provides an overview on device diagnostic information. You can check the device interface version, events and polling statistics and command execution counts.
From the Preferences menu you can tweak AtkPanel refreshing, set
the timeout and switch between Operator View and
Expert View. In Expert View you can see the attributes
that have display level set to