Display Item Properties Panel

The Display Item Properties panel is used to configure the viewing settings of objects assigned to the Dashboard and GeoMap displays. The panel is hidden by default but can be viewed the panel using the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+F10 or by selecting it from the View menu in the main menu bar, launching it as a floating panel.

Display Item Properties Panel
Figure 1. Display Item Properties Panel

When the panel is opened and a Dashboard or GeoMap display is open or selected, the Display Item Properties panel will contain information in its header section about the display. If no Dashboard or GeoMap displays are open, the Display Item Properties panel will be empty.

Header Elements

The Display field in the header of the panel shows which display is currently chosen for configuration in the Properties Panel. The Tag field indicates which items from the chosen display are currently selected for configuration. More items can be selected and added to the Tag field by holding Ctrl and selecting the item. The Filter drop-down list allows the configuration of either all of the selected items, or a single item that can be selected from the list. The drop-down list on the right allows the configuration of selected items by item type.

Display Item Properties Header
Figure 2. Display Item Properties Header

Configuration Tabs

Using the configuration tabs underneath the header, certain display elements can be changed depending on the item and/or display currently selected. The tabs will only be enabled if the selected item or display contains these configurable elements.

GeoMarker Configuration Tab

The GeoMarker Tab is enabled when the GeoMap display is selected and an item has been added to the display (see GeoMap Display section for more detail). The GeoMarker settings can be configured here, including marker color, icon type and marker start-up type. These configuration options are the same as described in the GeoMap Marker section of the General Settings.

Display Item Properties Panel - GeoMarker Configuration Tab
Figure 3. Display Item Properties Panel - GeoMarker Configuration Tab

Trend Configuration Tab

This tab is enabled when the selected item supports trending in the active display. This could be an item added to a Dashboard or a GeoMap display with the Trend View selected. The configurable options are the same as previously described in the Dashboard and GeoMap Trend View sections of the General Settings.

Display Item Properties Panel - Trend Configuration Tab
Figure 4. Display Item Properties Panel - Trend Configuration Tab

Faceplate Control Configuration Tab

This tab is enabled when the selected item(s) support the Faceplate View in the currently active display. The options allow different information to be visible in the Faceplate View on the Dashboard and GeoMap displays and are the same as previously described in the Dashboard Faceplate View section of the General Settings dialogue.

Display Item Properties Panel - Faceplate Tab
Figure 5. Display Item Properties Panel - Faceplate Tab

Faceplate (AE) Control Configuration Tab

This tab is enabled when the selected item(s) support the AE Faceplate View in the currently active display. The configuration options are the same as described in the Dashboard Faceplate (AE) section of the General Settings.

Display Item Properties Panel - Faceplate (AE) Tab
Figure 6. Display Item Properties Panel - Faceplate (AE) Tab

Faceplate (KPI) Configuration Tab

This tab is enabled when the selected item(s) support the KPI Faceplate View in the currently active display. The configuration options are the same as described in the Dashboard Faceplate (KPI) section of the General Settings.

Display Item Properties Panel - Faceplate (KPI) Tab
Figure 7. Display Item Properties Panel - Faceplate (KPI) Tab

Properties Grid Control Configuration Tab

This tab is enabled when the selected item(s) support the properties view in the currently active display. The tab shows a list of properties that can be selected to be displayed in the properties view. To show the particular property, check its checkbox in the Show column.

Display Item Properties Panel - Properties Grid Configuration
Figure 8. Display Item Properties Panel - Properties Grid Configuration

Performance Trend Control Configuration Tab

This tab is enabled when the selected item(s) support the performance trend view in the currently active display. It shows a list of performance counters that can be selected to be displayed for a period of time in the performance trend view. To show the particular performance counter trend, check its checkbox in the Value column.

Display Item Properties Panel - Performance Trend Configuration Tab
Figure 9. Display Item Properties Panel - Performance Trend Configuration Tab

The Category property can be used to filter the performance counters by type. The update interval can be configured using the drop-down menu in the Time interval property.