LightweightTag indexing

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Aurimas94
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LightweightTag indexing

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Hello iX developers!
Spent almost 3 weeks on this so nearly gave up.. Problem is that I want to read and write array tags like:
tag1[0] = 10;
I have Tags numbered like:
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So I need to have lets say 10 tags with array size of 3 (type of INT). Then I need to loop through each of Tag and Tag index like for example:

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Globals.Tags.tagName[indx] = 10;
To explain more, I was able to get FieldInfo of all Tag names which contains a string "Tag" at the beginning. Then By using LightweightTag and method defined in Tags script window "StringToTag<>"

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LightweightTag tag2 = Tags.StringToTag<LightweightTag>(tagField[i].Name.ToString());

where:
tagField.Name.ToString()
sets the available Tag name.

So if I try to set the value like:

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tag2[0].Value = 10;
it gives me an error:
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I attached my project.
Any Help will be appreciated!

Aurimas
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Russ C.
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Re: LightweightTag indexing

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You can access array tags index, by using this format:

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Globals.Tags.Tag1.Values[0].Value = 1;
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Re: LightweightTag indexing

Post by Aurimas94 »

Thanks for the reply.
I have tried this format earlier, but it gives compilation error like below:
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So it seems that "LightweightTags" cannot be used like that. However when using GlobalDataItem like:

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FieldInfo[] tagField = typeof(Neo.ApplicationFramework.Generated.Tags).GetFields(BindingFlags.Public|BindingFlags.Instance);
				for(int i = 0; i < tagField.Length; i++)
				{
					if(tagField[i].Name.Contains("Tag"))
					{
						GlobalDataItem tag = Tags.StringToTag<GlobalDataItem>(tagField[i].Name.ToString());
						tag.Values[0].Value = 10;
						if (tag == null)
						{
						/*	
							LightweightTag tag2 = Tags.StringToTag<LightweightTag>(tagField[i].Name.ToString());
							
							tag2.Values[0].Value=10;
							//Globals.Tags.Tag1.Values[0].Value = 10;
							if (tag2 == null)
							{
								MessageBox.Show("Error");
							}
							else
							{	
								MessageBox.Show(tag2.Value.ToString());
							}
						*/	
						}
						else
						{
							MessageBox.Show(tag.Value.ToString());
						}
						
					}
					else 
						return;
				}
It compiles and even shows one of the Tag values yet there is 3 of them...
I don't really understand difference of LightweightTag and "normal" tag... How can I make all of them the same, lets say not the LightweightTag?
Thanks.

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Re: LightweightTag indexing

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The "LightWeight" tag means that tag isn't doesn't have any additional properties for being used in special cases such as: Non-Volatile, has a Gain or Offset, Data Exchange, Array, etc...

So your issue is your forcing it to always be a LightWeightTag which doesn't have a "Values" property because LightWeightTags can't be an ArrayTag.

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LightweightTag tag2 = Tags.StringToTag<LightweightTag>(tagField[i].Name.ToString());
Why are you using GlobalDataItem on the lines above and LightWeightTag on this one?

Have you already tried using it like:

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GlobalDataItem tag2 = Tags.StringToTag<GlobalDataItem>(tagField[i].Name.ToString());
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Aurimas94
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Re: LightweightTag indexing

Post by Aurimas94 »

Last time I tried I couldn't get array values while using:

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GlobalDataItem tag2 = Tags.StringToTag<GlobalDataItem>(tagField[i].Name.ToString());
Today I noticed really stupid mistake...
Instead of passing in MessageBox the same array index as I am writing to I was passing nothing, so resulting value always equals to 0... :roll:

All in all, that was my mistake and I was sooo close :lol:
I really appreciate your help, Russ C. You are the man!

I attached project files if someone come across the same issue.
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And here is the results:
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cheers! :D

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Re: LightweightTag indexing

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Awesome!! Glad you were able to get it up and running!! :D :D
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