I think I may have an alternate approach for you. it may require quite a bit of coding, but it *might* work. Apparently, most of your gages on your panel are static (meaning, the scale does not dynamically change). You could get a screenshot of your dashboard static element, then dispaly them in a picture control in the background (or even as a background image). In another picture control sitting on top of the other, draw your needles for each gages. Then again, on top, put you indicators. (not, you will have to also work on the color ramps). I have done quite a bit of stuff with picture control, and while your application might be too "taxing" for it, I got pretty good results in the past). You could start experimenting by just drawing a line for a needle and see how it goes from there.
First of all I want to thank you all for your help.
The most insteresting thing seams to be the overlapping issue. I will invest a littel bit of time to check that problem.
While reading you relpys I found that some ppl. have not see the configuration.
C3 1GHz VIA Twister graphic 256 MB Memory 640 x 480 display with 32bit of colour
So please keep in mind that 'normal' desktops doesn't count. I can have 20 and more updates on my 1900+ too. A C3 1GHz is nearly comperable with 45% usage og a 1900+.
The point is: If NI wants to go to the embedded market like VL PDA than they have to learn that embedded processors must be cheap, the systems have less performance than a deaktop PC and the GUI must fullfill the expectations of a normal PC user. If we feed the eye of a user with 2D GUIs like in LV PDA than we will not win the price. We will earn fleer and contumeliousness.
The GUI must work like a charm, must be outstanding, high performant and look like state of the art or BETTER. The things behinde the GUI are not interesing for the customer. They all eat with there eyes.
With kind regards
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