Alarm Priority Icon

Provides a visible indication when the linked tag is in an active or unacknowledged alarm state, and when it is either shelved or disabled.

The icon is not visible for alarms that are unacknowledged but no longer active unless the property AlarmPriorityIndicatorShowNormalUnacked is set to 1. (Note that "trip" alarms are never in an active state.) The icon is always displayed when the alarm is shelved or disabled.


You can link this widget to a parent tag rather than a specific status tag. When linked to a parent, it will become activated when any child tag in the hierarchy is in an active alarm state. The icon will display the highest priority of the set of active alarms.

If the alarm (or set of alarms in child tags) includes a shelved alarm, then the widget will activate and display an S. If the linked tag (or child tags) includes a disabled alarm, the widget will display an X.

If linked to a parent tag, and within the set of child tags there are unacknowledged alarms, active (but acknowledged) alarms, shelved alarms and disabled alarms, then the order of precedence for the display is as follows:

  1. Unacknowledged (icon blinks with the highest priority alarm of the set)
  2. Active (icon shows the highest priority alarm of the set)
  3. Disabled (icon shows an X)
  4. Shelved (icon shows an S)

The color used when shelved or disabled is controlled by the property AlarmPriorityIndicatorColor, defaulting to a pale gray.


Place the Alarm Priority Icon on a page, near to whatever image or shape represents the equipment that will trigger the alarm.

The icon is visible only when the linked alarm is in an active state. The shape, color, and text shown in the icon are controlled by the configuration of the Alarm Priority Tag used for that alarm.

As with any other widget, operators can right-click to open a pop-up menu for the linked tag, provided that they have sufficient privileges, and that you have not configured the icon to disable the pop-up menu. This menu includes a link to navigate to the Alarm Page.

The properties dialog for the Alarm Priority Icon:


Link this widget to the tag whose active alarm or control lock state is signaled by the icon.


Linked to the System Style Settings tag by default. This controls only whether the icon should blink while the alarm is unacknowledged. The color of this widget is affected only by the Alarm Priority, not the linked Style Settings tag.

Show Icon Label

Select this option to display the text portion of the alarm priority.

Show Alarm Icon

If selected, the widget will display the Alarm Priority level icon for the associated alarm.

Show Shelved Icon

If selected, the widget will remain visible while the alarm is shelved, notifying operators of that status.

Show Disabled Icon

If selected, the widget will remain visible while the alarm is disabled, notifying operators of that status.

Show Locked Icon

If selected, the widget will show the Lock Level icon for the associated tag, if that tag has a Control Lock applied.

Disable Options

Disable selected operator-interaction features of this widget.

See: Operator Interaction Controls

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