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TN IT156 Creating a login window which uses the On Screen Keyboard

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Would like to create a custom login screen for InTouch, which utilizes the on screen keyboard, instead of using the built in postlogondialog() function.


  • Author: Dillon Perera
  • Published: 09/22/2015
  • Applies to: InTouch HMI 7.1 and higher




This tech note will utilize the built in tags $OperatorEntered, $PasswordEntered.

  1. Open WindowMaker and create a new window.
  2. Add a button to the screen.
  3. Doubleclick on the button, and select the Action Script animation.
  4. In the Action Script enter:
    DialogStringEntry("$OperatorEntered", "Enter Operator name");
    DialogStringEntry("$PasswordEntered", "Enter Password"); 
  5. Now if you go to WindowViewer and click on the button, the OnScreen keyboard should be displayed.