In a message dated 19/10/2006 00:41:15 GMT Daylight Time, bones@xxxxxxx writes: The other trick is to substitute your dial for an existing one because that way you know where it will appear on the screen - you don't have to hunt around for it. By doing this you would also confirm if the fault is with the panel.cfg or in the XML code. Bones, Yes, that makes sense. Just had another quick play before going to work, I first created a new gauge that contains the word "Test". This worked. I then amended the string parameter from "Test" to the previously used evaluation string using the A variable, this one displays ok but sticks doggedly on the zero value! I have to disappear to work now, but hopefully tonight I can work through the code listings to see if I can identify the rogue area(s). Frank T. Frank T.