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  1. I only load it once when the app is started. But, it takes around 10 secs as I load it 2 times now, once to an Xdocuments and once to a Dataset, but I would like to reduce it at most 1-2 secs. I need to use the XML format because I am using LINQ to XML queries in the app code. Maybe I can reduce load time if I am able to convert XDocument structure to Dataset.
  2. Hi, I use the data from runways.xml in a new app I am developing. In order to reduce the load time of the xml file, I wonder if there is any possiblity to specify the elements that should be listed in the runways.xml output from Makerunway.exe? Instead of the all elements + their values in the default runways.xml as seen in List 1 I need only the elements + values shown in List 2. If a reduced output as in List 2 was possible, load time of runways.xml would be much reduced as there are more than 24000 airports in P3Dv4. The example ICAO shows one runway, but I need all the same elements + value for all runways under an ICAO. List 1 <ICAO id="00AL"> <ICAOName>Epps Airpark</ICAOName> <Country>United States</Country> <State>Alabama</State> <City>Harvest</City> <File>Scenery\0302\scenery\APX24190.bgl</File> <SceneryName>0302 Base</SceneryName> <Longitude>-86.770279</Longitude> <Latitude>34.864811</Latitude> <Altitude>820</Altitude> <MagVar>0.000</MagVar> <Runway id="01"> <Len>2300</Len> <Hdg>10.000</Hdg> <Def>Grass</Def> <ILSFreq></ILSFreq> <ILSHdg></ILSHdg> <ILSid></ILSid> <ILSslope>0.00</ILSslope> <Lat>34.861698</Lat> <Lon>-86.770950</Lon> <FSStartLat>34.861805</FSStartLat> <FSStartLon>-86.770920</FSStartLon> <ClosedLanding>FALSE</ClosedLanding> <ClosedTakeoff>FALSE</ClosedTakeoff> <ApproachLights>NONE</ApproachLights> <EdgeLights>NONE</EdgeLights> <CenterLights>NONE</CenterLights> <CenterRed>FALSE</CenterRed> <EndLights>FALSE</EndLights> <REIL>FALSE</REIL> <Touchdown>FALSE</Touchdown> <Strobes>0</Strobes> <LeftVASI>NONE</LeftVASI> <RightVASI>NONE</RightVASI> <ThresholdOffset>0</ThresholdOffset> <PatternTakeOff>Left</PatternTakeOff> <PatternLanding>Left</PatternLanding> <PatternAltitude>305</PatternAltitude> </Runway> </ICAO> List 2 <ICAO id="00AL"> <ICAOName>Epps Airpark</ICAOName> <Country>United States</Country> <State>Alabama</State> <City>Harvest</City> <Altitude>820</Altitude> <MagVar>0.000</MagVar> <Runway id="01"> <Hdg>10.000</Hdg> <FSStartLat>34.861805</FSStartLat> <FSStartLon>-86.770920</FSStartLon> </Runway> </ICAO>
  3. Thanks for you replay. I got it now. I checked the MagVar in the runwys.xml for the exapmle airport EIDW and it says 2.980. Taken that into account the heading should be correct.
  4. Hi, I get a difference in heading for all runways between the runways.xml from Makerunway.exe and the Jeppesen chart. Why is it so? I have P3Dv4 updated . Jeppesen chart says runway 10 heading is 098 degree, but runways.xml says 101.060.
  5. Thanks, the difference is the distance from ground up to CoG.
  6. Hi, I am developing a small utility program for P3Dv4/FSX that reads the airport altitude data from the runways.xml file. When testing this app I now see that the altitude in runways.xml is not the same as given by P3Dv4 when sitting on an airport. The altitude I get from P3Dv4's MAP view are around 5 feets higher than what I have in runways.xml The difference is not for just a specific airport, but seems be for all airports( At least those I have checked) Why is there a difference? Isn't these data read from the same bgl files?
  7. I shall try to explain my challenge a little better this time. I have now the following in my FSUIPX config file: 96=P65,17,K79,8 // ( my EFIS VOR1/ADF1 hardware switch is switched to VOR1 pos and a O key is sent to NGX and VOR1 is selected) 97=U65,17,K79,8 //(my EFIS VOR1/ADF1 hardware switch is switched to middle pos from VOR1 pos and a O key is sent to NGX and ADF1 is selected, should be in the middle pos in the software aswell so another O key sent by FSUIPC is needed , therefore the second U press below(105 ) 98=P65,19,K73,8 99=U65,19,K73,8 100=P65,18,K79,8 //(my EFIS VOR1/ADF1 hardware switch is switched to ADF1 pos and a O key is sent to NGX and VOR1 is selected, should be in the ADF1 in the software aswell so another O key sent by FSUIPC is needed , therefore the second P press below(101 ) 101=P65,18,K79,8 102=P65,20,K73,8 103=P65,20,K73,8 104=U65,17,K79,8 105=U65,18,K79,8 //(my EFIS VOR1/ADF1 hardware switch is switched to middle pos from ADF1 pos and a O key is sent to NGX and middle pos is selected) 106=U65,19,K73,8 107=U65,20,K73,8 Logging result: [Continuation log requested by user] Running inside FSX on Windows 7 (using SimConnect Acc/SP2 Oct07) Module base=61000000 Wind smoothing fix is fully installed 6177671 System time = 08/11/2011 14:00:36, Simulator time = 14:33:06 (12:33Z) 6197888 Button changed: bRef=0, Joy=65, Btn=17, Pressed 6197888 [buttons] 96=P65,17,K79,8 6197888 SendKeyToFS(0000004F=[O], KEYDOWN) ctr=0 6197888 [buttons] 97=U65,17,K79,8 6197888 [buttons] 104=U65,17,K79,8 6197888 Sending WM_KEYDOWN, Key=79 (Scan code 24), Ctr=1 6198013 SendKeyToFS(0000004F=[O], KEYUP) ctr=0 6198013 Sending WM_KEYUP, Key=79 (Scan code 24), Ctr=1 6198044 KEYUP: VK=79, Waiting=0 6199183 Button changed: bRef=0, Joy=65, Btn=17, Released 6199183 [buttons] 96=P65,17,K79,8 6199183 [buttons] 97=U65,17,K79,8 6199183 SendKeyToFS(0000004F=[O], KEYDOWN) ctr=0 6199183 [buttons] 104=U65,17,K79,8 6199183 SendKeyToFS(0000004F=[O], KEYDOWN) ctr=1 6199183 Sending WM_KEYDOWN, Key=79 (Scan code 24), Ctr=2 6199199 Sending WM_KEYDOWN, Key=79 (Scan code 24), Ctr=1 6199308 SendKeyToFS(0000004F=[O], KEYUP) ctr=0 6199308 Sending WM_KEYUP, Key=79 (Scan code 24), Ctr=1 6199339 KEYUP: VK=79, Waiting=0 6203442 Button changed: bRef=0, Joy=65, Btn=18, Pressed 6203442 [buttons] 100=P65,18,K79,8 6203442 SendKeyToFS(0000004F=[O], KEYDOWN) ctr=0 6203442 [buttons] 101=P65,18,K79,8 6203442 SendKeyToFS(0000004F=[O], KEYDOWN) ctr=1 6203442 [buttons] 105=U65,18,K79,8 6203442 Sending WM_KEYDOWN, Key=79 (Scan code 24), Ctr=2 6203458 Sending WM_KEYDOWN, Key=79 (Scan code 24), Ctr=1 6203567 SendKeyToFS(0000004F=[O], KEYUP) ctr=0 6203567 Sending WM_KEYUP, Key=79 (Scan code 24), Ctr=1 6203614 KEYUP: VK=79, Waiting=0 This looks OK from FSUIPC side but the program receiving (PMDG NGX in this case) the keypresses sent by FSUIPC ( see log) doesn't reacts to the second repeating keypress sent. To me it seems like PMDG NGX need some time between the keypresses to detect 2 presses.. Is there a way to insert a delay between repeating U and P commands? rgs
  8. Hi Hope someone can help me with a small virtual button coding challenges in FSUIPC. I need codes for the following: When changing button 17 on virtual joystick 65 from value 0 to 1, I want FSUIPC to send the keypress SHIFT F4. When changing the same button from value 1 to 0, I want to send the keypress SHIFT F4 twice in a row I now have the following, but it doesn't work 96=CP(F-65,17)65,17,K112,10 97=CU(F-65,17)65,17,K112,10 98=CU(F-65,17)65,17,K112,10 I have read the manual and tried several variations of CU and CP command with FLAG and without,but can't find the correct combination. rgs, Roar K
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