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Hi Pete,

 

I have a few questions regarding your fantastic MakeRwys program.

 

I use it to generate the runways xml file which I reference in my own little program I'm making.

 

Oddly enough, when I try to start the MakeRwys.exe process from my own program It won't process the files it needs (failed to make Runways CSV files! etc) even though I am running MakeRwys from my FSX folder. Running the same program from explorer works fine...? It also puts a few empty files in my own application's folder so it is clearly trying to reference my program folder, not FSX.

 

Secondly, any plans to add the radio frequencies etc to another XML file or the runways XML file? much more convenienct than csv :)

 

Thanks for your great software!

 

Lukas

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Hi Lukas,

 

It's not enough to run the .exe located in the FSX folder, you also need to set the 'start' folder for your new process to the FSX folder. How you do that will be specific to your programming language and method of running an external program. There will be some parameter or property that you can set.

 

If you can't find out how to do this I would suggest mentioning the programming language you are using or posting the code that doesn't work. Someone who knows that language will then be able to help further.

 

Pete will pick up your other question on his return.

 

Paul

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Oddly enough, when I try to start the MakeRwys.exe process from my own program It won't process the files it needs (failed to make Runways CSV files! etc) even though I am running MakeRwys from my FSX folder. Running the same program from explorer works fine...? It also puts a few empty files in my own application's folder so it is clearly trying to reference my program folder, not FSX.

 

As Paul says, you need to set the FSX folder as the current folder.

 

Secondly, any plans to add the radio frequencies etc to another XML file or the runways XML file? much more convenient than csv  :)

 

 

Is it? Personally I hate XML files. Too verbose and too prone to error, the syntax is so inflexible. I don't much like CSV either -- those were all Radar Contact needs. I prefer parameter based INI / CFG files myself, but it seems these days I'm alone. They used to be all the range! ;-)

 

I don't have any plans, but virtually all of what MakeRunways does is a result of requests, not plans by me.  If you really need something adding or changing just work it out and specify the result you want, and I'll probably fit it in when I've got an idle moment. Won't be very soon tthough, I'm afraid. But it'll go on a list.

 

Pete

 

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Thanks Pete, Paul for the helpful responses!

 

You were indeed correct, I needed to set my app current directory within VB.NET - can't believe I overlooked such a basic mistake.. haha

 

And when I say XML is more convenient I guess I was being a little self-minded, It's only because I have some experience in XML and .NET has some fast routines for referencing them. I agree that the format leaves a little to be desired :)

 

That's very kind of you to listen to my request regarding the radio frequencies etc, but I think I should be okay. I have found a way to decode FSX's BGL files so, like MakeRwys, I should be able to create my own custom .XML databases with any specific information I need!

 

Thanks again and keep up the great work!

 

Lukas

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Dear Lukas

All NavData you can get for your own use from Navigraph for not so much money (FMS Data, single download).

The version vor SIm-Avionics is in a handy selfexplaining   access MDB, you can simply readuot with DAO, ADO in VB.NET or with MS Access.

You can put together easy with SQL statements result from makerwy   with ILS and Freq. 

Peter

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