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Hi,

I'm trying to customize my MCP Combi.

I taken a look at FSUIPC7 documentation regarding the COM library to write a message on MCP display.

By default, pushing KNOB (SPD or HDG or ALT) a character '*' is displayed on right side the KNOB pushed. How can I control this output?

How can I to change char from '*' to another char?

Have I to use com.write (the port is already opened by FSUIPC) or is there another way?

Thank in advance.

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8 minutes ago, grigna said:

I taken a look at FSUIPC7 documentation regarding the COM library to write a message on MCP display.

By default, pushing KNOB (SPD or HDG or ALT) a character '*' is displayed on right side the KNOB pushed. How can I control this output?

How can I to change char from '*' to another char?

Have I to use com.write (the port is already opened by FSUIPC) or is there another way?

I'm afraid the VRI support dates 10 years back and I really cannot help more than the documentation and the two example plug-ins (in the Lua examples ZIP file). I would need to study those and experiment just as you need to.  I haven't had any access to VRI devices for those 10 years.

I had thought they'd improved their software enough by now not to need re-programming by users.

However, referring to  the VRI_SetMach.lua example should help you. Yes, to write to a COM device you use com.write. Not sure what other way you'd expect.

I think many VRI users theses days use LINDA, but I'm not even sure about that. Might be worth you taking a look if you are not keen on delving into programming with Lua.

Pete

 

 

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