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Trigger custom events from .evt-files from LUA-Script


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Hi John, Hi Pete, ladies and gents,

I have the events from the .evt file working great using FSUIPC7.
Now i'm struggling on the next challenge.

Instead of assigning it directly to buttons or axis, i'd like to trigger those events from LUA scripts and do some more things.
Unfortunately even searching all the FSUIPC documentation - i only found the brief hint below:
 

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Add-on Custom Events

FSUIPC includes facilities for assigning buttons and keys to MSFS add-on custom events. These are named events (FS
controls) implemented in add-ons via SimConnect facilities. Custom event names always contain a period (.) and this
distinguishes them from MSFS internal events/controls.
The events to be made assignable are listed in '.evt' files placed in the FSUIPC installation folder. Up to 128 such files
will be recognised, each one containing no more than 256 entries defining a custom event name. The format of each
file is


[Events]
0=name.of.event1
1 = ...


etc.
Numbering can be 0-255 or 1-255, but the first omission terminates the list as far as FSUIPC is concerned.
The assignments can then be made in the normal drop-down lists in FSUIPC

 

Is there any way to trigger those events from within LUA scripts as well?
Even the FSUIPC7: Lua Library Reference didn't help me.

Probably i just missed it.

I now assigned those events to Buttons on the VRI MCP2A.
That results in 

 
[Buttons.A320]
0=P289,22,C32776,0  -{:A32NX.FCU_SPD_PUSH}-
1=P289,17,C32777,0  -{:A32NX.FCU_SPD_PULL}-
2=P289,23,C32783,0  -{:A32NX.FCU_HDG_PULL}-
3=P289,28,C32782,0  -{:A32NX.FCU_HDG_PUSH}-
4=P290,7,C32788,0   -{:A32NX.FCU_ALT_PUSH}-
5=P290,2,C32789,0   -{:A32NX.FCU_ALT_PULL}-
6=P290,14,C32790,0  -{:A32NX.FCU_VS_INC}-
7=P290,10,C32794,0  -{:A32NX.FCU_VS_PULL}-
8=P289,25,C32780,0  -{:A32NX.FCU_HDG_DEC}-
9=P289,24,C32780,0  -{:A32NX.FCU_HDG_DEC}-
10=P289,26,C32779,0     -{:A32NX.FCU_HDG_INC}-
11=P289,27,C32779,0     -{:A32NX.FCU_HDG_INC}-
12=P290,5,C32785,0  -{:A32NX.FCU_ALT_INC}-
13=P290,6,C32785,0  -{:A32NX.FCU_ALT_INC}-
14=P290,3,C32786,0  -{:A32NX.FCU_ALT_DEC}-
15=P290,4,C32786,0  -{:A32NX.FCU_ALT_DEC}-
16=P290,12,C32791,0     -{:A32NX.FCU_VS_DEC}-
17=P290,11,C32791,0     -{:A32NX.FCU_VS_DEC}-
18=P290,13,C32790,0     -{:A32NX.FCU_VS_INC}-
19=P290,15,C32793,0     -{:A32NX.FCU_VS_PUSH}-

in the FSUIPC7.ini.

Taking a look in the "FSUIPC7 for advanced users.pdf" i noticed, that it looks just like 

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For controls: <Entry number> = <Action><Joy#>,<Btn#>,C<control>,<parameter>

So i added those as functions in my LUA:

function A32nx_HDG_Mode_Managed ()
     ipc.control(32782, 0)
end 

function A32nx_HDG_Mode_Selected ()
     ipc.control(32783, 0)
end 

Could you please confirm, that my assumptions are right?
In case it is like that. Would it be probably possible to somehow mention anywhere in the documentation how i can get the control numbers based on the aircraft event names?
It's a bit hard to reverse-engineer. 🙂

Thanks and have a good night!

Joe

 

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10 hours ago, joeherwig said:

Could you please confirm, that my assumptions are right?

Yes, that is correct.

10 hours ago, joeherwig said:

In case it is like that. Would it be probably possible to somehow mention anywhere in the documentation how i can get the control numbers based on the aircraft event names?

I have explained this in a few posts, but yes, you are right - I should add this to the documentation. See 

 

or 

 

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