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Is it possible to do Simconnect Facility requests through FSUIPC?


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Hi,

Some time ago MSFS published a way to access information about airports, runways, etc using the ICAO code for the airport. This can be found in the SimConnect API Reference called "Facility".

https://docs.flightsimulator.com/html/Programming_Tools/SimConnect/API_Reference/Facilities/SimConnect_AddToFacilityDefinition.htm

I want to know if there's a way to access this information via FSUIPC, or maybe there will be support in the future?

Thanks! 

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FSUIPC already uses the facilities interface to get information on the nearest airports to the user aircraft, held in offset 0x0658. It doesn't use the  SimConnect_AddToFacilityDefinition function though - I don't really see a need for this in FSUIPC....

9 hours ago, WRiker2701 said:

I want to know if there's a way to access this information via FSUIPC, or maybe there will be support in the future?

What information exactly do you want to access via FSUIPC?? Can you provide a use case of want you actually want to do/achieve with this in FSUIPC?

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On 6/30/2023 at 3:46 AM, John Dowson said:

What information exactly do you want to access via FSUIPC?? Can you provide a use case of want you actually want to do/achieve with this in FSUIPC?

Yes, i'm particularly interested for my app development in getting back things like runway heading and length for example, by entering an ICAO and runway number. ILS frequencies would be interesting to be able to access too if possible, trans level and altitude. These kind of things.

Cheers!

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If you want full access to the facilities data, you will have to use the SimConnect SDK. I can look into providing an offset area for facilities data requests, but this would return limited data.

I can look into this to see what I could provide, but it won't be until at least September now. I will make a note and get back to you when I have looked into this in more detail.

John 

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On 7/2/2023 at 7:06 AM, John Dowson said:

If you want full access to the facilities data, you will have to use the SimConnect SDK. I can look into providing an offset area for facilities data requests, but this would return limited data.

I can look into this to see what I could provide, but it won't be until at least September now. I will make a note and get back to you when I have looked into this in more detail.

John 

Thank you! looking forward to your comments after you have a look into the subject.

Cheers!

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