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    P3D v5 Avars vs Simvars

    Yes, I've heard that, and unfortunately likely explains what is happening. Thanks, Al
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    P3D v5 Avars vs Simvars

    Thanks for the response. The reason I asked the question has to do with the Avar (A:GPS WP NEXT ID, string) and FSUIPC's ability to 'read' changes in this Avar via SimConnect. I monitored the Avar (A:GPS WP NEXT ID, string) with a variabe test window that I use when writing XML code. After...
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    P3D v5 Avars vs Simvars

    Could someone please explain a bit on how SimConnect variables (SimVars) relate to Avars. For example, there is an Avar (A:GPS DRIVES NAV1, bool) and a SimConnect variable GPS DRIVES NAV1. Is the SimVar in this case just the Avar accessed through SimConnect? Does SimConnect maintain a 'copy'...
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    MSFS Where are the tool tips?

    I have been trying to find the file(s) that hold the actual text of the tool tips associated with the default MSFS aircraft. Would someone please provide a brief overview on what kind of files these are (XML? ), where the files are usually located, and how they are associated with a particular...
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    P3D v4 Flight Director Pitch Sync

    My issue is that with the AP I'm working with, activating FD Pitch Sync is supposed to turn off certain AP modes if they happen to be on, so I was looking for a way to know when the FD Pitch sync switch was activated if the user just uses a key assignment to activate the standard P3D pitch sync...
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    P3D v4 Flight Director Pitch Sync

    How can I detect that (K:SYNC_FLIGHT_DIRECTOR_PITCH) has been invoked? I can't seem to identify an associated Avar. Thanks, Al
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    P3D v4 (A:AUTOPILOT ALTITUDE LOCK VAR, feet) and (>K:AP_ALT_VAR_SET_ENGLISH)

    Exactly so! That was a contrived example to confirm my understanding of the relationship between the Avar and the K event, and why I said (A:AUTOPILOT ALTITUDE LOCK VAR, feet) (>K:AP_ALT_VAR_SET_ENGLISH) doesn't do anything since the Avar is the value from the K event in the first place. Al
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    P3D v4 (A:AUTOPILOT ALTITUDE LOCK VAR, feet) and (>K:AP_ALT_VAR_SET_ENGLISH)

    Bob, Ah, good point -- thanks. And thanks for the chart! Al
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    P3D v4 (A:AUTOPILOT ALTITUDE LOCK VAR, feet) and (>K:AP_ALT_VAR_SET_ENGLISH)

    I am trying to understand the relationship between (A:AUTOPILOT ALTITUDE LOCK VAR, feet) and (>K:AP_ALT_VAR_SET_ENGLISH). Am I correct that (A:AUTOPILOT ALTITUDE LOCK VAR, feet) is the Avar that represents the result of the event (>K:AP_ALT_VAR_SET_ENGLISH)? And if so, the code (A:AUTOPILOT...
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    P3D v4 XML Coding Question

    Sure does, thank you! Al
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    P3D v4 XML Coding Question

    Could you explain a little more about this? Turns out the reason I am looking at this code is I'm trying to track down a 'bug' that only happens rarely, so I'm interested in your comment about the potential for undefined states. Regarding the first 3 lines of code above, I would have written...
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    P3D v4 XML Coding Question

    I ran across a code block with the structure below. The first if statement strikes me as odd. While I guess the code works as intended, is there some advantage that makes using the first if statement a better choice than a simple and statement like (A:ELECTRICAL MAIN BUS VOLTAGE,Volts) 3.0 &gt...
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    P3D v4 2D Popup Window Background

    Rob -- the typo was the problem. Thanks very much for the help! Al
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    P3D v4 2D Popup Window Background

    I have a 2D popup window that displays a little text , such as Mode=2. For convenience I've managed to size and position the window so it overlays the P3D menu bar as shown below. I would like the background of the 2D window to be clear or transparent rather than black, or if that is not...
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    P3D v4 HIDMacros rebuild or new build.

    Yes Jonny, I agree with you that FSUIPC is a wonderful tool. I have been using it for many years and have written many Lua scripts for use in both FSX and P3D. I sure hope there will be a version of FSUIPC for the new MSFS. Al
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    P3D v4 HIDMacros rebuild or new build.

    Jonny, After spending most of the day trying to get HIDMacros working with the SimConnect.XML and SimConnect.cfg files, I have discovered that with HID Macros run in administrator mode, these files are apparently NO longer needed with the very latest version of P3Dv4.5 (which includes HF2 I...
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    P3D v4 HIDMacros rebuild or new build.

    I am still getting the "Cannot connect to P3D" error message, BUT if I run HIDMarcos as Administrator, it seems to work anyway! :) So now I just need to figure out where that error message is coming from. Al
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    P3D v4 HIDMacros rebuild or new build.

    Hi Jonny, I went to your website and have been trying to get HIDMacros to work, but am having problems. When I start P3Dv4.5 I get a "Can't connect to P3D" error message. Here is what I've have done: 1. Put the Simconnect.cfg file in my root P3Dv4 folder (where I have my Prepar3D.exe...
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    P3D v4 HIDMacros rebuild or new build.

    Hi Jonny and Ron, I realize this is a really old thread, but would like to know if you ever go HIDMacros or LuaMacros to work with P3Dv4? I'm using P3Dv4.5 and would like to use two keyboards with all keys being unique. Thx, Al
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    P3D v4 XML Coding Mystery

    Tom, thanks for the respons. The problem turned out to be a conflict between (>K:AP_LOC_HOLD_ON) and (>K:AP_BC_HOLD_ON). I had thought that these events 'worked together' for a back course approach with the AP_BC_HOLD_ON event basically just taking care of the CDI reverse sensing issue. But it...
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