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P3D v5 XMLTools in P3Dv5

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Has no P3Dv4 - user, using xmltools, changed to P3Dv5.1.

I studied the help file at P3D maindir , Learning Center.chm, and found the chapter Configuration Files and Their Priorities
There a some explanations how to create an dll.xml and where to locate.
This command line was used:
Prepar3D.exe "-Configure: Category=DLL, Operation=Add, FileLocation=Roaming, Title=XMLTools64, Path=G:\P3Dv5\SimObjects\Airplanes\B727P_214FAdv-AirClassCargo-TDS\panel\XMLDSD_Gauges\XMLTools64.dll, Active=TRUE"

I'm also using DSD - gauges for sound playing , config saving and window_status(open or closed).
These works proper!

Any ideas???:(
 
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Interesting.

I haven't yet installed my copy of P3D v5 so I'm just guessing about things, my response comes from a P3D v4 perspective, and you may have already looked into the following:

Did P3D v5 create this directory?

C:\Users\YourName\AppData\Roaming\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v5 ?

And, if yes, is there a dll.xml file in the Prepar3D v5 folder?

If "yes" to first question and "no" to second, then you will need to add a dll.xml and then edit it to show the correct path to XMLTOOLS

Doug's sound gauges - they are 'gauges' and their location (file path) is specified in your panel.cfg. XMLTOOLS is a module whose location is specified via the dll.xml file.

Bob
 
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Code:
Prepar3D.exe   -Configure: Category=DLL, Operation=Add, FileLocation=Roaming, Title=XMLTools64, Path=G:\P3Dv5\SimObjects\Airplanes\B727P_214FAdv-AirClassCargo-TDS\panel\XMLDSD_Gauges\XMLTools64.dll, Active=TRUE"

Bob,
with this commandline the dll.xml will be placed in the proper director!

Excerpt from the the" Learning Center.chm"
Code:
Add-on Configuration Files
The priority for how add-on library (DLL) and application (EXE) configuration files differs from content and is initialized as follows:

ProgramData:   Configuration files named [B]dll.xml[/B] or [B]exe.xml[/B] found at: [B]%PROGRAMDATA%\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v5[/B]
Roaming:          Configuration files named [B]dll.xml[/B] or [B]exe.xml[/B] found at: [B]%APPDATA%\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v5[/B]

In my case it is %APPDATA%\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v5 .
And there is my dll.xml.

Code:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>

<SimBase.Document Type="AceXML" version="3,0" id="dll">
    <Descr>AceXML Document</Descr>
    <Filename>dll.xml</Filename>
    <Launch.Addon>
        <Name>XMLTools64</Name>
        <Path>G:\P3Dv5\SimObjects\Airplanes\B727P_214FAdv-AirClassCargo-TDS\panel\XMLDSD_Gauges\XMLTools64.dll</Path>
    </Launch.Addon>

</SimBase.Document>

IMHO i tried and did everything :confused:
It's a little bit frustrating.
Thanks for your answer!

Edi
 
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