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29 Nov 2007, 13:33
I've read this topic: http://www.fsdeveloper.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3180
but I don't understand a thing.
If I add a menu item with SimConnect Event, every time I start FSX, I wuold have to run my SimConnect Application...(or not?:confused:)
I need a way to "install" a new menu item in the FSX menu bar...is it possible?
Well, yes you would have to have your addon running to have the menu item there. What exactly would you expect your added menu item to do, if there was a way to add one with out having an addon running at the same time? Without some sort of addon connected to the specific menu item, there wouldn't be anybody to respond to it when it was selected.
I'm confused (not an unusual state though :-> )
29 Nov 2007, 18:31
What I want is simple (I thought :D): have a menu item that permits to start my addon (a windows form application that will connect with FSX using SimConnect and do some things...).
Is it possible?
No, that is not possible. What you can do is reference your addon .EXE in the EXE.XML file and then FSX will launch your addon automatically everytime it starts.
The SimConnect menu feature is to allow users to trigger something in an addon from within the sim (ie turn on/off some feature the addon provides, change modes in the addon, etc).
30 Nov 2007, 04:50
Ah...ok...that's enough for me :)
I didn't know the exe.xml feature...it seems good.
So...addon like Ivap (the Ivao client if you know...) use this feature to be available by menu...?
Anyway...I would try this, thanks for your help!:cool:
I haven't used the IVAO client, but I imagine it uses this feature. The SDK can be a little hard to find stuff in unless you already know what you want, but it gets better with every release :->
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