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MSFS Issues retrieving CDU text from PMDG 737-NG3 using SimConnect

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Hey everyone!

A couple of years ago I've assembled an Arduino with a TFT display that shows the CDU text from PMDG's 737-NGX for P3D.
I recently bought the NG3 for MSFS and was porting my code to the MSFS SimConnect, but I'm having some issues retrieving the CDU display data. I can send the data just fine (such as FMC button clicks). Getting the display data that is the issue.

I'm not sure if the structures or IDs have changed, but I'm getting error 25 (SIMCONNECT_EXCEPTION_ILLEGAL_OPERATION) from SimConnect when trying to receive the data from the display with the code below (used to work fine in P3D and NGX). It's all in C#:

C#:
simConnect.RequestClientData(DATA_DEFINITIONS.PMDG_NGX_CDU_0_ID, DATA_REQUESTS.CDU_REQUEST, DATA_DEFINITIONS.PMDG_NGX_CDU_0_DEFINITION, SIMCONNECT_CLIENT_DATA_PERIOD.ONCE, SIMCONNECT_CLIENT_DATA_REQUEST_FLAG.CHANGED, 0, 0, 0);
simConnect.RequestClientData(DATA_DEFINITIONS.PMDG_NGX_DATA_ID, DATA_REQUESTS.DATA_REQUEST, DATA_DEFINITIONS.PMDG_NGX_DATA_DEFINITION, SIMCONNECT_CLIENT_DATA_PERIOD.ONCE, SIMCONNECT_CLIENT_DATA_REQUEST_FLAG.CHANGED, 0, 0, 0);

Here are the enums used in that function:

C#:
enum DATA_DEFINITIONS {
    PMDG_NGX_CDU_0_ID = 0x4E477835,
    PMDG_NGX_CDU_1_ID = 0x4E477836,
    PMDG_NGX_CDU_0_DEFINITION = 0x4E477838,
    PMDG_NGX_CDU_1_DEFINITION = 0x4E477839,
    PMDG_NGX_DATA_ID = 0x4E477831,
    PMDG_NGX_DATA_DEFINITION = 0x4E477832
}


enum DATA_REQUESTS : byte {
    CDU_REQUEST,
    DATA_REQUEST
}

And here is where I register the data to be received (the same code I used in P3D):

C#:
simConnect.MapClientDataNameToID("PMDG_NGX_CDU_0", DATA_DEFINITIONS.PMDG_NGX_CDU_0_ID);
simConnect.AddToClientDataDefinition(DATA_DEFINITIONS.PMDG_NGX_CDU_0_DEFINITION, 0, (uint)Marshal.SizeOf<PMDG.PMDG_NGX_CDU>(), 0, 0);
simConnect.RegisterStruct<SIMCONNECT_RECV_CLIENT_DATA, PMDG.CDUData>(DATA_DEFINITIONS.PMDG_NGX_CDU_0_DEFINITION);

simConnect.MapClientDataNameToID("PMDG_NGX_Data", DATA_DEFINITIONS.PMDG_NGX_DATA_ID);
simConnect.AddToClientDataDefinition(DATA_DEFINITIONS.PMDG_NGX_DATA_DEFINITION, 0, (uint)Marshal.SizeOf<PMDG.PMDG_NGX_Data>(), 0, 0);
simConnect.RegisterStruct<SIMCONNECT_RECV_CLIENT_DATA, PMDG.PMDG_NGX_Data>(DATA_DEFINITIONS.PMDG_NGX_DATA_DEFINITION);

Anyone has any idea on what might be the issue? I think the data definition values or perhaps the Data structures for the new PMDG might have changed, but I couldn't find any documentation about the new 737 SDK on PMDGs forum.

Thanks in advance,
 
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First, this isn't a PMDG support forum... however... if your code is unchanged and functions in the other sims, but isn't functioning in MSFS2020... then you need to bring it to PMDG's attention as it's their product and they would be better suited to chasing down the issue(s).
 
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First, this isn't a PMDG support forum... however... if your code is unchanged and functions in the other sims, but isn't functioning in MSFS2020... then you need to bring it to PMDG's attention as it's their product and they would be better suited to chasing down the issue(s).

I know, but this is a SimConnect forum, and the SimConnect lib also had some changes from P3D to MSFS, so the issue might not be exclusively related to PMDG.
 
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I understand, but I still think PMDG is the place you should be discussing this. They could at least tell you if it functions correctly for them, or not.
 
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Managed to sort it out.
I forgot to rename "PMDG_NGX_CDU_0" to "PMDG_NG3_CDU_0" and "PMDG_NGX_Data" to "PMDG_NG3_Data". The rest of the structures and code can be exactly the same as it was on P3D and NGX.
 
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