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ErnieAlston

Gauges popup descriptions

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I would like to add popup descriptions (those which appear when the mouse pointer is moved oversome gauges) to several gauges which do not have them. Can anyone explain how to do this?I have looked through the Microsoft AircraftPanels_SDK files, in particular the Panels SDK.doc.The section headed Mouse Rectangles talks about this procedure (MS calls these popups ToolTips),and also the associated HelpIDs.doc, which lists all the available popups. I have tried seaching some of the FS2002 .gau files to find the part which defines Mouse Rectangles parameters but without success so far. However my file viewers show .gau files mainly as unintelligible characters with only a few normal words interspersed, so I don't seem to have the right software to do much with .gau files. Maybe I need a C++ compiler? Or does someone have an addon which simplifies the process?Lotus2

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Following on my earlier reply, a Google search on Gaugedump brought up 17 references, including a link to Bruce Hellstrom's site where he offers this product. I need to check with him though if it is OK for FS2002, as he only mentions FS2000.Thanks again for your help.

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The gauge decompiler will only show the basic template.Its not very usefull if one wants to know the inner workings of a particular gauge.Regards.Ernie.

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It will work for fs2002! The workings for the "C"-style gauges didn't change in fs2002.

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