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Can someone tell me how to add the "view switch key" to FSUIPC

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Hello, Im currently working out FSUIPC and I am nearly done setting it up, however I cannot find the key to change the views (virtual cockpit, lock-spot etc) Can someone tell me, which key is it out of "Buttons+Switches" and "Control Sent When Button Pressed".

 

-Thanks Ols.

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Ols,

If you want to cycle thru the available views the commands are VIEW MODE or VIEW MODE REV.

If you want to discreetly pick a particular view it can be done by referencing your Cameras.cfg. (C:\Users\*USER*\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\FSX) 
Look for the entry "HotKeySelect=" for all the views you would like to have control over. You may also add the entry if missing. Watch your numbering!
Refer to the SDK.

Here's an example from my Locked Spot Camera.cfg entry -

Spoiler

[CameraDefinition.004]
Title = Locked Spot
Guid = {BCA3FDD1-FB83-4BBA-8407-4922A7F0D00D}
Description = This is the description of the spot view.
Origin = Center
SnapPbhAdjust = Ordinal
SnapPbhReturn = False
PanPbhAdjust = Swivel
PanPbhReturn = False
Track = FlatChaseLocked
ShowAxis = No
AllowZoom = Yes
InitialZoom = 1.0
SmoothZoomTime = 2.0
ShowWeather = Yes
XyzAdjust = FALSE
Transition = Yes
ShowLensFlare=TRUE
Category = Outside
ClipMode = Spot
PitchPanRate=30
HeadingPanRate=75
PanAcceleratorTime=0
HotKeySelect=3


To assign the locked spot view to a button or key, I would then use --> VIEW CAMERA SELECT 3

The available commands thru FSUIPC are -
VIEW CAMERA SELECT 1
VIEW CAMERA SELECT 2
VIEW CAMERA SELECT 3
VIEW CAMERA SELECT 4
VIEW CAMERA SELECT 5
VIEW CAMERA SELECT 6
VIEW CAMERA SELECT 7
VIEW CAMERA SELECT 8
VIEW CAMERA SELECT 9
VIEW CAMERA SELECT 0  ( <--- Refers to HotKeySelect=10 ) 

NOTE - Some aircraft designers release their aircraft with camera configurations in the aircraft.cfg that contain a HotKeySelect= within a camera entry. ( :blink: :angry: ) These will overwrite the primary Camera.cfg entry of HotKeySelect= .. If you find it doesn't do what it is supposed to (per aircraft), look in the aircraft.cfg & correct as necessary.  

Hope this helps.

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Thank you so much! It worked (View Mode)- now my FSUIPC is fully configured :)

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