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I need to make gauges, and I have NO xml or C knowledge. Where do I start?If it isn't broke, don't fix it.

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Take a look at www.borland.com and get the free BCC 5.5 (that's the comipler which turns your source code into a *.gau file). Yes the SDK and sd2gau13.zip is very important. But there ain't too much information out there regarding XML I'm afraid... But it's not that bad like with ABL. IMHO I think C gauges are even easier than XML gauges when you get the hang of it.Good luck!http://members.lycos.co.uk/fs2k2/avsim/sig.jpg... under short final 25L EDDFetienne@spindler.deICQ# 99744757

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>IMHO I >think C gauges are even easier than XML gauges when you get >the hang of it. That may very well be true, but for wysiwyg gauge development, XML can't be beat! Watching your gauge appear in real time as you develop it allows for quite a bit more creativity to be exercised, since there's virtually zero waiting time to see the results.That said, I will eventually have to learn C++ gauge programming, simply because there are things that XML simply will not do at all (such as vector graphics!), and too many missing/broken k_events... Although, it may well be that the next iteration of FS will address all of the XML issues, and render the need to learn C++ moot! (one can hope!)Bill

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In this case, I need the easiest. I really need something like the altimiter to the right on the Primary Flight Display on the 7x7's, including EGT, N1%, hydraulics, vibration, engine fire indicators, and a fuel flow gauge. Right now, I have a few bitmaps of the backgrounds.If it isn't broke, don't fix it.

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>Watching your gauge appear >in real time as you develop it allows for quite a bit more >creativity to be exercised, since there's virtually zero >waiting time to see the results. Duh :-hah! I even didn't know that. Yeah that seems to be a big advantage of XML gauges...Cheers! :-wavehttp://members.lycos.co.uk/fs2k2/avsim/sig.jpg... under short final 25L EDDFetienne@spindler.deICQ# 99744757

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Check out Chris Reed's 737 xml panel.... You'll find it in download sectionBrgdsEugen

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