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Re. Total fuel gauge

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Guys, I just can't see what's wrong here.I have tried various options to code this small gauge. I have opened it in Internet Explorer ok. It shows no errors in XMLSpy. I have as you can see changed the variable to one that is in the tutorial but still it refuses to display the text string.The background bmp displays on the popup window ok. So the gauge is opening but the text string does not. I have tried changing the position values in case they were wrong but still nothing. The X="110" Y="4" are taken from the top left of the gauge background bmp. I am assuming that is correct from what I have gathered from the tutorial.Could someone take a look at the code and see what I have done wrong?It's driving me nuts!! I know that most of you will have been going nuts at some point but this is not a complex thing here and I am following the tutorial as I see it but I am doing something wrong.%((A:GPS WP NEXT ID, string))%!s!Thanks.Regards...Kenny

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Kenny, Try with .Close always with and use caps for the tokens (Element,Text,Image,etc)Tom

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Hi Kenny Your back slashes are a mess, Try this:- %((A:GPS WP NEXT ID, string))%!s! Spot the two mitakes ?

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Hi Guys, thanks for the input.Tom, that just go's to show how easy it is to misread the syntax. I know about the backslash being at the front but for some reason I have it in my mind that because it is a finishing statement it should go at the end. My eye and brain has obviously read it and accepted the error. I will be more aware and take extra care in future. Sorry.PVE, I've picked up the one with the backslash error at the end of the text line but I cannot find another one. In my defence, I take medication so I will 'blame the pills'!! for my lack of concentration.If I can get this to work then that will allow me to add code for all of the a/c tanks by picking up the variables from the sim.Please come back and show me the error of my ways. I will keep trying in the meantime. I know that I am very trying Regards...Ken.OK, I also had a backslash at the end of VerticalAdjust="Center"AAARRRGGGHHHHH I'll post back when it works.

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Hello again folks.I have tried various adjustments to this code. Here is the latest :-%((A:FUEL TOTAL QUANTITY WEIGHT, lbs))%!08,2f!This displays 2f! in white on the window, this is part of the String line. At least I am now getting something but I still cannot figure out what is wrong. The A variable is taken from the SDK but without more experience I am simply assuming that it is the correct one to use.There are eight digits in the C-130 fuel display including the decimal point. The Text X="200" should be plenty pixels to box 8 digits, I think.Any more help will be much appreciated.Regards...Kenny

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Ted, that was the one that did it. Thanks for coming in to help out. Thanks also to all the folks who chipped in with advice. This has been a learning curve for me. I really need to pay more attention to detail!!I will go on now and code the individual tank levels.Thanks again for all the help. Although no doubt as Arnie said "I'll be back" Regards...Kenny

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