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    CF1.6 MapPoint 2K4 Plugin Alpha Source Code Now Available

    [Copied from posting at http://forums.fluxmedia.net/viewtopic.php?t=433]

    First, the screen shots...

    Basic view w/ GPS lock turned off:


    Planning route from Portland to Seattle w/ GPS lock turned off:


    Planned route from Portland to Seattle w/ GPS lock start+current+end:


    Closed route (can pull up again) w/ GPS lock current+end:


    The code is at:
    http://workspaces.gotdotnet.com/CFMapPoint

    Currently the code is in alpha, so the project is private access only.
    You are welcome to request access, but I don't yet know how GDN's access control works, so please bear w/ me while I figure out a good way to continue to control access during the alpha stages.

    You *MUST* have a copy of MapPoint 2004 and Centrafuse v1.6 installed for this to work!
    You may also have to edit the project settings to get it to compile right.
    Let me know what I can do to make the code more portable.

    The code is semi-well documented w/ TODOs.
    Here are the current TODOs:
    • CFMapPoint.cs(23): TODO: Create more skinned dialogs and fancy menu/button controls
      CFMapPoint.cs(24): TODO: Implement NAV Menu
      CFMapPoint.cs(25): TODO: Auto add current location to route
      CFMapPoint.cs(26): TODO: Status Text Timer
      CFMapPoint.cs(27): TODO: Union to fit entire route (not just endpoints + current)
      CFMapPoint.cs(28): TODO: Location.FindNearby(distance)
      CFMapPoint.cs(29): TODO: GPS Options - Lock, TraceSegments, Interval, UploadURL, UploadInterval
      CFMapPoint.cs(30): TODO: Region (US or Europe)
      CFMapPoint.cs(31): TODO: Units (Miles of KM)
      CFMapPoint.cs(32): TODO: Option to turn off AllowEdgePan
      CFMapPoint.cs(33): TODO: Find itinerary window and resize to half of control height
      CFMapPoint.cs(34): TODO: Intercept ALT-F4 close and save map (Application.BeforeClose or Application.Quit)
      CFMapPoint.cs(35): TODO: Routing user preferences (aka: DriverProfile)
      CFMapPoint.cs(36): TODO: Make use of ShowFindDialog?
      CFMapPoint.cs(37): TODO: Categorize FindResults by Type, StreetAddress, PlaceCategory
      CFMapPoint.cs(38): TODO: Print?
      CFMapPoint.cs(39): TODO: Save as WebPages? ActiveMap.SaveAs("file.htm", GeoSaveFormat.geoFormatHTMLMapAndDirections, false);
      CFMapPoint.cs(40): TODO: Make use of LocationToX and LocationToY to make UI a bit more fluid
      CFMapPoint.cs(41): TODO: Map.Union(locations...).GoTo() to make UI a bit more fluid
      CFMapPoint.cs(42): TODO: Make use of PixelSize to make UI a bit more fluid
      CFMapPoint.cs(43): TODO: Selected area?
      CFMapPoint.cs(44): TODO: Selection?
      CFMapPoint.cs(45): TODO: Shapes?
      CFMapPoint.cs(46): TODO: Symbols?
      CFMapPoint.cs(47): TODO: MP2K6 map rotation? (via SendKeys?)
      CFMapPoint.cs(48): TODO: Flicker free BitBlt drawing?
      CFMapPoint.cs(50): TODO: Traffic
      CFMapPoint.cs(51): TODO: Construction updates
      CFMapPoint.cs(356): TODO: Better way to get full path to plugin directory?
      CFMapPoint.cs(721): TODO: Find out where this is this used, or remove
      CFMapPoint.cs(950): TODO: Proper way to search for nearby places (by cetegory?)
      CFMapPoint.cs(1136): TODO: Make IDisposable? (sometimes helps to close GPS thread)
      CFMapPoint.cs(1172): TODO: Initialize to current map location?
      CFMapPoint.cs(1177): TODO: Find and use C# struct for HRESULT
      CFMapPoint.cs(1192): TODO: handle error (disconnect, etc) or poor quality (# sats, etc)...
      CFMapPoint.cs(1528): TODO: Make use of oPlace.PlaceCategory?
      CFMapPoint.cs(1606): TODO: Handle case when we delete the last waypoint
      CFMapPoint.cs(1644): TODO: Turning trace on and off should clear listGPSTraceSegments
      CFMapPoint.cs(1660): TODO: Determine threshold
      CFMapPoint.cs(1753): TODO: Center relative to current view point (ie: relative coordinate system)
      CFMapPoint.cs(1762): TODO: Use logic that handles the different LockMode types
      CFMapPoint.cs(1789): TODO: zoom to closest POI (milestone, landmark, city, intersection, etc.)
      CFMapPoint.cs(1797): TODO: Need to zoom out a tiny bit


    I will try to put together an installer by the end of this weekend.
    You will still need to have MapPoint 2K4 installed for it to work.
    I have not tested it WITHOUT MapPoint installed.

    I have MP2K6 still in its box and will be installing it soon and making the plugin work with that too.
    I will give my MP2K4 to the first person that assists me in making sure that the plugin fails gracefully without at least MP2K4 installed.

    Pv

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    Awesome!

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    Installer available and GDN project opened to public

    I have opened up the GDN project site to the public:
    http://workspaces.gotdotnet.com/CFMapPoint

    I have also created a simple installer to make it easier to...well...install!
    You can find the installer at the GDN site [above].

    Do let me know if you have any immediate blocking problems.

    Again, you WILL need MapPoint 2K4 in order for this to work.
    Try it out without MP2K4 and let me know how it goes!

    Pv

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    Will it work with MS Autoroute? Autoroute is the Europe version of Mappoint.

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    AutoRoute is the European version of Streets and Trips.
    S&T and MP are fairly different from each other in their offerings.
    Only MP has a programming object model that is exposed to development.

    So, the short answer is "No".

    But you bring up a good point.
    CFMapPoint does not yet support European MP.
    It is just a simple startup flag, but:
    1. I don't have the European version to test it with.
    2. I need to add an option to the UI


    Pv

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    Latest release should now support MP2K4 Europe.
    I don't have a copy of MP2K4 Europe, so if you do please try it out and let me know!
    Thanks!

    Pv

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    paulpv, I think I love you.

    Or at least I will if I can get the Euro MP working. It CAN'T suck harder than Destinator in its current guise...

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    Quote Originally Posted by paulpv
    I have MP2K6 still in its box and will be installing it soon and making the plugin work with that too.
    _perfect!_

    Absolutely wonderful!

    Do you have a PayPal address that I can donate to? (seriously!)
    :: Mark

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    Yall,
    The plugin works great as well with MP2K6 without any problem. Great Job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alanw
    paulpv, I think I love you.


    I certainly hope u happen to be the 2nd female member of these forums...


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