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    well my gps app controls mappoint. All you see is the map.. So you can set it to refresh every second or every 30 seconds in a VB app. As carcomp would tell you timers suck.. and I found that out also doing this so it'll now refresh everytime it gets in data from your gps reciever. That varies per reciever anyway.. Mine does it ever 3-4 seconds so thats the refresh rate.. why refresh every second if i'm just using the same data?
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    Well, looks like I am going to have to ask my question to CarComp again:

    Is there a certain version of WMP that we will need to have installed in order for Media Engine to run?
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    No. MediaEngine will provide all the stuff that is needed. Its not like GPS where there are 100's of mb of information that needs to be "purchased" just a small dll file that I include.
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    Originally posted by hijinks21
    Why refresh every second if i'm just using the same data?
    I got my GPS patch from here ... http://gpssoft.homestead.com/ ( For Auto Route )

    The reason I am intrested is that it does give a near instant position... I have tried longer and there is a enough diffrence to cause problems when drivng at speed ( yes I have tested that as well. )

    Could you have a look and see if this patch works / makes any diffrence.

    If any thing I would say you need to have sevral options as some units may not like it. How ever I did read the bit that it takes the data the speed of the unit.

    Just a thought.

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    Originally posted by CarComp
    No. MediaEngine will provide all the stuff that is needed. Its not like GPS where there are 100's of mb of information that needs to be "purchased" just a small dll file that I include.
    Cool. Ty.

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    Originally posted by CarComp
    The reason its taking so long is that we want to make sure everything works REALLY well. Also, i know that some people have a death wish for microsoft, but when it comes to stuff like this, microsoft stuff is generally more reliable when programmed with Vb.
    About the microsoft Mappoint,, does it need to be a specific version? reason I ask is that pre-owned copy's of Mappoint 2000 can be found on ebay for about $100 cheaper than Mappoint 2002,, Thanks

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    Thumbs up

    Keep up the good work, my computer is ready to go in the car just waiting on V2.

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    Originally posted by ccsnet
    I got my GPS patch from here ... http://gpssoft.homestead.com/ ( For Auto Route )
    For a custom app using the Mappoint control this patch is not required. The patch basically makes the application (Mappoint/Autoroute/Streets&Trips etc) update from GPS more regularly. When writing your own wrapper around the object, you just have a handler for "new GPS update" event to move the location of the map or whatever. That's what I did with mine, and it follows me round and shows me my speed quite nicely.

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    GingerPrince, yep just what i did. my gps is not based around timers. It will refresh everytime your GPS gets in data. for me thats around 2-3 seconds. It pretty much works.. but i'm having a tough time figureing out a way to implement a turn here then moving on to the next direction.

    MeanGT, i'm not sure if 2000 will work. I'm building this around 2002. I know i'm not using any out-dated functions so it might.
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    Originally posted by hijinks21
    GingerPrince, yep just what i did. my gps is not based around timers. It will refresh everytime your GPS gets in data. for me thats around 2-3 seconds. It pretty much works.. but i'm having a tough time figureing out a way to implement a turn here then moving on to the next direction.
    Yeah, couldn't figure that myself, though I didn't spend too much time on it to be honest. Couldn't find any methods to figure out where in the map your were (as in which road).

    A sort of Map.find_nearest_road() or something would be required, and use this to decide where in the directions you are.

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