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    Retrieving Info From External App To RideRunner

    hi all

    im wondering if there is a way of retrieving info from an external program to rr
    the app is m4-atx configuration program


    its a simple vb app
    i want to get the voltages textboxes into rr labels
    i can get their class id's , texts and everything with autoit window info
    so im guessing there must be a way for it to be read by rr

    is it possible?

    thanks in advance ,
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    If you can read it somehow (i.e. autoit), then it is definitely possible to make a (extension) plugin to display the info in RR. If you have the source code for the vb6 application then it would make it a lot easier, but if you already know autoit and can read the values from the app, you just need to make a script that reads the values say every second and sends them to RR using the sample scripts attached.
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    thanks guino ,
    ill try to request the source from the m4 guys but its unlikely they will give it away
    i don't know autoit that much hehe
    and its been a while since ive codded with vb :\
    how do i read the values from within autoit? i went over their documentation and i can see only how to control the "controls" , the question is how to retrieve their "text" not write to it

    first ill try to contact m4 guys and lets see what happens
    i hope that if ill get the source someone will be able to do this

    thanks again
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    i believe when the m4 first came out the released an sdk which allowed for plugin type creation. I remember i was gonna make a RR extension plugin for the m4.. but the reliability issues at the time changed that plan lol
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    well i have no problems with the m4 so far
    any chance you track the sdk ? i couldn't find it..

    still nothing for mini-box guys..
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    You can embed their application...

    After messing around with it, I was able to find out the window title.

    its "M4AtxTitle"


    "LOAD;m4.SKIN;M4AtxTitle;c:\Program Files\Mini-Box.Com\M4ATX\M4AtxTray.exe;M4AtxTitle",

    As a test I created a skin file called m4.skin, which embeds the tray application.

    I have also created a skin file which uses larger text and a black bakground.

    Just unzip these two files into the the c:\Program Files\Mini-Box.Com\M4ATX\ directory.

    Choose the skin "Big(custommx3)"

    I have attached a screenshot.

    Also you can edit the mbs file with notepad and change colors. You can also change the BMP to whatever you like. I know its not a plugin, but at leasts it will embed.
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