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    Command to zoom way in or out in Mappoint?

    I just finished a 2000 mile drive through four states. After a while I noticed that when on the highway I would hit the zoom out button about 20 times to see my position on the highway relative to multiple cities. If you know you'll be on the same Interstate for hours at a time you don't care about local roads, you want to see where in the state you are from a high level and what city or town is next.

    Then when near a stop or looking for a POI I would then press zoom in about 20 times to see the standard zoomed in view that RR defaults to with Auto Zoom enabled.

    I'd like to set up a button for 'highway mode' that would be the equivalent to pressing zoom out some number of times, then another button to return to the normal view or 'city mode'. What's the cleanest way to do this?

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    You can just try concatenating a bunch of Zoom commands together like this.
    "ZOOM+||ZOOM+||ZOOM+||ZOOM+"
    Do it 20 times if you like.
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    Yeah, that's one way but it seems like this should be a standard feature so I'd rather see a clean way of doing it if possible. If Guino can't add it or isn't interested then concatenation it is.

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    Who TF cares if it's "clean" or not as long as it works? Whatever, dude. Go ahead and find a "clean" way to do it.
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    I could add a dynamic zoom command, but it would be even messier than multiple zoom commands cause you'd have to use variables to make it progressive, otherwise it would just be like "preset" zoom levels.
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    You don't have to be an a-hole, b8bboi.

    You stick a command with 20 ZOOM+ 's and every time you press the button it's gotta cycle through 20 times which might cause a performance issue on some machines. Plus I wasn't sure if RR would handle a command 20 times in a row properly. And finally in the world of programming doing something like that is frowned upon, especially if there was a way to achieve the same result with only a few commands.

    Since Guino indicates that there's no better way then I'll try it, but what was the harm in asking if there was a better way? None, except that you got your feelings hurt.

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    There's not much overhead at all when executing multiple commands in sequence in RR, as long as you have enough line space in your text file, RR will handle it fine. Only intensive commands like LOAD and RUN should be avoided in sequence, but even then it should still work fine -- it's just a matter of not keeping the use (you) waiting.

    I understand the side of b8bboi though, sorry if it sounded so bad, but it's just that we many times try to help and find that many people don't even try the solution for their own "customizations".. it takes a lot to edit, compile and test new stuff, and not only it increases the load on the software but we may screw something up in the process... so whatever we can do with current features, we might just as well do it...
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    Thanks for the reply, Guino. I totally understand about the edit, compile, and pray cycle, I used to do that for a living.

    I threw this out to the forum because I thought it would be a nice feature if not already supported in some manner. If you don't think it's worth it then no problem. And thanks for all the hard work on RR, it's a great program.

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    *******? I was just trying to help but instead of a thank you (not that I care), you gave me this attitude about my solution not being "clean" enough for you. Now who's the *******? Oh so now you're an expert programmer who frowns upon my method of doing things? You know what **** you and the high horse you rode in on.
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