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    Question Converting VB6 into an RR Pluging??

    Hi all,

    Firstly, I'm NOT a coder, or very good at it.

    I have (with a lot of help from HowTo sites) written a VB6 app for interfacing my Phidget TextLCD and Phidget 8/8/8 Interface board with Roadrunner.

    Basically, the Text app displays some labels/indicators from RR, while the interface board performs a similar function to what the Fusion brain does - monitoring car voltage, reacting to steering wheel buttons, controlling relays, etc.

    Is it hard to convert from the VB6 code that Ive written into an RR plugin?
    Or, is there anyone here who would be willing to help me, or convert it for me?

    Id be happy to share my work with everyone, but I'd rather it was in plugin form than a standalone app.

    If any of the main programmers here want to take a look, pls reply here or PM me. Id refer it went to a skilled programmer, as they will probably find a number of shortcomings that they can fix, whereas my code is probably rather inelegant.


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    Any advice? Examples?

    I managed to get the VB6 working with RR.SDK code - and figure that out myself -.. but I'm not sure how code it as a plugin for RR.

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    its actually really simple. are you wanting to have nothing but labels and indicators? All u basically have to do is take a copy of the latest sample plugin.. paste your code in. Make sure all your variables which you wish to be labels and indicators are set to public... then use the sample plugins label and indicator functions to output the variables. Thats pretty much all thats needed for a basic plugin. Senior Tech Blogger (Want a product reviewed? Contact me.)
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    That all sounds good if you already have a decent understanding of the exp layout...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue ZX3 View Post
    That all sounds good if you already have a decent understanding of the exp layout...

    I had to have a look at RobbyBMW's PDC plugin source code to help me work it out.

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    Thanks all.
    I'll have a look into it over the weekend

    Ive got my .exe app working almost perfectly - the form is still in development stage though - But the code itself appears to be 95% .

    It runs well as a standalone, but I wanted to 'tighten' it all up, and making it more integrated.

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