newbie comments and question..

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by nl1007, Jul 2, 2009.

  1. nl1007

    nl1007 Member Licensed User

    I just registered; I found this site after discovering and downloading GPS4PPC - which doesn't work on the device I'm trying to use (a Magellan 'Mobile Mapper 6').. I'm hoping that I can try it with the gps driver object..
    I searched the forum and help, and found some handy info., which suggests that it will be well worth buying B4PPC. I've downloaded the desktop and trial version for the device, and have managed to try out some code. I've been using VB6 for ages, so it's easy to pick up B4PPC.
    Before I registered, I tried downloading several zip files from links in the forum, but kept getting an 'invalid archive' message when I tried to open them - it was only when I tried to just open one (instead of 'save target as..), that I got the message saying that I had to be registered!
    I have now managed to download the 'kiosk' zip file, and found the codes for the hard-keys, but still can't capture them.. I wonder if someone can explain the registry entries and what I may have to change, to be able to use these keys?
    Also, (which might negate the above problem) - I think I'm going to need to use the device while connected to a PC; probably a rugged tablet - so would it be possible to access the GPSdriver info (and maybe the built-in camera) via the USB (or bluetooth) connection? Would this need an app. on the device that I can 'talk to' from the PC?
    Sorry if this is trivial, but it's the first time I've tried any development on WM..
     
  2. Erel

    Erel Administrator Staff Member Licensed User

    Welcome!
    There is a small example of catching the standard hardware keys in the manual: Hardware
    Using the Network library you can communicate between the device and the desktop. So you can create a program which accesses the GPSDriver info and send it to the desktop.
     
  3. nl1007

    nl1007 Member Licensed User

    thanks. I tried the hardkey example, first - I can get keypress events for the cursor keys, and 'enter' key, but not the others.. that's why I tried the 'kiosk' code to list the 'keys' entries in the registry. There's 4; "40C1".."40C4" - so I created an array containing (193, 194, 195, 196) for hk.New2( ).
    I suppose these may relate to the keys on the side of the unit, rather than the ones below the screen; I think Magellan assume you're going to use it with their software, or an alternate from one of their dealers/partners..
     
  4. Erel

    Erel Administrator Staff Member Licensed User

    The 40Cx values are the values of the regular buttons at the bottom (at least on a couple of HP devices which I tested).
     
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