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Customizing Styling for MapStructure?

Postby www2 » Tue Apr 21, 2015 11:41 am

This a follow up question from a small PM exchange with Hooray about the svg parser.
Where i ask him do he know how do Customizing MapStructure Styling.

Hooray wrote:it would be better to make this a new thread on the forum - but briefly the idea is to replace the drawVOR() function with a function wrapping parsesvg() - I think artix has got code doing this. Internally, this would still end up in the SymbolCache used by MapStructure.

Feel free to repost your questions and my answer in public, so that others can contribute - if nobody beats me to it, I will post an example or pointer shortly.


Customizing Styling MapStructure is handy for instruments (like the G1000) that have his own set of symbols or ATC radar.
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Re: Customizing Styling for MapStructure?

Postby Hooray » Tue Apr 21, 2015 11:50 am

Here's artix's thread (which includes code snippets/URLs to his work, which does demonstrate how to customize symbology via callbacks and/or SVG files): viewtopic.php?f=71&t=24201

In artix's code this is all encapsulated via the "style" and "options" hashes, so that built-in callbacks can be easily overridden
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