. These components can be written in C, C
++, or, if the managed API calls are being used, any Microsoft .NET lanaguge such as C#.net or VB.
net. Typically the components will perform one or more of the following:
interface. Start a new Win32 Project or MFC Application if the add-on will have a user interface.
2. Include the SimConnect.h header file.
3. Link to the SimConnect.lib library, by addingSimConnect.lib to the Additional Options of the Command
1. Create and add a definition file to the project. This is needed because SimConnect expects the exported
namesDLLStart andDLLStop to be undecorated (by default additional characters are added to these
names). The definition file can be created by selecting Project/Add New Item from the main menu in
Visual Studio. Edit the definition (.def) file so it looks like this (where DLL Project is the name of your project):
LIBRARY "DLL Project"
1. Ensure theSimConnect.ini file is in your My Documents\Flight Simulator X Files folder. You do not
usually have to make any changes to this file. The SimConnect.ini file provided ensures that the
SimConnect debug window opens to display communication information between the server and the clients.
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