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Thread: What syntax to make an XML guage to play a sound?

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    Default What syntax to make an XML guage to play a sound?


    I want my "Spoiler On" gauge to not only light the lamp on the dash, but also to trigger a sound, such as the gear warning sound with flaps down on an approach.

    What syntax do I use within the text of the XML gauge and where do I place the instruction? Here's the text of the gauge so far:

    <Gauge Name="SpoilerToggle" Version="1.0">
    <Value>(A:SPOILERS HANDLE POSITION,bool)</Value>
    <Case Value="0">
    <Image Name="spoil_off.bmp" ImageSizes="54,32"/>
    <Case Value="1">
    <Image Name="spoil_on.bmp" Bright="Yes" ImageSizes="54,32"/>


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    Default RE: What syntax to make an XML guage to play a sound?

    None, as XML scripts cannot play sounds at all. They also cannot read or write files to disk.

    There is a C gauge that Doug Dawson posted in the AVSIM file library called "dsd_sound..." that will allow you to send it a command to play a particular sound, but it does require a bit of set up to get working properly.
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