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Old 26-10-2012, 13:01   #166
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Re: Plugin: DashBoard

Ah, well, I could if I were at the boat, however I am a couple of hours away from it at this time. I will do so as soon as I can. In the mean time I spoofed some data that should give you something to play with.
NMEA_Sample_Data.doc
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Old 17-11-2012, 03:10   #167
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Update of Dutch language files for Dashboard
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Old 27-11-2012, 05:41   #168
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There are several proposals for DashBoard colors.
In the image are marked with a green arrow

Gray horizontal field with the name of the instrument to make lighter.
Depth Graph and GPS signal to provide contrast
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Re: Plugin: DashBoard

All colors (including these for the dashboard plugin) can be styled through chartsymbols.xml

See Vector Palette | Official OpenCPN Homepage for reference
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Old 27-11-2012, 06:26   #170
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Thanks for the reply!
And where exactly in chartsymbols.xml change color user interface?
What he saw there in charge of the color vector map
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Old 27-11-2012, 09:25   #171
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Re: Plugin: DashBoard

In Windows C:\Program Files\OpenCPN\s57data\chartsymbols.xml
In Linux /usr/share/opencpn/s57data/chartsymbols.xml

Add this to <color-table name="DAY_BRIGHT">
Code:
<color name="DASHB" r="255" g="255" b="255"/>        // Dashboard Instr background
<color name="DASHL" r="190" g="190" b="190"/>        // Dashboard Instr Label
<color name="DASHF" r="50" g="50" b="50"/>           // Dashboard Foreground
<color name="DASHR" r="200" g="0" b="0"/>            // Dashboard Red
<color name="DASHG" r="0" g="200" b="0"/>            // Dashboard Green
<color name="DASHN" r="200" g="120" b="0"/>          // Dashboard Needle
<color name="DASH1" r="204" g="204" b="255"/>        // Dashboard Illustrations
<color name="DASH2" r="122" g="131" b="172"/>        // Dashboard Illustrations
This to <color-table name="DUSK">
Code:
<color name="DASHB" r="77" g="77" b="77"/>           // Dashboard Instr background
<color name="DASHL" r="54" g="54" b="54"/>           // Dashboard Instr Label
<color name="DASHF" r="0" g="0" b="0"/>              // Dashboard Foreground
<color name="DASHR" r="58" g="21" b="21"/>           // Dashboard Red
<color name="DASHG" r="21" g="58" b="21"/>           // Dashboard Green
<color name="DASHN" r="100" g="50" b="0"/>           // Dashboard Needle
<color name="DASH1" r="76" g="76" b="113"/>          // Dashboard Illustrations
<color name="DASH2" r="48" g="52" b="72"/>           // Dashboard Illustrations
And this to <color-table name="NIGHT">
Code:
<color name="DASHB" r="0" g="0" b="0"/>              // Dashboard Instr background
<color name="DASHL" r="20" g="20" b="20"/>           // Dashboard Instr Label
<color name="DASHF" r="64" g="64" b="64"/>           // Dashboard Foreground
<color name="DASHR" r="70" g="15" b="15"/>           // Dashboard Red
<color name="DASHG" r="15" g="70" b="15"/>           // Dashboard Green
<color name="DASHN" r="17" g="80" b="56"/>           // Dashboard Needle
<color name="DASH1" r="48" g="52" b="72"/>           // Dashboard Illustrations
<color name="DASH2" r="36" g="36" b="53"/>           // Dashboard Illustrations
Then you can change any of the values and see the result! (you probably need to reload OpenCPN after changing any value)
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Old 29-11-2012, 06:41   #172
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Happened to change color.
but there are problems
1. Color for depth graph and level of GPS signal graph is coded DASHL. You need to add a new color code DASH3 for Graphs. Or example code to assign graphs DASHN
2. DASH4 add custom colors for the background and borders, which now take color from the Windows Style. In night mode, the background and borders remain light that prevents night.
3. Depth instrument in horizontal orientation does not stretch the graph on to the horizontal.
4. If you turn off and turn on DashBoard resets the size of the instruments by default.

Where can I find a description of the codes color tables for other elements of the interface?

Changes the color of Windows. But it appeared uncomfortable with the other elements of the program and by the Windows (Image Windows _St)
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Happened to change color.
but there are problems
1. Color for depth graph and level of GPS signal graph is coded DASHL. You need to add a new color code DASH3 for Graphs. Or example code to assign graphs DASHN
2. DASH4 add custom colors for the background and borders, which now take color from the Windows Style. In night mode, the background and borders remain light that prevents night.
3. Depth instrument in horizontal orientation does not stretch the graph on to the horizontal.
4. If you turn off and turn on DashBoard resets the size of the instruments by default.

Where can I find a description of the codes color tables for other elements of the interface?

Changes the color of Windows. But it appeared uncomfortable with the other elements of the program and by the Windows (Image Windows _St)
I happend to add the tags, however no change is visible. Would you be so kind to post your xml-files?

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I happend to add the tags, however no change is visible. Would you be so kind to post your xml-files?

Thanks.
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Thanks Baikal!
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@Baikal I replaced the xml file, however changing the colorscheme by pressing the button in the top menu also changes the color of the chart to the same color of the panel. Any ideas?
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@Baikal I replaced the xml file, however changing the colorscheme by pressing the button in the top menu also changes the color of the chart to the same color of the panel. Any ideas?
I have not done color setting for night mode. You first need to add the plugin code to customize their colors
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I have not done color setting for night mode. You first need to add the plugin code to customize their colors
Ah, I understood that those colors where already there
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Re: Plugin: DashBoard

SethDart and others helping. I've discovered the Dashboard has become a beautiful flexible tool, thank you! I really like the Wind History, it would be great for selecting specific segments for creation of polar diagrams.
Can Wind History be Apparent or True?
It would be helpful to also overlay history of Speedo or GPS speed to help with selection of the segment.

It would be useful if we could place a start mark and end mark and have the history show the average for wind speed and direction (apparent-true) and average speedo/gps speed.

Perhaps first step would be even simpler - just write down start time and end time for user chosen segments (maybe hover cursor to get that date and time info in the chart history?) Then we would have to go into the recorded file and do our own averaging to get the polar information for that point on the polar chart.

Probably asking for too much right now.
Kudo's on the improvements!
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Apparently I was not thinking... True Wind Direction TWD is different than True Wind Angle TWA !! It would be great if we could have similar wind histories available for TWA True Wind Angle and AWA Apparent Wind Angle. Then my comments above would have more meaning!

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