Sorry for being unclear. The unhandled exception came from that cast. Since then I fixed it. I repeated all the steps after adding 2.8 widgets and it works! Thanks.
So my intent is to ditch the Chart Navigator Pro, and the Garmin charts
, and use OpenCPN for my main "Under way" and "route planning" navigation
I would like to setup the application to do following:
Once I am under way, keep my main PC monitor
for just displaying the charts and my boat
and never ever interrupt that.
Any other windows like options window, or any other winOS information would always be displayed on separate monitor
I've had way too many occasions where Maptech
would start some alarm
, or some other stuff would pop in windows just as I am coming in a narrow inlet or a busy harbor. Then I would have to leave the helm
go down to click "OK" or close the popup and continue. Very annoying. Also when GPS
signal is lost
on Chart Navigator, it beeps this very very annoying beep(comes from motherboard speaker). Definitely want to be able to tweak stuff like that.
Then it would be nice to add a window for displaying more details like NMEA
inputs form AIS
and other peripherals like my wind
speed, and depth
that would come on COM port. And keep in on a separate display.
As I use it more it will be cool to interface different peripherals with it.