Custom Types Not Found (v12.00)

paulp575paulp575 Global Mapper UserPosts: 59Trusted User
edited October 2010 in Bug Report
I have three files that contain custom types (areas, lines, and points).

After installing v12.00, I copied these files into my GM folder.

When I open a project and click on Configure and open either area, line, or point, the custom types are not listed.

Are these specific to a project or can they be used for any project?

All three files were last modified on 11/13/2009 so they are probably from v11.xx.

I've attached all three files so you can look and see if there's something contained in them that might make them incompatible with v12.00.

Thanks,

Comments

  • global_mapperglobal_mapper Administrator Posts: 17,238
    edited October 2010
    The files are fine, you are just copying them to the wrong location. With Global Mapper v11 and later user data files like that are stored in the Application Data folder for Global Mapper (per Windows guidelines). The location of that folder is listed on the Help->About dialog and can even be changed there if you don't like the default. Just shut down Global Mapper and copy those files to that location, then they should be available.

    Let me know if I can be of further assistance.

    Thanks,

    Mike
    Global Mapper Support
    support@globalmapper.com
  • paulp575paulp575 Global Mapper User Posts: 59Trusted User
    edited October 2010
    The files are fine, you are just copying them to the wrong location. With Global Mapper v11 and later user data files like that are stored in the Application Data folder for Global Mapper (per Windows guidelines). The location of that folder is listed on the Help->About dialog and can even be changed there if you don't like the default. Just shut down Global Mapper and copy those files to that location, then they should be available.

    Let me know if I can be of further assistance.

    Thanks,

    Mike
    Global Mapper Support
    support@globalmapper.com

    Chalk up another one from the great support specialists at GM!

    That worked.
  • diofantisdiofantis Global Mapper User Posts: 35Trusted User
    edited October 2010
    Hi,
    where can i find the syntax that is used in the custom_lines/points/areas_types.txt files?

    Are these files applicable for an GM SDK application or only for the GM application?

    Thanks in advance.
  • global_mapperglobal_mapper Administrator Posts: 17,238
    edited October 2010
    There isn't an official document describing the format, but you can use a file from the Global Mapper application with the SDK. Just place the files in the same folder as the GlobalMapperInterface.dll file. You can also programmatically add new types using the SDK (GM_AddCustomAreaClass, GM_AddCustomLineClass, and GM_AddCustomPointClass).

    Thanks,

    Mike
    Global Mapper Support
    support@globalmapper.com
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