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features:network [2016/05/08 11:03]
Andreas Breitschopp [Network Actions]
features:network [2020/04/05 17:03] (current)
Andreas Breitschopp
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 Remote control your network computers by defining certain actions that are executed on every computer start and create a flight status page for web display. Remote control your network computers by defining certain actions that are executed on every computer start and create a flight status page for web display.
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 +:i: Note: This here has nothing to do with accessing your flight simulator with FS-FlightControl over network. Therefore please use our [[installation/​simconnect-network-wizard]].
  
 ===== Network Computer Control ===== ===== Network Computer Control =====
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 :i: Note: Although you can use the waiting screen in all license editions, the customization is only possible with the commercial license. :i: Note: Although you can use the waiting screen in all license editions, the customization is only possible with the commercial license.
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 +:i: Note: If you do not want this full-screen waiting screen to appear, just start the client with the command line parameter ''/​nofullscreen''​.
  
 === Information === === Information ===
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 If you want to delete this computer again, click on the ''​Delete Computer''​ button. If you want to delete this computer again, click on the ''​Delete Computer''​ button.
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 +You can also trigger a direct action for this computer using the ''​Restart'',​ ''​Shutdown'',​ ''​Hibernate''​ or ''​Sleep''​ buttons.
  
 Below you will find two information texts showing the ''​Last Status''​ sowie ''​Last Connect''​ time to the network computer. Below you will find two information texts showing the ''​Last Status''​ sowie ''​Last Connect''​ time to the network computer.
  
-:i: Note: The ''​Last Status''​ text will turn red if there is no connection to the network computer and will be green if there are no connection ​issues at the moment.+:i: Note: The ''​Last Status''​ text will be shown in red if there is no connection to the network computer and in green otherwise. 
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 +FS-FlightControl is also able to remotely start other computers using ''​Wake on LAN''​. Just make sure that the computers themselves support that and the function is enabled in BIOS. 
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 +:i: Note: Before the ''​Wake on LAN''​ option can be used there needs to be one successful ​connection ​to the FS-FlightControl network client software running on that computer first to collect all necessary information.
  
 === Network Actions === === Network Actions ===
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 ===== Status Page for Web Display ===== ===== Status Page for Web Display =====
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 +{{https://​www.fs-flightcontrol.com/​img/​manual/​features/​network/​status-page-button.png?​nolink|}}
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 +In the bottom right you can find the button ''​Status Page Web''​ which will show the configuration options for the Status Page for Web Display.
  
 {{https://​www.fs-flightcontrol.com/​img/​manual/​features/​network/​status-page.png?​nolink|}} {{https://​www.fs-flightcontrol.com/​img/​manual/​features/​network/​status-page.png?​nolink|}}
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 {{https://​www.fs-flightcontrol.com/​img/​manual/​features/​network/​status-page-variables.png?​nolink|}} {{https://​www.fs-flightcontrol.com/​img/​manual/​features/​network/​status-page-variables.png?​nolink|}}
  
-First you can define certain variables which then can be used as placeholders inside the HTML template of the web page. Start with entering ​a departure and arrival airport and your call sign.+First you can define certain variables which then can be used as placeholders inside the HTML template of the web page. Start with entering your call sign.
  
 By default the system displays the aircraft name provided by the flight simulator. As this is not always "​nicely"​ formatted you have the option to force (overwrite) this name by any name you want. By default the system displays the aircraft name provided by the flight simulator. As this is not always "​nicely"​ formatted you have the option to force (overwrite) this name by any name you want.
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 {{https://​www.fs-flightcontrol.com/​img/​manual/​features/​network/​status-page-example.png?​nolink|}} {{https://​www.fs-flightcontrol.com/​img/​manual/​features/​network/​status-page-example.png?​nolink|}}
  
-Based on that you can customize ​it to your needs.+Based on that you can customize ​the status page to your needs
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 +A click on the ''​Show Preview''​ button opens a status page example in your default browser and ''​Reset''​ resets the HTML template to default.
  
-A click on the ''​Show Preview''​ button opens status page example in your default browser.+:i: Note: The preview is only available if you are connected to simulator.
  
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 To specify that any combination of ''​SHIFT'',​ ''​CTRL''​ and ''​ALT''​ should be held down while several other keys are pressed, enclose the code for those keys in parentheses. For example, to specify to hold down ''​SHIFT''​ while ''​E''​ and ''​C''​ are pressed, use ''​+(EC)''​. To specify to hold down ''​SHIFT''​ while ''​E''​ is pressed, followed by ''​C''​ without ''​SHIFT'',​ use ''​+EC''​. To specify that any combination of ''​SHIFT'',​ ''​CTRL''​ and ''​ALT''​ should be held down while several other keys are pressed, enclose the code for those keys in parentheses. For example, to specify to hold down ''​SHIFT''​ while ''​E''​ and ''​C''​ are pressed, use ''​+(EC)''​. To specify to hold down ''​SHIFT''​ while ''​E''​ is pressed, followed by ''​C''​ without ''​SHIFT'',​ use ''​+EC''​.
  
-To specify repeating keys, use the form ''​{key count}''​. You must put a space between ''​key''​ and ''​count''​. For example, ''​{LEFT 42}''​ means press the ''​CURSOR LEFT''​ key 42 times; ''​{10}''​ means press ''​H''​ 10 times.+To specify repeating keys, use the form ''​{key count}''​. You must put a space between ''​key''​ and ''​count''​. For example, ''​{LEFT 42}''​ means press the ''​CURSOR LEFT''​ key 42 times; ''​{10}''​ means press ''​H''​ 10 times.
 ===== Appendix: Possible Placeholders in HTML template ===== ===== Appendix: Possible Placeholders in HTML template =====
  
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 ^ Placeholder ​          ^ Description ​                                                                      ^ ^ Placeholder ​          ^ Description ​                                                                      ^
 +| {fore_color} ​         | Foreground color based on application color schema. ​                              |
 +| {back_color} ​         | background color based on application color schema. ​                              |
 | {airport_departure} ​  | Departure airport as specified. ​                                                  | | {airport_departure} ​  | Departure airport as specified. ​                                                  |
 | {airport_arrival} ​    | Arrival airport as specified. ​                                                    | | {airport_arrival} ​    | Arrival airport as specified. ​                                                    |
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 | {current_state} ​      | Current aircraft state: This can be either ''​Parking'',​ ''​Taxi''​ or ''​In Flight''​.| | {current_state} ​      | Current aircraft state: This can be either ''​Parking'',​ ''​Taxi''​ or ''​In Flight''​.|
 | {remaining_distance} ​ | Remaining distance to arrival airport. ​                                           | | {remaining_distance} ​ | Remaining distance to arrival airport. ​                                           |
 +| {ete}                 | Estimated time enroute (ETE) to arrival airport. ​                                 |
 | {eta}                 | Estimated time of arrival (ETA) on arrival airport. ​                              | | {eta}                 | Estimated time of arrival (ETA) on arrival airport. ​                              |
 +| {altitude_indicated} ​ | Indicated altitude. ​                                                              |
 | {altitude_msl} ​       | Aircraft altitude above mean sea level (MSL). ​                                    | | {altitude_msl} ​       | Aircraft altitude above mean sea level (MSL). ​                                    |
 | {altitude_agl} ​       | Aircraft altitude above ground level (AGL). ​                                      | | {altitude_agl} ​       | Aircraft altitude above ground level (AGL). ​                                      |
 +| {heading_true} ​       | True aircraft heading. ​                                                           |
 +| {heading_magnetic} ​   | Magnetic aircraft heading. ​                                                       |
 | {airspeed_indicated} ​ | Aircraft indicated speed (IAS). ​                                                  | | {airspeed_indicated} ​ | Aircraft indicated speed (IAS). ​                                                  |
 | {airspeed_true} ​      | Aircraft true speed (TAS). ​                                                       | | {airspeed_true} ​      | Aircraft true speed (TAS). ​                                                       |
 +| {ground_speed} ​       | Aircraft ground speed. ​                                                           |
 +| {vertical_speed} ​     | Aircraft vertical speed. ​                                                         |
 | {outside_temperature} | Outside air temperature. ​                                                         | | {outside_temperature} | Outside air temperature. ​                                                         |