893Re: [dxatlas] Pin Annotation Viewing
- Jul 3, 2008Hi Joe,
I tried to display pin annotations on the mouse-over hints in the past, but
I failed. The annotations were an afterthought not planned in the original
design, and there was no easy way to add the hints to the existing data
structures. If I ever start writing a new version of DX Atlas from scratch,
I will make sure that there is enough space for annotations.
73 Alex VE3NEA
----- Original Message -----
From: "N6KK" <barger@...>
Sent: Thursday, July 03, 2008 12:10 AM
Subject: [dxatlas] Pin Annotation Viewing
Is there an option that allows the annotations associated with a
particular pin to be displayed as the cursor hovers over the pin?
Something similar to the "active labels" function, but for the pin
annotations. I would like to be able to see the annotations without
having to right click the pin, select annotations and get the
annotation edit box. A similar function would probably be useful for
the grid square annotations as well.
What I have done is define a pin with annotations for selected beacons
and other 50 MHz propagation indicators. I then have DX Atlas display
the path from me to the desired DX location, noting the nearest
beacons, etc. I'd like to be able to hover the cursor over a pin and
see the annotation (which includes the call sign, frequency, power,
antenna, etc.). That would make it much easier to quickly identify
and look for suitable propagation indicators.
Another nice to have would be configurable distance circles. I'd like
to be able to have distance circles at a typical E skip distance of,
say, 1100 miles or so to help judge how may hops may be required to
the DX as well as where "dead zones" between hops may be located.
What a great program, and it just keeps getting better. Thanks Alex.
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