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Adding a Chooser to the SFX Dashboard

(CREDIT: https://www.chiefdelphi.com/forums/showthread.php?t=143997)

"I have had abundant problems with this widget, but after painstaking repetition, I have developed a solution. Please follow the below steps EXACTLY to ensure you get the same results!

  1. Make a new Tab in the SFX - Dunno why, but just safer to start fresh
  2. Click the "+" (bottom left corner) or "add" tab, and drag in the Options array from your SendableChooser (select "incomming" > "SmartDashBoard" > "Autonomous modes" > "options")
  3. Double-click the SendableChooser to edit the widget, and copy the Path EXCEPT for the "/options" part. This should look something like "SmartDashboard/Autonomous modes/options". ONLY COPY the "SmartDashboard/Autonomous modes"
  4. Add another widget, ComboBox (via "Toolbox - General" > "ComboBox")
  5. Edit the ComboBox widget and paste the path.
  6. Should be good to go! Make sure to press the "Play"/Green arrow to interact with the chooser"

Adding Cameras to the SFX Dashboard

NOTE: THIS APPROACH TO BE CONFIRMED WITH A MS HD3000 CAMERA:

It looks like you drag a camera icon from the left and nothing happens right? Well, now click on the "+" again
and you should see "Incoming" > "Camera Publisher" ... you can now drag the "USB Camera 0" across to the right
drop and select "Array" then resize to fit :)

Running the SFX Dashboard Automatically when the Driver Station Starts

  1. Shutdown driver station
  2. Replace the DashboardCmdLine line in the "C:\Users\Public\Documents\FRC\FRC DS Data Storage.ini" file with ...
          DashboardCmdLine = "java -jar C:\\Users\\Robocamp\\wpilib\\tools\\sfx.jar C:\\JazzHub\\icrobotics\\frc\\software\\cpp\\Chunky.Wantirna.SmartDashboard\\Chunky.Wantirna.fxsdash"
  3. Start Driver Station
  4. Select the default dashboard

NOTE: MAKE BACKUP COPIES AND KEEP YOUR *.fxsdash FILES UNDER SOURCE CONTROL SO THAT YOU CAN RECOVER WHEN THE SFX DECIDEDS TO CORRUPT YOUR FILE AND DELETE ALL OF THE WIDGETS - NOT SURE WHY THIS HAPPENS BUT IT HAPPENS.

NOTE: IF YOU EVER FIND YOURSELF PRESENTED WITH A BLANK SCREEN WHEN YOU WERE EXPECTING TO HAVE LOADED A SAVED DASHBOARD THEN CHECK THE CONTENTS OF THE *.fxsdash FILE, LESS THAN YOU WERE EXPECTING? SEE PREVIOUS COMMENT :) THEN RECOVER A BACKUP OR CHECKED IN VERSION!