Don't bother getting the FS Gauges SDK as it hardly touches XML coding. It still contains lots of data for C++ as used in the old GAU files. There are a few tutorials around now - try looking for those by Arne Bartels, either in AVSIM or FreeFlightDesign. bones -----Original Message----- From: jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of FrankTurley@xxxxxxx Sent: 18 August 2006 20:49 To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [jhb_airlines] Re: FSX Demo Hi Bones, Thanks for the pointer in the right direction, I finally came up with the following - <Text X="32" Y="16" Bright="Yes" Length="3" Font="Arial" Color="#FFFFFF" Adjust="Center" VerticalAdjust="Center" Multiline="No" Fixed="No"> <String>%((A:Plane Heading Degrees Gyro, degrees))%!3.0f</String> </Text> Its a bit simpler than yours, and I changed to the white colour as it stands out better than the grey. It works ok, I guess I need to get into XML a bit more to understand exactly what's going on, but at least I now have a digital compass. Thanks again, Frank T.