The exe.xml basically contains a list of available FSX add-on modules (out-of-process „exe“ application type). This file can usually be found in the following path:
Here is an example of the content of the exe.xml file. Note that there may be more entries already existing in your file! You only have to append to this file in this case. This is of great importance if you want to let an automated installer do the job of adding the add-on to the list.
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="windows-1252"?> <SimBase.Document Type="Launch" version="1,0"> <Descr>Launch</Descr> <Filename>exe.xml</Filename> <Disabled>False</Disabled> <Launch.ManualLoad>False</Launch.ManualLoad> <Launch.Addon> <Name>SODE</Name> <Disabled>False</Disabled> <ManualLoad>False</ManualLoad> <Path>E:\FSX\SODE\SimObjectDisplayEngine.exe</Path> </Launch.Addon> </SimBase.Document>
The add-on entry holds all the information needed to properly load the module, the most important one being the path to the module.