Manually Setting the Driver Station to Start Custom Dashboard¶
If WPILib is not installed to the default location (such as when files are copied to a PC manually), the dashboard of choice may not launch properly. To have the DS start a custom dashboard when it starts up, you have to manually modify the settings for the default dashboard.
This is not needed for most installations, try using the appropriate Dashboard Type setting for your language first.
Set Driver Station to Default¶
Open the Driver Station software, click on the Setup tab and set the Dashboard setting to Default. Then close the Driver Station!
Locate Dashboard JAR file¶
Find the location of the dashboard
Open DS Data Storage file¶
C:\Users\Public\Documents\FRC and double click on
FRC DS Data Storage to open it.
Locate the line beginning with
Replace the string after
java -jar "C:\\PATH\\TO\\DASHBOARD.jar" where the path specified is the path to the dashboard
jar file. Save the
FRC DS Data Storage file.
If the dashboard
jar file was located at
C:\Users\USERNAME\frc\dashboard.jar, one should replace the string after
java -jar "C:\\Users\\USERNAME\\frc\\dashboard.jar"
Launch Driver Station¶
The Driver Station should now launch the dashboard each time it is opened.