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[Trick | Guide] Simple scrolling switcher

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deflore08
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[Trick | Guide] Simple scrolling switcher

Post by deflore08 »

Hey there! Today i want to tell you how to make an easy scrolling-switcher. You can use this everywhere where you know a count of possible values. As example i will work with players array. It is a big trouble for some users to look inside your code and input a player name manually. Let's see how we can solve this.

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For the first we should define some conformity. As we know, NowPlaying plugin support 8 types of players: AIMP, CAD, iTunes, MediaMonkey, WinAmp, WMP, Spotify, WLM. The list is here. So we can make next conformity: 1 = AIMP, 2 = CAD, 3 = iTunes etc. We need 2 variables for this. Let's make it:

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[Variables]
Player_Name=
Player_Selection=0
After this we should invent something what will do a dirty job for us - to equal a values and set variable #Player_Name# depending on #Player_Selection# variable. It's pretty simple task with a Calc measure:

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[f.Player_Selection]
Measure=Calc
DynamicVariables=1
ifCondition=#Player_Selection# < 1
ifTrueAction=[!SetVariable Player_Selection "8"][!WriteKeyValue Variables Player_Selection "8" "Switcher.ini"][!SetVariable Player_Name "AIMP"][!WriteKeyValue Variables Player_Name "AIMP" "Switcher.ini"]
ifCondition2=#Player_Selection# > 8
ifTrueAction2=[!SetVariable Player_Selection "1"][!WriteKeyValue Variables Player_Selection "1" "Switcher.ini"][!SetVariable Player_Name "WLM"][!WriteKeyValue Variables Player_Name "WLM" "Switcher.ini"]
ifCondition3=#Player_Selection# = 1
ifTrueAction3=[!SetVariable Player_Name "AIMP"][!WriteKeyValue Variables Player_Name "AIMP" "Switcher.ini"]
ifCondition4=#Player_Selection# = 2
ifTrueAction4=[!SetVariable Player_Name "CAD"][!WriteKeyValue Variables Player_Name "CAD" "Switcher.ini"]
ifCondition5=#Player_Selection# = 3
ifTrueAction5=[!SetVariable Player_Name "ITUNES"][!WriteKeyValue Variables Player_Name "ITUNES" "Switcher.ini"]
ifCondition6=#Player_Selection# = 4
ifTrueAction6=[!SetVariable Player_Name "MEDIAMONKEY"][!WriteKeyValue Variables Player_Name "MEDIAMONKEY" "Switcher.ini"]
ifCondition7=#Player_Selection# = 5
ifTrueAction7=[!SetVariable Player_Name "WINAMP"][!WriteKeyValue Variables Player_Name "WINAMP" "Switcher.ini"]
ifCondition8=#Player_Selection# = 6
ifTrueAction8=[!SetVariable Player_Name "WMP"][!WriteKeyValue Variables Player_Name "WMP" "Switcher.ini"]
ifCondition9=#Player_Selection# = 7
ifTrueAction9=[!SetVariable Player_Name "SPOTIFY"][!WriteKeyValue Variables Player_Name "SPOTIFY" "Switcher.ini"]
ifCondition10=#Player_Selection# = 8
ifTrueAction10=[!SetVariable Player_Name "WLM"][!WriteKeyValue Variables Player_Name "WLM" "Switcher.ini"]
We just checking the current value of #Player_Selection# var and set #Player_Name# depending on the last one. If we do not want to reset our settings after refreshing or reloading a skin, we should write value to file, so we use !WriteKeyValue, and !SetVariable to change it on a flight.
But we still need something what will change our #Player_Selection# variable. Let's try some magic:

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[t.Scroll_Example]
Meter=String
Y=80
X=0
W=200
H=40
Text="SCROLL ME"
SolidColor=100, 100, 100, 100
FontColor=200, 200, 150, 255
FontSize=24
FontFace=ARIAL
StringAlign=Left
AntiAlias=1
DynamicVariables=1
MouseScrollUpAction=[!SetVariable Player_Selection "(#Player_Selection# + 1)"][!WriteKeyValue Variables Player_Selection "(#Player_Selection# + 1)" "Switcher.ini"][!Update]
MouseScrollDownAction=[!SetVariable Player_Selection "(#Player_Selection# - 1)"][!WriteKeyValue Variables Player_Selection "(#Player_Selection# - 1)" "Switcher.ini"][!Update]
As you can see, scroll up changes #Player_Selection# to (#Player_Selection# + 1) and scroll down does the same thing but it's lower the value. In our Calc measure we set conditions what says "if variable #Player_Selection# become higher than 8, i will set it to 1 and vice-versa".

All that left it is to use our #Player_Name# in NowPlaying measure. Do no forget to set DynamicVariables on:

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[Player]
Measure=NowPlaying
PlayerName=#Player_Name#
DynamicVariables=1
And to enjoy, of course. See you around. :)
ScrollingSwitcher_1.0.rmskin

UPDATE:

Enhanced edition by balala with a beautiful scrolling effect based on ActionTimer:

GIF.gif

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[Metadata]
Name=PlayerSwitcher
Version=1.1
Author=balala (http://balazslaci.deviantart.com/) | deflore08 (deflore08@gmail.com)
License=Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 3.0
Information=Simple switcher example

[Variables]
Player_Name=AIMP
Player_Selection=1
Player_NameUp=WLM
Player_SelectionUp=8
Player_NameDown=CAD
Player_SelectionDown=2
U=[!UpdateMeasure "MeasureScroll"][!UpdateMeasure "MeasureY"][!UpdateMeterGroup "Names"][!Redraw]
Y=0

[Background]
Meter=Image
W=200
H=150
SolidColor=0,0,0,180

; - #Player_Selection# sets player name depending on it's value from 1 to 8. (1=AIMP; 2=CAD; 3=iTunes; 4=MediaMonkey; 5=Winamp; 6=WMP; 7=Spotify; 8=WLM)

[MeasureScroll]
Measure=Plugin
Plugin=ActionTimer
ActionList1=Repeat Up,20,10
Up=[!SetVariable Y "(Clamp((#Y#-1),-10,10))"]#U#
ActionList2=Repeat Down,20,10
Down=[!SetVariable Y "(Clamp((#Y#+1),-10,10))"]#U#
DynamicVariables=1

[MeasureY]
Measure=Calc
Formula=#Y#
IfCondition=(#CURRENTSECTION#=-10)
IfTrueAction=[!SetVariable Y "0"][!SetVariable Player_Selection "((#Player_Selection#=1)?8:(#Player_Selection#-1))"][!SetVariable Player_SelectionUp "((#Player_SelectionUp#=1)?8:(#Player_SelectionUp#-1))"][!SetVariable Player_SelectionDown "((#Player_SelectionDown#=1)?8:(#Player_SelectionDown#-1))"][!UpdateMeasure "f.Player_Selection"][!WriteKeyValue Variables Player_Selection "((#Player_Selection#=1)?8:(#Player_Selection#-1))"][!WriteKeyValue Variables Player_SelectionUp "((#Player_SelectionUp#=1)?8:(#Player_SelectionUp#-1))"][!WriteKeyValue Variables Player_SelectionDown "((#Player_SelectionDown#=1)?8:(#Player_SelectionDown#-1))"][!UpdateMeasure "f.Player_Selection"]#U#
IfCondition2=(#CURRENTSECTION#=10)
IfTrueAction2=[!SetVariable Y "0"][!SetVariable Player_Selection "((#Player_Selection#=8)?1:(#Player_Selection#+1))"][!SetVariable Player_SelectionUp "((#Player_SelectionUp#=8)?1:(#Player_SelectionUp#+1))"][!SetVariable Player_SelectionDown "((#Player_SelectionDown#=8)?1:(#Player_SelectionDown#+1))"][!WriteKeyValue Variables Player_Selection "((#Player_Selection#=8)?1:(#Player_Selection#+1))"][!WriteKeyValue Variables Player_SelectionUp "((#Player_SelectionUp#=8)?1:(#Player_SelectionUp#+1))"][!WriteKeyValue Variables Player_SelectionDown "((#Player_SelectionDown#=8)?1:(#Player_SelectionDown#+1))"][!UpdateMeasure "f.Player_Selection"]#U#
DynamicVariables=1

[f.Player_Selection]
Measure=Calc
DynamicVariables=1
IfCondition=#Player_Selection#=1
IfTrueAction=[!SetVariable Player_Name "AIMP"][!SetVariable Player_NameUp "WLM"][!SetVariable Player_NameDown "CAD"][!WriteKeyValue Variables Player_Name "AIMP" "Switcher.ini"][!WriteKeyValue Variables Player_NameUp "WLM"][!WriteKeyValue Variables Player_NameDown "CAD"]
IfCondition2=#Player_Selection#=2
IfTrueAction2=[!SetVariable Player_Name "CAD"][!SetVariable Player_NameUp "AIMP"][!SetVariable Player_NameDown "ITUNES"][!WriteKeyValue Variables Player_Name "CAD" "Switcher.ini"][!WriteKeyValue Variables Player_NameUp "AIMP"][!WriteKeyValue Variables Player_NameDown "ITUNES"]
IfCondition3=#Player_Selection#=3
IfTrueAction3=[!SetVariable Player_Name "ITUNES"][!SetVariable Player_NameUp "CAD"][!SetVariable Player_NameDown "MEDIAMONKEY"][!WriteKeyValue Variables Player_Name "ITUNES" "Switcher.ini"][!WriteKeyValue Variables Player_NameUp "CAD"][!WriteKeyValue Variables Player_NameDown "MEDIAMONKEY"]
IfCondition4=#Player_Selection#=4
IfTrueAction4=[!SetVariable Player_Name "MEDIAMONKEY"][!SetVariable Player_NameUp "ITUNES"][!SetVariable Player_NameDown "WINAMP"][!WriteKeyValue Variables Player_Name "MEDIAMONKEY" "Switcher.ini"][!WriteKeyValue Variables Player_NameUp "ITUNES"][!WriteKeyValue Variables Player_NameDown "WINAMP"]
IfCondition5=#Player_Selection#=5
IfTrueAction5=[!SetVariable Player_Name "WINAMP"][!SetVariable Player_NameUp "MEDIAMONKEY"][!SetVariable Player_NameDown "WMP"][!WriteKeyValue Variables Player_Name "WINAMP" "Switcher.ini"][!WriteKeyValue Variables Player_NameUp "MEDIAMONKEY"][!WriteKeyValue Variables Player_NameDown "EMP"]
IfCondition6=#Player_Selection#=6
IfTrueAction6=[!SetVariable Player_Name "WMP"][!SetVariable Player_NameUp "WINAMP"][!SetVariable Player_NameDown "SPOTIFY"][!WriteKeyValue Variables Player_Name "WMP" "Switcher.ini"][!WriteKeyValue Variables Player_NameUp "WINAMP"][!WriteKeyValue Variables Player_NameDown "SPOTIFY"]
IfCondition7=#Player_Selection#=7
IfTrueAction7=[!SetVariable Player_Name "SPOTIFY"][!SetVariable Player_NameUp "WMP"][!SetVariable Player_NameDown "WLM"][!WriteKeyValue Variables Player_Name "SPOTIFY" "Switcher.ini"][!WriteKeyValue Variables Player_NameUp "WMP"][!WriteKeyValue Variables Player_NameDown "WLM"]
IfCondition8=#Player_Selection#=8
IfTrueAction8=[!SetVariable Player_Name "WLM"][!SetVariable Player_NameUp "SPOTIFY"][!SetVariable Player_NameDown "AIMP"][!WriteKeyValue Variables Player_Name "WLM" "Switcher.ini"][!WriteKeyValue Variables Player_NameUp "SPOTIFY"][!WriteKeyValue Variables Player_NameDown "AIMP"]

[t.Scroll_Example]
Meter=String
Y=80
X=0
W=200
H=40
Text="SCROLL ME"
SolidColor=100, 100, 100, 100
FontColor=200, 200, 150, 255
FontSize=24
FontFace=ARIAL
StringAlign=Left
AntiAlias=1
DynamicVariables=1
MouseScrollUpAction=[!CommandMeasure "MeasureScroll" "Execute 1"][!CommandMeasure "MeasureScroll" "Stop 2"]
MouseScrollDownAction=[!CommandMeasure "MeasureScroll" "Stop 1"][!CommandMeasure "MeasureScroll" "Execute 2"]

[PlayerNameContainer]
Meter=Image
SolidColor=0,0,0
X=0
Y=20
W=200
H=24
UpdateDivider=-1

[t.Player_NameUp]
Meter=String
Y=(-40+2*(10-#Y#))
X=0
W=200
H=40
Text=#Player_SelectionUp#: #Player_NameUp#
FontColor=200, 200, 150, 255
FontSize=16
FontFace=ARIAL
StringAlign=Left
AntiAlias=1
DynamicVariables=1
Container=PlayerNameContainer
Group=Names

[t.Player_Name]
Meter=String
Y=(-20+2*(10-#Y#))
X=0r
W=200
H=40
Text=#Player_Selection#: #Player_Name#
FontColor=200, 200, 150, 255
FontSize=16
FontFace=ARIAL
StringAlign=Left
AntiAlias=1
DynamicVariables=1
Container=PlayerNameContainer
Group=Names

[t.Player_NameDown]
Meter=String
Y=(2*(10-#Y#))
X=0r
W=200
H=40
Text=#Player_SelectionDown#: #Player_NameDown#
FontColor=200, 200, 150, 255
FontSize=16
FontFace=ARIAL
StringAlign=Left
AntiAlias=1
DynamicVariables=1
Container=PlayerNameContainer
Group=Names
ScrollingSwitcher_1.1.rmskin

UPDATE:

Another solution from Yincognito. A little harder, but more reliable and protected. A bugs prevented.

Видео 21-09-2020 09_53_17.gif

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[Variables]
Players="AIMP,CAD,iTunes,MediaMonkey,Winamp,WMP,Spotify,WLM"
PlayerCount=8
PlayerUpIndex=6
PlayerUp=Spotify
U=[!UpdateMeasure "Scroll"][!UpdateMeter *][!Redraw]
Y=0

[Rainmeter]
Update=1000
DynamicWindowSize=1
AccurateText=1

[Metadata]
Name=PlayerSwitcher
Version=1.2
Author= THE RAINMETER COMMUNITY AND THE HOLY SPIRIT feat balala (http://balazslaci.deviantart.com/) | Yincognito (https://www.deviantart.com/yincognyto)| deflore08 (deflore08@gmail.com)
License=Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 3.0
Information=Simple switcher example

---Measures---

[Scroll]
Group=ScrollGroup
Measure=Plugin
Plugin=ActionTimer
ActionList1=UpdateUp | Wait 5 | Repeat Up,15,24 | Wait 5
Up=[!SetVariable Y (Clamp((#Y#+1),-24,0))]#U#
UpdateUp=[!SetVariable PlayerUpIndex ((#PlayerCount#+#PlayerUpIndex#-1)%#PlayerCount#)][!SetVariable Y -24][!UpdateMeasureGroup "ScrollGroup"]#U#
ActionList2=Repeat Down,15,24 | Wait 5 | UpdateDown | Wait 5
Down=[!SetVariable Y (Clamp((#Y#-1),-24,0))]#U#
UpdateDown=[!SetVariable PlayerUpIndex ((#PlayerCount#+#PlayerUpIndex#+1)%#PlayerCount#)][!SetVariable Y 0][!UpdateMeasureGroup "ScrollGroup"]#U#
DynamicVariables=1

[PlayerUpIndex]
Group=ScrollGroup
Measure=Calc
Formula=(#PlayerUpIndex#)
UpdateDivider=-1
OnUpdateAction=[!WriteKeyValue Variables PlayerUpIndex [PlayerUpIndex]]
DynamicVariables=1

[PlayerUp]
Group=ScrollGroup
Measure=String
String="#Players#,"
UpdateDivider=-1
RegExpSubstitute=1
Substitute="(?U)^(?:.*,){[PlayerUpIndex]}(.*),.*$":"\1"
OnUpdateAction=[!WriteKeyValue Variables PlayerUp "[PlayerUp]"]
DynamicVariables=1

[PlayerDownIndex]
Group=ScrollGroup
Measure=Calc
Formula=((#PlayerCount#+#PlayerUpIndex#+1)%#PlayerCount#)
UpdateDivider=-1
DynamicVariables=1

[PlayerDown]
Group=ScrollGroup
Measure=String
String="#Players#,"
UpdateDivider=-1
RegExpSubstitute=1
Substitute="(?U)^(?:.*,){[PlayerDownIndex]}(.*),.*$":"\1"
DynamicVariables=1

---Meters---

[Background]
Meter=Image
W=200
H=150
SolidColor=0,0,0,180

[Container]
Meter=Image
SolidColor=0,0,0,255
X=0
Y=20
W=200
H=24

[PlayerUpName]
Container=Container
Group=NamesGroup
Meter=String
X=10
Y=(#Y#)
W=190
H=24
FontColor=200,200,150,255
FontSize=16
FontFace=Arial
StringAlign=Left
AntiAlias=1
MeasureName=PlayerUpIndex
MeasureName2=PlayerUp
Text="%1: %2"
DynamicVariables=1

[PlayerDownName]
Container=Container
Group=NamesGroup
Meter=String
X=0r
Y=0R
W=190
H=24
FontColor=200,200,150,255
FontSize=16
FontFace=Arial
StringAlign=Left
AntiAlias=1
MeasureName=PlayerDownIndex
MeasureName2=PlayerDown
Text="%1: %2"
DynamicVariables=1

[ScrollText]
Meter=String
X=100
Y=80
W=200
H=40
SolidColor=100,100,100,100
FontColor=200,200,150,255
FontSize=24
FontFace=Arial
StringAlign=Center
AntiAlias=1
Text="SCROLL ME"
MouseScrollUpAction=[!CommandMeasure Scroll "Stop 2"][!CommandMeasure Scroll "Execute 1"]
MouseScrollDownAction=[!CommandMeasure Scroll "Stop 1"][!CommandMeasure Scroll "Execute 2"]
DynamicVariables=1
ScrollingSwitcher_1.2.rmskin
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Last edited by deflore08 on September 21st, 2020, 7:03 am, edited 6 times in total.
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balala
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Location: Gheorgheni, Romania

Re: [Trick | Guide] Simple scrolling switcher

Post by balala »

I perfectly understood the reason why did you post this as a tip. However I'd add a little enhancement: a scrolling effect would be nice on your skin. So I rewrote a few things there, here is the new code of Switcher.ini:

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[Metadata]
Name=PlayerSwitcher
Version=1.1
Author=deflore08 (deflore08@gmail.com)
License=Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 3.0
Information=Simple switcher example

[Variables]
Player_Name=AIMP
Player_Selection=1
Player_NameUp=WLM
Player_SelectionUp=8
Player_NameDown=CAD
Player_SelectionDown=2
U=[!UpdateMeasure "MeasureScroll"][!UpdateMeasure "MeasureY"][!UpdateMeterGroup "Names"][!Redraw]
Y=0

[Background]
Meter=Image
W=200
H=150
SolidColor=0,0,0,180

; - #Player_Selection# sets player name depending on it's value from 1 to 8. (1=AIMP; 2=CAD; 3=iTunes; 4=MediaMonkey; 5=Winamp; 6=WMP; 7=Spotify; 8=WLM)

[MeasureScroll]
Measure=Plugin
Plugin=ActionTimer
ActionList1=Repeat Up,20,10
Up=[!SetVariable Y "(Clamp((#Y#-1),-10,10))"]#U#
ActionList2=Repeat Down,20,10
Down=[!SetVariable Y "(Clamp((#Y#+1),-10,10))"]#U#
DynamicVariables=1

[MeasureY]
Measure=Calc
Formula=#Y#
IfCondition=(#CURRENTSECTION#=-10)
IfTrueAction=[!SetVariable Y "0"][!SetVariable Player_Selection "((#Player_Selection#=1)?8:(#Player_Selection#-1))"][!SetVariable Player_SelectionUp "((#Player_SelectionUp#=1)?8:(#Player_SelectionUp#-1))"][!SetVariable Player_SelectionDown "((#Player_SelectionDown#=1)?8:(#Player_SelectionDown#-1))"][!UpdateMeasure "f.Player_Selection"][!WriteKeyValue Variables Player_Selection "((#Player_Selection#=1)?8:(#Player_Selection#-1))"][!WriteKeyValue Variables Player_SelectionUp "((#Player_SelectionUp#=1)?8:(#Player_SelectionUp#-1))"][!WriteKeyValue Variables Player_SelectionDown "((#Player_SelectionDown#=1)?8:(#Player_SelectionDown#-1))"][!UpdateMeasure "f.Player_Selection"]#U#
IfCondition2=(#CURRENTSECTION#=10)
IfTrueAction2=[!SetVariable Y "0"][!SetVariable Player_Selection "((#Player_Selection#=8)?1:(#Player_Selection#+1))"][!SetVariable Player_SelectionUp "((#Player_SelectionUp#=8)?1:(#Player_SelectionUp#+1))"][!SetVariable Player_SelectionDown "((#Player_SelectionDown#=8)?1:(#Player_SelectionDown#+1))"][!WriteKeyValue Variables Player_Selection "((#Player_Selection#=8)?1:(#Player_Selection#+1))"][!WriteKeyValue Variables Player_SelectionUp "((#Player_SelectionUp#=8)?1:(#Player_SelectionUp#+1))"][!WriteKeyValue Variables Player_SelectionDown "((#Player_SelectionDown#=8)?1:(#Player_SelectionDown#+1))"][!UpdateMeasure "f.Player_Selection"]#U#
DynamicVariables=1

[f.Player_Selection]
Measure=Calc
DynamicVariables=1
IfCondition=#Player_Selection#=1
IfTrueAction=[!SetVariable Player_Name "AIMP"][!SetVariable Player_NameUp "WLM"][!SetVariable Player_NameDown "CAD"][!WriteKeyValue Variables Player_Name "AIMP" "Switcher.ini"][!WriteKeyValue Variables Player_NameUp "WLM"][!WriteKeyValue Variables Player_NameDown "CAD"]
IfCondition2=#Player_Selection#=2
IfTrueAction2=[!SetVariable Player_Name "CAD"][!SetVariable Player_NameUp "AIMP"][!SetVariable Player_NameDown "ITUNES"][!WriteKeyValue Variables Player_Name "CAD" "Switcher.ini"][!WriteKeyValue Variables Player_NameUp "AIMP"][!WriteKeyValue Variables Player_NameDown "ITUNES"]
IfCondition3=#Player_Selection#=3
IfTrueAction3=[!SetVariable Player_Name "ITUNES"][!SetVariable Player_NameUp "CAD"][!SetVariable Player_NameDown "MEDIAMONKEY"][!WriteKeyValue Variables Player_Name "ITUNES" "Switcher.ini"][!WriteKeyValue Variables Player_NameUp "CAD"][!WriteKeyValue Variables Player_NameDown "MEDIAMONKEY"]
IfCondition4=#Player_Selection#=4
IfTrueAction4=[!SetVariable Player_Name "MEDIAMONKEY"][!SetVariable Player_NameUp "ITUNES"][!SetVariable Player_NameDown "WINAMP"][!WriteKeyValue Variables Player_Name "MEDIAMONKEY" "Switcher.ini"][!WriteKeyValue Variables Player_NameUp "ITUNES"][!WriteKeyValue Variables Player_NameDown "WINAMP"]
IfCondition5=#Player_Selection#=5
IfTrueAction5=[!SetVariable Player_Name "WINAMP"][!SetVariable Player_NameUp "MEDIAMONKEY"][!SetVariable Player_NameDown "WMP"][!WriteKeyValue Variables Player_Name "WINAMP" "Switcher.ini"][!WriteKeyValue Variables Player_NameUp "MEDIAMONKEY"][!WriteKeyValue Variables Player_NameDown "EMP"]
IfCondition6=#Player_Selection#=6
IfTrueAction6=[!SetVariable Player_Name "WMP"][!SetVariable Player_NameUp "WINAMP"][!SetVariable Player_NameDown "SPOTIFY"][!WriteKeyValue Variables Player_Name "WMP" "Switcher.ini"][!WriteKeyValue Variables Player_NameUp "WINAMP"][!WriteKeyValue Variables Player_NameDown "SPOTIFY"]
IfCondition7=#Player_Selection#=7
IfTrueAction7=[!SetVariable Player_Name "SPOTIFY"][!SetVariable Player_NameUp "WMP"][!SetVariable Player_NameDown "WLM"][!WriteKeyValue Variables Player_Name "SPOTIFY" "Switcher.ini"][!WriteKeyValue Variables Player_NameUp "WMP"][!WriteKeyValue Variables Player_NameDown "WLM"]
IfCondition8=#Player_Selection#=8
IfTrueAction8=[!SetVariable Player_Name "WLM"][!SetVariable Player_NameUp "SPOTIFY"][!SetVariable Player_NameDown "AIMP"][!WriteKeyValue Variables Player_Name "WLM" "Switcher.ini"][!WriteKeyValue Variables Player_NameUp "SPOTIFY"][!WriteKeyValue Variables Player_NameDown "AIMP"]

[t.Scroll_Example]
Meter=String
Y=80
X=0
W=200
H=40
Text="SCROLL ME"
SolidColor=100, 100, 100, 100
FontColor=200, 200, 150, 255
FontSize=24
FontFace=ARIAL
StringAlign=Left
AntiAlias=1
DynamicVariables=1
MouseScrollUpAction=[!CommandMeasure "MeasureScroll" "Execute 1"][!CommandMeasure "MeasureScroll" "Stop 2"]
MouseScrollDownAction=[!CommandMeasure "MeasureScroll" "Stop 1"][!CommandMeasure "MeasureScroll" "Execute 2"]

[PlayerNameContainer]
Meter=Image
SolidColor=0,0,0
X=0
Y=20
W=200
H=24
UpdateDivider=-1

[t.Player_NameUp]
Meter=String
Y=(-40+2*(10-#Y#))
X=0
W=200
H=40
Text=#Player_SelectionUp#: #Player_NameUp#
FontColor=200, 200, 150, 255
FontSize=16
FontFace=ARIAL
StringAlign=Left
AntiAlias=1
DynamicVariables=1
Container=PlayerNameContainer
Group=Names

[t.Player_Name]
Meter=String
Y=(-20+2*(10-#Y#))
X=0r
W=200
H=40
Text=#Player_Selection#: #Player_Name#
FontColor=200, 200, 150, 255
FontSize=16
FontFace=ARIAL
StringAlign=Left
AntiAlias=1
DynamicVariables=1
Container=PlayerNameContainer
Group=Names

[t.Player_NameDown]
Meter=String
Y=(2*(10-#Y#))
X=0r
W=200
H=40
Text=#Player_SelectionDown#: #Player_NameDown#
FontColor=200, 200, 150, 255
FontSize=16
FontFace=ARIAL
StringAlign=Left
AntiAlias=1
DynamicVariables=1
Container=PlayerNameContainer
Group=Names
Result:
GIF.gif
A few things related to both, the original and the rewritten code:
  • I removed the IfCondition / IfTrueAction and IfCondition2 / IfTrueAction2 options of the [f.Player_Selection] measure, because they are not needed. Instead of using these options, I added the [MeasureY] measure, which has bangs into the IfTrueAction and IfTrueAction2 options to do the same.
  • In the MouseScrollUpAction and MouseScrollDownAction options of the [t.Scroll_Example] meter you have between others a [!UpdateMeasure f.Player_Selection] along with a [!Update]. Completely useless to update the [f.Player_Selection] measure if you anyway are updateing the whole skin with [!Update] (I completely rewrote these options).
  • Please don't use unnecessary spaces into the posted codes / uploaded skins. For most users they are confusing, even if the skin is working even so. I think it would be much better to have no unneeded spaces into options.
  • I rewrote the Version number into the [Metadata] section to Version=1.1, since this is a newer version of the same skin.
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deflore08
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Re: [Trick | Guide] Simple scrolling switcher

Post by deflore08 »

As always, perfectly. :) Yep, there was a useless update things. It was a code part from big skin, looks like i forgot to fix it after experiments, thanks.
Now this scroller looks much better. Interesting, what if make cascade+fade effect. :)) And i believe, your name should be inside as author.
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Re: [Trick | Guide] Simple scrolling switcher

Post by balala »

deflore08 wrote: September 16th, 2020, 8:09 pm As always, perfectly.
Thank you.
deflore08 wrote: September 16th, 2020, 8:09 pm Yep, there was a useless update things. It was a code part from big skin, looks like i forgot to fix it after experiments, thanks.
Doesn't matter too much, because the skin did anyway work.
deflore08 wrote: September 16th, 2020, 8:09 pm And i believe, your name should be inside as author.
I'm not the author, so there is not needed to add me. But if you want, add my name. It's up to you.
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Re: [Trick | Guide] Simple scrolling switcher

Post by Yincognito »

This can be further simplified by using just PlayerUp and PlayerDown and switching them in the ActionTimer measure based on the scrolling direction, as well as using a single comma separated string holding all the player names and grabbing the needed two by using regex quantifiers like {N}. Just saying...
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Re: [Trick | Guide] Simple scrolling switcher

Post by deflore08 »

Yincognito wrote: September 20th, 2020, 8:57 am This can be further simplified by using just PlayerUp and PlayerDown and switching them in the ActionTimer measure based on the scrolling direction, as well as using a single comma separated string holding all the player names and grabbing the needed two by using regex quantifiers like {N}. Just saying...
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Just write it! :lol:
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Re: [Trick | Guide] Simple scrolling switcher

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deflore08 wrote: September 20th, 2020, 4:41 pm Hi! :welcome:
Just write it! :lol:
I see what you did there... :lol: Well, I might just will. :sly:
Although, if I think about it, I (partially) already did that, albeit for a different skin... In that skin, although the scrolling is horizontal instead of vertical like in your skin, I use only 2 "names" (it's actually about sets of "names", one for "left" and one for "right"), so to speak, and I also iterated through the values by using "indexes" or "IDs" instead of conditions (see the first !SetVariable bang in the UpdateIn and UpdateOut actions from [MeasureSlideInOut2]). But then, that example is probably too big and complex to be easily understood, so I might just post a variant of your skin, probably based on balala's sugestions.
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Re: [Trick | Guide] Simple scrolling switcher

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deflore08 wrote: September 20th, 2020, 4:41 pm Hi! :welcome:
Just write it! :lol:
There you go (notice the UpdateUp and UpdateDown actions in [Scroll] and also the substitutes in [PlayerUp] and [PlayerDown]; the former makes using just 2 positions instead of the original 3 possible since they will get switched, and the latter chooses the N-th player from the player list string):

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[Variables]
Players="AIMP,CAD,iTunes,MediaMonkey,Winamp,WMP,Spotify,WLM"
PlayerCount=8
PlayerUpIndex=0
PlayerUp=AIMP
U=[!UpdateMeasure "Scroll"][!UpdateMeter *][!Redraw]
Y=0

[Rainmeter]
Update=1000
DynamicWindowSize=1
AccurateText=1

[Metadata]
Name=PlayerSwitcher
Version=1.1
Author=balala (http://balazslaci.deviantart.com/) | deflore08 (deflore08@gmail.com)
License=Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 3.0
Information=Simple switcher example

---Measures---

[Scroll]
Group=ScrollGroup
Measure=Plugin
Plugin=ActionTimer
ActionList1=UpdateUp | Wait 5 | Repeat Up,15,24 | Wait 5
Up=[!SetVariable Y (Clamp((#Y#+1),-24,0))]#U#
UpdateUp=[!SetVariable PlayerUpIndex ((#PlayerCount#+#PlayerUpIndex#-1)%#PlayerCount#)][!SetVariable Y -24][!UpdateMeasureGroup "ScrollGroup"]#U#
ActionList2=Repeat Down,15,24 | Wait 5 | UpdateDown | Wait 5
Down=[!SetVariable Y (Clamp((#Y#-1),-24,0))]#U#
UpdateDown=[!SetVariable PlayerUpIndex ((#PlayerCount#+#PlayerUpIndex#+1)%#PlayerCount#)][!SetVariable Y 0][!UpdateMeasureGroup "ScrollGroup"]#U#
DynamicVariables=1

[PlayerUpIndex]
Group=ScrollGroup
Measure=Calc
Formula=(#PlayerUpIndex#)
UpdateDivider=-1
OnUpdateAction=[!WriteKeyValue Variables PlayerUpIndex [PlayerUpIndex]]
DynamicVariables=1

[PlayerUp]
Group=ScrollGroup
Measure=String
String="#Players#,"
UpdateDivider=-1
RegExpSubstitute=1
Substitute="(?U)^(?:.*,){[PlayerUpIndex]}(.*),.*$":"\1"
OnUpdateAction=[!WriteKeyValue Variables PlayerUp "[PlayerUp]"]
DynamicVariables=1

[PlayerDownIndex]
Group=ScrollGroup
Measure=Calc
Formula=((#PlayerCount#+#PlayerUpIndex#+1)%#PlayerCount#)
UpdateDivider=-1
DynamicVariables=1

[PlayerDown]
Group=ScrollGroup
Measure=String
String="#Players#,"
UpdateDivider=-1
RegExpSubstitute=1
Substitute="(?U)^(?:.*,){[PlayerDownIndex]}(.*),.*$":"\1"
DynamicVariables=1

---Meters---

[Background]
Meter=Image
W=200
H=150
SolidColor=0,0,0,180

[Container]
Meter=Image
SolidColor=0,0,0,255
X=0
Y=20
W=200
H=24

[PlayerUpName]
Container=Container
Group=NamesGroup
Meter=String
X=10
Y=(#Y#)
W=190
H=24
FontColor=200,200,150,255
FontSize=16
FontFace=Arial
StringAlign=Left
AntiAlias=1
MeasureName=PlayerUpIndex
MeasureName2=PlayerUp
Text="%1: %2"
DynamicVariables=1

[PlayerDownName]
Container=Container
Group=NamesGroup
Meter=String
X=0r
Y=0R
W=190
H=24
FontColor=200,200,150,255
FontSize=16
FontFace=Arial
StringAlign=Left
AntiAlias=1
MeasureName=PlayerDownIndex
MeasureName2=PlayerDown
Text="%1: %2"
DynamicVariables=1

[ScrollText]
Meter=String
X=100
Y=80
W=200
H=40
SolidColor=100,100,100,100
FontColor=200,200,150,255
FontSize=24
FontFace=Arial
StringAlign=Center
AntiAlias=1
Text="SCROLL ME"
MouseScrollUpAction=[!CommandMeasure Scroll "Stop 2"][!CommandMeasure Scroll "Execute 1"]
MouseScrollDownAction=[!CommandMeasure Scroll "Stop 1"][!CommandMeasure Scroll "Execute 2"]
DynamicVariables=1
I kind of butchered your little skin a bit formatting things the way I like, but it's the result and the approach that matters, after all. :D
You don't necessarily need to add me to the credits or use my code, this is mainly posted so that what I said earlier would have a practical representation. Feel free to do as you wish with it. ;-)
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Re: [Trick | Guide] Simple scrolling switcher

Post by deflore08 »

Yincognito wrote: September 20th, 2020, 10:04 pm There you go (notice the UpdateUp and UpdateDown actions in [Scroll] and also the substitutes in [PlayerUp] and [PlayerDown]; the former makes using just 2 positions instead of the original 3 possible since they will get switched, and the latter chooses the N-th player from the player list string):

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[Variables]
Players="AIMP,CAD,iTunes,MediaMonkey,Winamp,WMP,Spotify,WLM"
PlayerCount=8
PlayerUpIndex=0
PlayerUp=AIMP
U=[!UpdateMeasure "Scroll"][!UpdateMeter *][!Redraw]
Y=0

[Rainmeter]
Update=1000
DynamicWindowSize=1
AccurateText=1

[Metadata]
Name=PlayerSwitcher
Version=1.1
Author=balala (http://balazslaci.deviantart.com/) | deflore08 (deflore08@gmail.com)
License=Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 3.0
Information=Simple switcher example

---Measures---

[Scroll]
Group=ScrollGroup
Measure=Plugin
Plugin=ActionTimer
ActionList1=UpdateUp | Wait 5 | Repeat Up,15,24 | Wait 5
Up=[!SetVariable Y (Clamp((#Y#+1),-24,0))]#U#
UpdateUp=[!SetVariable PlayerUpIndex ((#PlayerCount#+#PlayerUpIndex#-1)%#PlayerCount#)][!SetVariable Y -24][!UpdateMeasureGroup "ScrollGroup"]#U#
ActionList2=Repeat Down,15,24 | Wait 5 | UpdateDown | Wait 5
Down=[!SetVariable Y (Clamp((#Y#-1),-24,0))]#U#
UpdateDown=[!SetVariable PlayerUpIndex ((#PlayerCount#+#PlayerUpIndex#+1)%#PlayerCount#)][!SetVariable Y 0][!UpdateMeasureGroup "ScrollGroup"]#U#
DynamicVariables=1

[PlayerUpIndex]
Group=ScrollGroup
Measure=Calc
Formula=(#PlayerUpIndex#)
UpdateDivider=-1
OnUpdateAction=[!WriteKeyValue Variables PlayerUpIndex [PlayerUpIndex]]
DynamicVariables=1

[PlayerUp]
Group=ScrollGroup
Measure=String
String="#Players#,"
UpdateDivider=-1
RegExpSubstitute=1
Substitute="(?U)^(?:.*,){[PlayerUpIndex]}(.*),.*$":"\1"
OnUpdateAction=[!WriteKeyValue Variables PlayerUp "[PlayerUp]"]
DynamicVariables=1

[PlayerDownIndex]
Group=ScrollGroup
Measure=Calc
Formula=((#PlayerCount#+#PlayerUpIndex#+1)%#PlayerCount#)
UpdateDivider=-1
DynamicVariables=1

[PlayerDown]
Group=ScrollGroup
Measure=String
String="#Players#,"
UpdateDivider=-1
RegExpSubstitute=1
Substitute="(?U)^(?:.*,){[PlayerDownIndex]}(.*),.*$":"\1"
DynamicVariables=1

---Meters---

[Background]
Meter=Image
W=200
H=150
SolidColor=0,0,0,180

[Container]
Meter=Image
SolidColor=0,0,0,255
X=0
Y=20
W=200
H=24

[PlayerUpName]
Container=Container
Group=NamesGroup
Meter=String
X=10
Y=(#Y#)
W=190
H=24
FontColor=200,200,150,255
FontSize=16
FontFace=Arial
StringAlign=Left
AntiAlias=1
MeasureName=PlayerUpIndex
MeasureName2=PlayerUp
Text="%1: %2"
DynamicVariables=1

[PlayerDownName]
Container=Container
Group=NamesGroup
Meter=String
X=0r
Y=0R
W=190
H=24
FontColor=200,200,150,255
FontSize=16
FontFace=Arial
StringAlign=Left
AntiAlias=1
MeasureName=PlayerDownIndex
MeasureName2=PlayerDown
Text="%1: %2"
DynamicVariables=1

[ScrollText]
Meter=String
X=100
Y=80
W=200
H=40
SolidColor=100,100,100,100
FontColor=200,200,150,255
FontSize=24
FontFace=Arial
StringAlign=Center
AntiAlias=1
Text="SCROLL ME"
MouseScrollUpAction=[!CommandMeasure Scroll "Stop 2"][!CommandMeasure Scroll "Execute 1"]
MouseScrollDownAction=[!CommandMeasure Scroll "Stop 1"][!CommandMeasure Scroll "Execute 2"]
DynamicVariables=1
I kind of butchered your little skin a bit formatting things the way I like, but it's the result and the approach that matters, after all. :D
You don't necessarily need to add me to the credits or use my code, this is mainly posted so that what I said earlier would have a practical representation. Feel free to do as you wish with it. ;-)
Oh, great.. Thanks! By the way, this method are protected and prevent a bugs with scrolling that i've got sometimes when AuroraBar is on. Which bugs?.. I am not sure you want to know. :rolmfao:
Well folks.. It became a like rosetta-code task now. So what about lua-solution for this? :lol:
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Re: [Trick | Guide] Simple scrolling switcher

Post by Yincognito »

deflore08 wrote: September 21st, 2020, 6:51 am Oh, great.. Thanks! By the way, this method are protected and prevent a bugs with scrolling that i've got sometimes when AuroraBar is on. Which bugs?.. I am not sure you want to know. :rolmfao:
Well folks.. It became a like rosetta-code task now. So what about lua-solution for this? :lol:
Yeah, too bad numerical variables aren't resolved when using !SetVariable unless you also create Calc measures for them, cause it would have saved me from adding the somewhat redundant [PlayerUpIndex] and [PlayerDownIndex] measures to the code.

Maybe a Lua version would solve another dozen of bugs in AuroraBar, so push hard for it... :sly: