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[Suggestion] Skin/meter templates

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walkingonthemoon97
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[Suggestion] Skin/meter templates

walkingonthemoon97 » October 25th, 2018, 7:24 pm

This is what Rainmeter should have: an easily seen option that allows one to insert visual templates (bases) of common skins/meters.

This will save a lot of time and confusion among RM newcomers. I would add more explanation but I feel as if many understand the point and many most likely will want this as a feature.
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SilverAzide
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Re: [Suggestion] Skin/meter templates

SilverAzide » October 25th, 2018, 7:34 pm

That's not what Rainmeter is... Rainmeter is the app that runs your code, it's not a code editor or designer. What I think you are looking for is something like this: https://forum.rainmeter.net/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=21358. Lots of prebuilt snippets that you can use to build your skin code. There's a syntax highlighting plugin for Notepad++ available as well.
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Re: [Suggestion] Skin/meter templates

CyberTheWorm » October 25th, 2018, 9:24 pm

You can make your own template
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Re: [Suggestion] Skin/meter templates

jsmorley » October 25th, 2018, 9:30 pm

There are no common skins...
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Re: [Suggestion] Skin/meter templates

matthewkwong » July 25th, 2019, 12:15 am

I know this is an old topic, but anyway...

I believe the OP is trying to suggest the inheritance concept from OOP. In such case, the skin will be easier to manage.

e.g.
AbstractButton.ini
[MeterButtonTemplate]
Meter=Button
H=20
W=40
ButtonCommand=<command>

NotepadButton.ini
[MeterNotepadButton]
Meter=AbstractButton ; Such that the button will have H=20 and W=40 without setting explicitly
ButtonCommand=["Notepad"]
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Re: [Suggestion] Skin/meter templates

eclectic-tech » July 25th, 2019, 2:50 am

matthewkwong wrote:
July 25th, 2019, 12:15 am
I know this is an old topic, but anyway...

I believe the OP is trying to suggest the inheritance concept from OOP. In such case, the skin will be easier to manage.

e.g.
AbstractButton.ini
[MeterButtonTemplate]
Meter=Button
H=20
W=40
ButtonCommand=<command>

NotepadButton.ini
[MeterNotepadButton]
Meter=AbstractButton ; Such that the button will have H=20 and W=40 without setting explicitly
ButtonCommand=["Notepad"]
There already is the option to use MeterStyles to accomplish pretty much the same ability. You can create a separate style section, or use any existing meter, to duplicate the style.