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Re: Windows Notification Toaster

kyriakos876 » November 5th, 2018, 9:43 pm

raiguard wrote:
November 5th, 2018, 9:38 pm
It stays like this forever.
Try a restart maybe? I've never gotten this behavior...
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Re: Windows Notification Toaster

raiguard » November 5th, 2018, 9:49 pm

kyriakos876 wrote:
November 5th, 2018, 9:43 pm
Try a restart maybe? I've never gotten this behavior...
No luck...
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Re: Windows Notification Toaster

kyriakos876 » November 5th, 2018, 10:08 pm

raiguard wrote:
November 5th, 2018, 9:49 pm
No luck...
Try changing the 6th lιne of the ps1 script to:

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$app = '{1AC14E77-02E7-4E5D-B744-2EB1AE5198B7}\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\powershell.exe'
so that it runs with powershell instead of rainmeter, and if the issue persists.
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Re: Windows Notification Toaster

khanhas » November 6th, 2018, 6:34 am

Since you uses Powershell to trigger notification, I think you can use PowershellRM to do it natively, less overhead and take full advantage of Powershell utilities.
PowershellRM has integration with Rainmeter API so you can get Rainmeter variable value natively rather than using lua to find and replace.
I made some changes with your PS script to show how it works

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[Windows.UI.Notifications.ToastNotificationManager, Windows.UI.Notifications, ContentType = WindowsRuntime]
Add-Type -AssemblyName System.Web -IgnoreWarnings

$app = '{6D809377-6AF0-444B-8957-A3773F02200E}\Rainmeter\Rainmeter.exe'
$notify = [Windows.UI.Notifications.ToastNotificationManager]::CreateToastNotifier($app)

$ToastXml = New-Object -TypeName Windows.Data.Xml.Dom.XmlDocument

function EncodeVar {
  param([string]$name)
  $variableValue = $RmAPI.VariableStr($name)
  return [System.Web.HttpUtility]::HtmlEncode($variableValue)
}

function ToastIt {
  $TitleVar = EncodeVar('NotificationTitle')
  $ContextVar = EncodeVar('NotificationContext')
  $HeroImageVar = EncodeVar('NotificationTopImage')
  $appLogoOverrideVar = EncodeVar('NotificationIcon')
  $ButtonNameVar = EncodeVar('NotificationButtonName')
  $ButtonActionVar = EncodeVar('NotificationButtonAction')

  [xml]$ToastTemplate = @"
<toast launch="app-defined-string">
  <visual>
    <binding template="ToastGeneric">
      <text>$TitleVar</text>
      <text>$ContextVar</text>
      <image placement="hero" src="$HeroImageVar"/>
      <image placement="appLogoOverride" hint-crop="circle" src="$appLogoOverrideVar"/>
    </binding>
  </visual>
  <actions>
    <action content="$ButtonNameVar" arguments="$ButtonActionVar" activationType="protocol"/>
  </actions>
</toast>
"@

  $ToastXml.LoadXml($ToastTemplate.OuterXml)
  $notify.Show($ToastXml)
}
Basically, I put creating XML template and notify method into a function called ToastIt.
In that function, I get and encode Rainmeter variable value with $RmAPI.VariableStr from PowershellRM and HtmlEncode from System.Web assembly, so we don't need Lua script to it for us or require users to encode by themeselves anymore.
We can now Show notification instantly after.
In skin INI, just simple use bang !CommandMeasure PSRM "ToastIt" to call ToastIt function we set up
You also can !SetVariable to change title/context/icon and toast new notification info on the fly without refreshing skin.
I packed new script and PowershellRM plugin here if you're interested in:
WindowSNotificationToaster_PSRM_1.0.rmskin
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Re: Windows Notification Toaster

ikarus1969 » November 6th, 2018, 9:35 am

@khanhas:

when i install your rmskin, i get a system-error "FileNotFound" for the plugin "PowershellRM".

At this place i use the portable version of Rainmeter. The rmskin correctly installs the plugin in the plugins directory of my portable version.

The gitHub-page of your plugin indicates ("...install the plugin in %appdata%\Rainmeter\Plugins), but that's not the place in a portable install.

Can this be the reason for the error?
Screenshot #1 Rainmeter crash.jpg
Screenshot #2 Rainmeter crash.jpg
Screenshot #3 Rainmeter crash.jpg
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Re: Windows Notification Toaster

kyriakos876 » November 6th, 2018, 10:29 am

khanhas wrote:
November 6th, 2018, 6:34 am
Since you uses Powershell to trigger notification, I think you can use PowershellRM to do it natively, less overhead and take full advantage of Powershell utilities.
PowershellRM has integration with Rainmeter API so you can get Rainmeter variable value natively rather than using lua to find and replace.
I've made some improvements to the powershell script including using powershells functions to set the variables. This is my first time working with powershell scripts and XML so it'll get some trial and error to get to a simple and easy to use result. I will try the plugin to see if it helps. Though if what ikarus said above is true I won't be using it until the possibly location related issue has been resolved. Thanks!
I will upload the updated skin when I've fixed something's the need fixing :)
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Re: Windows Notification Toaster

khanhas » November 6th, 2018, 12:02 pm

@ikarus1969
Can you confirm that your Windows 7 has at least Powershell version 5.1?
1. Open up Powershell terminal
2. Run $psversiontable
Correct result should be: https://i.imgur.com/P6aCmr2.png

3. If you have any version lower than 5, try install this and restart: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=54616
4. Hope it works out for you
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Re: Windows Notification Toaster

ikarus1969 » November 6th, 2018, 12:07 pm

O man....it's the desktop at the office and we have version 2.0 (!) of powershell installed...(no chance to install any newer version)
I guess i have to wait until i'm home where everything is up-to-date.

Thank's for caring!
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Re: Windows Notification Toaster

khanhas » November 6th, 2018, 12:08 pm

I don't know if I get it right, but by the look of your window, I guess you're using Windows 7.
So upgrading Powershell might be resolve the problem but you won't able to use this skin since notification toast is Windows 10 only feature.
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Re: Windows Notification Toaster

ikarus1969 » November 6th, 2018, 12:10 pm

khanhas wrote:
November 6th, 2018, 12:08 pm
I don't know if I get it right, but by the look of your window, I guess you're using Windows 7.
So upgrading Powershell might be resolve the problem but you won't able to use this skin since notification toast is Windows 10 only feature.
Yes, you're right; i'm on Windows 7 here at the office.
So 2 version-problems here: powershell and windows