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WYSIWYG editor for Rainmeter - RainDesigner Project

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Re: WYSIWYG editor for Rainmeter - RainDesigner Project

Nightblade » September 17th, 2018, 10:36 am

I'm pleased to see you went ahead and gave it a red-hot try.

I remember the devs over at Path of Exile said that a loot filter for their game couldn't possibly be automatically generated because it was far too complex. Now I regularly use a website that does exactly that!
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Re: WYSIWYG editor for Rainmeter - RainDesigner Project

nakamoto0 » September 17th, 2018, 11:03 am

Nightblade wrote:I'm pleased to see you went ahead and gave it a red-hot try.

I remember the devs over at Path of Exile said that a loot filter for their game couldn't possibly be automatically generated because it was far too complex. Now I regularly use a website that does exactly that!


Yes, it is omplex because it uses many of INI file tha can not support some new features,it is really complicated, so I have rewritten several versions, and now this version is what I think is the most worthwhile to continue development. I hope to finish the first preview as soon as possible.
I am just trying to make it become more simply and more easy to create skins/themes for new user.
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Re: RainDesigner Project - WYSIWYG editor for Rainmeter

balala » September 17th, 2018, 12:37 pm

You've posted just an image, not a "project". There is any?
nakamoto0 wrote:Add Measure: Time,Weather
What a Weather measure is? Because Rainmeter definitely doesn't have such measure. Am I missing something?
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Re: RainDesigner Project - WYSIWYG editor for Rainmeter

nakamoto0 » September 17th, 2018, 3:10 pm

balala wrote:You've posted just an image, not a "project". There is any?
What a Weather measure is? Because Rainmeter definitely doesn't have such measure. Am I missing something?
Many people are not optimistic about the development of this WYSIWYG editor. I have developed it for a long time and changed a lot of way and several programming languages to implement it, so I am also confused about whether or not to continue...


I just want to reduce the difficulty of newcomers using Rainmeter to create skin, so I packaged a new measure named "weather": When the user adds a weather measure, the editor will automatically add a webparser measure and auto set URL of weather.com
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Re: RainDesigner Project - WYSIWYG editor for Rainmeter

balala » September 17th, 2018, 3:22 pm

nakamoto0 wrote:Many people are not optimistic about the development of this WYSIWYG editor. I have developed it for a long time and changed a lot of way to implement it, so I am also confused about whether or not to continue...
I didn't see or try out your project, so have no idea what to say. It would be great if you'd post a version, to can test it.
nakamoto0 wrote:I just want to reduce the difficulty of newcomers using Rainmeter to create skin, so I packaged a new measure named "weather": When the user adds a weather measure, the editor will automatically add a webparser measure and set the weather information for weather.com.
Not sure this is a good idea, because:
  • Not all users want to use weather.com. Lately I think more and more users want to use other providers, like foreca.com.
  • But even if anyone would use weather.com, not all users need the same information. Some want just the description and the current temperature, others want much more.
So...
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Re: RainDesigner Project - WYSIWYG editor for Rainmeter

nakamoto0 » September 17th, 2018, 3:25 pm

balala wrote:I didn't see or try out your project, so have no idea what to say. It would be great if you'd post a version, to can test it.

Not sure this is a good idea, because:
  • Not all users want to use weather.com. Lately I think more and more users want to use other providers, like foreca.com.
  • But even if anyone would use weather.com, not all users need the same information. Some want just the description and the current temperature, others want much more.
So...

I known this is not a good idea for a adept guy,but there are many new users not good at this, maybe this is a way to get started for them
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Re: RainDesigner Project - WYSIWYG editor for Rainmeter

balala » September 17th, 2018, 3:34 pm

nakamoto0 wrote:I known this is not a good idea for a adept guy,but there are many new users not good at this, maybe this is a way to get started for them
Ok, as you wish. Finally it's your project.
But my first comment still remains:
balala wrote:It would be great if you'd post a version, to can test it.
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Re: WYSIWYG editor for Rainmeter - RainDesigner Project

nakamoto0 » September 17th, 2018, 4:11 pm

balala wrote:Ok, as you wish. Finally it's your project.
But my first comment still remains:
I will post a preview version when I finished most of base part. Rainmeter meters INI file section can not support child section,this is a big problem for me to solve.
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Re: WYSIWYG editor for Rainmeter - RainDesigner Project

balala » September 17th, 2018, 5:48 pm

nakamoto0 wrote:Rainmeter meters INI file section can not support child section,this is a big problem for me to solve.
Not see why, but you know.
I wait your post. I'm curious...
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Re: RainDesigner Project - WYSIWYG editor for Rainmeter

Active Colors » September 18th, 2018, 1:52 pm

nakamoto0 wrote:Update Snapshot

Image

Add Meter: String,Bitmap
Add Measure: Time,Weather

Project page on DA: https://www.deviantart.com/nakamoto0/art/WYSIWYG-Visual-editor-for-Rainmeter-RainDesigner-730498605
This is so far has better achieved results comparing to the numerous projects from the past. Yet, I can not tell yet that it covers everything I do within Notepad++. I see many things are missing or not clear. Just for starters, I see that X,Y,W,H have left-right arrows which I assume increase and decrease the value. How does it behave if I want to use Variables or Formulas there? Also, I do not seem to see Meters to support MeterStyles. I could list more relevant notices but it would be useless without trying your app.