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How to put "..." at the end of a string after clipping it's length?

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AqilCont
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How to put "..." at the end of a string after clipping it's length?

AqilCont » August 24th, 2019, 7:36 pm

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I want to take off any characters that are exceeding the width of 200... and then put a "..." after the remaining characters. I know how to get the meter width and stuff, but do not know how to get the length and how to add a string to it(if this was any other language like JS, I could do it easily).

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[TopPlayTitle3]
Meter=String
Text=%1 [%2]
FontColor=255,255,255
FontSize=15
X=5
MeterStyle=TextStyle
MeasureName=m3PTitle
MeasureName2=m3PDiffName
Container=cTopPlay3
ClipString=1
LeftMouseUpAction=[m3PURL]
This is the code for it. Its in a container named cTopPlay3. I have almost no idea how to even get the length of the string and even less on how to shorten and add stuff to it. I am a beginner at creating Rainmeter skins and would love some help!
Last edited by AqilCont on August 24th, 2019, 7:45 pm, edited 1 time in total.
AqilCont
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Re: How to put "..." at the end of a string after clipping it's length?

AqilCont » August 24th, 2019, 7:45 pm

Oh... I just figured out that ClipString exists... Sorry for the useless post
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Re: How to put "..." at the end of a string after clipping it's length?

eclectic-tech » August 24th, 2019, 10:49 pm

AqilCont wrote:
August 24th, 2019, 7:45 pm
Oh... I just figured out that ClipString exists... Sorry for the useless post
No need to be sorry, we all started out knowing very little about Rainmeter! :great:
Glad you were able to find ClipString information...