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[Script] Lua Marquee

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Re: PROOF OF CONCEPT: Lua Marquee

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santa_ryan wrote:Error: ...
Maybe I'm just doing something wrong, but I know I fixed the error using the above fix.
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Re: PROOF OF CONCEPT: Lua Marquee

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Ah... that fixed it poiru. I really need to pay more attention to those details :oops:
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Re: [Script] Lua Marquee

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I don't know if anyone else encountered this, but the text starts to become consumed after it scrolls if StringAlign=RIGHT is used. I guess it's not a huge problem when it comes to a marquee, but I decided to mention it. I ended up editing it to make it restart when it reached the end before I realized that fixing the align would resolve the issue.

Besides that hiccup on my part, this script will be very useful for some projects of mine. Thanks! :D
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Re: [Script] Lua Marquee

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This is because the script only adds spaces onto the beginning of the string. I will look into fixing this issue.
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Re: [Script] Lua Marquee

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I can add the spaces needed with the script, but Rainmeter removes trailing spaces from strings. There seems to be no easy way to resolve this issue.
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Re: [Script] Lua Marquee

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I don't really think that the fix will be too necessary, because with your marquee, the width setting makes it unnecessary to have it aligned to the RIGHT. I think it might only be helpful to add it as a note or something.

But back to more compliments on this script, it's fantastic. It took me a while to figure out how the code worked, but once I figured it out, I just started tinkering with it. I've got it scrolling back and forth now for a music skin. I'm loving this script. Wish I could've thought of it myself! So, basically, great job!
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Re: [Script] Lua Marquee

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Hi. I'm a total noob at rainmeter coding. I found out about it just yesterday and have been messing with things. I've put together a player for songbird but I want to have the info scroll. What I need to know is if there is a way to include the contents of a txt file in a marquee? How can I do this?
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Re: [Script] Lua Marquee

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What is the format of your text file?
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Re: [Script] Lua Marquee

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I'm 100% sure what you mean. The file format is ".txt". The format of text in the txt file is just "Artist - Song Title". When I said noob I meant n00b. I got this far by seeing what does what by looking at existing codes.


EDIT.

I've figured it out. thanks for even thinking about helping me though :welcome:

i'll be back with questions in the future more than likely
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Re: [Script] Lua Marquee

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I think it would be much easier all the way around if you could provide me a copy of your skin. I just need more information than is easily communicated.
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