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New here and to RainMeter

Christer » October 25th, 2018, 1:17 pm

Hey hey!

Im new here, just recently found RainMeter and loving it.
I really wanna make skins/plugins(started making my first plugin now, but have no idea what im doing).
Anyone know of a good tutorial?

Thanks :)

Edit:
My first project
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Re: New here and to RainMeter

jsmorley » October 25th, 2018, 1:20 pm

Welcome aboard!

You might start here:
https://docs.rainmeter.net/manual/getting-started/basic-tutorials/

Which will help with the basics of creating a new skin and how to get started with the code.

Then I would be tempted to dig into the code of the default Illustro skins that come with Rainmeter. They are designed to be reasonably easy to understand, and modifying them is always a good way to wrap your head around things.
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Re: New here and to RainMeter

balala » October 25th, 2018, 1:26 pm

Christer wrote:
October 25th, 2018, 1:17 pm
I really wanna make skins/plugins(started making my first plugin now, but have no idea what im doing).
Anyone know of a good tutorial?
Welcome aboard, Christer.
Beside jsmorley's reply, Rainmeter is indeed a great piece of software, which can give you a lot of satisfies if you keep working.
I don't recommend to start immediately with creation of a plugin. First you should have to dissect some skins and work with those, but if you have enough C++ or C# experience, nor this is impossible. No matter how do you decide to start, a lot of work and satisfies are awaiting.
A good description to start with in plugin creation: https://docs.rainmeter.net/developers/#CreatePlugin
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Re: New here and to RainMeter

Christer » October 25th, 2018, 1:38 pm

Thanks for the fast replies! ^^

Im gonna try to make a clock, lets see how it goes :p
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Re: New here and to RainMeter

jsmorley » October 25th, 2018, 1:45 pm

Christer wrote:
October 25th, 2018, 1:38 pm
Thanks for the fast replies! ^^

Im gonna try to make a clock, lets see how it goes :p
Break a leg! Post your results here, so we can give you pointers and celebrate glorious victory with you.
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Re: New here and to RainMeter

balala » October 25th, 2018, 1:52 pm

Christer wrote:
October 25th, 2018, 1:38 pm
Im gonna try to make a clock, lets see how it goes
Probably a plugin isn't needed. So, go ahead...
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Re: New here and to RainMeter

jsmorley » October 25th, 2018, 1:53 pm

balala wrote:
October 25th, 2018, 1:52 pm
Probably a plugin isn't needed. So, go ahead...
It's pretty easy to confuse the terminology early on. I'm sure he isn't thinking about jumping into plugin creation first thing. 8-)
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Re: New here and to RainMeter

jsmorley » October 25th, 2018, 1:58 pm

He just wants to create a simple clock skin to start...
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:17drums
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Re: New here and to RainMeter

balala » October 25th, 2018, 2:00 pm

jsmorley wrote:
October 25th, 2018, 1:53 pm
It's pretty easy to confuse the terminology early on. I'm sure he isn't thinking about jumping into plugin creation first thing. 8-)
Yep, probably. This was my first recommendation as well, in my first reply above. :thumbup:
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Re: New here and to RainMeter

kyriakos876 » October 25th, 2018, 2:00 pm

jsmorley wrote:
October 25th, 2018, 1:58 pm
He just want to create a simple clock skin to start...

1.png

:17drums
Damn son, give the people a link when you post something like that...