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streetsoda
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Text Alignment

streetsoda » March 12th, 2019, 2:54 pm

I want to change the text alignment for weather conditions in the following code. I am aware of the StringAlign function but it restricts me to anchoring the text within a given meter. As of now, the text is displayed on the right side of the rectangle but I'd like to change it to the left side instead. The attached image should explain my concern better. Help is appreciated.

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[Rainmeter]
Update=1000
Author=Connect-R
BackgroundMode=2
SolidColor=0,0,0,1
DynamicWindowSize=1
AccurateText=1
MouseScrollUpAction=[!SetVariable Scale "(#Scale#+#ScrollMouseIncrement#)"][!WriteKeyValue Variables Scale "(#Scale#+#ScrollMouseIncrement#)"][!Refresh] 
MouseScrollDownAction=[!SetVariable Scale "(#Scale#-#ScrollMouseIncrement# < 0.2 ? 0.2 : #Scale#-#ScrollMouseIncrement#)"][!WriteKeyValue Variables Scale "(#Scale#-#ScrollMouseIncrement# < 0.2 ? 0.2 : #Scale#-#ScrollMouseIncrement#)"][!Refresh]


[Variables]
@include=#@#Variables.inc
@include2=#@#Language\#Language#.inc
Scale=0.5


;-------------------------------------------------------------
;-------------------------------------------------------------

[MeasureCurrent]
Measure=Plugin
Plugin=WebParser.dll
UpdateRate=900
Url=http://wxdata.weather.com/wxdata/weather/local/#Location#?cc=*&unit=#Unit#
RegExp="(?siU)<head>.*<ut>(.*)</ut>.*<dnam>(.*),.*</dnam>.*<tmp>(.*)</tmp>.*<t>(.*)</t>"

;-------------------------------------------------------------
;-------------------------------------------------------------

[MeasureTempUnit]
Measure=Plugin
Plugin=WebParser.dll
Url=[MeasureCurrent]
StringIndex=1

[MeasureWeatherTemp]
Measure=Plugin
Plugin=WebParser.dll
Url=[MeasureCurrent]
StringIndex=3

[MeasureWeatherCond]
Measure=Plugin
Plugin=WebParser.dll
Url=[MeasureCurrent]
StringIndex=4
Substitute=#Conditions#

;-------------------------------------------------------------
;-------------------------------------------------------------

[MeterBackg]
Meter=Shape
X=0
Y=0
Shape=Rectangle 1,1,(220*#Scale#),(386*#Scale#) | Fill Color #FontColor2# | Stroke Color #FontColor2#,0
UpdateDivider=-1

;-------------------------------------------------------------
;-------------------------------------------------------------

[MeasureTime]
Measure=Time
Format="%#Format#:%M"

[MeasureAMPM]
Measure=Time
Format="%p"

;-------------------------------------------------------------
;-------------------------------------------------------------

[MeasureDay]
Measure=Time
Format=%A
Substitute=#Date#

[MeasureDate]
Measure=Time
Format=%d

[MeasureMonth]
Measure=Time
Format=%B
Substitute=#Date#

;-------------------------------------------------------------
;-------------------------------------------------------------

[MeterDate]
Meter=String
MeasureName=MeasureDate
StringAlign=Center
StringCase=Upper
FontColor=#FontColor3#
FontFace=Roboto Light
FontSize=(85*#Scale#)
X=(110*#Scale#)
Y=(150*#Scale#)
Text="%1"
AntiAlias=1

[MeterMonth]
Meter=String
MeasureName=MeasureMonth
StringAlign=Center
StringCase=Upper
FontColor=#FontColor3#
FontFace=Roboto
FontSize=(25*#Scale#)
X=(110*#Scale#)
Y=(280*#Scale#)
Text="%1"
AntiAlias=1

;-------------------------------------------------------------
;-------------------------------------------------------------

[MeterCurrentCond]
Meter=String
MeasureName=MeasureWeatherCond
MeasureName2=MeasureWeatherTemp
MeasureName3=MeasureTempUnit
StringAlign=Left
FontColor=#FontColor#
FontFace=Roboto
FontSize=(28*#Scale#)
X=(250*#Scale#)
Y=(275*#Scale#)
Text="%1 %2 °%3"
AntiAlias=1
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CyberTheWorm
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Re: Text Alignment

CyberTheWorm » March 12th, 2019, 3:47 pm

Just play around with the X=(110*#Scale#) and X=(250*#Scale#)

The 250 puts the conditions to the right try switching the values and adjust
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balala
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Re: Text Alignment

balala » March 12th, 2019, 3:54 pm

streetsoda wrote:
March 12th, 2019, 2:54 pm
I want to change the text alignment for weather conditions in the following code. I am aware of the StringAlign function but it restricts me to anchoring the text within a given meter. As of now, the text is displayed on the right side of the rectangle but I'd like to change it to the left side instead. The attached image should explain my concern better.
Theoretically adding a StringAling=Right option to the [MeterCurrentCond] meter and reducing its X value should help. How much you should have to reduce it depends, but I suppose something around X=(50*#Scale#) should have to be ok. You have to experiment a little bit to find the best value, but this is the idea.
The problem probably will be that this way the condition goes outside of the skin, to left. A skin can't show meters placed too left, because they go partially or totally outside of the active surface of the skin (the regions with positive coordinates), so probably you have to increase the numeric values used into the X options of all three String meters ([MeterDate], [MeterMonth] and [MeterCurrentCond]). If needed, add 100 (or even more or less) to each of them:

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[MeterDate]
...
X=(210*#Scale#)
...

[MeterMonth]
...
X=(210*#Scale#)
...

[MeterCurrentCond]
...
X=(150*#Scale#)
A few tries will be needed, to find the best values.
streetsoda
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Re: Text Alignment

streetsoda » March 12th, 2019, 4:26 pm

Thank you! Your considerations have it worked. :)
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balala
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Re: Text Alignment

balala » March 12th, 2019, 4:52 pm

streetsoda wrote:
March 12th, 2019, 4:26 pm
Thank you! Your considerations have it worked. :)
If you're talking about mine, I'm glad.