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JPRTenerife
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I am been using Rainmeter for about ten years

Post by JPRTenerife »

What I need now I am sure exist for rainmeter. You are the best.
I am using a portable utility from donationcoder.com Progress Bars of Life.
Is countdown software to remember targets in days.
I need this but visible in the desktop with Rainmeter.

I usually control six targets. Are countdown in days, ordinary recursive or repetitive. Are not target with a inflexible due point.
For example recharge my mobile occurrs each three month, but It is not acomplished the 90 day may be done a few days after. When is acomplish another phase of 90 days is opened.......
(excuse my english, I am from Tenerife, Canary islands).

If you want take a look to progress bar of life: https://www.donationcoder.com/software/mouser/other-windows-apps/progress-bars-of-life
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Re: I am been using Rainmeter for about ten years

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JPRTenerife wrote: August 12th, 2023, 5:47 pm
Is countdown software to remember targets in days.
Having a countdown is a simple task, and a basic starting point would be something like:

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[Variables]
DummyVariable=0

[Rainmeter]
Update=1000
AccurateText=1
DynamicWindowSize=1
BackgroundMode=2
SolidColor=0,0,0,1

---Measures---

[PastTime]
Measure=Time
Format=%Y-%m-%d %H:%M:%S
TimeStamp=2023-01-01 00:00:00
TimeStampFormat=%Y-%m-%d %H:%M:%S

[CurrentTime]
Measure=Time
Format=%Y-%m-%d %H:%M:%S

[FutureTime]
Measure=Time
Format=%Y-%m-%d %H:%M:%S
TimeStamp=2024-01-01 00:00:00
TimeStampFormat=%Y-%m-%d %H:%M:%S

[Uptime]
Measure=Uptime
SecondsValue=([FutureTime:Timestamp]-[CurrentTime:Timestamp])
Format="%4!i! days, %3!i! hours, %2!i! minutes %1!i! seconds remaining"
MaxValue=([FutureTime:Timestamp]-[PastTime:Timestamp])
DynamicVariables=1

---Meters---

[BarResult]
Meter=Bar
X=0
Y=0
W=450
H=25
BarColor=0,128,0,255
SolidColor=128,0,0,255
BarOrientation=Horizontal
MeasureName=Uptime
DynamicVariables=1

[TextResult]
Meter=String
X=([BarResult:W]/2)r
Y=([BarResult:H]/2)r
W=([BarResult:W])
H=([BarResult:H])
FontSize=12
FontColor=255,255,255,255
FontEffectColor=0,0,0,255
StringEffect=Shadow
Padding=5,5,5,5
AntiAlias=1
ClipString=2
StringAlign=CenterCenter
MeasureName=Uptime
Text="%1"
DynamicVariables=1
Countdown.jpg
This uses hardcoded values for the past new year and the future new year to calculate how much of the current year passed, and how much is remaining, then display them as both text and progress bar. It's basically about time differences.
JPRTenerife wrote: August 12th, 2023, 5:47 pmordinary recursive or repetitive. Are not target with a inflexible due point.
For example recharge my mobile occurrs each three month, but It is not acomplished the 90 day may be done a few days after. When is acomplish another phase of 90 days is opened.......
This is what significantly increases the complexity of the task, and nobody will do the whole thing for you, since we don't do skin requests. You will have to put some effort to achieve this, if you really want to. That being said, maybe the simple code above will lead you to acceptable solutions, if you put your mind to improve it. I could place some references to the key things from the above code in the manual, but I'm pretty sure you won't check them out, so I'll skip that.
JPRTenerife wrote: August 12th, 2023, 5:47 pm What I need now I am sure exist for rainmeter.
As an already made skin? Hmmm... I don't know. But then, skin with calendar events and such do exist for Rainmeter, so who knows, if you want to avoid the effort of doing that yourself, maybe you get lucky by searching for a suitable such skin either here on the forum or on the DeviantArt site.

Good luck in your endeavour! ;-)
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JPRTenerife
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Re: I am been using Rainmeter for about ten years

Post by JPRTenerife »

I appreciate your effort. I am not a programmer.
If the gadget or widget don't exist already I will have to wait.

Best Regards
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Re: I am been using Rainmeter for about ten years

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JPRTenerife wrote: August 13th, 2023, 9:14 am I appreciate your effort. I am not a programmer.
If the gadget or widget don't exist already I will have to wait.

Best Regards
Sure thing, though you could still search for such a skin in the meantime, to increase your chances of finding one close to what you envision.
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