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maxthegold
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Currency Exchange - new skin

Post by maxthegold »

I have created a skin to display currency exchange rates. Hope someone finds it useful.
Please be gentle, I don't handle criticism well, and I might have to set my dog on you!
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http://maxthegold.deviantart.com/art/Currency-Exchange-289326876


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MerlinTheRed
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Re: Currency Exchange - new skin

Post by MerlinTheRed »

Total rubbish and waste of disk space. Who needs this kind of stuff anyway? And it looks ugly too!

Just kidding ;)

I'm sure this is useful for people who travel a lot or handle money on a regular basis. Do you get the exchange rates from the web or are they hard-coded?
Have more fun creating skins with Sublime Text 2 and the Rainmeter Package!
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maxthegold
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Re: Currency Exchange - new skin

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I was just getting the dog warmed up there.

The rates come from Google finance and are updated about once an hour.
kabott
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Post by kabott »

Very nice, thanks for sharing! (someone should add a thanks button below the posts :confused: )

anyways , any chance on making a live ticker? maybe one just for the four mayor currency pairs?

here is a nice one: http://www.forexrate.co.uk/currencyrates.php :D

an other sugestion , a Forex Market Hours would be :thumbup:

http://fxtrade.oanda.com/lang/es/analysis/market-hours
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maxthegold
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Re: Currency Exchange - new skin

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I'll have a think about that. Thanks for the ideas. I did start to use ForexRate.co.uk for this application but it started to complain about me accessing the page too often, when I was testing. That was why I switched to Google. I didn't need an up to the minute value for my purposes so I just picked an hourly update at random, you could change the RateUp value in the CurrencyX skin to refresh more often. I am not sure how often Google finance updates though.