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demitrix
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Joined: April 24th, 2010, 2:12 am

I'm currently struggling my way through my first Rainmeter skin. I've hit a little snag though, I have a measure returning a value 1-31 to a calc measure, unfortunately due to the design of my skin I need the leading zero. Simply substituting 1-9 with 01-09 doesn't work for obvious reasons. There is probably an easy solution to this but I'm so brain dead from trying to learn everything else to see it. Thanks
smurfier
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### Re: Substitute and leading zeros

Could you please post the appropriate portion of the code?
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jsmorley
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### Re: Substitute and leading zeros

This should work:

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

; No idea how you are actually getting the number from 1-31, so here is a bunny with a pancake on its head...

[MeasureNumber]
Measure=Calc
Formula=Random
LowBound=1
HighBound=31
UpdateRandom=1

; Now turn the numbers from 1-31 to 0.01 to 0.31 and then substitute off the "0." on them

Measure=Calc
Formula=(MeasureNumber / 100)
Substitute="0.":""

[MeterNumber]
Meter=String
NumOfDecimals=2
FontSize=20
FontColor=255,255,255,255

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demitrix
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Joined: April 24th, 2010, 2:12 am

### Re: Substitute and leading zeros

Ahh I was trying to think of a way to use decimals I shouldve came up with this. I gotta say rainmeter has some crazy poweful options but at the same time seems cryptic and sometimes lacking. Loving it so far though.
jsmorley
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### Re: Substitute and leading zeros

It's true. The important thing is to go into it with the understanding that it isn't an application that displays widgets. Nor is it a programming language. It's more like Lego's or an Erector Set, and that special piece you really need just rolled under the couch..

dragonmage
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### Re: Substitute and leading zeros

Yes, but if you are creative enough you can usually find a piece that can be used as a substitute for the missing one...