Animated Weather Satellite and Radar v2.1a Widget
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Animated Weather Satellite and Radar v2.1a Widget

Updated Aug 05, 2004 by Will Rose

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Comment #1 Sunday, August 01, 2004 12:00 PM
I'm a total weather junkie and this baby is very, very sweet. Excellent job. Does just what it says, very easy to configure, looks nice. Thanks so much!!
Will Rose
Comment #2 Sunday, August 01, 2004 12:40 PM
Thanks, I'm glad you like it! I tried to make it better than the 1.0 version in every way. Did you notice the satellite icon?

I'd be especially interested to know if anyone has suggestions for what can be added or improved, and if anyone actually DIDN'T have the MS Forms 2.0 ActiveX control and had to install it from the link.

Also, do people prefer objects or widgets?
Comment #3 Sunday, August 01, 2004 8:15 PM
in the a state or region setting there is no sellection for MA, just 2 for CT
Comment #4 Sunday, August 01, 2004 8:17 PM
and when i make the picture smaller i can't make it larger
Will Rose
Comment #5 Sunday, August 01, 2004 8:39 PM
Regarding MA, see my comments on the 1.0 object version of this in the object library. MA, and a few other states, like Maryland, are too small to have dedicated satellite views. That's why the or give you CT for MA. It is not an error.
Comment #6 Sunday, August 01, 2004 8:43 PM
oh ok
Comment #7 Monday, August 02, 2004 1:06 PM
WHOA, This is just "most excellent".

Tucked away in my comp room, I need "eyes" to see whats going on.

Thank you very much for this widget.
Comment #8 Monday, August 02, 2004 6:58 PM
I much prefer the widgets. I don't usually like to have DX running all the time. Man, I haven't ever seen this great a pic before. The Dallas weather maps pale by comparison. I just wish there was some weather to look at. Just a big bunch of nothing ATM LOL
Will Rose
Comment #9 Monday, August 02, 2004 9:30 PM
If you're bored, you can always "Continental US" to look for some weather.... LOL
Comment #10 Monday, August 02, 2004 10:38 PM
Done went n' done sometin' wrong. I downloaded n' installed the MS Forms 2.01 from teh link there, but I'll be danged if I can get anythang to show up on the configuration boxes.

I been runnin' yer other'un from the git go n' I jes gotta get this'un to work only I ain't in Illinois.

Any idy at all atall what I gotta do to get them ions to come up in them little boxes? (
Comment #11 Monday, August 02, 2004 10:41 PM
N' nope, ain't got Office. Before I loaded forms the mouse cursor was runnin' under stuff. After I installed it the cursor works fine but I don't get no choices on the configuration menu.

I'm lible to have to go out n' buy Office jest to get this to work. It'd be worth it!
Will Rose
Comment #12 Monday, August 02, 2004 11:04 PM
Sounds like the MS control isn't installed properly, or DesktopX isn't aware of it.

Stardock just put a combobox control in the latest version of DX(2.19m[b]) but a lot of people don't have that installed yet.

Also Stardock's new control currently has some limitations that prevent me from using it:
-Doesn't support tabs in the itemtext
-Won't let me set the font
-Won't let an item have a defined value other then what shows in the list.

The MS control can do these things, and I need at least one of them to use the control with this widget. If they Stardock enhances their combobox control a bit, I'll build a new version that uses it.
Comment #13 Tuesday, August 03, 2004 6:59 AM
This widget is absolutely sweet!!!
Will Rose
Comment #14 Tuesday, August 03, 2004 12:31 PM
Anyone having trouble with the Forms 2.0 ActiveX control you get with the link on the front page, you can try this one instead:
Comment #15 Tuesday, August 03, 2004 4:34 PM
Woo woo, that'un done'er Mr. Sir Will Rose. Thankie kindly!!!

Mightly fancy piece a workmanship. Ya don't do custrom saddels by any chance do ya? LOL
Comment #16 Wednesday, August 04, 2004 6:34 PM
this is great!!

i'm curious how others have it configured. i don't want it constantly running in the background. does anyone have some sort of shortcut for it so when you want to check weather you run the widget? is there any way to build a link to this inside of the basic weather objects so you could get a 5 day forcast and then click on this to open and see the realtime radar? i wish i knew more about objects so i could put soemthing together like what i want.
Will Rose
Comment #17 Thursday, August 05, 2004 12:30 AM
I'm really glad everyone is enjoying this so much. Thanks for your very kind comments! (I see my rating went to a 10 today! )

Sometime next week (more or less ) I plan to come out with a combination weather forecaster/Animated satellite widget that will do everything. The forecaster will sit there on your desktop, and the satellite will pop up or disappear when you want it.

I would have made this v2.1 widget minimizeable, but for some reason Widget.Minimize is non-function in my copy of DesktopX. It just does nothing at all, but gives no error. If that changes, I'll add that functionality as well.
Comment #18 Thursday, August 05, 2004 1:32 AM
will rose: great to hear about what's coming up. this is an awesome widget! if you combine something like martin's Animated weather forecaster or his basic weather object that would be PERFECT. have a link to the weather radar in the extended(more) forecast section. one request when you do that though...can you please make it an object as well so we can edit and play around w/it? i like to remove the city name from the basic object so it's nice and clean on the desktop plus i know what area i'm looking at weather for so it's not needed.
Comment #19 Thursday, August 05, 2004 2:02 AM
Will, if you want to use any of my weather objects then go ahead.
Will Rose
Comment #20 Thursday, August 05, 2004 2:29 AM
Martin, thanks a lot! I've got my eye on that nifty animated rain, but I'm still waiting to hear back from Mormegil on something. Has he vanished?

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