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Updated Feb 03, 2007 by rabidrobot

Comment #1 Monday, February 5, 2007 2:56 AM
Thanks so much....it's great!
Comment #2 Thursday, February 15, 2007 7:07 AM
Great gadget!!! Must have taken you some time to do with all the different skins. Great job.
Comment #3 Sunday, April 8, 2007 2:01 PM
Hello, I think your gadget is great but it seem that in my system the meter bar do not show anything, I mean it does not show the amount of drive used. However the pop up window and the text states the amount of free space correctly.
I�m using vista 32 home premium in Spanish, may the different language be the cause?

Thanks in advance

Comment #4 Sunday, April 8, 2007 3:10 PM
zoeshadow, thanks for trying my gadget!

I hope I can help you get it working, but right now I only have one idea. It's tough to diagnose at a distance, especially if differences in the OS itself is the reason for the bar not displaying.

The symptoms you describe tell me that almost everything is working. The line in the script that sets the bar length happens at the end of a routine that sets the other things you say work, in particular the text on the gadget.

Because this line occurs at the end of a routine, and other items in the routine succeed, I at least know that it is at or very near this line that it is failing. Also, the script contains a number of checks for common errors, so, since you don't report any error messages, that also suggests that it makes it to the individual line.

So, I don't know. Do you use commas as the decimal divider in numbers? How are percentages notated?

Here are two key lines of script from the UpdateHDDInfo subroutine of the gadget.vbs file:
percentUsed = FormatNumber(100 * (objDrive.TotalSize - objDrive.FreeSpace) / objDrive.TotalSize, 1)
'...More settings and calcs for other stuff that is working...
barFG.style.clip = "rect(auto " & percentUsed & "% auto auto)"

As you can see, I am constructing a string from a calculated number. That string is in turn re-converted by the css rule I am setting. This intermediary step of conversion to string may be tripping us up.

If you use commas, change the 1 to 0 at the end of the line:
percentUsed = FormatNumber(100 * (objDrive.TotalSize - objDrive.FreeSpace) / objDrive.TotalSize, 1)
save the file over itself and load a fresh gadget.

If it is the percentage symbol, '%', then perhaps you can edit that area to meet your culture's typical designation.

I'm sorry it hasn't worked for you as-is, and hope one of these suggestions work. It really is the line:
barFG.style.clip = "rect(auto " & percentUsed & "% auto auto)"
that is failing, so if you toy with it, maybe it'll fall into place.
A typical location for this file, gadget.vbs, would be:
C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets\BlisterHDD_v1.20.gadget\assets\scripts

Good luck, and thanks for the kind words!
Comment #5 Sunday, April 8, 2007 3:12 PM
This is a beautiful sidebar option. Could you do us all a favor and make a DesktopX
Widget or Object version. Some of us don't like the Vista Version of Windows. Great Job though ! You got the power man. Help us out.�

Comment #6 Sunday, April 8, 2007 4:06 PM
The Blister Pack-DX widget is my version of this for DesktopX.
Comment #7 Monday, April 9, 2007 5:07 PM
Thanks, it worked (kind off). the problem was with the line:
percentUsed = FormatNumber(100 * (objDrive.TotalSize - objDrive.FreeSpace) / objDrive.TotalSize, 0)

As you see I change the "1" to "0" and it worked!!


Comment #8 Wednesday, April 11, 2007 8:35 PM
Love your Blister theme gadgets, but it would be very nice to see more than three. A themed sidebar is still out there...
Comment #9 Monday, July 30, 2007 11:01 PM
I've been using this since I've upgraded to Vista a few months back. Sorry that it took so long for me to say this, but this is a great gadget. I'm just amazed at the level of customization of this gadget. I'm sort of speechless (or typeless, I guess).
Comment #10 Wednesday, November 14, 2007 7:47 PM
Support for mapped network drives?
Comment #11 Thursday, September 3, 2009 1:13 PM
Great gadget. Suddenly, after about a week, I can't change the skin. I can access the options but changes do not take effect. The hard drive light in the gadget doesn't work either. Did I miss something? Uninstalled, reinstalled several times, searched the registry; not luck. Love the gadget, just trying to get it back to normal.
Comment #12 Thursday, September 3, 2009 3:01 PM
Hi, Thanks for trying my gadgets! The symptoms suggest that certain scripts have stopped and aren't fully executing. The only thing I can think of is a corrupted WMI (Windows Management Instrumentation) or WSH (Windows Script Host). Here is a link about repairing a corrupt WMI: http://windowsxp.mvps.org/repairwmi.htm Dealing with a broken WSH is more complex; if the suggestions for repairing WMI do not work, search "repair windows script host" to find some other things to try. Good luck!

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