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Rongs Calendar suite by wdotrong Rongs Calendar suite by wdotrong
1.8 version now is up, corrected a few colour issues.


New 1.7 version now available

Please read the 'guide' file in the Rongs Calendar folder for information and instructions.

Changes since the last version:

Google Calendar extensions

Three skins, the Date Ring google calendar extension, the Todays Date google calendar extension, and a Refresh button. These three skins cannot be moved by clicking down on the left mouse button, instead right-click them once to enter 'move' mode, then move them into position, then right-click again to return to normal mode.

Day Labels are now a separate skin for easy positioning. You can now choose the colour of each day label.

Google Calendar extensions info.

At the moment only the next 60 events in your calendar are retrieved and associated with the date ring dates. Also, no more than 5 events can be shown per day.

See the "guide" file in the Rongs Calendar folder for instructions on how to get your Google RSS feed URL.

1.6 Version notes

[edit]version 1.6 now available, a few minor tweaks to prevent potential cropping that hopefuly you won't even notice, the major change in this version is that you can stretch the date ring horizontally and/or vertically using two new variables.

In progress: going to make the day labels a separate skin so they are easily moveable, google calendar extension on the way, rotating numbers and labels.

This is a suite that currently consists of five skins. The main skin is a 'date ring', the other four skins are simple skins that show todays date number, month, day name, and the date numbers superscript (th, st, rd, nd).


Obviously you need rainmeter installed first :)
Unzip the file, put the folder 'Rongs Calendar' in to your rainmeter skins folder (usually at this location: ...documents/Rainmeter/Skins). Restart Rainmeter and load the skins :)

All skins are configurable using the variables in the skin ini files, there is information in the skins on how to configure the variables.

Date Ring Skin

You can set it to be a ring or a staight line. You can choose from 2 to 30 forthcoming dates, by default the first date on the calendar is tomorrows date as there is a separate skin for todays date, but you can change a variable so that the calendar starts with todays date should you wish.

In Ring mode you can choose where the first and last numbers are on the ring in degrees, you can choose the direction of the numbers on the ring (clockwise/anticlockwise), you can choose the size of the ring.

In line mode, you can choose the angle of the calendar, and the separation between the date numbers.

You can also move the day labels collectively up, down, left and right using two variables, you will probably only find a need for this if you configure the calendar as a straight line, but you never know what people can come up with!

You can choose what labels (if any) you want for each day, you may just want 'sat' and 'sun' to be displayed on the ring for those days, you define the labels using the variables. The day labels have independent font colour/size etc of the date numbers for more customisation.

Font colour, style, type, size etc are all configurable by changing the variables.

The label skins

The date number, month name, day name and date superscript all use an identical skin design which you can customise for your own uses. For skin makers, you may find it useful to display information that you want users to be able to rotate and cusomise themselves.

I have a thread on the Rainmeter forums for the skins:

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Saphirro Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
hey man :) nice work xD but i have one question. I wanna have months names in my mature language can u tell me how to change names ? because i wont find it in ini and not even pics of months so im a bit sad xD thx for answer :)
Salfalur Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011
where do u have that Windows Bar Skin from? would love if u could upload it or tell us where that is from :)
wdotrong Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011
Hi Salfalur, the start button I believe I used this tool: [link] (it was a while ago now, I think the start button in my image comes with the org changer). The toolbar itself is just standard W7 but with small icons selected :)
twosavy Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011
This is a very tuff skin to get working, keeps freezing
tugboatc4 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010
So I tried to configure the PrivateGoogleRSS variable, but it still shows as though there's no internet connection or that the calendar is nonexistant.

Things I've tried:

I have no clue what's going on, and I know that I've created events to test this with.
jwh3114 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010
Me too. Google calendar's private link seems not working on this, though it smoothly works on Gnometer's Gcal.

I think this skin is just outdated since v1.2 released at June, or it can't read google's new way of RSS feeding (little chance for it).
hau2511 Featured By Owner May 26, 2010
Thanks, It is a nice skin. But it cannot get the calendar from my google calendar.
Is It only the setting in the date ring to add the following

anything I need to add? Thanks
wdotrong Featured By Owner May 30, 2010
sorry for not replying sooer hau2511, you just need to set the PrivateGoogleRSSFeed variable to your private google rss feed url, so it will look something like this:

PrivateGoogleRSSFeed=etc etc

I see that Google have changed Google Calendar, I hope this hasn't broken the skin, will look into it asap and let you know if it should be working still
Seyser Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
how did u get ur taskbar to look like that? or is that windows 7?
wdotrong Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2010
hi Seyser, the start button has been changed using [url=[link]]windows 7 start button orb changer[/ur], other than that it is just windows 7's standard taskbar with small icons enabled (right-click taskbar, properties, use small icons)
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