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    Weather Maps ala Chuck's Skin

    Chuck, just thought I'd share something I've been working on with you. I liked your six panel weather maps so much I took it to the next level, but I'm stuck on the final phase. My skin not only has the six panel page but actually 3 of them. I have created them by levels of scale, i.e., the first set is all US maps (temp, IR sat, radar, winds, severe weather, and a world radar); the second set is regional 1800mi (because I travel all over, I selected a northern view east and west of St. Louis, a southern view east and west, and lastly travel advisory and a radar 2100mi view); the last set is local doppler radars of the cities I visit most: St Louis, Chicago, Indianapolis, Memphis, Kansas City, Oklahoma City, and Austin.

    I'd like to be able to use the variables created in the main weather screen (you know where some of us have put buttons to change the $cityweather$ using the "saveweather" RRCode in exectbl.ini) for the doppler radar locations. I have the six buttons in the weather.skin and they all work, I just don't know where I need to put them to translate it to the Radar.skin. I'm afraid I may need a translation table if I want to have access to every Doppler Radar in the US, but I figure I could save maybe the top 30 or so that I'm likely to need in the RR.ini and use RRCode to do the translation to the appropriate websites based on the 6 $weatherpreset##$.

    Below are screenshots of the different weather/radar skins.
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    Let me see if I got this right

    You are going to have 30 weather presets ($cityweather$) to pick from in a setup menu?

    You want the radar to load based on the setting in that setup menu?

    How are you going to load the 30 different radar setting - 30 autoit.exe’s?
    “BYVAR;RADARSET; RUN;RADAR1.exe<< RUN;RADAR2.exe<< RUN;RADAR3.exe<< RUN;RADAR4.exe<<<<<”
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck View Post
    Let me see if I got this right

    You are going to have 30 weather presets ($cityweather$) to pick from in a setup menu?

    You want the radar to load based on the setting in that setup menu?

    How are you going to load the 30 different radar setting - 30 autoit.exe’s?
    “BYVAR;RADARSET; RUN;RADAR1.exe<< RUN;RADAR2.exe<< RUN;RADAR3.exe<< RUN;RADAR4.exe<<<<<”
    Not quite. I only have 6 weather preset buttons. The way I wrote the radar pages there is an autoit script for each page that pulls from the 6 appropriate websites and overwrites the 6 weather#.jpg files. I want the last page that I called "local radar" to load the doppler radars for the cities listed in the $Weatherpre0#$ variables.

    As far as the 30 most traveled cities, I figured I'd setup an array in RR.ini like you use for buttonset or favsonglist that would be a list of internet jpgs for those cities. And when local radar is run, it would check the 6 weather presets against the array. Then use something like your code above to get them.
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    I am sorry but I am just not getting this

    Could you post your weather skins and your ExecTBL.ini entry’s?

    Code:
    maybe somthing like this
    
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    "st louis","SETVAR;cityweather;$WEATHERPRE01$||RELOADWEATHER||SETVAR;RADARSET;0"
    "chicago","SETVAR;cityweather;$WEATHERPRE02$||RELOADWEATHER||SETVAR;RADARSET;1"
    "Dallas","SETVAR;cityweather;$WEATHERPRE03$||RELOADWEATHER||SETVAR;RADARSET;2"
    "Pheonix","SETVAR;cityweather;$WEATHERPRE04$||RELOADWEATHER||SETVAR;RADARSET;3"
    "Austin","SETVAR;cityweather;$WEATHERPRE05$||RELOADWEATHER||SETVAR;RADARSET;4"
    
    ExecTBL.ini
    "LOADLOCALRADAR","LOAD;LOCALRADAR.skon||BYVAR;RADARSET;DOst louis<<DOchicago<<DODallas<<DOPheonix<<DOAustin"
    
    "DOst louis","LOADIMG;20;60;982;410;st louis.jpg;OUT"
    "DOchicago","LOADIMG;20;60;982;410;chicago.jpg;OUT"
    "DODallas","LOADIMG;20;60;982;410;Dallas.jpg;OUT"
    "DOPheonix","LOADIMG;20;60;982;410;Pheonix.jpg;OUT"
    "DOAustin","LOADIMG;20;60;982;410;Austin.jpg;OUT"
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