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quake101

RSS Ticker

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I started this project a while ago and I haven't updated it in some time. To keep this idea alive, I thought I would share it on here. :D I hope someone find this project helpful as I would like to see this with all the features/ideas listed below.

The idea:

Read an RSS feed and display it on the desktop in a "ticker" type format.

Features:

RSS source stored in a .ini file

RSS update frequency stored in a .ini file (not currently being used)

Pause ticker scroll on mouse over

Dock (top/bottom) of the screen

Context menu to change dock location. (Top/Bottom)

To Do:

Add hyperlinks to each RSS item

Store dock location in .ini file

Make use of update frequency stored in .ini file

Zip:

RSS_Ticker.zip

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I like the idea of this project. I wanted to use it, but then it requires me to download _XMLDomWrapper.au3 and put it in the correct place.

Can you maybe provide a .zip file with all the resources required to run this with a default install of AutoIt?

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Sorry about that. I've added a zip file with all the files required to the first post. :D

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I've spent some time updating this script and I've managed to cross some "to do" items off my list. :D So far, I'm very happy with the results. I plan on working on this a bit more today/tomorrow as well. Check out the first post for updates.

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I'm not sure how I'm going to add hyperlinks to each RRS item yet. Any ideas guys?

Also, I've been cleaning up some minor bugs that I found, most likely I'll post an update tomorrow. :D (Maybe I'll have this project all finished up tomorrow. w00t)

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I'm not sure how I'm going to add hyperlinks to each RRS item yet. Any ideas guys?

Also, I've been cleaning up some minor bugs that I found, most likely I'll post an update tomorrow. :) (Maybe I'll have this project all finished up tomorrow. w00t)

I have just installed autoit here on this pc, downloaded zip fil etc, but i get an error when i try to run the program:

C:\Program Files (x86)\AutoIt3\Include\_XMLDomWrapper.au3 (451) : ==> Error in expression.:

$objNodeList = $objDoc.documentElement.selectNodes ($strXPath)

$objNodeList = ^ ERROR

Any ideas ?

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I had a problem getting data from the internet, still not sure what i stopping me, but error located.

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This works good, though scroll could be smoother and a tad faster.

Would also need background colour & text color attributes.

maybe a Cache.ini to load up a directory of news items refreshable every 45 mins.

Other than that, it looks and works good :>

I'll hafta see if I can add more functionality to this thing on my copy :unsure:


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