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Rainmeter Calendar by limpet Rainmeter Calendar by limpet
**Update Sept 2010**
The calendar has received an upgrade including holidays, localization and skinability.

Check out the beta at the Rainmeter forums and pitch in your ideas and thoughts.


Instead of using Rainlender I built my own calendar to use in Rainmeter.

Originally designed to fit in the Sidebar layout for the "Enigma" layout: [link]

Silk icon thanks to Mark James at [link]

Grey (micons) icon thanks to [link]

**Update 3/30/09**
Updated to include a version with the week starting on Monday and ending on Sunday. Both the underline and bold versions have this.

A minor feature with these new calendars is they now update faster! Whoopie! Also note that I changed the font I used back to Trebuchet MS (the font ~Kaelri uses in Enigma).

Sorry for the wait, everyone. Enjoy!

**Update 1/10/09**
This is now a pack including 2 calendar types. One is the original underlined type and the other is a stylized text type to highlight the current day. Each are just as customizable as before.

Also added is the option to display part of the previous and next month in the calendar (partly displayed in the preview). Again, colors can be customized.

Also, two icons are included (credits above) and are used to enable/disable showing the extra days in the calendar by double left clicking. By right clicking you can open the Time/Date Properties window (only tested in Windows XP Pro as admin).

And then obviously the month is now displayed next to the icon. This also can be enabled/disabled, but it requires some in-config tweaking

Hope you enjoy the new features and improvements.
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GreyBeardLegend Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much for this simple calendar, it works well with the skin i made. if you want to see.
jamalix Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013
Very nice!

I adjusted the colours and the labels a bit, and also hid the icon and put the clicking-functionality into the month-label.

Now it's just the way i want it.
craziloco Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
Hi I have a question down this skin because I like and modify it to my liking, I did the biggest screen I have the size of the numbers is 20 px but can not move the line so you can position your day added several entries already but I could someone could help me.
;Current day highlight properties

HL.height =3
HL.width =30
HL.color =255, 0, 0, 255
this has not
HL.x =-35
HL.y =27
craziloco Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
hello great calendar and I liked but I made some changes to the schedule not place larger numbers because it is too small for me and have a large screen and a color change but I have a problem is the day that says I could not align well with the number that day, could help thanks
lamafart2 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
How do you install?
AnonymousManiac Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
I LOVE THIS!!!!!!! (events would be nice) KEEP IT UP! -bookmarks the page- WOOT WOOT!
g2020 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012
font big and colour
sweetwaterpink Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
Just what I was looking for. Thanks.
Alkazaar Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012
Moday to sunday calendar in bold doesn't work.
As calendar refreshes, the current day shows as bold, changes to normal, then to a red zero and finally disappears.

Sat to sun works perfect.

Great skin.

nirosh90 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012
can i arrange my meetings and tasks with this calender ??like scheduling stuff?
dulcelilith Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012
¡Ah! Al calendario le hice modificaciones radicales en el aspecto visual para que concordara con el diseño de los otros elementos de mi escritorio. Cuando lo tenga terminado, quiero mostrarte como quedó.

Esto si no tengo cabeza para traducirlo ^^;
dulcelilith Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012
¡Tu calendario es fantástico!
¿Puedes ayudarme con un detallito?
Necesito traducir los nombres de los meses al español...

Entiendo bastante el inglés pero lo escribo muy poco. Ojalá me comprendas.

Your calendar is fantastic!
Can you help me?
I need translate english name of the months to spanish...

Thank you
CodeGrey Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
I absolutely love the calendar, but I do want to change the background instead of having it transparent. I was thinking doing a simple, circular background, then having today's date highlighted by the same circle. If you could do that, I would be glad to favorite it.
CodeGrey Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
I meant smaller circle.
anderBR Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011
branco perfeito pra minha area de trabalho
Loony029 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011
Good job, how to translate into Russian months? Days of the Week takes, but not months
Sorry Google translete
szerencsefia Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I luv this calendar. Thanks for your work.

I found and I fixed one bug tho. If you have very light color behind the calendar the text was not readable. To handle this I have added in the code two lines under the "AntiAlias=#AA#".

Now the code looks like this:


End here is the result: [link]
Zakafein Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Is there a way to import events to the calendar? i'm currently using rainlendar and rainmeter but would prefer to use just rainmeter, but i haven't seen any calendars so far be able to import events.
5000DOC5000 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011
I am ok with the original calendar. I only wish the present day TODAY would be more highlighted.... anyone knows what can be edited to cnage this ???
nabilmuzakkir Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011
help me how to instll please...
HumboldtDave Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012
I second the request, can't seem to install...
Gualichu Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010
Kay nevermind, I'll just hide Rainlendar from the desktop.
limpet Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010
Sorry, for the late reply. I don't even have Rainlendar so I couldn't really turn it into a skin for it.
Gualichu Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010
You would do me a great favor by making this skin for Rainlendar.
I just found it and it's awesome, but I love your skin and would like to keep it, even when using Rainlendar :P
ItalicizedEyes Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010  Student General Artist
Hey, Ive been studying the language... and I have a couple questions that I havnt been able to figure out.

1) I used a png file to show the fonts for the days of the week, I was wondering how to use Measure=time to update what day is highlighted.

For instance, On monday the 2nd, I want a certain image to be displayed, and the next day I want a different one. I would be doing it as a calendar, so it would be day based. Is there any way to do this without having to do it manually?
limpet Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010
Interesting idea. If you have one of the newer Rainmeter 1.3 betas you can use dynamic variables to change the name of the file loaded in an IMAGE meter.

So, for example, you'll have something like this:

measure = time
format = %#d

meter = image
path = #thepath#
filename = [date].jpg
dynamicvariables = 1

I'm not too sure if the filename bit will actually work like that and you might have to use a string meter to properly add the extension. And again using dynamic variables.

You should ask around on the Rainmeter forums [link] if you can't get it working out right.
TheCubanHaque Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
How do I use this on DeviantArt?
limpet Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010
I'm not sure what you mean.
TheCubanHaque Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Am I able to use these calendars on dA?
limpet Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010
Again, not sure what you mean, but specifically I don't know what you mean by "on deviantArt". If by the website itself, no, this calendar is for a program called Rainmeter.

If you mean can you use the calendars you download from deviantArt to be used with Rainmeter, then yes. Take a look at Rainmeter 101. [link]
TheCubanHaque Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I mean the first one.
Thank you though. :3
limpet Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010
Glad I answered your question. :)
TheCubanHaque Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Yup. :D
Gualichu Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010
Awesome work so far, much better than the original Enigma one!
Now my question is, like ~MzAsh asked, is it possible to add a 'task-shower' on it so it can be used as an agenda? That would be incredible :)
limpet Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010
Creating a daily agenda will be a bit harder to implement than the current holiday agenda I've got set up. I think what may be easiest is setting up a "notes" skin and adding that onto the calendar. Take a look at the new beta on the Rainmete forums. [link]

I'll be recoding a bit to take better advantage of Rainmeter 1.3 and making it easier to change and create custom skins for the calendar. But there may be something in my current beta you can use as a temporary solution.
p0seyd0n Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010
how do you install it ?
karakteran Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010
good job!
you solved my "cancer wound" (expression for "chronic huge problem" in croatian) about decent rainmeter calendar! i tweaked it a lot, modified it to croatian needs, it took time but it worthed it.

MzAsh Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
do you know of a calander for rainmeter where you can add your own tasks and such to it??? so on the day it shows anything your planning to do.
hellrick54 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010
the best on my seven x64 tanks...
aglmax Featured By Owner May 25, 2010
Great work men!! thanks from Argentina.
zephyrkey Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2009
Absolutely love this skin. +Fav
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Chaebi69 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2009
Can't thank you enough for this calendar. I've learned to modify it and know what's what after browsing through the lines. What I really like most about this calendar is the part where the current day is bold. I have a question though, we're all heard of 10 Ft. HUD, it has a horizontal and vertical calendar; is it possible to do the same thing about the "bold text" on these Calendar? If so, I'd love to ask help from you.
limpet Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2009
I'm sorry for this very late reply, I can look into but I would think it's easy to do.

If I understand what your goal is to make a long vertical/horizontal calendar that makes the current day bold?
Chaebi69 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2009
No problem, thank you for looking at it. Yes, a long vertical and or horizontal calendar that marks the current day "bold".

Also, have you seen horizontal/vertical rainlendars that shows the current day on top of each date? Like this for example: [link]

Do you think that is possible on rainmeter?
limpet Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2009
Absolutely possible in Rainmeter.

Give me a week or so and I'll have this ready to go and part of my current Calendar pack. Thanks for the suggestion. :)
karakteran Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010
let us know when you upload that calendar pack, will you? thx in advance.
Chaebi69 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2009
Awesome, and thanks a lot. Take your time.
Sk8rDude7 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this lil' calender.. thanks for making
and updating it. I use this for my own sidebar
in RainMeter. It looks great!! Nice work~ +Fav
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