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Farquarh
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Post by Farquarh » Mon Jan 14, 2013 10:25 am

First I'd like to thank you for a great widget! But like all greedy people I'd like it kicked up a notch...I would like site visitors to be able input their zipcode and get their local weather..

Thanks, Daniel.

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Re: Request

Post by countryroads » Mon Jan 14, 2013 6:54 pm

Hi Daniel,

Welcome to YoWindow.

The Widget has a 'Location Selector' version.
Your visitor cannot select by zipcode. But they can select by the town or city.
YoWindow Location Selector.JPG
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You can find this on the Widget Creation page.
Have fun with it.

Marty

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Re: Request

Post by Farquarh » Mon Jan 14, 2013 7:46 pm

Thank you!

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Re: Request

Post by Farquarh » Mon Jan 14, 2013 8:56 pm

O.k. now I'm feeling dumb... I was able to install the regular widget with no problem. The Selector widget I can't get to work. Not even when copying the source code from the demo page! Any idea of what I might be doing wrong?

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Re: Request

Post by countryroads » Tue Jan 15, 2013 2:16 am

Hi Daniel,

Please give us a link to your website.
Thank you in advance.

Marty

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Re: Request

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Re: Request

Post by par » Wed Jan 16, 2013 5:54 am

Daniel, maybe you would like the widget to automatically detect the user location?
Get YoWindow weather app for your phone or tablet.

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Re: Request

Post by Farquarh » Tue Jan 22, 2013 6:26 pm

I can't get the widget to display. Any help is appreciated

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<html>
<head>
    <title>Your Weather</title>
 
<!-- Location Chooser component -->
    <script type="text/javascript" src="http://js.yowindow.com/js/yolc.js"></script>
<!-- YoWindow widget component -->
    <script type="text/javascript" src="http://js.yowindow.com/js/yowidget.js"></script>
 
    <script language="JavaScript">
 
//To track if commands can be sent to YoWidget
        window.isYoWidgetReady = false;
 
        function onLoad() {
            installLocationChooser();
            installYoWidget();
        }
 
        function installLocationChooser() {
            var place = document.getElementById('location_chooser_place');
//Create YoLocationChooser and keep it as a variable of HTML window
            this.locationChooser = new YoLocationChooser(place);
 
//Subscribe to onLocationChange event
            this.locationChooser.onLocationChange = onLocationChange;
 
/**
lc.open(); - let the user to choose the location, starting on country-level
lc.open("#auto"); - detect location by IP and open it
lc.open("United Kingdom/London"); - open London
*/
            this.locationChooser.open("#auto");
        }
 
/**
Event of YoLocationChooser
It is called every time the location changes.
When location was deselected - node is null
node format
node = {
    @id, // GeoNames id
    @name, // Name from the Geonames data-base
    @p // Population
}
 
Here we reflect selected location in the widget.
*/
        function onLocationChange(node) {
//Do not do anything if location was deselected (node is null).
            if (!node) {
                return;
            }
            var locationId = node['@id'];
 
//You can call yowidget methods only after it gets ready to intercept commands
            var yowidget = document.getElementById('yowidget');
            if (!window.isYoWidgetReady) {
                return;
            }
//Select location in YoWindow widget
            yowidget.setLocationId(locationId);
        }
 
/**
Creates YoWindow widget and adds it to the place-holder "yowidget_place"
*/
        function installYoWidget() {
 
/**
flashvars parameters
See http://yowindow.com/widget_parameters.php
 
I have put some examples in the code, uncomment to see them in effect
*/
            var flashvars = {
                location_id: "auto"
//              landscape: "seaside",
//              background: "#FFFFFF",
//              lang: "de",
//              unit_system: "metric",
//              time_format: "24"
            };
 
/**
Flash parameters
*/
            var params = {
                quality: "high",
                bgcolor: "#FFFFFF",
                allowscriptaccess: "always",
                allowfullscreen: "true",
                wmode: "opaque"
            };
 
            var attributes = {
//Optionally control the color of the copyright text
//              copyright_color: "#0000FF",
//              copyright_link_color: "#FF0000",
 
//id and name of YoWindow widget in HTML DOM
                id: "yowidget",
                name: "yowidget"
            };
 
            YoWidget.embed(
                "yowidget_place", //place-holder id
                700, //width
                394, //height
                flashvars,
                params,
                attributes
            );
        }
 
//This function is called by YoWidget SWF when it is ready for commands
        function yowidget_onReady() {
            window.isYoWidgetReady = true;
            var yowidget = document.getElementById('yowidget');
//Display location selected in Chooser if any
            var node = this.locationChooser.selectedLocation;
            if (node) {
                var locationId = node['@id'];
                yowidget.setLocationId(locationId);
            }
        }
 
    </script>
</head>
 
 
<body onLoad="onLoad();">
 
    <div>
        <span id="location_chooser_place" style="display:inline-block; width:250px; vertical-align:top;">
        </span>
 
        <span id="yowidget_place" style="display:inline-block;">
        </span>
    </div>
 
</body>
</html>

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Re: Request

Post by Don » Wed Jan 23, 2013 12:01 am

Hi Daniel,

Are loading your html file from your hard drive? If you are it won't work. The location chooser version of YoWindow must be loaded from a server. I tested the code you posted and it does work.

Don
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Re: Request

Post by Farquarh » Wed Jan 23, 2013 6:12 am

Thank you.

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