View Full Version : Display the current house in system tray.
01-21-2007, 04:31 PM
I was hoping if someone could recommend me a simple software that can display an icon or number next to the clock showing the current house.
I tried ChronosXP and it displays the planetary hour and if i hover my mouse over it it also displays the current house.
01-22-2007, 05:34 AM
I'm not sure I know what you mean. Are you asking for software that shows the chart for your current location and time?
01-22-2007, 10:25 AM
No, not that. Mutch more simpler! I want to see just the house number in witch the sun is in!
For example if i turn my comuter on just after sunrise the program will display somewhere on the screen the number 12 or a pisces sighn. When the sun enters the 11 house the program will indicate the new house.
Something like a clock.
ChronosXP does something similar but indicates the planetary hour.
01-23-2007, 04:58 AM
Kephler has something like that. you could just keep the astroclock up at all times. You would just look to see which house the glyph of the sun is in.
01-23-2007, 07:57 PM
It's a bit complicated... like i said, ChronosXP displayes it more simple, but you have to hover your mouse over the icon in system tray.
I'm looking for somthing like a clock where the hour is represented by the house number. The point of all this is because every person is sensitive to what house the sun is in (like everyone feels diffrent when the sun is in the 8th house).
If ther isn't sutch a thing I don't think that it's a difficult program to make. If anyone can compile a program that can display an icon in system tray can also make this one. I even found on the internet the algoritm to calculate sunrise and sunset hours for a given geographical position (it's a Visual Basic Script) and from there you can calculate the house.
02-01-2007, 11:58 AM
I'm a newbie (to astrology and other things as well!) but if someone can explain the 'house' system to me, I may be able to write a program that displays those houses on a PC's screen (i.e. Windows only).
I'm thinking houses are something like this...
0100 hrs = House 1
0200 hrs = House 2
But aren't there 12 houses?
What happens at hour (gulp) 13?
I shudder to even contemplate what happens!
As for icons in the system tray (interactive / non-interactive) and startup applications, that's another story.
Anyway, let's chat about it over a nice hot cuppa and we'll take it from there :)
Update - I've written a program that is connected to the computer system's clock. The program displays a different value (x) each time the hour changes. That value (x) can be also seen in the application's title bar and thus the Windows taskbar. I did manage to get some icons in the system tray, but this requires a lot more work to get it right. Oh, and the auto startup can be done and it shouldn't be too difficult according the web sites I looked at... Yeah, right !!! :)
02-02-2007, 01:17 PM
Welcome back :)
I know you've all been waiting eagerly on the edge of your seats for another update. Well....... (drum roll)......
Here it is!
Okay, I've managed to get the correct icon in the system tray permanently when the program is running.
But while the main program will change numbers (automatically) when the hour changes, the system icon's numbers will not do the same. You have to stop the program and - This is rivetting isn't it ?!?!
[:< Edit >:]
I just got some great info from wintersprite1 about 'Houses' and astrology overall. :)
Seems there's a bit more too it than I thought!
I'll post here when I finish the program.
And, if you still want it, send me a message and we'll discuss geography / time etc.
Thanks once again to wintersprite1 :)
I couldn't have done it without her, she's the greatest!
02-05-2007, 07:57 AM
So sorry to check so late for new post. I'm glad you decided to write a program and i would be glad to help.
Contact me on private messages or on yahoo messenger (ID: a2004floni).
I also have the algoritm that can be implemented to find out sunrise and sunset for a given location (latitude, longitudine).
And once you calculated that you just have to make the program in the system tray to change the icon 12 times a day. :) You can even go further and make it some how display something like that [Hour Number]:[Degrees]:[minutes]... where hour number is from 12 to 1, degrees are form 0 to 29 and minutes 0 to 60. Just a thougth... thinkgs can go wild ;).
It's best if we chat. I will now be carefull to check for messeges.
02-05-2007, 01:51 PM
Here are some files that could help.
Calculator.zip - contains an excel file that calculates the houses
sunrise, sunset.zip - contains the macros that can be found in the previous file.
02-05-2007, 02:30 PM
I'll be in touch :)
02-08-2007, 09:47 AM
Here's a TRIAL version of the software for you.
And, yes, there's some code for you as well. :)
The following files need to be put in the "C" directory for the program to work...
For example... C:\Calculator.xls
These two files should not be open when the House V.1 program is being used.
You have to wait for the clock to recognise a certain time / house before it is displayed. If you want, you can change your clock settings so that you can quickly get validation that the program works. If you do, make sure that any time related 'scheduled tasks' are taken into account, so that no errors arise. You could also adjust the source code so that it accpets more than one value in each text box (and therefore the times will be adjusted.)
Please post any comments / questions here on this thread and I'll try and help you out.
PS: If you are not adi2004 and you want to try this program, feel free. However, keep in mind that this software is a combination of my efforts and also the efforts of others (i.e other code) and sometimes we make mistakes :) Please DO NOT download or run the above files if you have your doubts about this program! It most likely contains a million bugs / errors !!!
02-08-2007, 01:51 PM
A quick update...
I've decided to hit the road.
So, a couple of things for you adi2004 (and the rest of you :))...
If you can't see the various buttons / text boxes / labels correctly, it's probably due to the screen resolution you're using. There's VB code on the net that will solve this problem. In the meantime, try a resolution of 800 x 600.
Secondly, in terms of updating the program...
I didn't have a clue when I started this project.
I had to ask for information from wintersprite1 (thanks wintersprite1 !), I had to ask people on the net about various bits of code, I had to read VB help files etc etc.
It sounds cliched, but the main thing that made this program was persistence.
In other words adi2004, I honestly think you could do a great job of improving it if you want to. The fact that you found that '.bas' file (and also knew it was relevant) proves it !!!
So, see this as an opportunity :)
I'm sure you'll do your best.
02-09-2007, 11:25 AM
Thanks alot Atruism, i'm trying your program now, and i hope it will work. If i will manage to make something better i will be sure to post it.
Thanks again for your time. :)
02-10-2007, 09:27 AM
Looks like I'm not supposed to leave just yet... :)
Here's Version 2 of the program. I've updated it so that it works correctly if the files in the C drive are not detected. I also tested the program on a computer with a resolution of 1024 x 768 and you can still use it just fine.
In addition, if you get the following error...
"Run-time error 1004 - application defined or object defined error."
It means, to the best of my knowledge, that your computer system's clock is in a different format to the one the program is trying to recognise. I may try and fix this in the future. In the meantime just change this line of code...
daze = DateDiff("d", Now, "31/12/07")
daze = DateDiff("d", Now, "12/31/07")
Oh, and if you need to make some icons (.ico files) go here...
Edit - Yep, it's Atruism (i.e. stating the obvious.). I wouldn't lose sleep over it, you're not the only one to get it wrong!
Altruism... Is the reason I decided to write the progam) :)
02-10-2007, 10:31 AM
The "12/31/07" code works on my computer too.
Anyway, here's the updated files :)
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