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Core Temp skins specification

Basics

The skin is the the INI-file with the skin settings and the set of images used in the skin. The images must be in the PNG format. This possible to use the alpha channel (transparency) in the images. The INI file must be named coretemp.ini. All files must be placed into the single folder.

INI file contain the section in the square brackets and the values:

[section]
valueName = value

Values can contain the text, numbers, positions, sizes, and colors. There are some syntax rules to define the complex values like the colors and brushes.

Colors definition

Core Temp supports the colors in the RGBA (Red Green Blue Alpha) format. Every color component must be in the range 0-255. The alpha component is the transparency value (0 – transparent, 255 – opaque). The alpha component is optional (it is 255 by default). The color components must be separated by the space.

Brushes and Pens

Core Temp can fill the charts with the Brushes and stroke them with the Pens. In the most cases you can define both Brush and Pen in one parameter. Here is the format description:

color1 = brushName(brush parameters) penName(pen parameters)

The supported brushes are : solidBrush, xGradient, yGradient, radialGradient

The supported pens are: solidPen

solidBrush

Fill the element with to solid color. This brush accept only one parameter - the color. Here is the example of the solid brush that fill the element by the red color:

color1 = solidBrush(255 0 0)

xGradient

Fills the element by the gradient from the left to the right side. This brush accept 2 colors as parameters. The first is the color at the left side and the second color at the right side:

color1 = xGradient(255 0 0, 0 0 255)

yGradient

Fills the element by the gradient from the top to the bottom side. This brush accept 2 colors as parameters. The first is the color at the top side and the second color at the bottom side:

color1 = yGradient(255 0 0, 0 0 255)

radialGradient

Fills the element by the radial gradient This brush accept 2 colors as parameters. The first is the color at the center and the second color at the border:

color1 = yGradient(255 0 0, 0 0 255)

solidPen

Stroke the element with the solid color. The pen accept the two parameters. The first parameter is the color and the second parameter is the stroke width (default is 1):

color1 = solidPen(255 0 0, 2)

Parameters

Elements can depend of the parameters or draw the parapeter text. Parameters can have the text or number values.

Section [options]

The section [options] used to define the skin name and author. Possible values:

Example:

[options]
name    = Simple
author  = Tordex
url     = http://www.tordex.com

Section [background]

This section defines the background color/image for one core. Possible values:

If the value type is image then the values stateNormal, stateHover and statePressed must contain the name of the picture file. When the value type is color then the values stateNormal, stateHover and statePressed must contain the brush and/or the pen definition.

Example of the image background:

[background]
type         = image
width        = 50
height       = 10
stateNormal  = bg.png
stateHover   = bgH.png
statePressed = bgH.png

Example of the color background:

[background]
type         = color
width        = 50
height       = 50
stateNormal  =
stateHover   = yGradient(255 255 255, 128 128 128)
statePressed = xGradient(255 255 255, 128 128 128) solidPen(255 0 0 255, 3)

Elements

Every skin can contain any number of elements. The section of the elements have the format [element#] where # is the number of the element beginning from zero. The values set for elements depends of the value type. But there are some common values:

imagePieChart

This chart takes two images and draw them at same place by cropping them using the pie mask.

free space
used space
result
image1 image2 imagePieChart result

Possible values:

Example:

[element0]
type        = imagePieChart
data = load image1 = pie-normal-free.png image2 = pie-normal-used.png X = 0 Y = 0 width = 50 height = 50

colorPieChart

This is the simple pie chart that uses the brushes and pens. Possible values:

Example:

colorPieChart
[element0]
type        = colorPieChart
data = temp color1 = solidBrush(0 0 255) solidPen(255 0 0) color2 = solidBrush(0 255 0) solidPen(255 0 0) X = 0 Y = 0 width = 50 height = 50

colorHRowChart

This is the simple horizontal row chart that uses the brushes and pens. Possible values:

Example:

colorHRowChart
[element0]
type        = colorHRowChart
data = load color1   = yGradient(0 0 255, 0 0 200) solidPen(255 0 0) color2   = yGradient(0 255 0, 0 200 0) solidPen(255 0 0) X = 0 Y = 1 width = 100 height = 20

colorVRowChart

This is the simple vertical row chart that uses the brushes and pens. Possible values:

Example:

colorVRowChart
[element0]
type        = colorVRowChart
data = load color1   = xGradient(0 0 255, 0 0 200) solidPen(255 0 0) color2   = xGradient(0 255 0, 0 200 0) solidPen(255 0 0) X = 1 Y = 0 width = 20 height = 100

rotateImageChart

The Width and Height values are ignored for this chart.  X and Y values means the position of the center point. Other values:

rotateImageChart
[element0]
type         = rotateImageChart
data = load image = needle.png imgCenterX   = 3 imgCenterY   = 24 startAngle   = -120 endAngle     = 120 X = 38 Y = 38

image

Draw the image. The values can be following:

[element2]
type     = image
image   = myimage.png
X        = 0
Y        = 0

rect

Draw the rectangle with brush and/or pen. The values can be following:

[element1]
type     = rect
color   = solidBrush(255 0 0 100)
X        = 0
Y        = 0
width    = 10
height   = 10

text

Draw the parameter. Possible values:

[element3]
type      = text
align     = center
data      = temp
unit = show font = Tahoma color = 255 255 255 X = 1 Y = 18 width = 148 height = 10

formattedText

Draw the formatted text. The string can contain any text. The parameters must in form: {paramName}. Possible values:

[element3]
type    = formattedText
align   = center
text    = {cpuidx}/{coreidx}: {load}
color   = 255 255 255
font    = Tahoma
X       = 1
Y       = 18
width   = 148
height  = 10

imageHRowChart

Draw the horizontal row chart using the images. Supported values:

[element1]
type       = imageHRowChart
data = load align = left drawType   = stretch image1  = hTile.png X = 1 Y = 13 width = 148 height = 11

imageVRowChart

Draw the vertical row chart using the images. Supported values:

[element0]
type       = imageVRowChart
data = temp align = bottom drawType   = tile image1  = imgTile.png X = 2 Y = 4 width = 6 height = 36

imageSetChart

Draw the chart from the set of the images. Supported values:

[element0]
type       = imageSetChart
data = load count = 28 image = imgSet.png isVertical = 0 X = 10 Y = 7 width = 53 height = 58

Here is the imgSet.png: 

imageSetChart
imageSetChart

imageHistogramStretch, imageHistogramTile

Draw the histogram with the images. Supported parameters for data are temp and load only. Other values:
  • startFrom - can be one of the values: left, right, top, bottom
  • dir - the dirrection of the histogram: positive or negative
  • image - the image file
  • margins - the margins for sretching (in format <left> <top> <right> <bottom>)

colorHistogram

Draw the histogram with the color.  Supported parameters for data are temp and load only. Other values:


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