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Forecaster by laushung Forecaster by laushung
Please visit [link] to have a look at what is offered in the Premium version or donate now by following this [link]

This application features:

- The ability to have weather forecasts from around the world (information provided by World Weather Online). With the basic version only one additional location is allowed. Please consider upgrading to the premium version if you wish to have more.

To cycle through the locations, simply click on the square dots at the bottom of the dialog. The first one will always be the local weather.

- Choose to update from every hour up to every six hours.

- Five day, extended forecast.

*This application requires version 4.0 of the .net Framework. Please make sure this is installed before running this application.

Update log: - June 06, 2011

- Fixed issue with images not appearing. Now includes the correct images for weather conditions. - June 06, 2011

- Now using World Weather Online for grabbing weather information. This should hopefully be a more stable API and won't be subject to the changes seen with Google's weather API.

- Added Premium version. A donation of at least 2 dollars will unlock this version. Donations can be at the following link: [link]

Please be sure to enter the email address you'd like the serial code to be sent to when making the donation.

- The basic version now only supports 1 additional location. The premium version will support an unlimited amount of locations and will provide extended details for the current condition.

- Added night images for all weather conditions. - May 31, 2011

- Fixed crash if added location is not valid. There is no notification other than invalid locations will not be added to the list.

- Added 'Auto startup with Windows' feature.

- Due to popular demand, added 'Override default temperature unit'. When enabled, you'll be able to manually choose which unit of measurement (Celsius / Fahrenheit) Forecaster uses. - May 30, 2011

- Fixed possible crash when changing forecast location while Forecaster is updating forecasts.

- Fixed crash while updating forecasts if network connection is lost / not available.

- Fixed possible crash if current condition information is not available.

- Fixed bug where previously removed locations would re-appear after adding a new location.

- Fixed bug where previous additional locations would re-appear when all locations were removed.

- Fixed bug where the degree symbol was shown twice in the system tray's tooltip.

- Changed the Celsius / Fahrenheit abbreviation from "c / f" to "C / F".

- Added 'Select multiple locations' to remove in the setting window.

- Added 'Hit enter to add location' in the "Add location" and "Add local location" dialogs.

*I'm sure there's possibly some more fixes / additions but I can't think of them at the moment.

For those that have previously downloaded version, you should have received the update notification via Forecaster already. - May 29, 2011

This is a very big update and I really hope I've fix as many bugs that were reported as I could without adding any new ones.

- Fixed 'XML error' that occurs with non-English characters. You should now be able to add cities that have accented letters like Nürtingen and Châteaudun for example.

- Fixed 'Text longer than 64 characters' error

- Fixed possible crashing when using basic theme on Windows 7.

- Fixed settings window not saving / using the 'Set update interval' feature.

- Fixed bug when deleting a city in the 'Additional locations' tab.

- Fixed crash when not connected to the internet. It will now let you know if there is an error when updating.

- Added tooltip when the mouse hovers over a page indicator.

- Added balloon notification when weather conditions change. Enable 'Show notifications when conditions change' in the settings window.

- Moved some elements around for more of a Metro look.

- Forecaster will now automatically use Celsius in countries that use metric.*

*Please let me know if this works as I can't necessarily test this thoroughly. - Initial release. Probably has a few bugs but should be working mostly.

Please email any bugs reports to with 'Forecaster - Bug Report' in the subject line.
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johnniekim Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
very nice.....
Vikkilyn Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
I have always been a weather bug user, but it seems to be giving incorrect information. I am looking at Forecaster and reading your is looking much better than weather bug. Am wondering if it will give an alert of impending severe weather, such as winter storm warnings, severe thunderstorms or tornado watches / warnings.
8000860 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
Great! But please, keep working on such style of applications ;)
annorax Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
This is a wonderful little program. Thank you for sharing it with us. Here are two questions/feature requests I have:

1.) Would it be possible to show the current temperature in the tray instead of the forecast (ie the cloud)?
2.) You can click on the tray icon to open the program. Could you make it possible so that a second click closes it? Now it closes when you lose focus.
laushung Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
You're very welcome!

1. I'll look into adding that feature.
2. This is a bug as it's supposed to work that way but I never got around to fixing it and it didn't bother me. I guess now that it has been brought up, I'll get to fixing that.

Thanks for the suggestions and I hope you continue to enjoy using the program.
marquanj Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012
I dont see a download link
laushung Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
The download link is at the top of the screen where it says, "Download file".
marquanj Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
Thank you, for some reason it only said "Download PNG" but the issue is now resolved. awesome app btw!
longlong240 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Nice app, but the place name is covered by the weather icon
laushung Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
This is by design. Most people only need the first couple of letters to know which city's forecast they are looking. It's there mostly for aesthetics and as a quick reminder. There are two other places where the user can see the complete name if that is needed.
longlong240 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Oh... That is just unthinkable :D
Thank you for the advice
TheHuskyJ Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Awesome Program!:D
laushung Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thank you very much!
FrancisForward Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012
really cool app ;-) Works like a charm and looks good :clap:
laushung Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks! I'm happy you like it.
FrancisForward Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012
It's an awesome tool with a very nice look ;-)
rcmero Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011  Student Writer
Can you make this support proxies?
laushung Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I'll try to look into it.
chreddy Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011
Can you please make it possible to use other languages than only English, just like you've did with NAI? I'd love to translate this into my own language.
laushung Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I'll look into it during a future update.
ozdenor Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011
it is perfect. I like it so much. Thanks for this amazing programme.
lundquja Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011
Could you please make it an option to display the current temperature in text on the icon in the system tray? It's fine if you make it a premium feature, but I think it would be a good improvement.
laushung Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I would but it's not a taskbar application.
OmarKhayam Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012
can you make the hover display min & max temps rather than location - I know where I am
rockin4459 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011
After installing net framework 4 and running the program i get "Forecaster has encountered a problem and needs to close........" I do not get an error massage.
I am running Windows XP pro sp3 on all three of my puters with net framework 4 + updates and get the same message. Any ideas what it could be?
laushung Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Probably has something to do with Windows XP. Unfortunately, I cannot offer support for that operating system.
TonyJohnJones Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm downloading this because I live in Werribee, AU. This must be a sign!
laushung Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
hehe Small world. Thanks for supporting local programmers and I really hope you enjoy the program.
TonyJohnJones Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
It's a pretty awesome program. Now on my Taskbar for good.
Great job!
PietruH Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011
i cant change city:(
laushung Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Works fine for me here. What city are you trying to use? Perhaps it's too small to be in the database. If it's not in the United States, you'll need to enter City, Country.
PietruH Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011
I live in Cracow... Now it works, when I enter City, Country. Previously I was entered only City. Thanks ;D
PS. What should be on second page/card becouse I have empty?
laushung Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Ideally, the second page would only appear if you had added an additional city. This is something that will need to be fixed in an update.

I'm glad to hear you were able to get the program working for you.
Terepin Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011
I have just promoted your software: [link]
laushung Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thank you very much.
Semidio7 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011
How to translate it to another language?
laushung Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
That feature is not available yet but will be eventually.
Terepin Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011
It isn't working anymore (no weather info) and when I try to acces settings, it freezes.
Terepin Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011
It's working now.
EwuUwe Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011
Looks really nice; just like for all whether apps, I was wondering for the real benefit; I could see the weather quite well just by looking out of the window?!?

On the other hand, it could be nice to just look at the monitor instead through the windows :-)
laushung Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
The benefit, for me, comes from the extended forecast. Other than that, I guess it's up to the individual user what the benefits are that they get from it.
climber117 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011
Love it! Fantastic app that does exactly what you expect and does it very well.
nolan2112 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011
What is registration in programm?
WolfAyron Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Student General Artist

Nice application. I have just one question. I found this through a webpage: [link]
There is a shot of the program, and the expressions are in my language: hungarian. But I installed this program, and it show every information in english. Can I solve this somehow?

Thanks in advance!
abu46 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011
damn good
laushung Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Looks like the weather service I'm using is down at the moment. I'm hopefully that the down time won't be long but in case it is I've already started looking at a different API.
raiden1989 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011  Student Artist
Hmm. I don't understand why it keeps having problems, but the new version is now having the same issue as the last time I reported this issue.

Also, it won't run properly on start-up as well as your Network Activity Indicator. The NAI gives an Unhandled Exception error about not being able to write to some debug file and this only happens if NAI runs on start-up. If I hit continue, it'll run, but the box that comes up with the data comes up in the top left corner of my screen instead of above the tray like normal and it also has no entries when you right-click it to select the NIC to use.

Now, I get this Unhandled Exception when I run Forecaster and go to change weather settings. It also won't load weather info.

I'm up-to-date on the latest versions of both these programs. If you need anymore logs, I'll try and get them.

************** Exception Text **************
System.NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object.
at Forecaster.Settings.GetCurrentConditions(String location)
at Forecaster.Settings.LoadSettings()
at Forecaster.Settings.Settings_Load(Object sender, EventArgs e)
at System.Windows.Forms.Form.OnLoad(EventArgs e)
at System.Windows.Forms.Form.OnCreateControl()
at System.Windows.Forms.Control.CreateControl(Boolean fIgnoreVisible)
at System.Windows.Forms.Control.CreateControl()
at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WmShowWindow(Message& m)
at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WndProc(Message& m)
at System.Windows.Forms.ScrollableControl.WndProc(Message& m)
at System.Windows.Forms.Form.WmShowWindow(Message& m)
at System.Windows.Forms.Form.WndProc(Message& m)
at System.Windows.Forms.Control.ControlNativeWindow.OnMessage(Message& m)
at System.Windows.Forms.Control.ControlNativeWindow.WndProc(Message& m)
at System.Windows.Forms.NativeWindow.Callback(IntPtr hWnd, Int32 msg, IntPtr wparam, IntPtr lparam)
Elevati0n75 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011
Nice application, works fine but today something strange has happen. After a bubble which said to download the new version, my antivirus started to annouce me that in the forecaster archive is present a trojan Drstwex.A


It started to remove it...but soon it start again to announce me.
It is a false alarm or what?

Anyway, the application is great.
laushung Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I've spent the last half hour running the file through as many virus scan checks as I could find and everything has return cleaned.

With over 6 thousand downloads, this is the first time anyone has reported a problem. I'd have to say it's a false positive though I would suggest running a full scan. The paths you reported as being infected don't make any sense. The update file is hosted on Dropbox and is named so I'm unsure where this 0.*.exe is coming from.

Can I ask the anti-virus you're using so I can make sure I've run it against that as well.

I ran the file through and the 42 virus scans it checks all came back clean. Hopefully this link works: [link]
krivoy Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011
Thank you, everything works fine!
You can add the ability to transfer programs. Where do anything in. dll file.
Previously, when google was postavshikom, the weather forecast was in Russian, and the settings in English (well, setup was not very voluyut) I would translate the forecast localize
And again, thanks for the program:)
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