MMM-CalendarExt2



  • Just a general question. I have my calendar pulling from 6-7 different Google calendars. I have the module configured to retrieve the calendar data every 5 minutes. I did this to allow changes made to an entry to be updated pretty quickly on my display.

    The issue is if I modify a calendar entry in my Google calendar it doesn’t get updated in the MM calendar display. If I stop MM and then restart it then everything will be correct. But leaving it running it doesn’t update with the changes. I have also seen this if I deleted a calendar entry it will remain in my MM calendar on the display.

    Here is the code I am using. I put the scan interval for the calendars in the default section.

    				locale: "en",
    				defaultSet: {
    						calendars: {
    							maxItems: 500,
    							scanInterval: 1000*60*5,
    							beforeDays: 5,
    							afterDays: 60,
    							maxIterations: 100,
    						},
    

  • Module Developer

    @cskenney
    scanInterval is just for scanning calendars, finding something changed, then loading them. So, your modified events would definitely be loaded on the module.
    But displaying is another issue. rotateInterval(when you are using multi-scenes) or updateInterval (When you are using single-scenes) could make refreshing the displaying.
    https://github.com/eouia/MMM-CalendarExt2/wiki/2e.-Configuration:Others



  • @Sean I have the rotateInterval set to 0 and the updateInterval set to (5 minutes).

    I will post my code below but I will need to removed the URL to my calendars.

    		{	/*MMM-CalendardExt2*/
    			module: 'MMM-CalendarExt2',
    			config: {
    				rotateInterval: 0,	//rotate between scenes default = 60*1000; 0 disables
    				updateInterval: 5*60*1000,	//If not auto-rotated
    				firstDrawingDelay: 10*1000,	//delay to allow calendar parsing
    				locale: "en",
    				defaultSet: {
    						calendars: {
    							maxItems: 500,
    							scanInterval: 1000*60*5,
    							beforeDays: 5,
    							afterDays: 60,
    							maxIterations: 100,
    						},
    						view: {
    							timeFormat: "h:mm A",
    							transform: function(event) {
    								if (event.title.search("Panic") > -1) {
    								event.icon = "noto-softball";
    								event.className = "view_panic";
    								} else if (event.title.search("Arin") > -1) {
    								event.icon = "noto-softball";
    								} else if (event.title.search("Violin") > -1) {
    								event.icon = "emojione-monotone:violin";
    								}
    								return event;
    							},							
    						},
    						scene: {}
    				},
    				calendars: [
    					{
    						name: "Chris",
    						url: "https://calendar.google.com/calendar/ical...basic.ics",
    						className: "cal_chris",
    					},
    					{
    						name: "Kim",
    						url: "https://calendar.google.com/calendar/ical...basic.ics",
    						icon: "twemoji-medical-symbol",
    						className: "cal_kim",
    					},
    					{
    						name: "Lauren",
    						url: "https://calendar.google.com/calendar/ical...basic.ics",
    						className: "cal_lauren",
    					},
    					{
    						name: "Ryan",
    						url: "https://calendar.google.com/calendar/ical...basic.ics",
    						className: "cal_ryan",
    					},
    					{
    						name: "MHS Softball",
    						url: "https://calendar.google.com/calendar/ical/...basic.ics",
    						icon: "noto:softball",
    						className: "cal_mhs_softball",
    					},
    					{
    						name: "Softball Badgers",
    						url: "https://calendar.google.com/calendar/ical/...basic.ics",
    						icon: "noto-badger",
    						className: "cal_badgersoftball",
    					},
    					{
    						name: "BOPA",
    						url: "https://calendar.google.com/calendar/ical...basic.ics",
    						icon: "emojione-musical-score",
    						className: "cal_bopa",
    					},
    				],
    				views:[
    					{
    						name: "View_Daily",
    						mode: "daily",
    						position: "top_left",
    						calendars: ["Chris","Kim","Lauren","Ryan","MHS Softball","Softball Badgers","BOPA"],
    						hideOverflow: false,
    						filterPassedEvent: false,
    						slotCount: 2,
    						maxItems: 500,
    					},
    					{
    						name: "View_Upcoming",
    						mode: "upcoming",
    						slotTitle: "UPCOMING",
    						position: "top_center",
    						maxItems:10,
    						maxDays: 3,
    						hideOverflow: false,
    						filterPassedEvent: true,
    						calendars: ["Chris","Kim","Lauren","Ryan","MHS Softball","Softball Badgers","BOPA"],
    						className: "views_upcoming",
    					},
    					{
    						name: "View_5D_Overview",
    						title: "CALENDAR",
    						mode: "daily",
    						type: "row",
    						position: "bottom_bar",
    						maxItems: 500,
    						slotCount: 5,
    						hideOverflow: false,
    						filterPassedEvent: false,
    						calendars: ["Chris","Kim","Lauren","Ryan","MHS Softball","Softball Badgers","BOPA"],
    					},
    				],
    				scenes:[
    					{
    						name: "DEFAULT",
    						views: ["View_Daily","View_5D_Overview"],
    						className: "Scene_Default",
    					},
    				],
    			},
    		},//end of calendarext2 module
    	],
    
    };
    


  • hey, Sean -

    three minor issues and I got my install perfect:

    1. I’m trying to set up a wider slot for the calendar - I’ve got the region expanded and adjusted, but how do I get the item slots to match?:
      0_1576115348053_Capture.PNG
    .region.top.center {
      left: 40%;
      -moz-transform: translateX(-40%);
      -o-transform: translateX(-40%);
      -webkit-transform: translateX(-40%);
      -ms-transform: translateX(-40%);
      transform: translateX(-40%);
      min-width: 750px;
    }
    
    1. I’d like to get rid of the refresh fade. I find it annoying - how to do so?

    2. When I have the “Seahawks” calendar enabled, only the trash calendar loads initially, and after first refresh, the others come in. Can you help with why?

    {
    			module: 'MMM-CalendarExt2',
    				config: {
    					calendars : [
    						{
    							url: "https://calendar.google.com/calendar/ical/PRIVATE",
    							name: "Main Calendar", // Optional, Recommended
    							maxItems: 100,
    							scanInterval: 1000*60*1, // every minute, Appt Book, needs this speed
    							beforeDays: 0,
    							afterDays: 999,
    							maxIterations: 999,
    							forceLocalTZ: false,
    						},
    						{
    							url: "https://calendar.google.com/calendar/ical/PRIVATE2",
    							name: "Trash Calendar", // Optional, Recommended
    							maxItems: 100,
    							scanInterval: 24*60*60*1000, // Once a day
    							beforeDays: 0,
    							afterDays: 999,
    							maxIterations: 999,
    							forceLocalTZ: false,
    						},
    						{
    							url: "http://www.trumba.com/calendars/seattle-seahawks-schedule.ics",
    							name: "Seahawks Calendar", 
    							maxItems: 100,
    							scanInterval: 24*60*60*1000, // Once a day (Is once a week acceptable???) 
    							beforeDays: 0,
    							afterDays: 999,
    							maxIterations: 999,
    							forceLocalTZ: false,
    						},
    						
    					],
    					views: [
    						{
    							mode: "daily",
    							position: "top_center",
    							slotCount: 99,
    							timeFormat:"h:mm A",
    							hideOverflow: false,
    							name: "Daily View",
    							className: "remove_empty_slot",
    							calendars: ["Main Calendar","Trash Calendar","Seahawks Calendar"],
    							transform: function(event) {  
    								if (event.title.search("Recycle") > -1) {
    									event.icon = "mdi:recycle";
    								}
    								if (event.title.search("Yard Waste") > -1) {
    									event.icon = "entypo-leaf";
    								}
    								if (event.title.search("Seahawks") > -1) {
    									event.icon = "fa-solid:football-ball";
    								}
    								return event;
    							},
    //
    						},
    					],
    					scenes: [
    						{
    							name: "DEFAULT",
    						},
    					],
    				},
    		},
    

    Edit: I guess I have a fourth - I’d like to adjust anything to do with Seahawks (the transform above) to have the inverse color like an all day event. Possible?


  • Module Developer

    @cskenney
    That will take 5 minutes to refresh displaying. However, That’s not synced to scanInterval(Those are individual for each other), so, at most 10 minutes could be taken to show modified events in unlucky case.


  • Module Developer

    @BKeyport

    Overwrite these values in your css/custom.css

    1. Adjust default size: (If you want to modifying on specific view, choose a proper CSS Selectors)
      https://github.com/eouia/MMM-CalendarExt2/wiki/4.-Styling
    .CX2 { /* default values which are used frequently or dependently */
      --row-min-width: 100px;
      --row-max-width: 1000px;
      --column-min-width: 300px;
      --column-max-width: 400px;
      --font-size: 16px;
    }
    
    1. Adjust css animation duration; Or change animation-name to any other improper name.
    .CX2.hidden {
      opacity:0;
      animation-name: fadeOutOpacity;
      animation-iteration-count: 1;
      animation-timing-function: ease-in;
      animation-duration: 0.5s;
    }
    
    .CX2.shown {
      display:block;
      opacity: 1;
      animation-name: fadeInOpacity;
      animation-iteration-count: 1;
      animation-timing-function: ease-in;
      animation-duration: 0.5s;
    }
    
    1. That is because just parsing of other calendars is not finished before the first drawing of current loaded events. Just wait, in the next turn remains will be displayed.
      Or set enough time of firstDrawingDelay to wait for all the parsing be completed.
      https://github.com/eouia/MMM-CalendarExt2/wiki/2e.-Configuration:Others

    2. Give the className to your targetted events like what you do with icon. Define CSS styles with that className.
      https://github.com/eouia/MMM-CalendarExt2/wiki/4.-Styling



  • @Sean I understand that they are not synced. I can run a test where I set both values to 1 minute (each). I can then make a change in my calendar then come back to the MM 10 minutes later and nothing has changed.

    Last night I added an item to my calendar and waited for a couple of hours and it never appeared. Today it is added to the MM calendar. It is like it finally refreshed at midnight when it had to adjust the days.

    I am now left wondering if the scanInterval in the default section is actually only used at startup and at midnight.

    Edit: I added the scanInterval into the section for a specific calendar and it solved the problem. It looks like when the scanInterval is in the default section that it must not be applied to each calendar. The result is that each calendar is only scanned once per day (or so it seems).


  • Module Developer

    @cskenney
    Not at all.

    I tested this; I gave 20seconds for updateInterval and scanInterval
    0_1576154471756_a1444.png

    At start there was no event to show;
    0_1576154518776_a111.png

    In a minute, I added a test event on my google calendar;
    0_1576154766453_0c53b8e6-39e7-4ef5-8464-05fc8fb8432b-image.png

    log says There happend 1 event added at that time. (See Scanned and Selected)
    0_1576154613722_a133.png

    And the screen was changed.(See the time of the clock.)
    0_1576154663232_a122.png



  • @Sean where is this log file located? I will take a look at it and see what I can find.


  • Module Developer

    @cskenney
    If you want to see the log on real time;
    first stop your pm2 (if you are using), then npm start dev on your MagicMirror directory.