LifeInSharePoint - Metro Weather

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Released: Jan 28, 2013
Updated: Aug 28, 2013 by lifeinsharepoint
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Application LifeInSharePoint.Weather.wsp
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Release Notes


I am happy to release the first version of the Metro Weather WebPart. This WebPart was created due to the lack of (in my opinion) good looking weather WebParts available. The WebPart has multiple modes, built in caching, XSLT rendering and a great look. See below for the release and its features.
  • 7 different Colours - Red, Yellow, Blue, Light Blue, Purple, Green, Light Green
  • 4 different layouts - Horizontal, Vertical, Horizontal Summary, Vertical Summary
  • XSLT Rendering - Change how you want the weather to render
  • Free Online API - Allows 500 API Calls an hour. (Please ensure if using a free API key that you keep the "Credit to World Weather Online intact")
  • Caching - WebPart caches data every minute to ensure api limit is not reached.
  • CSS - Styled via css stored in Style library to ensure you are able to customise layout easier.
  • Multiple measures - Display speeds in mph, or km/h and temperature in Celsius or Fahrenheit

How to use:

To use the new Metro Weather WebPart first download and upload the solution to your site collection. After you have activated the feature you are then able to add the WebPart onto the Page and configure the webpart to display the weather information of your choice.

The WebPart has the following properties that can be configured at set:
  • Weather Location - This is the most complex property to complete. This is a comma and semi-colon delimited string which will configure the location that will be displayed, its colour and if required a different display name.
    • The string should be in the following format: Location{Display Name},Colour;Location{Display Name},Colour
    • Examples from the screenshot above would be: London,red;Las Vegas{Sin City},blue;New York,green;
    • If you emit the {Display Name} then the city name from the xml results will be displayed instead.
    • The avaliable colours are shown in the features above.
  • Number of Days forecast (Max 5) - This sets the number of days forecast that can be displayed. (The Free API enabled a max of 5)
  • API Key - Before you are able to use the webpart you will need to sign up for an API key at
  • XSLT Path - This is the XSLT path for the WebPart. The default setting should be: http://servername/Style Library/LifeInSharePoint.Weather/xslt/Weather.xslt
  • Display Type - Sets the display type of the WebPart. Horizontal, Vertical, SummaryHorizontal, SummaryVertical.
  • Temperature Display - Sets the temperature setting to either centigrade, or fahrenheit.
  • Speed Display - Sets the wind speed to be displayed in either Mph, or Kph.

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