World of Warcraft Programming: A Guide and Reference for Creating WoW Addons
The #1 bestselling programming book is back with updated and expanded coverage of the newest release of WoW!
World of Warcraft (WoW) is currently the world's largest massively multiplayer online role-playing game. The newest release, "Wrath of the Lich King," has created a demand for updated information on writing addons. This eagerly anticipated edition answers that request and is an essential reference for creating WoW addons.
Written by a duo of authors who have each contributed a number of successful WoW addons, the book offers an overview of Lua and XML (the programming languages used to write addons) and includes coverage of specific pitfalls and common programming mistakes-and how to avoid them. Valuable examples show you detailed aspects of writing addons for WoW and demonstrate how to implement addon concepts such as variables, slash commands, secure templates, and more.
You'll be well on your way to creating exciting WoW addons with this comprehensive reference by your side.
Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
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Responding to the Combat Log and Threat
Working withFrames Widgetsand Other Graphical
Tracking Damage with CombatTracker
Advanced Addon Techniques
Binding Keysand Clicksto Addon Code
Creating Slash Commands
Responding to Graphic Updates with OnUpdate
Altering Existing Behavior with FunctionHooking
Creating Custom Graphics
CreatingUnit Frames with Group Templates
Widget Reference Widget Types
Tracking History UsingVersion Control Systems
Addon Author Resources