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Class Colors  Popular! (More than 5000 hits)
Version: 5.4.7.94
by: Phanx [More]
Class Colors lets you change class colors without breaking parts of the Blizzard UI.
Class Colors erlaubt das Ändern der Klassenfarben ohne Interferenzen mit dem Blizzard UI.
Cambiar los colores de clase sin romper la interfaz de usario de Blizzard.
Mudar as cores de classes sem quebrar a interface do usuário da Blizzard.

It is supported by many popular addons, and also applies your custom colors to all parts of the Blizzard UI that are normally class-colored. If you want to colorize more parts of the Blizzard UI, check out yClassColors by yleaf.

Type “/classcolors” for options, or open the Class Colors panel in the Interface Options window.

Language Support

Works in all languages. The in-game help text is translated into English, Deutsch, Español, and Português. If you can provide translations for another language, please post a comment.

Feedback

To report a bug, please make sure you have the latest version from this page, and then submit a ticket. Be sure to include detailed instructions I can follow to reproduce the bug myself; the exact text of the error message if there is one; and a screenshot if you think it may help.

For general comments or questions, post a comment.

How to make your addon support Class Colors

Basically, any time your addon would read a value from the RAID_CLASS_COLORS table, just look for a CUSTOM_CLASS_COLORS table and read from it instead.

If your addon uses a local upvalue for RAID_CLASS_COLORS, or builds a local cache table of class colors, you should update your upvalue or cache in response to the PLAYER_LOGIN event, and register for a callback to be notified when the user changes a class color.

Please do not check for the !ClassColors addon by name — eg. with GetAddOnInfo or IsAddOnLoaded — or set !ClassColors as a dependency for your addon. Use the methods described above.

See see the CUSTOM_CLASS_COLORS documentation for more details!
Version 5.4.7.94
  • Updated chat player name coloring for realm name changes in WoW 5.4.7

Version 5.4.2.90
  • Added a NotifyChanges method for addons that provide their own class color options UI, but not their own CUSTOM_CLASS_COLORS implementation, and want to propigate their changes to other addons through the CUSTOM_CLASS_COLORS system.
  • Added support for female-specific class names to the GetClassToken method, though I suspect nobody has ever actually used this method.

Version 5.4.2.88
  • Fixed an issue preventing player specialization names from appearing the inspect frame

Version 5.4.1.87
  • Fixed an error on the PTR caused by Blizzard fixing a typo in a function name

Version 5.4.1.86
  • Updated for WoW 5.4
  • Fixed coloring in the LFG cooldown list

Version 5.3.0.83
  • Updated for WoW 5.3
  • Fixed coloring in Challenge Mode best times tooltips

Version 5.2.0.80
  • Updated for WoW 5.2

Version 5.1.0.78
  • Updated for WoW 5.1

Version 5.0.4.76
  • Updated for WoW 5.0.4
  • Added better compatibility with other implementations of CUSTOM_CLASS_COLORS

Version 4.3.4.56
  • Raid and party member blips on the world map will now be recolored using your custom colors.
  • Due to Blizzard restrictions, it is not possible to recolor blips on the minimap.
  • Added Português (ptBR) localization.

Version 4.2.0.51
  • Updated for WoW 4.2

Version 4.1.0.49
  • Updated for WoW 4.1
  • Removed the IterateClasses metamethod since nobody uses it
  • Changed the GetColoredName override to more closely emulate the original Blizzard function, as requested by Funkydude on WowAce

Version 4.0.3.43
  • Fixed LFR browser and who list coloring

Version 4.0.3.40
  • Fixed raid panel coloring

Version 4.0.1.36
  • Someday I will remember to turn off debugging before posting a release...

Version 4.0.1.35
  • Updated Blizzard UI coloring for WoW 4.0

Version 4.0.1.33
  • Removed a function that no longer exists in WoW 4.0
  • Guild panel coloring hasn't been updated yet

Version 3.3.3.29
  • Player names in the raid panel will now always be colored correctly
  • Added additional checks to prevent GetPlayerInfoByGUID usage errors

Version 3.3.0.26
  • Added coloring of class names in the channel pane of the chat config window

Version 3.3.0.24
  • Added coloring of names in the LookingForRaid interface
  • Fixed drycode errors

Version 3.3.0.22
  • Updated for WoW 3.3
  • Removed coloring for parts of the UI that aren't normally colored. This functionality may or may not reappear in a separate addon at a later date.
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Old 02-13-09, 04:11 PM  
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Very much so.

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Still not completely sure about this. Would changing the RAID_CLASS_COLORS global break any Blizzard UI elements?
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Old 02-14-09, 10:24 AM  
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Yes, changing RAID_CLASS_COLORS taints the raid UI immensely. Which is precisely why this addon was developed (so that you're not doing that).
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Originally posted by Seerah
Yes, changing RAID_CLASS_COLORS taints the raid UI immensely. Which is precisely why this addon was developed (so that you're not doing that).
I would like to have some details here. What does it break, and why (if possible)?
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Originally posted by Zergreth
I would like to have some details here. What does it break, and why (if possible)?
You can no longer view the raid panel while in combat, and you can no longer set main tanks or main assists from the raid panel right-click menu, for example. This occurs because all of the raid panel code is "secure", and in order for it to remain secure, everything that touches it must also be secure. RAID_CLASS_COLORS comes from Blizzard code, and is thus secure by default, but if an addon touches it, it becomes tainted, and taints anything else that's secure that uses it.

Addons that modify the friends frame can cause the same kind of taint, because they touch the social window (which the raid panel is part of). Basically, that whole part of Blizzard's code is written rather poorly, and is extremely susceptible to taint from a multitude of greatly varied sources.

I suspect that modifying RAID_CLASS_COLORS may also have something to do with the "action blocked" errors people receive that name random addons as having attempted to call the protected function LFGQuery()... since I haven't been modifying RAID_CLASS_COLORS, I haven't seen a single occurrence, while previously they occurred quite regularly at a rate of several per hour.
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Originally posted by Phanx
You can no longer view the raid panel while in combat, and you can no longer set main tanks or main assists from the raid panel right-click menu, for example. This occurs because all of the raid panel code is "secure", and in order for it to remain secure, everything that touches it must also be secure. RAID_CLASS_COLORS comes from Blizzard code, and is thus secure by default, but if an addon touches it, it becomes tainted, and taints anything else that's secure that uses it.

Addons that modify the friends frame can cause the same kind of taint, because they touch the social window (which the raid panel is part of). Basically, that whole part of Blizzard's code is written rather poorly, and is extremely susceptible to taint from a multitude of greatly varied sources.

I suspect that modifying RAID_CLASS_COLORS may also have something to do with the "action blocked" errors people receive that name random addons as having attempted to call the protected function LFGQuery()... since I haven't been modifying RAID_CLASS_COLORS, I haven't seen a single occurrence, while previously they occurred quite regularly at a rate of several per hour.
Ah, quite interesting. Thanks for the information. Guess I will use Class Colors instead of ReTeal then (:

Edit: By the way, there's a locale error in the deDE table. The proper translation of death knight is Todesritter, not Todestritter.
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Originally posted by Zergreth
Edit: By the way, there's a locale error in the deDE table. The proper translation of death knight is Todesritter, not Todestritter.
Hah. I guess Babble has it wrong, then. Will fix soon.
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Old 05-23-09, 06:19 PM  
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3.1.1.8a
  • Update license terms (see README)
This change was made primarily to prevent WoWMatrix from distributing my addon. If you are a compilation uploader whose compilation currently includes !ClassColors, please send an email "addons AT phanx DOT net" with the URL(s) where your compilation is available for permission to continue distributing my addon.
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Old 05-23-09, 10:16 PM  
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3.1.2.11
  • Add coloring for friends list (online friends only)
  • Add coloring for arena team list (untested)
  • Add coloring for trade frame (player names)
  • Add coloring for inspect frame (player name)
  • Add coloring for unit frames (player names only)
Went ahead and finished up some extra goodies I've been working on. Note that arena team list coloring is untested, since I'm not on any arena teams. Please report any issues with it.
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FriendsList_Update constantly being spammed in my chat box with the new update. Anyone else?
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Old 05-24-09, 05:33 PM  
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Fixed, along with the nil value error related to coloring the arena team list.
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Old 05-25-09, 04:55 AM  
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Used the "Report Bug" feature to file a bug for the recent v3.1.2.13

Related to unitframe coloring when accepting a party invite.

Edit: 3.1.2.14 fixed this error.
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Old 08-08-09, 02:18 PM  
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Getting this error with the latest version

Date: 2009-08-08 22:13:04
ID: 2
Error occured in: Global
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Message: ..\AddOns\!ClassColors\ClassColorsBlizz.lua line 171:
Usage: GetPlayerInfoByGUID("playerGUID")
Debug:
[C]: ?
[C]: GetPlayerInfoByGUID()
!ClassColors\ClassColorsBlizz.lua:171: GetColoredName()
..\FrameXML\ChatFrame.lua:2490:
..\FrameXML\ChatFrame.lua:2471
[C]: ChatFrame_MessageEventHandler()
..\FrameXML\ChatFrame.lua:2288: FIZ_Orig_ChatFrame_OnEvent()
Factionizer\Factionizer.lua:5007: ChatFrame_OnEvent()
[string "*:OnEvent"]:1:
[string "*:OnEvent"]:1


I'm using Chatter as my addon but I think it has to do with the new name colouring that blizz put in 3.2.

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Old 08-08-09, 04:52 PM  
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@Strongbow:

Please test with all other addons disabled; I see Factionizer at least mentioned in the error's stack trace, and Blizzard code shouldn't be calling the relevant function without parameters. If the error persists, post a bug report using the Bug Report button underneath the Download button. Otherwise, track down which addon is causing the problem by enabling addons until the problem comes back, and ask its author to fix it.
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