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Version: v3.8
by: Xruptor [More]
This is my personal modifications to the default blizzard chat frames. I really didn't want something as heavy as Prat installed to do a few things I needed. So I hand coded my own chat modifications.

I'm probably not going to make any major updates. However, if you have suggestions I may take it into consideration.


What the mod gives you:
  • Mousewheel control for scrolling
  • Move the chat frame to the edges of the screen.
  • Hold CTRL while using the mousewheel to scroll ridiculously fast.
  • Hold ALT while using the mousewheel to scroll to the top or bottom of the chat window.
  • Automatically enables class colors on all chat windows and channels.
  • Option to hide/show the social chat buttons.
  • Option to hide/show the chat scroll buttons.
  • Option to enable/disable channel short names.
  • Option to move the edit box to the top or bottom.
  • Option to show or hide the chat tabs. (Will still show when you mouse over the chat frame.)
  • Enables stick channels for the following channels
    1. Say
    2. Party
    3. Raid
    4. Guild
    5. Officer
    6. Whisper
    7. Channel
  • Removes the ALT key press requirement to move around in the edit box. You can now move just using the arrow keys.
  • Removes the annoying Blizzard default alpha borders around the edit box when it's not being used. The borders will still show though when you use it and hide again when you are done.
  • Removes the guild loot gold messages and replaces them with the original ones.
  • Right-Click player names in chat window to be able to copy their names. (Great for names with special characters)
  • Right-Click player names in chat window to be able to Guild Invite.
  • Right-Click player names in chat window to be able to do a Who lookup.
  • Has built in URL support. Clickable URL links in the chat window.


Note: Timestamps were not included because Blizzard already implemented this feature into the client.
Options -> Interface -> Social -> Chat Timestamps



Slash Commands:
  • /xanchat social -- toggles the chat social buttons (ON/OFF)
  • /xanchat scroll -- toggles the chat scroll buttons (ON/OFF)
  • /xanchat shortnames -- toggles channel short names (ON/OFF)
  • /xanchat editbox -- toggles the edit box to show (TOP/BOTTOM)
  • /xanchat tabs -- toggles the chat tabs (ON/OFF)



You can view Alpha Builds at my Github tracker.
v3.8
-Updated TOC for patch 5.2
-Added a small fix for when Battle.net goes down.

v3.7
-Fixed a stupid bug where blizzard has now prevented ChatFrame1 from moving independently. They must have added this in a hotfix.
-Because of the above fix, the issue with the 'ChatFrame1' is not movable has been fixed.

v3.6
-Fixed a stupid taint issue with removing glyphs. Why does blizzard keep adding taint calls to functions, in every expansion.

v3.5
-Fix for an error that would occur if the chatframes were locked and the addon would try to move them.

v3.4
-Updated for Mists of Panderia patch 5.01

v3.3
-Small fix for scrolling
-layout saved first before restored

v3.2
-Another darn fix for positioning... fixed for real now.

v3.1
-Oops small bugfix for saving layout.

v3.0
-Added chat numbers to shortnames if enabled.
-Fixed some serious issues with text going missing on player login.
-Changed the way that chatframes are saved and restored on the screen.
-Fixed a slight bug with the amount of lines in the chatframes.
-Changed the way some settings are applied.

v2.8
-Toc update for patch 4.3

v2.7
-Updated for Firelands.
-YES I'm back to playing WOW, expect updates to all my addons.

v2.6:
-Updated TOC for patch 4.1

v2.5
-This will fix the mysterious floating chat frames for the combat log.
-This will address those chat frames that are docked.
-Enhanced the way the chatframes are saved and restored.

v2.4
-Chat frames will now remember the position you placed them and position correctly on login or reload.

v2.3
-You can now move the chat window to the edges of the screen

Version 2.2:
-Added a slash command to move the editbox to the top or bottom.
-Added a slash command to hide the chat tabs. (They will still show when you mouse over the chat.)
-Fixed an issue where the editbox would prevent you from clicking the chat tabs when it was displayed at the top.

Version 2.1:
-Small update to make the channel short names ignore processing the combatlog.
-Note: I highly recommend updating to this version.

Version 2.0:
-Major changes to the layout of the code
-Added the removal of guild gold loot messages. It will be changed to the default ones.
-Changed the color of the URL links to be a much brighter moss green.
-Changed the way in which the primary code loads up.
-Added slash commands
-Added an option to hide scroll bars
-Added an option to hide social buttons
-Added a confirmation box when changes are done as a ReloadUI is required.
-Added support for short channel names
-Modified the code slightly

Version 1.7:
-Had to add support for SPECIAL channels, since blizzard loves to make everything separate into different channels.
-Added support for Battleground Leader
-Added support for Battle.Net Conversation
-Added support for Battle.Net Whisper
-Added support for Party Leader
-Added support for Raid Leader
-Added support for Raid Warning
-Enhanced the URL parsing a bit more to make sure it supports a whole heap of different URLs.

Version 1.6:
-Had to modified the way that URL's were being hooked.
-Fixed the popup issue ;)
-Had to remove maxlines as it was causing issues.
-Fixed an issue where sometimes the addon would conflict with other chat addons and prevent certain text from appear. Such as Boss Yells and NPC Say speech.
-Changed the way that URL's are parsed. Should no longer affect regular chat text including that of NPC's.

Version 1.5:
-Added a guild invite function to the chat playername right click menu
-Added a who function to the chat playername right click menu

Version 1.4:
-Fixed the class coloring for all the global channels.
-Added a Copy Name option to the right-click menu that appears when you right-click a player name in the chatframe. This will be useful for those times a player name may contain special characters in the name not native to your keyboard.

Version 1.2:
-Apparently global channels were not being affected. This has been fixed in version 1.2


Version 1.1:
-A slight fix for the class colors sometimes not working.
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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: escuse me

Originally Posted by killeralpha
I mean there could be an option to set if noone is typing to have the box transparent and a second option to have it set as if ur in combat it could be set to transparent and then fade back when ur out of it.

But its the first who is the firstmost as i want everything as minimalistic as possible!!

/killeralpha
I'm not too sure about the combat thing. Addons are restricted from doing a lot of things during combat. I'd have to look into that one for you. I'll look about adding the chat inactive transparency option for you.
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Re: Re: Re: Re: escuse me

I mean there could be an option to set if noone is typing to have the box transparent and a second option to have it set as if ur in combat it could be set to transparent and then fade back when ur out of it.

But its the first who is the firstmost as i want everything as minimalistic as possible!!

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Re: Re: Re: escuse me

Originally Posted by killeralpha
I take that as a consolidation to think about the next time i speak to anyone to wait ok.

Im so sorry for being so rude.

/killeralpha
Okay, I don't mind answering questions Killer but you do have to be patient. Your asking for the ability to make the chat box completely transparent right when there is no chat? Like have it fade out completely? I could have sworn the normal Blizzard box does this already. Then again I haven't really paid attention LOL. It shouldn't be incredibly hard to add an option for this. Can you give me a few more examples as to what exactly you mean?
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Re: Re: escuse me

I take that as a consolidation to think about the next time i speak to anyone to wait ok.

Im so sorry for being so rude.

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Re: escuse me

Originally Posted by killeralpha
I cant see the reason of being ignored when asking nice and polite questions about your addon can u please respond with an proper answer how can i fade out the chat!!

/killeralpha
Killer, first off most of us have lives. Second, I don't check this website every single day. If I don't respond its because I'm either extremely busy or have other things occupying my life at the moment. You should be a little more patient and understanding. I provide my addons as a gift to the WOW community. It's done at my own time and at no cost. I'm not ignoring you, but you should be a little more patient. I don't have to reply to every single comment that someone makes, no are they entitled to an answer.

That being said. Today is Easter. When I get back from a family party I'm going to, I will respond to your question.

Honestly... people these days I swear.
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I cant see the reason of being ignored when asking nice and polite questions about your addon can u please respond with an proper answer how can i fade out the chat!!

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hey

Still no reply hmm add an option to fade out the chat window when noone is typing in chat window!

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xanchat

I want to fade the window when there is noone saying anything how can i do that?

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Re: Re: When B.net is down

Originally Posted by Xruptor
Thanks for pointing this out. Let me get a quick fix for this up.
Wow, that was quick. Thanks for the update! (And thank you for this great add-on)
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Re: When B.net is down

Originally Posted by byoonie
I get this error

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Message: Interface\AddOns\xanChat\xanChat.lua:343: not connected to Battle.net
Time: 03/12/13 16:42:38
Count: 1
Stack: [C]: in function `BNSetMatureLanguageFilter'
Interface\AddOns\xanChat\xanChat.lua:343: in function <Interface\AddOns\xanChat\xanChat.lua:332>
(tail call): ?

Locals: (*temporary) = false
Maybe because the text changes in my interface options when B.net isn't available? Just wondering.
Thanks for pointing this out. Let me get a quick fix for this up.
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When B.net is down

I get this error

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Message: Interface\AddOns\xanChat\xanChat.lua:343: not connected to Battle.net
Time: 03/12/13 16:42:38
Count: 1
Stack: [C]: in function `BNSetMatureLanguageFilter'
Interface\AddOns\xanChat\xanChat.lua:343: in function <Interface\AddOns\xanChat\xanChat.lua:332>
(tail call): ?

Locals: (*temporary) = false
Maybe because the text changes in my interface options when B.net isn't available? Just wondering.
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Originally Posted by mtaher
First of all i would like to thank you for creating this addon. i have been wanting something like this for a very long time and i did not want to use a heavy addon like prat.

However i have a suggestion that will make this addon complete for me.
-Give us the option to be able to Copy stuff from our chat box.

Thanks
Folks have asked for this before I would really love to implement this really I do. However, blizzard in all their infinite wisdom made dealing with the ChatFrame a nightmare. In order to do what you ask, I literally have to store each line in an array (think of it like a list). As this array keeps getting filled more and more memory gets used. I need to have this list so I can retrieve a line the person wants to copy. Eventually the array would be enormous and this addon would take up way more memory than I would like. I made this addon to be extremely small and efficient. No fancy bells or whistles, if I keep adding things to it eventually it would end up like Prat.

Trust me if there was any other way to do it, I would. I would really like to have this added as well but the current system just isn't friendly enough to implement it.

There is an old addon that does exactly what I describe above. The only exception is that he forces it to store only 500 lines (though a user can modify it).

http://www.wowinterface.com/download...atHistory.html
That is fair enough. I would like it to be very light on the memory as well and your addon does a superb job at this.
Will give the addon you suggested a try.
Thanks.
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Originally Posted by mtaher
First of all i would like to thank you for creating this addon. i have been wanting something like this for a very long time and i did not want to use a heavy addon like prat.

However i have a suggestion that will make this addon complete for me.
-Give us the option to be able to Copy stuff from our chat box.

Thanks
Folks have asked for this before I would really love to implement this really I do. However, blizzard in all their infinite wisdom made dealing with the ChatFrame a nightmare. In order to do what you ask, I literally have to store each line in an array (think of it like a list). As this array keeps getting filled more and more memory gets used. I need to have this list so I can retrieve a line the person wants to copy. Eventually the array would be enormous and this addon would take up way more memory than I would like. I made this addon to be extremely small and efficient. No fancy bells or whistles, if I keep adding things to it eventually it would end up like Prat.

Trust me if there was any other way to do it, I would. I would really like to have this added as well but the current system just isn't friendly enough to implement it.

There is an old addon that does exactly what I describe above. The only exception is that he forces it to store only 500 lines (though a user can modify it).

http://www.wowinterface.com/download...atHistory.html
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First of all i would like to thank you for creating this addon. i have been wanting something like this for a very long time and i did not want to use a heavy addon like prat.

However i have a suggestion that will make this addon complete for me.
-Give us the option to be able to Copy stuff from our chat box.

Thanks
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v3.7
-Fixed a stupid bug where blizzard has now prevented ChatFrame1 from moving independently. They must have added this in a hotfix.
-Because of the above fix, the issue with the 'ChatFrame1' is not movable has been fixed.
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