How to wrap my macro addon in PLAYER_ENTERING_WORLD - WoWInterface
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01-16-22, 08:42 PM   #1
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Question How to wrap my macro addon in PLAYER_ENTERING_WORLD

I used https://addon.bool.no/ to generate an addon for me from a macro. I'd like that addon to run every time I zone. I believe I should wrap it in a function that uses PLAYER_ENTERING_WORLD but I'm not really sure how to do it. Here is what I have so far...

## Interface: 90100
## Title: NameplateShrinker
C_NamePlate.SetNamePlateFriendlySize(60, 30)
Hoping someone can tell me how to run that line of code in the core.lua so that it fires when I zone.

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01-16-22, 09:58 PM   #2
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Ended up doing this...

local ShrinkNameplate = CreateFrame("frame", "ShrinkNameplate")

ShrinkNameplate:SetScript("OnEvent", function(self, event, ...)
	if(event == "PLAYER_ENTERING_WORLD") then
		C_NamePlate.SetNamePlateFriendlySize(60, 30)
		print("Nameplates Resized!")
I think it will work - I'm about to test it, but if you see any way I can simplify it more please let me know.

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01-19-22, 02:54 PM   #3
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Good job. If you would like to simplify it a little, you can do just this:
Lua Code:
  1. local ShrinkNameplate = CreateFrame("frame")
  2. ShrinkNameplate:RegisterEvent("PLAYER_ENTERING_WORLD")
  4. ShrinkNameplate:SetScript("OnEvent", function()
  5.     C_NamePlate.SetNamePlateFriendlySize(60, 30)
  6. end)
Since you only have 1 event registered to your frame, you don't have to check to see which event just fired. And since you are not using any of the arguments passed through to your OnEvent function, you don't need to save them to any variables. Lastly, you don't need to give your frame a global name, since you won't be accessing it outside of your addon.
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