I am trying to make an addon that can share and import macros between player in-game. I got most of the logic working, but i am now struggling with addon a shift+click function to the standard "MacroButtonX" buttons in the macro-frame. Any suggestions or ideas as to how i modify the function of a wow standard ui element such as the macro buttons?
Thanks on advance!
EDIT1: I've made some progress myself, but for some reason, i cannot get it to work properly.
This is what i've added in the bottom of my script:
local OldMacroButton_OnClick = MacroButton_OnClick
function MacroButton_OnClick(self, button)
if ( IsShiftKeyDown() ) then
print("Shift key is down!")
It works flawlessly when run ingame as a macro:
/run local OldMacroButton_OnClick = MacroButton_OnClick function MacroButton_OnClick(self, button) if ( IsShiftKeyDown() ) then print("Shift key is down!") else OldMacroButton_OnClick(self, button) end end
but not when run in the code. Is it because the "Blizzard_MacroUI" addon is not fully loaded? And if, how do i check when it is? Thanks :)
I've now figured out a "hack" that makes it work as intended, but really does not feel like this is the right way to approach it with an "OnUpdate" function. While i thought i could use OnEvent and the event "ADDON_LOADED" this seemed to not work for me.
This is my current solution:
-- Executed every frame
timeSinceUpdate = timeSinceUpdate + elapsed
if (gotFunction == false and timeSinceUpdate > timeBetweenUpdates) then
if (MacroFrame ~= nil) then
OldMacroButton_OnClick = MacroButton_OnClick
MacroButton_OnClick = MH_MacroButton_OnClick
timeSinceUpdate = 0
gotFunction = true
As you can see, it's now handled in an "OnUpdate" - i would very much like to remove the "OnUpdate" function completely, and just use an EventHandler of some kind - any suggestions?