World of Warcraft Programming, 2nd Edition
A Guide and Reference for Creating WoW Addons
By James Whitehead II, Rick Roe
Publisher: Wiley
Final Release Date: October 2009
Pages: 1440

Your secret weapon against the Lich King's wrath

World of Warcraft has entered a new dimension. Take command ofit by modifying the interface with your own unique addons. Whetheryour goal is to enhance addons you already use, to enlarge yourarsenal by creating some all-new features, or to immerse yourselfin the programming as well as the game, this book will be youroracle. Learn the arcane languages of Lua and XML and master thecraft of addon creation!

  • Understand the anatomy of an addon

  • Work with frames, widgets, and other graphical elements

  • Explore basic and advanced functions and control structures

  • Track damage with CombatTracker, and respond to the combat logand threat informationTrack, filter, and sort your inventory bywriting BagBuddy, a fully functional addon

  • Create slash commands, custom graphics, scroll frames, anddropdown menus

Who are you?

Apprentice programmers with no prior experience — learnLua and XML in Part I

Journeymen who have done some programming — skim Part Iand start with the details about addon creation in Part II

Master programmers with addons already in their arsenal —dive right into Advanced Addon Techniques in Part III

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