World of Warcraft Programming: A Guide and Reference for Creating WoW Addons

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Overview

Your secret weapon against the Lich King's wrath

World of Warcraft has entered a new dimension. Take command of it by modifying the interface with your own unique addons. Whether your goal is to enhance addons you already use, to enlarge your arsenal by creating some all-new features, or to immerse yourself in the programming as well as the game, this book will be your oracle. Learn the arcane languages of Lua...

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Overview

Your secret weapon against the Lich King's wrath

World of Warcraft has entered a new dimension. Take command of it by modifying the interface with your own unique addons. Whether your goal is to enhance addons you already use, to enlarge your arsenal by creating some all-new features, or to immerse yourself in the programming as well as the game, this book will be your oracle. Learn the arcane languages of Lua and XML and master the craft 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 log and threat informationTrack, filter, and sort your inventory by writing BagBuddy, a fully functional addon
  • Create slash commands, custom graphics, scroll frames, and dropdown menus

Who are you?

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

Journeymen who have done some programming — skim Part I and 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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470481288
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 2/8/2010
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 1440
  • Sales rank: 1,219,586
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 2.10 (d)

Meet the Author

James Whitehead II, aka Cladhaire, is the creator of PerfectRaid, Clique, TomTom, and LightHeaded, and coauthor of Hacking World of Warcraft.

Rick Roe, aka the crazy goblin tinker Gazmik Fizzwidget, created Feed-O-Matic, FactionFriend, and some other addons so awesome that Blizzard rolled their functionality into its new UI.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 27, 2012

    Not worth it

    You can learn this stuff for free on blizzard and other sites

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  • Posted August 19, 2010

    Great book but why does amazon have it for kindle but B&N does not for nook?

    I was a copy for nook? I'll pay.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 22, 2008

    Luth the WoW drunken Rogue

    Ya know, I may not have this book, but I'm sure some of the addons I have are made from a few people in this book so much props and keep up the good work you hordies! Down the the alliance!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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