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Version: 3.10.50400
by: AnduinLothar, yarko

ChatBar - Button Bar for opening chat messages of each type.

A little acsii art for demonstration: [oooooooo]
o - Buttons, colored the color of a chat type, left click to open editbox of that type, right click for type specific options. Initial letter of the type on or above the button
[ ] - Ends of the bar, left click to drag, right click for options

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Button / ChatType Options:
Block (channel) - Toggles filtering of chat channels related to selected button without leaving channel.
Leave (Channel)
Print Channel User List - List prints to the default chat frame. Same as "/list #". (At this time, Blizzard does not support the listing of players from other realms in chat channels. When Blizzard allows this, this addon will support it.)
Hide This Button - Hide the button for that chat type or channel by name.
Reply (Whisper) - Open whisper to the last person that whispered you.
Retell (Whisper) - Open whisper to the last person you whispered.
Set Binding By Name (Channel) - Select one of the 10 channel bindings to use for this channel (saved by name instead of by index).
Sticky - http://www.wowwiki.com/Chat#Advanced_Chat_Terminology.2FDetails Note: Channels are all or none, other types can be stickied individually.

ChatBar Options:
Large Buttons - Toggles larger size buttons.
Vertical Orienation - Toggles vertical/horrizontal bar via sliding.
Reverse Button Orienation - Toggles button order reversal via sliding
Text On Buttons - Toggles chattype abrev on/next to the buttons
Show Button Text - Toggles chattype abrev visibility
Use Channel ID On Buttons - Toggles using the channel index or the first letter of the channel name
Button Message Flashing - Toggles button flashing when you receive a message of that type
Show Bar Border - Toggles show/hide the bar border/background. Note: You can still click on the ends of the bar when it's hidden
Hide Addon Channels - Hide Sky, CTRA and CTA channel buttons
Hidden Buttons - Submenu for showing manually hidden buttons
Reset Position - Attaches the ChatBarFrame to above the ChatFrame1 tab
Reorder Channels - General, Trade, LocalDefense, LookingForGroup, WorldDefense, GuildRecruitment, others...

Bindings
There are now bindings available for the chat types and channels by index. Individual channels can also be set to bind by name, overriding a indexed binding of your choice.

Localizations:
English, German, French, Spanish, Russian, Simplified and Traditional Chinese
(I only speak English. All other translations have been user submitted. So if you have updates or new translations let me know.)

User Submitted Skins
The skinning system is a bit unique because it has more layers than a normal button with full up/down specularity and shadow as well as flash/hover alpha and normal shaping graphic that are all translucent to allow for the buttons to correspond to the chat type's selected color for each button.

To add a new custom Skin drop its folder into the ChatBar folder, modify the ChatBar_AltArtDirs table in ChatBar.lua and append the new folder name, then add a CHATBAR_SKIN# variable to the end of the localization file for it's readable name. Then select it from the dropdown in game.

Comes with the following skins: Solid, Glass and Squares

Reset
If you lose the bar you can reset it with this script: /run ChatBar_Reset()

Change Log:
v 3.10 (yarko)
- Replaced usage of Blizzard flash function with alpha animations on flash texture to solve taint problem

v3.9 (yarko)
- toc to 50400

v3.8 (yarko)
- Updated Traditional Chinese localization file
- toc to 50300

v3.7 (yarko)
- Updated Russian localization file
- toc to 50200

v3.6 (yarko)
- Chatbar now clears text the user might have typed before clicking on whisper buttons and puts it back when clicking elsewhere

v3.5 (yarko)
- Whisper now defaults to the name last whispered if no whisper has been received
- Adjusted for new raid and group API functions
- Adjusted for new instance chat features
- toc to 50100

v3.4
-Fixed 'show text' and 'large buttons' settings to correctly save between sessions

v3.3
-Fixed nil error
-Sped up the bar animation a bit

v3.2
-Removed 'this' usage
-Buttons are now created on demand for less memory usage
-Fixed to work with latest chat changes
-Added BNet Whisper Button
-Added BNet Conversation Button
-toc to 40000

v3.1 (yarko)
-Added larger buttons option to options menu
-Added channel blocking capability to channel buttons right-click menu
-"/w" is now removed if the user first clicks the whisper button then another button without entering a whisper
-toc to 30300

v3.0
-Added a fix for parsing the first character of a chinese channel (3 chars)
-Fixed battleground chat button not showing up (thanks 狂飙)
-Fixed Show Channel ID on Buttons not working

v2.9
-Fixed a channel bug

v2.8
-Added Chat Type Bindings
-Added Channel Bindings by Number
-Channel Bindings can be overridden to save by name
-Updated a lot of old code
-toc to 30200

v2.7
-Added Simplified Chinese Localization (thanks IceChen)
-Added new Squares skin (thanks Chianti/Кьянти)
-Added new skin dropdown (Solid, Glass, Squares)

v2.6
-Added Traditional Chinese Localization
-Fixed a bug with Russian Localization

v2.5
- toc to 20400
- Fixed Sea dep

v2.4
-Removed SeaPrint usage
-Made Chronos optional: Reorder Channels is disabled w/o Chronos installed.
-Added english TBC/WotLK capitol cities to the reorder management
(Best results if in a capitol city and in the LFG queue)

v2.3
-Added Russian Localization (thanks Старостин Алексей)

v2.2
-Added Alternate Artwork (thanks Zseton)

v2.1
-Added Spanish Localization (thanks NeKRoMaNT)

v2.0
-Added an option to Hide All Buttons
-Fixed menu not showing a list of hidden buttons

v1.9
-Fixed chat type openning for new editbox:SetAttribute syntax

v1.8
-Prepared for Lua 5.1
-Added embedded SeaPrint for printing (was already used, just not included)

v1.7
-Added Raid Warning (A) and Battleground (B) chat

v1.6
-Channel Reorder no longer requires Sky
-toc to 11200

v1.5
-Fixed saved variables issue with 1.11 not saving nils
-Fixed a nill bug with the right-click menu

v1.4
-Fixed a nil loading error

v1.3
-Fixed nil SetText errors
-Fixed channel 10 nil errors
-Added Channel Reorder (from ChannelManager) if you have Sky installed (uses many library functions)

v1.2
-VisibilityOptions AutoHide is now smarter and shows whenever ChatBar is sliding or being dragged or the cursor is over its menu
-Fixed Eclipse onload error
-Fixed Whisper abreviation

v1.1
-Addon Channels Hidden added GuildMap
-Text has been made Localizable
-Officer chat shows up if you CanEditOfficerNote()
-Buttons now correctly update when raid, party, and guild changes
-Hide Text now correctly says Show Text
-Fixed button for channel 8 to diplay and tooltip correctly
-Added Reset Position Option
-Added Options to hide the each button by chat type or channel name (hide from button menu, show from main sub menu)
-Added option to use Channel Numbers as text overlay
-Added VisibilityOptions, however autohide is a bit finicky atm.

v1.0
-Initial Release
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Originally posted by tapi0
Yes it does work fine with toc update. So if you could do that please ;P
I believe what the author meant was: On your character selection screen, click the "AddOns" button in the lower left corner. When the addons window opens, make sure there is a check in the "Load out of date AddOns" box in the upper right corner of the window.

Quite a few addon authors feel the same way. If the addon is working correctly after a major patch there is no reason to push an update out just for an interface number change in the .toc file. That is one of the reasons Blizzard put that check box there.
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Originally posted by AnduinLothar
No, ChatBar works fine. You'll have to load out of date.
Yes it does work fine with toc update. So if you could do that please ;P
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Originally posted by NiQil
Any ETA on an update to 3.3?
No, ChatBar works fine. You'll have to load out of date.
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Any ETA on an update to 3.3?
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3.3

My chatbar vanished with WoW Patch 3.3 installed... /run ChatBar_Reset() didnt' help, and of course I didn't deactivate the addon either. Is there any other solution to re-show my chat-bar?

EDIT: Never mind, I found it, it just wandered up a little for some reason, and was hidden under my FuBar :P
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Originally posted by AnduinLothar
Not technically a bug, it's just how blizzard's default frame positioning works. You can also reset with /run ChatBar_Reset()
Annoying as hell, kinda why i though it was a bug. Drives me nutts that every time i do a clean loging with only ACP (speeds up login when in raids if i reload to geta ddons up) i have to move it to position after reload every single time instead of just staying where i put it.
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Originally posted by Kerecha
Turn of the addon log in, the log out and turn it of and it will have reset.


Prolly a bug, and a n anoying one at that, but works for that problem.
Not technically a bug, it's just how blizzard's default frame positioning works. You can also reset with /run ChatBar_Reset()
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Originally posted by Animorph
i accidentally moved my char bar to a location i can neither click nor drag it from , is there some way to reset position? thanks
Turn of the addon log in, the log out and turn it of and it will have reset.


Prolly a bug, and a n anoying one at that, but works for that problem.
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i accidentally moved my char bar to a location i can neither click nor drag it from , is there some way to reset position? thanks
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Originally posted by AnduinLothar
The center, flash, highlight and text are colored dynamically based on the chat type's color. So the gold tinted background texture color is really only used for the border.

That said i just tried changing that BG file to black and white (which made it a greyish) and saved it as a 32bit compressed targa and reloaded wow... seemed to work fine. Not sure what problem you're having.
I desaturated it in Photoshop, but it didn't seem to work. I'll try the black and white though, see if that has a better effect. I even made a new skin with those files, and when I open the border file it is indeed in black and white, but not in-game (yes I have chosen the new Silver border I added). I'll let you know if the b&w works. I don't know why desaturated the file wouldn't work though. Huh. Oh well! ttyl and thanks for the fast response!
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Originally posted by Jackalantern
after all couldn't the same functions be achieved by simply starting your type with whatever channel you wanted to speak in like normal? aka /g /raid /w etc.
Perhaps you're right and one can easily live without this addon, but for me it's useful, since I'm using numerous custom channels all the time and having quick buttons for them is handy. Also I tend to forget to switch channels before typing, so at times I end up typing stuff that goes into party chat to the guild chat. With ChatBar I don't need to retype that or do Ctrl+A - Ctrl+X - change channel - Ctrl+V manipulations: just switch channels on the fly and the input will switch to the proper channel with all text intact.

Also ChatBar can print the list of people in a channel, so for custom channels I don't need to open a menu and check who is online.
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Originally posted by Hevanus
Show Channel ID on Buttons doesn't seem to be doing anything.
You're right, let me fix that...
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Originally posted by xtoq
I LOVE THIS MOD! That being said, how would I go about making my own art or modifying existing art? I tried to make a silver version of the glass orbs, but they still seem to be gold in-game. Any light you can shed on this would be great!

And I'm not talking about adding the artwork, I see that's on the front page, just some details why changing the actual PSD files didn't change the colors in-game.
The center, flash, highlight and text are colored dynamically based on the chat type's color. So the gold tinted background texture color is really only used for the border.

That said i just tried changing that BG file to black and white (which made it a greyish) and saved it as a 32bit compressed targa and reloaded wow... seemed to work fine. Not sure what problem you're having.
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Originally posted by Jackalantern
Perhaps I am missing the intended purpose of this addon or maybe it is just here for something "different" and eye candy. But as I read over this it seemed to be not too helpful; after all couldn't the same functions be achieved by simply starting your type with whatever channel you wanted to speak in like normal? aka /g /raid /w etc.

If I am missing something please let me know.
It's mostly useful as a persistent display of what channels you're currently in. Being able to click on the buttons as shortcuts for typing the slash shortcuts is nice but I don't use that feature often myself.
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Perhaps I am missing the intended purpose of this addon or maybe it is just here for something "different" and eye candy. But as I read over this it seemed to be not too helpful; after all couldn't the same functions be achieved by simply starting your type with whatever channel you wanted to speak in like normal? aka /g /raid /w etc.

If I am missing something please let me know.
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