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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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Does what it says on the tin again!

Thank you
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Hi do you think you can add a lock in place button for it thanks this is one of my top add ons wouldn't know what I would do without it
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Action Bars

I love your addon but...

I have all the action bars turned on, and keep the squares I'm not using hidden. But since using your addon, (all the way back to the cosmos days and yes, chat bar is updated) when ever I open my spell book, the unused acton bar squares appear and will not go away untill I relog. This happens even if Chat Bar is the only addon installed. Has anyone else had this problem? And if so...is there a fix?
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Re: Action Bars

Originally posted by RedMarauder
I love your addon but...

I have all the action bars turned on, and keep the squares I'm not using hidden. But since using your addon, (all the way back to the cosmos days and yes, chat bar is updated) when ever I open my spell book, the unused acton bar squares appear and will not go away untill I relog. This happens even if Chat Bar is the only addon installed. Has anyone else had this problem? And if so...is there a fix?
I cant reproduce this bug. Are you sure it's not from some other addon you are using? It could be a combination of addons as well. Does it happen for you with all other addons turned off?
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Re: Re: Action Bars

Originally posted by AnduinLothar
I cant reproduce this bug. Are you sure it's not from some other addon you are using? It could be a combination of addons as well. Does it happen for you with all other addons turned off?
Yes, with all addons turned off it happens, on three different computers, it has since the original version of Chat Bar with cosmos and has happened every version since
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Re: Re: Re: Action Bars

Originally posted by RedMarauder
Yes, with all addons turned off it happens, on three different computers, it has since the original version of Chat Bar with cosmos and has happened every version since
Perhaps it has to do with some specific way you're doing it. Can you walk me through exactly what you're clicking on and which buttons you're pressing?
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Re: Re: Re: Re: Action Bars

Originally posted by AnduinLothar
Perhaps it has to do with some specific way you're doing it. Can you walk me through exactly what you're clicking on and which buttons you're pressing?
Sure. I log on...play the toon for about ten minutes. I have reason to open the spellbook and all the invisible squares light up opaque. They should return to invisible again once spellbook is closed but they stay visible. The only way to reset them to invisible is to log
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Officer Channel permanent blocked

First of all I'd like to thank you fpr this great addon. Sorry, for my english please.

My problem is, that the Officer Channel is permant blocked. Right mouse click and unblocked dont work. As a guildmaster I have the permission to talk to the officers.

What can I do?

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I'm getting this "ChatBar has been blocked from an action only available to the Blizzard UI. You can disable this addon and reload the UI." when clicking glyph for changing it.
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Originally posted by tapi0
I'm getting this "ChatBar has been blocked from an action only available to the Blizzard UI. You can disable this addon and reload the UI." when clicking glyph for changing it.
Yeah so do I when I change my warlock's glyph.
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3.3.5 Error in Chinese

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Thumbs up Works for US versions

The addon still works for US versions though.
I love it!

If you do not want to check the "Load out of date" in the addons section, you can edit the ChatBar.toc file with any text editor and change only the first line into this:
## Interface: 40100
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I can't get it to start... It's in the right folder..
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Thumbs up Here's help!

It still works with 4.2!

Originally posted by wolfmoonct
I can't get it to start... It's in the right folder..
Probably because in the chatbar.toc file the version number is outdated.
Open the file with a simple text editor (notepad works) and change the first line into this:
## Interface: 40200
Make sure you do this before starting the game.
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nice addon! I have a question: is this meant for people who prefer to click something rather than typing the command to open the chatbox for a particular channel? Or, can it replace a visibler chatlog all together? I would love to only see the ChatBar, then if I click a bubble, have that chat channel toggle open. And if I see a bubble blinking, I know that chat channel has had activity since I last viewed that channel. Is this possible? I understand if it was it would require manipulation of the default chat log. Any info is appreciated. I just hate having a chatlog on my UI all the time when I rarely use it.
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