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Version: 12.10.04
by: Aezay [More]
QBar - Quest Item Button Bar
Ever been questing and had to find all those usable quest items in your bags all the time, then this addon is for you. No longer will you have to keep your bags open to do daily bombing quests!

This addon will automatically create a dynamic buttonbar for all those usable quest items, it also checks if your equipped gear for usable quest items.
As using items is a secure function, QBar is not able to update the bar or the set keybinding when in combat. This will only be changed outside of combat.

You may ask, why use this over the buildin quest item buttons? Well, the buildin buttons will only show items you receive when you accept the quest,
any usable quest items you loot during a quest will not be shown, QBar will however. QBar will also show items which starts a quest, so you wont miss them in between all the cluttered loot.
The default buttons also goes away once you complete the quest, but the item is not actually removed until you turn the quest in, and you may want to use the item even after the quest is complete.

If you do not wish to show a certain item on QBar, you can ignore it by holding down Shift and clicking on it.

Button Facade Support
Officially there is no support for button facade, but someone has been kind enough to code one for QBar. You can find it here:
QBar ButtonFacade (Fan Update)

Command Line Parameters

/qb toggle
Toggles QBar being enabled or not.

/qb scale <value>
Sets the scale of the buttons, default is 1.

/qb size <value>
Sets the unit size of the buttons, default is 36.

/qb padding <value>
Configures the padding between the buttons, default is 1.

/qb tips
Determines if item tips are shown when you move your mouse over the buttons.

/qb vertical
Toggles between horizontal and vertical button bar.

/qb mirror
Changes the anchor direction, top/bottom or left/right, depending on the vertical setting.

/qb lock
Toggles the button frame being locked, use this command to move the buttons around.

/qb reset
Resets the QBar frame to the middle of the screen in case it was pushed off screen.

/qb add <itemlink>
Adds a custom item to the bar. To remove an item again, simply shift click it, as when you're ignoring an item.

/qb clearignore
Clears the ignore list, and shows all items again. You can shift click an item to ignore it.

/qb clearuser
Clears the user list from items, added using the add command.

/qb bind
Use this command to set the key binding for the last item used, this is vital for all the dailies.

Lacking Features, Problems & Ideas
- Manage the update of keybinding, no need to unbind and rebind if it stays the same as before.
QBar Changes | 2012 Oct 04
- Updated the changed return position of the localised "Quest" string from the GetAuctionItemClasses() function (was 12, now 10).
- Fixed an error that would occur when the GetContainerItemLink() function didn't return a true "item:<id>" itemlink. It seemed to sometimes return "battlepet" links. This change might cause some items not to be picked up as before.

QBar Changes | 2012 Aug 30
- Changed the TOC version to 50001 for the 5.0 Mists of Pandaria patch.
- Removed the "RangedSlot" equipment slot.

QBar Changes | 2010 Dec 05
- Should now work better on non-English clients. This was done by gathering the localized "Quest" text from the 12th parameter of the GetAuctionItemClasses() function.
- Fixed the "/qb lock" slash command, locking QBar intially, instead of unlocking.
- Changed the "VARIABLE_LOADED" event with "ADDON_LOADED".
- Added "/qbar" as an alternative, to the already existing "/qb" slash command.
- Fixed an issue with the equipped gear scan not respecting the ignore list.

QBar Changes | 2010 Nov 08
- You can now properly ignore quest starter items again.
- Adding custom items to the bar is now possible. Use the new slash command "/qb add <itemlink>" to do so. To remove an item again, just shift click the item on the bar.
- New slash command "/qb clearuser" to clear the custom user list, from items added through the new "/qb add" slash command.
- It's now possible to overwrite QBar's old keybind. This used to be somewhat of a bug/coding error on my part.
- Now remembers the last used item between sessions.
- The ignore list is now stored using the item ID, rather than item name. This has the unfortunate side effect that your ignore list will be wiped.
- Button "count" text now uses normal font, instead of number font.
- Now uses a more localized way of determining a quest item, instead of just using "Quest". This means it should be more compatible with non English clients.
- Minor code cleanup and optimisations.

QBar Changes | 2010 Oct 22
- Changed the TOC version to 40000 for the 4.0.1 pre Cataclysm patch.
- Items that starts a quest are now detected using the GetContainerItemQuestInfo() function.
- Added a few items to the list of items that should be treated as quest items.

QBar Changes | 2010 Feb 27
- Changed the TOC version to 30300 for the 3.3 patch.
- Removed global pollution of the name "button".
- Items which starts a quest should now be detected better.

QBar Changes | 2009 Mar 08
- Added a mirrored anchor direction option, use the slash command "/qb mirror" to toggle it.
- You can now set the unit size of the item buttons using the command "/qb size <value>", default is 36. This option is not new, I had previously removed it when I added the scaling option.
- The item tooltip is now a little more intelligent and should not block the buttons any longer, no matter what corner of the screen you put QBar.
- Zone items should now properly update after you re-enter an instance from a corpse run.
- Did a little code cleanup.

QBar Changes | 2009 Feb 20
- Usable zone items will now be shown on the bar. An example would be the flying drake's essence in The Oculus instance.
- Some items which starts a quest are now included onto the bar.
- If only one item is shown, the assigned hotkey will automatically become bound.
- Since some quest items are not marked as being so by WoW, I've added a custom table that forces any itemid in it, to be included no matter what. So if you find a quest item that isn't shown, please let me know which one it is, and I will add it to this list for the following releases.

QBar Changes | 2008 Nov 09
- Changed the TOC version to 30000 for the Wrath of the Lich King patch.
- Settings are now saved per character.
- The ignore list is now remembered between sessions.
- Fixed the "/qb toggle" slash command.

QBar Changes | 2008 May 01
- Added an "update throttle" to avoid lag when receiving several events at the same time.
- New slash command to lock and unlock the button frame. The border which used to show before is now only visible when unlocked. Use "/qb lock" to toggle the lock.
- You can now link items into chat as well as trying out the item in the dress up frame by using the normal modifier keys for those actions.
- Added back the "UNIT_INVENTORY_CHANGED" event, otherwise equipable items would not get removed from the button bar when you completed or abandoned the quest.
- Previously, not all quest items got included on the bar, this was due to some items not having the text "Quest Item" in the tooltip. Now it should properly include all items as one would expect.

QBar Changes | 2008 Apr 12
- I've renamed the addon to "QBar" as I like that better than "QButtons".
- Removed the size slash command "/qb size <value>" in favor of a scaling option using the command "/qb scale <value>".
- Added a padding option to set how much space there should be between buttons, use "/qb padding <value>" to set.
- You can now set a hotkey to the last item that was used. Use the slash command "/qb bind" to set the key binding.
- The buttons should now properly update when you leave combat.
- Fixed a bug where the cooldown frames could be shown on the wrong button if some of the objects on the bar changed position.
- Shift clicking an item now ignores it for the reminder of the session. Use the command "/qb clearignore" to show all ignored items again.
- Removed the "UNIT_INVENTORY_CHANGED" event, not needed as all gear change invoke "BAG_UPDATE" anyway.
- Changed frame strata to medium to allow other frames to show above it.

QButtons Changes | 2008 Apr 09
- Should now work on localised versions of WoW, let me know if I am wrong.
- Added cooldown frames to the buttons.
- New slash command to change the size of the buttons, use "/qb size <value>" to do so.
- You can now turn off tips showing on button mouseover with the slash command "/qb tips".
- There is now an option to turn the bar growth to vertical, instead of the normal horizontal, use the command "/qb vertical" to toggle.

QButtons Changes | 2008 Apr 06
- First Release.
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Unread 05-12-09, 03:45 PM  
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I just wanted to say that, even though Blizz has implemented their own quest item buttons, yours is so much better. Please consider keeping this project going. I'll still continue to use it as long as it works.

Thanks for a great addon!
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Unread 05-04-09, 03:38 PM  
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Ever since 3.1.1 my Qbar has been acting up. it no longer changes the most recently used quest item to have the hotkey. I'm running on a mac if that helps at all
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Try and go to the normal keybinding options in WoW, and set the hotkey for some random function to the one you use in QBar, so you can override it. I'm not exactly sure why, but sometimes it seems like the hotkeys aren't being properly unbound.
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Speaking of broke it just broke on me last night as a matter of fact!

All of a sudden it stopped recognizing the keybind. I put D as my bind key and I can click D all day long and it won't work. Also, when you click on an item on the bar, the "D" (in my case) is supposed to switch over to the new item you are using but it's not doing that either.

It does work if I click the buttons manually (the "D" doesn't change items still) but, sure would be nice to get it to recognize keybind again.

I tried deleting the Addon folder and SavedVariables for it but that didn't work either. Still not doing anything when I click the keybind.
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Well, currently it works, and will hopefully continue to do so for a long time. But should it one day break, I might just update it, we'll see.
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Agreed, love this addon.
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@Aezay

No! No! No! Noooo! lol

PLEASE do not stop updating this addon, this addon is still very much needed!

Blizzards tracker may very well include quest items but for one thing the item can not be keybinded like QBar's can. Blizzard's item and tracker may be fine and dandy for "one use" items but for items where you have to repeatedly use it, it's a pain.

Here is another reason WE NEED Qbar -- I am a right-handed person, I place my quest tracker on the right hand side of my screen and it just so happens to be that the far right is where Blizzard put the item icons also. BUT -- I play with QBar in the lower middle of my screen right above my actionbars --I don't have to move hardly at all to click the item I need on QBar, they are all nicely laid out in a single row and it opens and closes dynamically.

I use my mouse to move/run/steer with my right hand, with my left hand I use the keyboard and I click the keybind to use QBar. I cannot move around and do what I have to do and also have to stop -- reach over to far right of screen, mentally look for that item in the tracker, click it, and continue moving using Blizzard's item/tracker. Think of that chicken quest for the Frenzyhearts in Sholazar Basin -- what a pain in the ass that is trying to use Blizzards creation!

NO! NO! lol WE NEED QBAR and I hope you do not give up on it.

QBar has a purpose and its a good and meaningful purpose and it would be sorely missed if you left.

In fact why don't you think of an update right now? Make an update that will allow the players to add their own items to the list (missing items that is). I too, run across stuff from time to time that doesn't appear on QBar when I feel it should, and I would like to be able to add them, for the next time around I do that quest on another alt.

Please consider all of us who use this lovely addon and please do not abandon QBar!

Thanks and I cross my fingers!
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Originally posted by Aezay
But with blizzard adding this to the normal interface, there is little point in actually continuing with this.
Blizzard's UI overlooks a LOT of quest items I've found. Also, the key bindings alone are enough for me to keep using this addon. I love the way it auto binds. Converting the bar to an LDB display might make it stand out from the blizz tracker a bit.
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[b]nickyjean
Not sure why this is happening, when you open the bind window, it should clear the previous bind, but it seems like it didn't. Doesn't it clear the bind if you press escape?
I have the same problem. ESC doesn't clear the bind and the bound key is stuck to the first item. It doesn't update if i use another item.
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nickyjean
Not sure why this is happening, when you open the bind window, it should clear the previous bind, but it seems like it didn't. Doesn't it clear the bind if you press escape?

Chaotix
Well, it's still working fine, so I don't have to update it. But with blizzard adding this to the normal interface, there is little point in actually continuing with this.
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<3 I hope you don't discontinue this addon as its still tons better then the default quest buttons added in-game. My only irk(which has nothing to do w/ the addon itself) is that I can't revert the quest tracker to its pre-3.1 form. I don't need two sets of quest items on my screen when i have one that works the way I want it to- I'd prefer to just see my quest progress and keep Qbar as my quest item tracker.
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Hi, I'm getting a frustrating response from QB, "Hotkey A is already bound to CLICK QBAR2: LEFT BUTTON." I've deleted everything I could think of and the WTF files but I can't reassign the button to work for all the qb. Please help.
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Thanks for reporting that item, I will add it to the list.

With the release of patch 3.1 and the new quest tracking interface, I do wonder if this addon will become obsolete though. It should supposedly show quest items in the quest tracker.
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hello

found an item which doesnt show up on qbar. its a item from around half of the chain from The Fallen Hero of Horde. It's Fel Salve

so far first item which didnt show up

<3 your addons, keep up the good work
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lol posted on another addon of yours, and then afterwards realized who made it xD I love so many of your addons, and this paticular one, QBar is a life/bar/sanity saver lol

Thank you ^_^
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