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04-15-18, 02:15 PM   #1
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Adding/removing icons to the map

DISCLAIMER: I am a beginner when it comes to any form of coding, I am also using the classic api. I've been doing this for around 3-4 weeks. Be gentle please!

Hey, I am in the process of creating my own questing addon which displays what to do next on the screen (similar to vanillaguide). I've made pretty good progress so far, but I am stuck on the next feature I want to implement, which is adding/removing icons to the map. I am struggling to find any information on how to do this, my google searches end mostly in how to make a minimap button guides or finished map marker addons.

I simply want to create a function which adds an icon to coordinates x/y or removes an icon.

P. S.: I am also wondering about the different zoom stages for the map, I feel like I would have to handle each of those for seeing the icons on all stages.
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04-15-18, 02:21 PM   #2
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This is the library you want to use: https://www.wowace.com/projects/herebedragons
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04-18-18, 05:35 AM   #3
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As far as I can see this library is for the legion version of the game, as I said I'm using the classic api.
I'm more looking for a general explanation on how to add icons to the map as I'm struggling to find any useful information using google.
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04-18-18, 05:56 AM   #4
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I posted a reply right after Seerah informing you that this forum supports only official Blizzard games and that we cannot help you. Unfortunately, Seerah gave you the benefit of the doubt and decided to delete my reply.
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04-18-18, 06:29 AM   #5
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You will have to wait for WoW Classic to launch, and hope that Blizzard releases it with AddOn support. If they do, then chances are fairly good that it will be a modern API, and not the old vanilla API.

In the meantime, you will have to wait on Blizzard.
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