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02-05-13, 12:07 PM   #1
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ChatFrame:SetInsertMode('TOP') ?? (prepend messages instead of append)

So I saw this UI which has the chatframe at the top of the screen rather then at the usual bottom.

I was wondering, since ChatFrame1 is a child of ScrollingMessageFrame... one should be able to call ChatFrame1:SetInsertMode('TOP') or ChatFrame1:SetInsertMode('BOTTOM'). Trying this ingame however does not seem to have any effect however, no errors in buggrabber or in FrameXML.log.

Now I'm curious how one would achieve this effect :P
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02-05-13, 05:51 PM   #2
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ScrollingMessageFrame:AddMessage() has an 'addToTop' argument which ignores the frame's insert mode. This is used in the combat log. Perhaps you should look into that.

http://wowprogramming.com/docs/widge...ame/AddMessage

You could do something like:

Code:
local oldAddMessage = ChatFrame1.AddMessage

ChatFrame1.AddMessage = function(frame, text, red, green, blue, lineID, addToTop, accessID, extraData)
	return oldAddMessage(frame, text, red, green, blue, lineID, true, accessID, extraData)
end

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02-06-13, 11:38 AM   #3
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Thanks for finding that!

Going to play with this
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