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Updated: 08-30-08 06:17 PM
Updated:08-30-08 06:17 PM


by: Tekkub [More]

tekDebug is a debug output addon for developers. It provides a handy place to dump debug output for your addon, without spamming the chatframes of your users. To see debug output, the user must install tekDebug.

Adding support to your addon

So how do you use this bugger with your addon? simple!

local f = tekDebug:GetFrame("MyAddon")
This gets you a ScrollingMessageFrame to output debuggery into. You can call f:AddMessage(...) directly if you like, pass it off to your Debug lib, whatever.

In my addons this is what I do...

Force tekDebug to load before the addon, if present:
## OptionalDeps: tekDebug
Then make a Debug function (note, this version is NOT nil-safe)
local debugf = tekDebug and tekDebug:GetFrame("MyAddon")
local function Debug(...) if debugf then debugf:AddMessage(string.join(", ", ...)) end end
Or, if you use Dongle:
MyAddon = DongleStub("Dongle-1.0"):New("MyAddon")
if tekDebug then MyAddon:EnableDebug(1, tekDebug:GetFrame("MyAddon")) end
Accessing the output

Now that you've got your debug redirected, how do you view it? If you use an LDB quicklauncher addon, you'll get a launcher there. Otherwise, you can just type /tekdebug or /td


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Alpha builds can be found on github.
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Remove OH and Dongle, completely standalone now
Also added optional LDB launcher (only if LDB is present)
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Unread 02-05-09, 05:54 AM  
Retired of WoW, In ESO :)
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thanks for that tekk, any alternative to DevTools is welcome here because the fact you have the outputs sent in the chat frame force you to go looking for a chat mod to correctly read dev outputs -_- Guess you made that mode for such same reason DevTools couldn't cover, shame on me I missed it for months but the small 15-min of fame box in the wowinterface homepage tempted me to click the mod yet faming !D

Keep it up
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Last edited by Mera : 02-05-09 at 06:01 AM.
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