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07-14-20, 03:21 PM   #1
A Murloc Raider
Join Date: Jul 2020
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Making An itemLink Interactive/Clickable and Show Tooltip

I am working on an addon for my raid leader. I can generate a frame that shows a list of all loot picked up off a boss and the name of the character that picked it up. Next step I want to take is make that item link clickable to show the item tooltip like it does in the chat window (or better yet show it on mouseover).

-- code I found online to generate an item link from equipped mainhand weapon
local mainHandLink = GetInventoryItemLink("player",GetInventorySlotInfo("MainHandSlot"))
local _, itemLink, _, _, _, _, itemType = GetItemInfo(mainHandLink)
-- send it to chat window to test it works and it does, you can click it in the window and see the item

-- make link frame, would be a subset of another frame later
CreateFrame("Frame", "LinkFrame", UIParent)
LinkFrame:SetPoint("CENTER", 0, 200)

	bgFile = "Interface\\DialogFrame\\UI-DialogBox-Background",
	edgeFile = "Interface\\PVPFrame\\UI-Character-PVP-Highlight", -- this one is neat
	edgeSize = 16,
	insets = { left = 8, right = 6, top = 8, bottom = 8 },

-- fonstring with item
ItemLinkText = LinkFrame:CreateFontString(nil, "OVERLAY", "GameFontNormal")


-- not sure what else code I am missing to make the link 'clickable'

I've looked and tried various things but nothing has worked. Didn't include it here so it is more clear what I am looking for.

Last edited by ApocalypseToast : 07-14-20 at 03:29 PM.
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