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07-18-19, 05:05 PM   #7
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To my knowledge one of the more recent updates included a change to anchoring, including Nameplates. With it came the change that you can only anchor children of a Nameplate to the plate itself or one of its other children.

Blue post summary:
We added new restricted frames system that affects frame anchoring:
  • Frames that are anchored to a restricted frame can only have their other anchors set to frames within that same anchor hierarchy
  • Added new API in the Line API: Line:ClearAllPoints();
    • This will clear the anchors on a line and must be called to clear the restricted flag off of the frame.
  • New restricted frames include:
    • Nameplates

The following APIs are now blocked from being called on restricted frames:
  • GetCenter()
  • GetLeft()
  • GetRight()
  • GetTop()
  • GetBottom()
  • GetRect()
  • GetScaledRect()
  • GetBoundsRect()
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