Temporary Chat Frames/Community Chat Frame/New Chat Window Issue
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02-01-19, 12:38 PM
A Warpwood Thunder Caller
Join Date: Jun 2016
Update to this project. I have written the entire addon utilizing the filter method for every chat event. Everything works well, and I've optimized it, commented, cleaned it up as best as possible. I am running into a small issue. Addons and some blizzard system events utilize the AddMessage function. They add their messsages into the chatframe without passing a CHAT_MSG_xyz event, thereby rendering my addon unable to add a timeStamp in front of the text.
As far as I have read, the only way to add a timeStamp in front of ALL messages is to override the AddMessage function and replace it with an AddMessage function that adds the timeStamp. This, however, causes taint, the entire reason I spent all this time writing a new chat addon.
Is there another way one can add timeStamps to lines added to chat by AddMessage calls that addons and blizzard sometimes uses (think GMOTD, Loot Specialization: xyz messages when you log in)? I have tried hooking the AddMessage function of ChatMessage1, but that just results in a copy. If there was a way to remove the previous line of Chat if it did not start with a timeStamp, that would be ideal, but I haven't found a way the API could support that.
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