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11-29-10, 04:03 AM   #1
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Opening editbox in chat

Hello

I would like a lua function that will open the edit box of the chat and
automatically type "/tdps whisper <name>"
I don't want to make another frame just to enter a name ...

Any idea how to do it, if possible at all?

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Originally Posted by Sideshow View Post
Hello

I would like a lua function that will open the edit box of the chat and
automatically type "/tdps whisper <name>"
I don't want to make another frame just to enter a name ...

Any idea how to do it, if possible at all?

Thanks
Check out SEND_CHAT_MESSAGE
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11-29-10, 04:05 AM   #3
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That was pretty quick But that's not what I need. I need to explain myself better.
The user needs to be able to manually change "<name>"
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11-29-10, 04:16 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by Sideshow View Post
That was pretty quick But that's not what I need. I need to explain myself better.
The user needs to be able to manually change "<name>"
/script SendChatMessage("Hello Bob!", "WHISPER", "Common", "Bob");
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11-29-10, 04:16 AM   #5
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I mean it depends in the situation you are going to use it in. If you gave a bit more info on the way you intend to use it, I may have a better idea.
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11-29-10, 04:23 AM   #6
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I know how to send a message with lua, that's not the problem.

I just want to know how to open the editbox and automatically put some text in it.
This, instead of making another dialog box to ask for user input...

Context: whispering damage report to another user via a command, the name of the user is variable.
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11-29-10, 06:01 AM   #7
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Code:
local eb = DEFAULT_CHAT_FRAME.editBox
ChatEdit_ActivateChat(eb)
eb:Insert(the crap that you want to show up in the editbox)
Try playing with this.
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11-29-10, 06:58 AM   #8
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Why don't you just use slash command handler for /tdps? The SlashCmdList table is global.

SlashCmdList["<tdps index name>"]("<tdps args>")
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11-29-10, 07:36 AM   #9
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He only wanted a function to put in the text in the chat box and do nothing more, so here you go mate:

Code:
local function putInChatBox(name)
  name = type(name) ~= "string" and "" or name
  local e = DEFAULT_CHAT_FRAME.editBox
  ChatEdit_ActivateChat(e)
  e:SetText("/tdps whisper "..name)
end

-- example: putInChatBox("Vladinator")
The first line makes sure the param is a string, if not it uses a empty string so the function still works.

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11-29-10, 02:17 PM   #10
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