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09-03-17, 02:39 PM   #1
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Access frame by name


I'm using the template UIPanelDialogTemplate and I want to override the "OnClick" event of the close button, however I don't know how to access it because it doesn't have a parent key.

Can I do it using its name? How?

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09-03-17, 03:09 PM   #2
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local frame = _G["FrameName"]
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09-03-17, 03:10 PM   #3
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You said you were using it, right? The close button has a name, it's $parentClose, so it would be whatever you named your frame with Close at the end.

Lua Code:
  1. local myDialogFrame = CreateFrame("frame", "myDialogName", UIParent, "UIPanelDialogTemplate")
  3. myDialogNameClose:SetScript("OnClick", function()
  4.     -- whatever
  5. end)
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09-03-17, 11:56 PM   #4
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Thank you both.

Now I know how to access a frame by name, however I will try the second option, which seems the proper one in this case.
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