How to build UI in order to present a table?
It is possible I am asking about Mixins but I am a total beginner regarding UI and frames in WoW.
I have a small addon, which I use to gather some information about my runs in mythc+ dungeons. It's structured in a table and I simply use default chat to list everything if I am looking for something.
I want to present all this information in a frame. I looked at a few add-ons as well as a couple of frames by Blizzard. For instance, SaveInstances has a list of details about payers saved for dungeons/raids or current state on currencies etc.; it is presented in a frame/table whose background alternates from row to row as well as highlights a row on mouseover. Another example is Blizzard's Guilds and Communities, and particularly a list of members; it looks clean because each name is on the same background repeated per line.
I was wondering if I can do that for my addon. When I searched Google, I came across Mixins, which I am not familiar with but seems to be what I am looking for. If I am correct, it is a way of "presenting" tables. Is it possible to use one of Blizzard's templates for myself? Also, if I know what I want to use, how can I find a particular Mixin?
Since you already use the default chat to display, You can just use the SimpleHTML widget, I use it to show details of the table/frames like :
The green text are links, you can click you can move it to show tips.
It's simple to concat string than create fontstring arrays.
Thanks. I have also considered SimpleHTML. I even made a function converting the said table > HTML but somehow it doesn't render HTML but shows the full HTML code in it. Would you mind sharing your code? That frame would be a good start :) but, eventually, I would like to make something with a custom frame :) Just for the sake of learning. i am not very good at UI and would like to learn it, as well.
The html used by the SimpleHtml has many limits. If you get the whole html, it means the widget reject to render it.
You should check the Well-formed HTML in the https://wowwiki-archive.fandom.com/w...ECT_SimpleHTML. Also concat string directly is a real pain.
Create custom UI is a big topic to be discussed here. You may discuss it in the [email protected]
And for the code to create such a frame, if you don't mind using other libs:
It'd could be more longer to create this without a lib.
So this is an ADs :cool:
The Scorpio is a power addon dev platform, you can find my post at https://www.wowinterface.com/forums/...splay.php?f=41.
I don't really like blz's mixin system, but you still can find me in the discord.
Very often, displaying information in table form generally means creating a frame/button for each row where each row is broken up into sections (columns), and then positioning each row one below the next so they form a table. Then you loop through the rows and update the columns.
It's very common to do this with a scrollframe too, which allows your table to be scrollable.
The code that follows adds a /showme slash command to summon a scrollable table of random data. (You can repeat /showme to generate new random data.)
When the number of rows has the potential to far exceed the displayable area, it's common to use a HybridScrollFrameTemplate or FauxScrollFrameTemplate. Then you only have as many rows that can be displayed and you update the content based on the scrollbar offset. In the example below I've doing a basic scrollframe where every row is defined so you don't need to worry about offsets. (This is not suggested for long lists, but probably easier to pick apart.)
Thank you for the example codes and the idea of adding buttons as cells. I think I can follow from here and start trying something :) Thanks
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