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05-28-21, 04:59 PM   #1
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SecureActionButton with key down, mouse up

I just spend quite a long time finding a way to securely mimic the console variable ActionButtonUseKeyDown, so that custom action bars (beyond the default UI range) can securely respond on key-press (down) and mouse-release (up).

A lot of solutions that I tried simply didn't work. Mouse and keybuttons both up: easy. Mouse and keybuttons both down: easy. For the default action bar ranges: easy. But for actions beyond the multi-action-bar range? Lots of things I tried wouldn't work.

I think I've found a solution, and just want to post it here for three reasons:
(a) Can anyone think of a way this is going to fail?
(b) Am I overthinking it... is there an easier way to do this?
(c) If not, maybe someone else will find this useful?

Lua Code:
  1. -- create a typical action button... but also inherit SecureHandlerBaseTemplate
  2. local button = CreateFrame("CheckButton", "myActionButton80", nil, "SecureActionButtonTemplate,SecureHandlerBaseTemplate")
  3. button:SetAttribute("type", "action")
  4. button:SetAttribute("action", 80)
  6. -- give it a keybinding, and make it respond to mouse clicks
  7. SetBinding("SHIFT-Q", "CLICK myActionButton80:Button31")
  8. button:RegisterForClicks("AnyUp", "Button31Down")
  10. -- here is the magic so that releasing the keybind will be ignored
  11. button:WrapScript(button, "OnClick", [=[
  12.     -- self, button, down
  13.     if (down) then
  14.         self:SetAttribute("type31", "action")
  15.     else
  16.         self:SetAttribute("type31", "")
  17.     end
  18. ]=])

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