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07-18-19, 08:37 AM   #1
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Error: "SetPoint would result in anchor family connection"

When I do

Code:
_G.FramerateLabel:ClearAllPoints()
_G.FramerateLabel:SetPoint("TOPLEFT", "UIParent", "TOPLEFT")
I get (since 8.2) the following error:

Message: Interface\FrameXML\UIParent.lua:2356: Action[SetPoint] failed because[SetPoint would result in anchor family connection]: attempted from: FramerateLabel:SetPoint

But the effect is exactly what I want: FramerateLabel moves to the top left corner of UIParent.

So what is the meaning of this error?
And is there a way to achieve what I want without causing an error?
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07-18-19, 10:39 AM   #2
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I think this frame is anchored to the WorldFrame by Blizzard but in their "management" code they don't use a ClearAllPoints() so it runs up against the change made in 8.2.

Try Anchoring it to WorldFrame so it's kept "all in the family".
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Perfect help! Thanks a lot!
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07-22-19, 07:57 PM   #4
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You're lucky...my code however raises an error when I do something like pop through a portal:
Code:
		--	Move the buffs somewhere convenient
		f=BuffFrame
		f:SetMovable(1)
		f:SetUserPlaced(true)
		f:SetScale(.8)
		f:ClearAllPoints()
		f:SetPoint("TOPRIGHT",WorldFrame,"BOTTOMRIGHT",-290,-4)
Code:
66x FrameXML\UIParent.lua:2203: Action[SetPoint] failed because[SetPoint would result in anchor family connection]: attempted from: BuffFrame:SetPoint.
[C]: in function `SetPoint'
FrameXML\UIParent.lua:2203: in function `UIParent_UpdateTopFramePositions'
FrameXML\PlayerFrame.lua:316: in function `PlayerFrame_ResetPosition'
FrameXML\PlayerFrame.lua:200: in function `OnEvent'
FrameXML\UnitFrame.lua:933: in function <FrameXML\UnitFrame.lua:931>
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Isn't BuffFrame anchored to UIParent?

Edit:
Code:
function UIParent_UpdateTopFramePositions()
	local topOffset = 0;
	local buffsAreaTopOffset = 0;

	if (OrderHallCommandBar and OrderHallCommandBar:IsShown()) then
		topOffset = 12;
		buffsAreaTopOffset = OrderHallCommandBar:GetHeight();
	end

	if (PlayerFrame and not PlayerFrame:IsUserPlaced() and not PlayerFrame_IsAnimatedOut(PlayerFrame)) then
		PlayerFrame:SetPoint("TOPLEFT", UIParent, "TOPLEFT", -19, -4 - topOffset)
	end

	if (TargetFrame and not TargetFrame:IsUserPlaced()) then
		TargetFrame:SetPoint("TOPLEFT", UIParent, "TOPLEFT", 250, -4 - topOffset);
	end

	local ticketStatusFrameShown = TicketStatusFrame and TicketStatusFrame:IsShown();
	local gmChatStatusFrameShown = GMChatStatusFrame and GMChatStatusFrame:IsShown();
	if (ticketStatusFrameShown) then
		TicketStatusFrame:SetPoint("TOPRIGHT", UIParent, "TOPRIGHT", -180, 0 - buffsAreaTopOffset);
		buffsAreaTopOffset = buffsAreaTopOffset + TicketStatusFrame:GetHeight();
	end
	if (gmChatStatusFrameShown) then
		GMChatStatusFrame:SetPoint("TOPRIGHT", UIParent, "TOPRIGHT", -170, -5 - buffsAreaTopOffset);
		buffsAreaTopOffset = buffsAreaTopOffset + GMChatStatusFrame:GetHeight() + 5;
	end
	if (not ticketStatusFrameShown and not gmChatStatusFrameShown) then
		buffsAreaTopOffset = buffsAreaTopOffset + 13;
	end

	BuffFrame:SetPoint("TOPRIGHT", UIParent, "TOPRIGHT", -205, 0 - buffsAreaTopOffset);
end
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