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08-23-21, 09:37 AM   #1
Sha2700
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GetItemSpell, when can I call it ?

Hello!

I started writing an addOn for fun, and I begin to have some timing issues...
On event "PLAYER_ENTERING_WORLD", I create the full addOn interface, registering events, etc...
Everything is OK except on login where a GetItemSpell and returns nil... After that, no more issues.
Is there any timing constraints for this function ? Does the event "PLAYER_ENTERING_WORLD" happen to soon and the Blizzard's internals are not yet fully loaded ?

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08-24-21, 11:02 PM   #2
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They did change how you can access certain parts of the spell data.

I use the following in my portals addon.

On PLAYER_ENTERING_WORLD event I make a call to C_Spell.RequestLoadSpellData(spellID) for each spell I will need info for.

On SPELL_DATA_LOAD_RESULT event it returns the spellID requested and whether it was loaded successfully. You can now access the data. I vaguely recall having issues retaining the info for later retrieval so it was at this point that I stored the information I needed.

Some of the spell functions I believe do not need this process. But I am not sure off the top of my head which ones they are.
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