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02-02-20, 02:16 PM   #1
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Delayed message in chat

Hello, world!
I have this simple code:
Code:
function ButtonHelp_OnClick()
	if UnitIsPlayer("target") or UnitName("target") == nil then
    SendChatMessage("I need help!");
    SendChatMessage("Somebody, help!");
    else
	SendChatMessage("Help me, target!");
        SendChatMessage("Target, please!");
    end
end
How can I send a second message after first message in 3 seconds? Is there any timer for this in vanilla wow?
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02-02-20, 07:40 PM   #2
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https://wow.gamepedia.com/API_C_Timer.After
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02-03-20, 12:25 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by myrroddin View Post
Could you please add the example of code? Will it work in WoW Classic?
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02-03-20, 07:00 AM   #4
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something like this

Originally Posted by Nodos7 View Post
Could you please add the example of code? Will it work in WoW Classic?
There are several ways of using this function.

C_Timer.After(duration, callback)
duration is in seconds

Code:
C_Timer.After(1, function () SendChatMessage("I need help!") end)
C_Timer.After(2, function () SendChatMessage("Somebody, help!") end)
C_Timer.After(3, function () SendChatMessage("Too late I'm dead!") end)
or

Code:
local function doSomething()
   SendChatMessage("The world says, hello")
end

C_Timer.After(1, doSomething)
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02-03-20, 09:59 AM   #5
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Thank you! But i can't make this code working... It causes interface error and only display SendChatMessage message, not the C_Timer.After one...
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02-03-20, 01:45 PM   #6
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What is your code now?
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02-03-20, 05:34 PM   #7
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Requires a hardware event for certain channels now.
https://wow.gamepedia.com/API_SendChatMessage
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02-04-20, 11:02 AM   #8
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Originally Posted by Seerah View Post
What is your code now?
I tried a lot variations, but they all are not worked. Sorry, i'm really noob at addons.

This code not working:
Code:
function ButtonHelp_OnClick()
    SendChatMessage("Help me!");
    C_Timer.After(3, function () SendChatMessage("Somebody, help!") end);
end
XML code:
Code:
<Button name="ButtonHelp" inherits="UIPanelButtonTemplate" text="Help Button">
	<Size>
	<AbsDimension x="50" y="23" />
	</Size>
		<Anchors>
			<Anchor point="TOPLEFT">
				<Offset x="300" y="0" />
			</Anchor>
		</Anchors>
			<Scripts>
				<OnClick>
					ButtonHelp_OnClick();
				</OnClick>
			</Scripts>
</Button>
I just want to run this macro as addon and make special button for it:
Code:
/say Help me!
/in 3 /say I need help!
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02-04-20, 01:46 PM   #9
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If you can't do it as a macro because the hardware event is required for the second /say or the /in is seemingly being swallowed, you won't be able to do it as an addon.
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