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12-09-20, 11:36 AM   #1
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How to use <iconID> in #showtooltip

I've been trying to find the appropriate way to assign #showtooltip macro icons through the use of icon ID/Icon name rather than a spell name or selecting a static icon.
A faint memory tells me it's possible but I've found any information on the subject surprisingly troublesome to come by...
This question didn't exists until I began creating utility macros enabling me to create addon binds otherwise unlisted in the "Game Menu > Keybindings" menu. The challenge in finding suitable icons; even with with "LargerMacroIconSelection" addon - made me want to take a closer look into using icon name/id...

The surprising lack of information made to decide to ask among the many capable users here on Wowinterface, in the hopes that you can enlighten me...

Is it possible? And if so, what's the syntax? Say you wanted to use this icon but are unable to find it using the ingame GUI, but you know the icon name or icon id?
https://wowwiki.fandom.com/wiki/File:Inv_gizmo_02.png

Name: Inv_gizmo_02

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12-10-20, 09:41 AM   #2
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You have to manually select from the icon list if you want a specific icon. #showtooltip only shows a specific ability you have.
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02-07-21, 07:27 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by SDPhantom View Post
You have to manually select from the icon list if you want a specific icon. #showtooltip only shows a specific ability you have.
I know about icon selection, but doing so means loosing the dynamics of #show... For someone like me whom enjoys spending hours contemplating, building, and testing all kinds of macros, designing them with functionality in mind - surrendering the dynamic icon display just isn't an option...

It appears to be a problem with a relatively straight forward answer right? I never learned to speak "Google" which occasionally means that even "research" can become a headache. Knowing the relevant search terms/keywords I was very surprised that it would take me 3-5 hours to find a forum post dedicated to the use of ID's.
Upon reading the feedback I realized that either the question was misunderstood or I failed to properly explain myself initially...

So to respond to your reply Phantom; ID's are usable with #show and the syntax are as follows:
#showtooltip [spellname] ───BECOMES ── #showtooltip [item:43646]
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