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11-22-06, 07:49 AM   #1
Hashram
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How to delay a "channel join"

Hi

I'm trying to develop a little addon in order to play with wow ui customization.

In my first addon I have to automatically rejoin a channel at startup so here is my OnEvent :

Code:
if (event == "ADDON_LOADED") then
        
    if(GetChannelName("MYCHANNEL") == 0) then
         id = JoinChannelByName("MYCHANNEL", "SECRET");
    end

    fu();

end
So here is my problems :

- The channel is joined before blizzard classics chans
- When the fu function executes, the channel is not yet joined

Do you have solutions ?
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11-22-06, 11:10 AM   #2
sarf
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a) to delay the channel join you need to create / use a frame or an addon made for that (Chronos for instance)
b) execute fu() on the even CHANNEL_JOINED or whatever with the "right" parameters.


Solution for a:

function doSomeStuff()
if(GetChannelName("MYCHANNEL") == 0) then
id = JoinChannelByName("MYCHANNEL", "SECRET");
end
end

local frame = CreateFrame("Frame", "MyDelayFrame");
frame.waitUntil = GetTime() + X;
frame:Hide();
frame:SetScript("OnUpdate", function() t=this.waitUntil if ( t ) and ( GetTime() >= t ) then this.waitUntil=nil doSomeStuff() this:Hide(); end end);
frame:Show();


Change X to the time you wish to wait for from the current time.

It is probably better to wait for the CHANNEL_JOINED for Blizz channels (with a timeout if the Blizz channels do not show themselves).

Sarf
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11-22-06, 11:16 AM   #3
Hashram
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Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 2
Thank you

I'm going to try that
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