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Old 01-09-2008   #1
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Default New dev tool - Addon Studio for World of Warcraft

(I hope I'm posting in the right forum)

http://www.codeplex.com/WarcraftAddOnStudio

Looks promising. Here's some info from the website:

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AddOn Studio for World of Warcraft is an open-source development tool aimed to bring the Visual Studio experience to building World of Warcraft addons. This is the first release of the project and we have lots more ideas around how we can better improve addon development in the future.

Key Features

Visual Design Surface - AddOn Studio includes a set of toolbox controls that you can drag-and-drop onto the designer to visually design the layout of your addon including popular Visual Studio features like Snap lines which enable you to visually align controls.

Lua Code Editor

AddOn Studio includes a powerful Lua code editing environment including syntax highlighting, colorization, collapsible functions, built-in IntelliSense support for Warcraft functions and events, IntelliSense Code Snippets for common Lua language constructs, code navigation features like bookmarks and Go To Declaration, and all IDE settings are customizable.

FrameXML IntelliSense
AddOn Studio provides built-in support for FrameXML schema validation for addon developers who want to manually edit and customize FrameXML markup.

Auto-Generate Table of Contents
AddOn Studio also takes the hassle out of building the Table of Contents (TOC) file by automatically building it based on what files are in your project.

Auto-Generate Lua Events
The Addon Studio property window shows all of the properties and events available for a Lua control or frame and enables one-click creation of event handlers like a button_OnClick event.

Other Goodies
AddOn Studio includes lots more features including project templates for creating Ace2 addons, automatic deployment to your Warcraft directory, Task Window, Error List for FrameXML and Lua parsing errors, TGA and MP3 file format support, powerful search-and-replace features, and its fully extensible so that developers can build additional tools and editors to improve addon development.
I'm gonna give it a go, I especially like the visual XML editing. If more join in we can help to improve on the tool over time. Cheers

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Old 01-09-2008   #2
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Default Re: New dev tool - Addon Studio for World of Warcraft

You're a bit behind aren't you.
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Old 01-10-2008   #3
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Default Re: New dev tool - Addon Studio for World of Warcraft

He also posted the same thing on WoWI. I think he's a plant!
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Old 01-10-2008   #4
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Default Re: New dev tool - Addon Studio for World of Warcraft

Yeah I am a bit behind, but couldn't see any posts about it. The news value is a bit old I admit.
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Old 01-10-2008   #5
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Default Re: New dev tool - Addon Studio for World of Warcraft

And having tinkered with it extensively since, I've reached the conclusion that I prefer to do my lua and xml by hand, user interface and stability issues. Sorry again about the rash post.
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Old 10-24-2008   #6
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Default Re: New dev tool - Addon Studio for World of Warcraft

Someone actually seems to be working on it again, though. There's a 'preview of v2!' link or..something.
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Old 10-26-2008   #7
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That v2 preview has been out for a few months atleast. It still sucks IMHO.
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Old 11-07-2008   #8
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Not a friend of WYSIWYG stuff. I use Eclipse & WoWWiki. I'd stop smoking just to get my hands on a more in depth ref to the WoW-API though.
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Old 11-30-2008   #9
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am using it but i am a newbie coder esp. in lua so
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Old 11-30-2008   #10
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Not a friend of WYSIWYG stuff. I use Eclipse & WoWWiki. I'd stop smoking just to get my hands on a more in depth ref to the WoW-API though.
Are wowwiki.com and wowprogramming.com not good enough? o_O
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