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Registers which events the object would like to monitor. This ensures the code placed in the <OnEvent> section is not called for any unneccessary events such as an incoming chat message when your addon is only looking to perform actions based upon the start of casting a spell. The last frame to register for an event is the last one to receive it.
 
Registers which events the object would like to monitor. This ensures the code placed in the <OnEvent> section is not called for any unneccessary events such as an incoming chat message when your addon is only looking to perform actions based upon the start of casting a spell. The last frame to register for an event is the last one to receive it.

Latest revision as of 23:49, July 14, 2008

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Registers which events the object would like to monitor. This ensures the code placed in the <OnEvent> section is not called for any unneccessary events such as an incoming chat message when your addon is only looking to perform actions based upon the start of casting a spell. The last frame to register for an event is the last one to receive it.

obj:RegisterEvent(event);

Arguments
event 
The name of the event to register the object as monitoring. See Events (API)

Returns
nil

Example
myChatAddon:RegisterEvent("CHAT_MSG");
Result
You could now add code to the <OnEvent> section of your addon, and anytime a chat message was received it would execute your code.

Description
Registers which events an object is monitoring.
See also: obj:UnregisterEvent

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