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::-1 - if showing the cosmic map or a Battleground map. Also when showing The Scarlet Enclave, the Death Knights' starting area.
 
::-1 - if showing the cosmic map or a Battleground map. Also when showing The Scarlet Enclave, the Death Knights' starting area.
 
::0 - if showing the entire world of Azeroth (all three continents - Kalimdor, Eastern Kingdoms & Northrend)
 
::0 - if showing the entire world of Azeroth (all three continents - Kalimdor, Eastern Kingdoms & Northrend)
::1 - if showing the first continent (currently Kalimdor), or a zone map within it.
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::1 - if showing Kalimdor, or a zone map within it
::2 - if showing the second continent (currently Eastern Kingdoms), or a zone map within it.
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::2 - if showing Eastern Kingdoms, or a zone map within it
::3 - if showing the Outland, or a zone map within it.
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::3 - if showing Outland, or a zone map within it
::4 - if showing Northrend, or a zone map within it.
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::4 - if showing Northrend, or a zone map within it
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::5 - if showing The Maelstrom, or a zone map within it
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::6 - if showing Pandaria, or a zone map within it
 
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Latest revision as of 13:43, September 26, 2012

WoW API < GetCurrentMapContinent

Returns the number of the continent the world map is currently showing

continent = GetCurrentMapContinent();

Arguments
none

Returns
continent
continent 
Number - Indicates which continent (from GetMapContinents()) the map is currently showing, or 0 for all.
-1 - if showing the cosmic map or a Battleground map. Also when showing The Scarlet Enclave, the Death Knights' starting area.
0 - if showing the entire world of Azeroth (all three continents - Kalimdor, Eastern Kingdoms & Northrend)
1 - if showing Kalimdor, or a zone map within it
2 - if showing Eastern Kingdoms, or a zone map within it
3 - if showing Outland, or a zone map within it
4 - if showing Northrend, or a zone map within it
5 - if showing The Maelstrom, or a zone map within it
6 - if showing Pandaria, or a zone map within it

Example
local continent = GetCurrentMapContinent();

Result
2

Details
  • Note that the value returned represents the map display, and not necessarily the player's actual location. The SetMapToCurrentZone() function will reset the values to represent the player's location.
  • However for macros since, the map display is reset to the players location when the world map is closed, this can be used as the players location.

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