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Returns the total number of tabs of talents one has.

local numTabs = GetNumTalentTabs([inspect[,pet]]);

Arguments
inspect 
Boolean - If true returns the information for the inspected unit instead of the player. New with 2.3.
pet 
Boolean - If true returns the information for the pet instead of the player. New with 2.3.

Returns
numTabs 
Integer - The number of tabs one has.

Example
local numTabs = GetNumTalentTabs()
DEFAULT_CHAT_FRAME:AddMessage( numTabs )
Results 
Displays the number of talents tabs one has.


Useful code: iteration over all talents
function talentpairs(inspect,pet)
  local tab,tal=1,0
  return function()
    tal=tal+1
    if tal>GetNumTalents(tab,inspect,pet) then
      tal=1
      tab=tab+1
    end
    if tab<=GetNumTalentTabs(inspect,pet) then
      return tab,tal
    end
  end
end

Now,

for tab,talent in talentpairs() do DEFAULT_CHAT_FRAME:AddMessage(tab..","..talent) end

- prints all player's tab-talent pairs from 1,1 through 3,20-something.

for tab,talent in talentpairs(false,true) do DEFAULT_CHAT_FRAME:AddMessage(tab..","..talent) end

- prints all player's pet's tab-talent pairs; doesn't execute at all if the player has no pet.

for tab,talent in talentpairs(true) do DEFAULT_CHAT_FRAME:AddMessage(tab..","..talent) end

- prints all inspected player's tab-talent pairs; doesn't execute at all if there is no inspected player.


Caveats

There is a really annoying bug with this where it will sometimes return that there are 0 tabs. Doing a reload of the User Interface appears to clear it up, but that's of limited utility. Either avoid using this API, or include code to handle the case where it returns 0.

This has only happened to me at startup, if talents are checked before PLAYER_ALIVE fires. They may not be available to the API before that event. - Sine Pi (talk) 12:42, 28 July 2009 (UTC)

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Cataclysm

This API has been changed for Cataclysm:

(unknown), TreeNameLocalized, TreeDescription, TreeIcon, PointsSpent, TreeNameUnlocalized , (unknown), (unknown) = GetTalentTabInfo(i)

For instance, as paladin you could get:

unknown A = 831

TreeNameLocalized = Holy

TreeDescription = Invokes the power of the Light to protect and to heal.

TreeIcon = Interface\Icons\Spell_Holy_HolyBolt

PointsSpent = 5

TreeNameUnlocalized = PALADINHOLY

unknown B = 0

unknown C = true

Patch changes Edit

Mists-Logo-Small Patch 5.0.4 (28 August 2012): Replaced by GetNumSpecializations.

See also Edit

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