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The Blizzard DebugTools appeared in Patch 3.2 and added a set of new slash commands to assist with addon development a UI tweaking. Inspired/derived from Iriel's DevTools addon.

Frame stack

Description

Displays information about the frames under the mouse cursor.

Usage

/framestack [showhidden]

/fstack [showhidden]

Arguments

showhidden - if "true" then will also display information about hidden frames

See Also

MACRO_framestack

Event Trace

Description

The EventTrace command assists addon developers in figuring out what events fire in certain circumstances. For example, you may want to know what order events fire when you zone into a random dungeon instance or when loot drops.

Usage

/eventtrace [command]

/etrace [command]

Arguments

start - enables event capturing to the EventTrace frame

stop - disables event capturing

number - captures the provided number of events and then stops

If no command is given the EventTrace frame visibility is toggled. The first time the frame is displayed, event tracing is automatically started.

See Also

MACRO_eventtrace

Dump

Description

Used to print variables or expression results to the chat frame.

Usage

/dump expression

expression can be any valid lua expression that results in a value. So variable names, function calls, frames or tables can all be dumped.

See also

MACRO_dump

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