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Communication related events Edit

"CHANNEL_INVITE_REQUEST"
Category: Communication
 



"CHAT_MSG_ACHIEVEMENT"
Category: Communication,Guild,Achievements
 

Fired when a player in your vicinity completes an achievement.

arg1
The full body of the broadcast message.
arg2, arg5
The name of player who has just completed the achievement.
arg7, arg8
Some integer.


"CHAT_MSG_ADDON"
Category: Communication
 

<Added in Patch 1.12>
Fired when the client receives a message from SendAddonMessage

arg1
prefix
arg2
message
arg3
distribution type ("PARTY", "RAID", "GUILD", "BATTLEGROUND" or "WHISPER")
arg4
sender


"CHAT_MSG_AFK"
Category: Communication
 

Fired when the client receives an AFK auto-response

arg1
AFK response message
arg2
author
arg11
Chat lineID
arg12
Sender GUID


"CHAT_MSG_BATTLEGROUND"
Category: Communication,Battleground
 

<Added in Patch 1.12>
Fired when a message is received through the battleground group channel

arg1
chat message
arg2
author
arg3
language
arg11
Chat lineID
arg12
Sender GUID


"CHAT_MSG_BATTLEGROUND_LEADER"
Category: Communication,Battleground
 

<Added in Patch 1.12>
Fired when a message is received from the leader of the battleground group

arg1
chat message
arg2
author
arg3
language
arg11
Chat lineID
arg12
Sender GUID


"CHAT_MSG_BG_SYSTEM_ALLIANCE"
Category: Communication,Battleground
 

Fired for alliance specific events in the battleground such as assaulting a graveyard.

arg1
Battleground Message (eg. "The Alliance has taken the Blacksmith!")


"CHAT_MSG_BG_SYSTEM_HORDE"
Category: Communication,Battleground
 

Fired for horde specific events in the battleground such as assaulting a graveyard.

arg1
Battleground Message (eg. "The Horde has taken the Blacksmith!")


"CHAT_MSG_BG_SYSTEM_NEUTRAL"
Category: Communication,Battleground
 

Fired for non faction specific events in the battlegrounds such as the battle start announcement.

arg1
Battleground Message (eg. "Let the battle for Warsong Gulch begin.")


"CHAT_MSG_BN_CONVERSATION"
Category: Battle.net,Communication
 



"CHAT_MSG_BN_CONVERSATION_LIST"
Category: Battle.net,Communication
 



"CHAT_MSG_BN_CONVERSATION_NOTICE"
Category: Battle.net,Communication
 



"CHAT_MSG_BN_INLINE_TOAST_ALERT"
Category: Battle.net,Communication
 



"CHAT_MSG_BN_INLINE_TOAST_BROADCAST"
Category: Battle.net,Communication
 



"CHAT_MSG_BN_INLINE_TOAST_BROADCAST_INFORM"
Category: Battle.net,Communication
 

Fired when the Bnet Real ID Broadcast Message is changed or from API BNSetCustomMessage

arg1
Broadcast Message
arg11
Chat lineID


"CHAT_MSG_BN_INLINE_TOAST_CONVERSATION"
Category: Battle.net,Communication
 
arg1
toast message (ie. FRIEND_OFFLINE, FRIEND_ONLINE)
arg2
author
arg11
Chat lineID
arg13
Bnet presenceID


"CHAT_MSG_BN_WHISPER"
Category: Battle.net,Communication
 
arg1
chat message
arg2
author
arg6
AFK/DND/GM "CHAT_FLAG_"..arg6 flags
arg11
Chat lineID
arg13
Bnet presenceID


"CHAT_MSG_BN_WHISPER_INFORM"
Category: Battle.net,Communication
 
arg11
Chat lineID
arg13
Bnet presenceID


"CHAT_MSG_CHANNEL"
Category: Communication
 

Fired when the client receives a channel message.

arg1
chat message
arg2
author
arg3
language
arg4
channel name with number ex: "1. General - Stormwind City"
  • zone is always current zone even if not the same as the channel name
arg5
target
  • second player name when two users are passed for a CHANNEL_NOTICE_USER (E.G. x kicked y)
arg6
AFK/DND/GM "CHAT_FLAG_"..arg6 flags
arg7
zone ID used for generic system channels (1 for General, 2 for Trade, 22 for LocalDefense, 23 for WorldDefense and 26 for LFG)
  • not used for custom channels or if you joined an Out-Of-Zone channel ex: "General - Stormwind City"
arg8
channel number
arg9
channel name without number (this is _sometimes_ in lowercase)
  • zone is always current zone even if not the same as the channel name
arg11
Chat lineID used for reporting the chat message.
arg12
Sender GUID


"CHAT_MSG_CHANNEL_JOIN"
Category: Communication
 

Fired when someone joins a chat channel you are in

arg1
seems to be empty
arg2
Name of the player that joined
arg3
seems to be empty again
arg4
Number and name of the channel (e.g. "5. MyOwnChannel")
arg8
Channel number
arg9
channel name without number (this is sometimes in lowercase)


"CHAT_MSG_CHANNEL_LEAVE"
Category: Communication
 

Fired when a player leaves a channel that you are currently inside.

arg1
Appears to be left blank
arg2
Player name that left
arg4
Channel name with number
arg7
Appears to be left zero and no longer the channel number
arg8
Channel number
arg9
Channel name without number


"CHAT_MSG_CHANNEL_LIST"
Category: Communication
 

Fired when ListChannels() or ListChannelByName() is called, and the message is displayed in the chat frame.

arg1
The list of values displayed by ListChannels() or ListChannelByName() in one string.
arg4
The number and name of the channel the message came from. ie: "1. General"


"CHAT_MSG_CHANNEL_NOTICE"
Category: Communication
 

Fired when you enter or leave a chat channel (or a channel was recently throttled)

arg1
type ( "YOU_JOINED" if you joined a channel, or "YOU_LEFT" if you left, or "THROTTLED" if channel was throttled )
arg4
Channel name with number (e.g. "6. TestChannel")
arg7
Channel Type (e.g. 0 for any user channel, 1 for system-channel "General", 2 for "Trade")
arg8
Channel Number
arg9
Channel name without number


"CHAT_MSG_CHANNEL_NOTICE_USER"
Category: Communication
 

Fired when something changes in the channel like moderation enabled, user is kicked, announcements changed and so on. CHAT_*_NOTICE in GlobalStrings.lua has a full list of available types.

arg1
type ("ANNOUNCEMENTS_OFF", "ANNOUNCEMENTS_ON", "BANNED", "OWNER_CHANGED", "INVALID_NAME", "INVITE", "MODERATION_OFF", "MODERATION_ON", "MUTED", "NOT_MEMBER", "NOT_MODERATED", "SET_MODERATOR", "UNSET_MODERATOR" )
arg2
If arg5 has a value then this is the user affected ( eg: "Player Foo has been kicked by Bar" ), if arg5 has no value then it's the person who caused the event ( eg: "Channel Moderation has been enabled by Bar" )
arg4
Channel name with number
arg5
Player that caused the event (eg "Player Foo has been kicked by Bar" )


"CHAT_MSG_DND"
Category: Communication
 

Fired when the client receives a Do-Not-Disturb auto-response

arg1
DND response message
arg2
author
arg11
Chat lineID
arg12
Sender GUID


"CHAT_MSG_EMOTE"
Category: Communication
 

Fired on sending or receiving a custom emote (one used by /e, /emote or a send chat message command with the emote flag)

arg1
Message that was sent/received
arg2
Name of the player who sent the message
arg11
Chat lineID used for reporting the chat message.
arg12
Sender GUID


"CHAT_MSG_FILTERED"
Category: Communication
 



"CHAT_MSG_GUILD"
Category: Communication,Guild
 

Fired when a message is sent or received in the Guild channel.

arg1
Message that was sent
arg2
Author
arg3
Language that the message was sent in
arg11
Chat lineID
arg12
Sender GUID


"CHAT_MSG_GUILD_ACHIEVEMENT"
Category: Communication,Guild,Achievements
 

Fired when a guild member completes an achievement.

arg1
The full body of the achievement broadcast message.
arg2, arg5
Guildmember Name
arg11
Chat lineID
arg12
Sender GUID


"CHAT_MSG_IGNORED"
Category: Communication
 

Fired when you whisper a player that is ignoring you When testing this event the character name is sent twice as arg1 and arg2, Blizzard appears to use arg2 and ignores arg1.

arg1
Character name of who you tried to message
arg2
Character name of who you tried to message


"CHAT_MSG_MONSTER_EMOTE"
Category: Communication
 

Fired for emotes from a monster, such as 'Murloc Forager attempts to run away in fear!'

arg1
The body of the emote: '%s attempts to run away in fear!'
arg2
The name of the monster: 'Murloc Forager'

(Note: As of 1.12 arg1 now contains a %s string variable for where the mob name should be placed)


"CHAT_MSG_MONSTER_SAY"
Category: Communication
 

Fired when a NPC says something.

arg1
Message
arg2
NPC name
arg3
Language used
arg4
Unused
arg5
Receiver


"CHAT_MSG_MONSTER_WHISPER"
Category: Communication
 

Fired when a NPC whispers you something


"CHAT_MSG_MONSTER_PARTY"
Category: Communication
 



"CHAT_MSG_MONSTER_YELL"
Category: Communication
 

Fired when a NPC yells, example would be the yells during an Alterac Valley from the Herald or a raid boss.

arg1
Message
arg2
NPC Name (eg: Onyxia)


"CHAT_MSG_OFFICER"
Category: Communication
 

Fired when a message is sent or received in the Guild Officer channel.

arg1
Message that was received
arg2
Author
arg3
Language used
arg11
Chat lineID
arg12
Sender GUID


"CHAT_MSG_OPENING"
Category: Communication
 



"CHAT_MSG_PARTY"
Category: Communication,Party
 

Fired when a message is sent or received in the Party channel.

arg1
Message that was received
arg2
Author
arg3
Language used
arg11
Chat lineID
arg12
Sender GUID


"CHAT_MSG_PARTY_LEADER"
Category: Communication,Party
 

Fired when a message is sent or received by the party leader.

arg1
Message that was received
arg2
Author
arg3
Language used
arg11
Chat lineID
arg12
Sender GUID


"CHAT_MSG_PET_INFO"
Category: Communication
 



"CHAT_MSG_RAID"
Category: Communication,Party
 

Fired when a message is sent or received in the Raid.

arg1
chat message
arg2
author
arg3
language
arg11
Chat lineID
arg12
Sender GUID


"CHAT_MSG_RAID_BOSS_EMOTE"
Category: Communication
 
arg1
emote message
arg2
Name of the boss


"CHAT_MSG_RAID_BOSS_WHISPER"
Category: Communication
 



"CHAT_MSG_RAID_LEADER"
Category: Communication,Party
 

Fired when a message is sent or received from the raid leader.

arg1
chat message
arg2
author
arg3
language
arg11
Chat lineID
arg12
Sender GUID


"CHAT_MSG_RAID_WARNING"
Category: Communication,Party
 

Fired when a warning message is sent or received from the raid leader.

arg1
chat message
arg2
author
arg3
language
arg11
Chat lineID
arg12
Sender GUID


"CHAT_MSG_RESTRICTED"
Category: Communication
 



"CHAT_MSG_SAY"
Category: Communication
 

Fired when a message is sent or received in the Say channel.

arg1
chat message
arg2
author
arg3
language
arg11
Chat lineID used for reporting the chat message.
arg12
Sender GUID

Example:
Place this:RegisterEvent("CHAT_MSG_SAY"); in the <OnLoad>/</OnLoad> section of your MyMod.xml file.
Then, have an if (event == "CHAT_MSG_SAY") then MyMod_Say(event, arg1, arg2, arg3); end line, or something like it, in the <OnEvent>/</OnEvent> section

of your MyMod.xml file.

Then, have a function like the following in your MyMod.lua file:

function MyMod_Say(event, arg1, arg2, arg3)
  PrevMsg = arg1;
  PrevPlyr = arg2;
  PrevLang = arg3;
end

This would store the previous message, player who said it, and language it was said in into some variables.


"CHAT_MSG_SYSTEM"
Category: Communication
 

Fired when a system chat message (they are displayed in yellow) is received.

arg1
The content of the chat message.

arg1 formats are found in Blizzard's GlobalStrings.lua. Some possibilities:

  • ERR_LEARN_RECIPE_S (eg. "You have learned how to create a new item: Bristle Whisker Catfish.")
  • MARKED_AFK_MESSAGE (eg. "You are now AFK: Away from Keyboard")

Note: Be very careful with assuming when the event is actually sent. For example, "Quest accepted: Quest Title" is sent before the quest log updates, so at the time of the event the player's quest log does not yet contain the quest. Similarly, "Quest Title completed." is sent before the quest is removed from the quest log, so at the time of the event the player's quest log still contains the quest.


"CHAT_MSG_TARGETICONS"
Category: Communication
 

Fired when a target marker is set. This is used by the chat filter, if the player is watching target markers in chat output (in the Filters right-click menu, under Other, look for Target Icons).

arg1
The formatted message to be displayed in the chat window.
arg12
Some kind of number; no more is known at the time of writing. (Yes, that's a "12", not a typo for "2".)

arg1 is formatted from the global variable TARGET_ICON_SET, which by default in an English client is set to the string

"|Hplayer:%s|h[%s]|h sets |TInterface\\TargetingFrame\\UI-RaidTargetingIcon_%d:0|t on %s."

The other arguments are unused.


"CHAT_MSG_TRADESKILLS"
Category: Communication
 



"CHAT_MSG_TEXT_EMOTE"
Category: Communication
 

Fired for emotes with an emote token. /dance, /healme, etc

arg1
Emote Message
arg2
Name of person who emoted
arg11
Chat lineID used for reporting the chat message.
arg12
Sender GUID


"CHAT_MSG_WHISPER"
Category: Communication
 

Fired when a whisper is received from another player.

arg1
Message received
arg2
Author
arg3
Language (or nil if universal, like messages from GM) (always seems to be an empty string; argument may have been kicked because whispering in non-standard language doesn't seem to be possible [any more?])
arg6
status (like "DND" or "GM")
arg7
(number) message id (for reporting spam purposes?) (default: 0)
arg8
(number) unknown (default: 0)
arg11
Chat lineID used for reporting the chat message.
arg12
Sender GUID


"CHAT_MSG_WHISPER_INFORM"
Category: Communication
 

Fired when the player sends a whisper to another player

arg1
Message sent
arg2
Player who was sent the whisper
arg3
Language
arg11
Chat lineID
arg12
Receiver GUID


"CHAT_MSG_YELL"
Category: Communication
 

Fired when a message is sent or received in the Yell channel.

arg1
Message that was received
arg2
Author
arg3
Language used
arg11
Chat lineID used for reporting the chat message.
arg12
Sender GUID


"FRIENDLIST_UPDATE"
Category: Communication
 

Fired when...

  1. You log in
  2. Open the friends window (twice)
  3. Switch from the ignore list to the friend's list
  4. Switch from the guild, raid, or who tab back to the friends tab (twice)
  5. Add a friend
  6. Remove a friend
  7. Friend comes online
  8. Friend goes offline

No args.


"GMRESPONSE_RECEIVED"
Category: Communication
 

?


"IGNORELIST_UPDATE"
Category: Communication
 

Fired when a player is added or removed from the ignore list. Event is called twice. Not certain why it is called twice.


"LANGUAGE_LIST_CHANGED"
Category: Communication
 



"MUTELIST_UPDATE"
Category: Communication
 

?


"PLAYER_FLAGS_CHANGED"
Category: Player,Communication
 

This event fires when a Unit's flags change (eg: due to /afk, /dnd, etc.)

arg1
The UnitId affected, eg: "player"
NOTE
WoW appears to condense simultaneous flag changes into a single event. If you are currently AFK and not(DND) but you type /dnd you'll see two Chat Log messages ("You are no longer AFK" and "You are now DND: Do Not Disturb") but you'll only see a single PLAYER_FLAGS_CHANGED event.


"TIME_PLAYED_MSG"
Category: Player,System,Communication
 

Fired when the client received a time played message.

arg1
Total time
arg2
Current time at this level


"UI_INFO_MESSAGE"
Category: System,Communication
 

Fired when the interface generates a message. These are the yellow messages in the top middle of the window. "No fish are hooked." is one example.

arg1
message


"UPDATE_CHAT_COLOR"
Category: Communication
 

Fired when the chat colour needs to be updated. Refer to the ChangeChatColor API call for details on the parameters.

arg1
Chat type
arg2
red
arg3
green
arg4
blue


"UPDATE_CHAT_COLOR_NAME_BY_CLASS"
Category: Communication
 



"UPDATE_FLOATING_CHAT_WINDOWS"
Category: Communication
 

Fired on load when chat settings are available for a certain chat window.


"UPDATE_CHAT_WINDOWS"
Category: Communication
 

Fired on load when chat settings are available for chat windows.


"UPDATE_LFG_LIST"
Category: Communication
 

When fired prompts the LFG UI to update the list of LFG players. Signals LFG query results are available. See API LFGQuery.


"UPDATE_LFG_TYPES"
Category: Communication
 



"WHO_LIST_UPDATE"
Category: Communication
 

Fired when the client receives the result of a SendWho() request from the server. use API SetWhoToUI to manipulate this functionality. This event is only triggered if the Who panel was open at the time the Who data was received (this includes the case where the Blizzard UI opens it automatically because the return data was too big to display in the chat frame).

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