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A little device or construct that does 'something', in a particular known way and seemingly of its own accord. See Gengar orange 22x22Beware the sneaky smile!.

Disambiguation Edit

  • In software - usually a small, relatively independant, modular 'applet' or building block.

In WoW Edit

In a WoW UI Customization context, a widget refers to a (usually visible) component of the user interface, such as a "Frame", "Button", "EditBox", etc. Widgets can be created through XML (using WoW's FrameXML facility, see XML UI), or via the CreateFrame() API, and further be controlled run-time with functions in the Widget API and the WoW API proper.

See also:

Old Page Excerpts Edit

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Disabiguation Edit

  • Wiki Widget - Icon-wikia-16x16 Wikia wikis support small functional sidebar boxes called "widgets".
  • Mac OS X - 10.4 or later, a Dashboard Widget is a small applet that runs inside the OS X Dashboard.

Examples Edit

  • WOWdget - Forwards searches to various item DBs (Wowhead, Thottbot, and Allakhazam).
  • WoW Server Status Widget 2.1 - Reads Blizzard's server list and status.
  • World of Warcraft Raid Calendar Widget 1.06 - Displays the upcoming raid instance reset dates. It is compatible with all server zones (Euro, US, Korea, China, and Taiwan) and supports international and German date format.

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