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XML types are common types used by XML properties and XML attributes to define WoW UI constructs. Types defined here are not the same as a major XML element types like the <Frame> widget, which can be found instead in XML elements.

Reference Edit

Below are the 'XML types', wow 'attribute types', 'element types', and 'enumerations'. The 'XML types', wow 'attribute types', and 'enumerations' can be used on attributes. The 'element types' are typically CapitolCase, where 'enumerations' are typically ALLUPPERCASE.

XML simple types Edit

  • nil - null or Lua nil, an empty value or type
  • bool - boolean, a binary value constrained to on and off, like 'true' or 'false'
  • int - integer or Lua number, a signed number constrained to whole values, like -1,0,1,2...1000...
  • float - floating point or Lua number, a signed number able to contain fractional values, like -1.2,-1,0.123,2000.1...
  • string - a special charecter based array containing text, like "bob"

Size and Offset Edit

Dimension Edit

  • AbsDimension - unit based coordinates
  • RelDimension - scalar coordinates
  • x (int) - a unit value thats horizontally opposed
  • y (int) - a unit value thats vertically opposed

AbsDimension Edit

  • x (int) - a unit value thats horizontally opposed
  • y (int) - a unit value thats vertically opposed

RelDimension Edit

  • x (float) - a scalar value thats horizontally opposed
  • y (float) - a scalar value thats vertically opposed

Value Edit

AbsValue Edit

  • val (int) - a unit value

RelValue Edit

  • val (float) - a scalar value

Inset Edit

AbsInset Edit

  • left (int)
  • right (int)
  • top (int)
  • bottom (int)

RelInset Edit

  • left (float)
  • right (float)
  • top (float)
  • bottom (float)

Layout Edit

LayoutFrame Edit

  • name (string) - defines the name of the element
  • parentKey (string) - name for a key in the parent element, which will reference this element at runtime.
  • parentArray (string) - name for an array in the parent, to reference this element at runtime.
  • inherits (string) - uses a virtual element as a template
  • virtual (bool) - marks the as a template, to be inherited from using inherits
  • setAllPoints (bool) - anchors the TOPLEFT, TOPRIGHT, BOTTOMLEFT and BOTTOMRIGHT points to the parent
  • hidden (bool) - makes the element hidden by default
  • Size (Dimension)
  • Anchors
  • KeyValues
  • Animations

Anchor Edit

  • point (FRAMEPOINT)
  • relativeTo (string)
  • relativeKey (string) - uses a Lua name of reference to make relative to. alternate to 'relativeTo'.
  • relativePoint (FRAMEPOINT)
  • x (int)
  • y (int)
  • Offset (Dimension)

FRAMEPOINT Edit

  • TOPLEFT
  • TOPRIGHT
  • BOTTOMLEFT
  • BOTTOMRIGHT
  • TOP
  • BOTTOM
  • LEFT
  • RIGHT
  • CENTER

Appearance Edit

Color Edit

  • r (float) - red
  • g (float) - green
  • b (float) - blue
  • a (float) - Default is '1.0'.

Gradient Edit

ButtonStyle Edit

  • style (string) - Name of a font or fontstring for text render.

ORIENTATION Edit

  • HORIZONTAL
  • VERTICAL

JUSTIFYV Edit

  • TOP
  • MIDDLE
  • BOTTOM

JUSTIFYH Edit

  • LEFT
  • CENTER
  • RIGHT

OUTLINE Edit

  • NONE
  • NORMAL
  • THICK

ALPHAMODE Edit

Defines how colors and textures are blended, and not necessarily alpha as the name would imply.

  • DISABLE - no blend.
  • BLEND - (default) while background fades element gets stronger
  • ALPHAKEY - transparency depends on alpha channel of textures
  • ADD - background and element colors added resulting in bright colors
  • MOD - modulate

Display Edit

Layer Edit

  • level (DRAWLAYER) - Default is 'ARTWORK'.
  • textureSubLevel (int) - Additional sub-leveling of 'level'. Range of -8 .. 7. Default is '0'.
  • Texture ...
  • FontString ...

Backdrop Edit

  • bgFile (string) - texture file for frame background
  • edgeFile (string) - texture file to use as frame edge
  • tile (bool) - true tile background, otherise is stretched. Default is 'false'.
  • alphaMode (ALPHAMODE) - blend mode for the colors or texture. Default is 'BLEND'.
  • BackgroundInsets (Inset) - offset out from frame to draw backdrop, higher values go outward.
  • EdgeSize (Value) - how large each copy of the edgeFile becomes on-screen
  • TileSize (Value) - how large each copy of the bgFile becomes on-screen
  • Color (Color) - defines a background color
  • BorderColor (Color) - defines a border color

DRAWLAYER Edit

  • BACKGROUND
  • BORDER
  • ARTWORK - usual default.
  • OVERLAY
  • HIGHLIGHT

FRAMESTRATA Edit

  • PARENT
  • BACKGROUND
  • LOW
  • MEDIUM
  • HIGH
  • DIALOG
  • FULLSCREEN
  • FULLSCREEN_DIALOG
  • TOOLTIP

Animation Edit

AnimOrigin Edit

  • point (FRAMEPOINT) - relative anchor for the offset.
  • Offset (Dimension) - static initial ofset for the animation origin.

ControlPoint Edit

  • name (string)
  • offsetX (float)
  • offsetY (float)

ANIMLOOP Edit

  • NONE
  • REPEAT
  • BOUNCE

ANIMSMOOTH Edit

  • NONE
  • IN
  • OUT
  • IN_OUT
  • OUT_IN

ANIMCURVE Edit

  • NONE
  • SMOOTH

Other Types Edit

ATTRIBUTETYPE Edit

  • nil
  • boolean
  • number
  • string

FONTALPHABET Edit

  • roman
  • korean
  • simplifiedchinese
  • traditionalchinese
  • russian

KEYVALUETYPE Edit

  • nil
  • boolean
  • number
  • string
  • global

SCRIPTINHERITTYPE Edit

  • prepend
  • append
  • none (default)

Ui Edit

Parked Edit

The below is temporarity parked here while things are restructured, was from the XML Basics, where it didnt really belong

For complete description and properties of each element follow link below. Since there is no official blizzard documentation, and standards change with patches, it's hard to keep this list up to date and accurate.

  • NonWidgets
    • include - You specify another scheme to load here (ones not listed in ToC file)
    • script - Refers to a script file (skipped in ToC file) or contains lua script inside
    • font - Defines a font template (can be used only inside ui tag)
    • texture - Defines a texture template (can be used only inside ui tag)

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