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10/03/15, 07:56 AM   #1
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Question How to setup development environment

Hi all,

I am just crash diving into LUA programming and choose ESO as motivator
Now I have some questions regarding a proper dev environment.

I have notepad++ with LUA support and autocomplete and highlighting for ESO.
I have seen that there are some quite nifty tools for WoW and am wondering if there is something similar for ESO.

A list of what I have found and am missing vs. WoW dev.
  • I have finally found the API description but Blizz provides a tool for WoW to extract the API interface in order to find the changes. Is there anything similar available for ESO?
  • is there a GUI designing tool you can recommend? As reference what I have in mind: WoW UI designer.
  • a ingame debugger? that would be quite nice.
  • do you know if there is a stack tracing\watcher tool ingame available for ESO?

What would you recommend or how is your development environment?

Thanks for helping
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10/03/15, 08:50 AM   #2
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Welcome Wakka

for API look at the WIKI of this site. For advanced information you can look to the "source documentation" here.
Look at the Developer Ultilities:
Recommended add-ons: zgoo, click4info, TextureIt, DevTools.

For NotePad++ look at NotePad++ ESO AutoComplete.

Especially, if your are native English speaker and/or use english client, beware of localization. It is a well-known trap, that returned strings of other languages have "garbage" at the end: http://www.esoui.com/forums/showpost...21&postcount=8
You can switch language in-game: Khrill Language Selector

And once you did your first add-on I recommend to read this: http://www.lua.org/gems/sample.pdf
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10/03/15, 09:50 AM   #3
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Thanks a lot for that helpful post

Looking forward to get started.
But do you eventually know a tool to design GUIs in xml or LUA?

I will probably not use it straight away but would be nice to have a complete toolbox from the beginning.

Click4Info seems to be a very usefull tool. Great!

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