1. Hello,

     

    I really don’t want to sound rude, and this may be a bad way to start, but just think of me as a frustrated and desperate add-on writer crying for help.   

     

    I have purchased both your books, and this one really excited me as the complexity and examples that you provided, but I am really struggling with it too.  

     

    1)      First off you suggest in your book to download Addon Studio, and as good as the idea is, the program is full of bugs.  I just spent the last 2 days+ trying to figure out how it works, and write your CombatTracker in order to get myself familiar with it, and no luck.

    a.       Have you guys even tried to write the CombatTracker in Addon Studio either in 1.0.1 or Beta2?

    2)      I have tried to write the code out using Addon Studio, and the addon simply doesn’t show up, no errors nothing, but it shows up in the add-on load screen.

    3)      I have tried to write the addons with notepad (sorry I am total noob at writing them, with little or no programming knowledge, but the willingness to try).  That also didn’t work.

     

    Would it be possible to provide some other “writing” tools in order to create these add-ons, or something that would help me along?  I am just beside myself thinking it’s got to be something I am not doing right.  The funny thing is, I am not sure what Addon Studio does, but it doesn’t like it.  Yet, when I replace what Addon Studio creates with your examples it works.   I have tried everything I could and now I am desperate to find something that works…

     

    I am really sorry if I come across hard or rude, the Addon Studio was a dream come true, one as I am a very visual person, and found it very easy figure out what is what, but it just doesn’t seem to work. 

     

    Please help.

    Hello,

     

    I really don’t want to sound rude, and this may be a bad way to start, but just think of me as a frustrated and desperate add-on writer crying for help.   

     

    I have purchased both your books, and this one really excited me as the complexity and examples that you provided, but I am really struggling with it too.  

     

    1)      First off you suggest in your book to download Addon Studio, and as good as the idea is, the program is full of bugs.  I just spent the last 2 days+ trying to figure out how it works, and write your CombatTracker in order to get myself familiar with it, and no luck.

    a.       Have you guys even tried to write the CombatTracker in Addon Studio either in 1.0.1 or Beta2?

    2)      I have tried to write the code out using Addon Studio, and the addon simply doesn’t show up, no errors nothing, but it shows up in the add-on load screen.

    3)      I have tried to write the addons with notepad (sorry I am total noob at writing them, with little or no programming knowledge, but the willingness to try).  That also didn’t work.

     

    Would it be possible to provide some other “writing” tools in order to create these add-ons, or something that would help me along?  I am just beside myself thinking it’s got to be something I am not doing right.  The funny thing is, I am not sure what Addon Studio does, but it doesn’t like it.  Yet, when I replace what Addon Studio creates with your examples it works.   I have tried everything I could and now I am desperate to find something that works…

     

    I am really sorry if I come across hard or rude, the Addon Studio was a dream come true, one as I am a very visual person, and found it very easy figure out what is what, but it just doesn’t seem to work. 

     

    Please help.

    First off you suggest in your book to download Addon Studio, and as good as the idea is, the program is full of bugs.  I just spent the last 2 days+ trying to figure out how it works, and write your CombatTracker in order to get myself familiar with it, and no luck.

    Actually, nowhere do we SUGGEST that you download Addon Studio, nor do we suggest that you try to write CombatTracker using it.  As a matter of fact, at the end of Chapter 14 we go out of our way to point out that while a development environment is nice, it is more important for you to understand the basics of what you are doing and how to do those things manually.  This Chapter is an introduction to a tool that you may find useful.  Not addressing it at all would have been a big omission.

    Have you guys even tried to write the CombatTracker in Addon Studio either in 1.0.1 or Beta2?

    No, nor would we recommend that you do it.  There is a reason CombatTracker is written on its own and everything is painstakingly explained.

    I have tried to write the code out using Addon Studio, and the addon simply doesn’t show up, no errors nothing, but it shows up in the add-on load screen.

    If you are having issues with Addon Studio you should raise them with those developers.  It is an open source project and you can post your issues and hopefully the developers can respond to you. I know that they are still actively working on the software.

    I have tried to write the addons with notepad (sorry I am total noob at writing them, with little or no programming knowledge, but the willingness to try).

    The book is very clear from front to back about how you should be writing addons.  You should begin with the first chapter and follow the instructions straight through until you've completed CombatTracker.  You should not be skipping ahead and trying things that we don't tell you to do.  Everything you need to know if contained in the first 12 chapters... you just need to do what it says.

    Would it be possible to provide some other “writing” tools in order to create these add-ons, or something that would help me along? I am just beside myself thinking it’s got to be something I am not doing right. The funny thing is, I am not sure what Addon Studio does, but it doesn’t like it. Yet, when I replace what Addon Studio creates with your examples it works. I have tried everything I could and now I am desperate to find something that works…

    There is no need for writing tools.  All you need to write addons (and indeed, all we instruct you on) is using a text editor to write the code that is necessary.  The AddonStudio chapter is more of an introduction to a tool that when you are done learning you may find useful.

    I am really sorry if I come across hard or rude, the Addon Studio was a dream come true, one as I am a very visual person, and found it very easy figure out what is what, but it just doesn’t seem to work.

    You don't come across as rude, but Im' not sure how we can help.  It is not our software, we do NOT direct you to use it in any way, and as a matter of fact the first 12 chapters of the book are specifically about learning how to create addons without the tool.

    I'm not sure what more I can provide you other than the content that is already in the book.  It should be more than sufficient in teaching you how to create a new addon.