1. I'm relatively new to making mods and using blizzard's API functions, so this may be an easy question...

    I'm having trouble figuring out how to return the specific stats value from an item being moused over. 

    For example: You mouse over an epic helm. I want to be able to grab the Intellect, Spirit, Chance to Hit, Chance to Crit, Haste Value and Spell Damage off that item. Perform calculations on those values, then re-print detailed stat information in the tooltip.

    I know how to add the info to the tooltip, the formula for calculations is all ready. I just can't figure out how to read the stats off an item.

    Thanks for your help.

    I'm relatively new to making mods and using blizzard's API functions, so this may be an easy question...

    I'm having trouble figuring out how to return the specific stats value from an item being moused over. 

    For example: You mouse over an epic helm. I want to be able to grab the Intellect, Spirit, Chance to Hit, Chance to Crit, Haste Value and Spell Damage off that item. Perform calculations on those values, then re-print detailed stat information in the tooltip.

    I know how to add the info to the tooltip, the formula for calculations is all ready. I just can't figure out how to read the stats off an item.

    Thanks for your help.

    Unfortunately, there are many pieces of information contained in tooltips which aren't directly available to the API. This means that in order to extract that information, you'll actually have to do tooltip scanning (covered in chapter 24).

    It may be helpful to take a look at the code behind other similar addons like RatingBuster.

    Thanks, I'll look into it