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An addon for World of Warcraft. The GUI component for _DevPad, a notepad for Lua scripts and mini-addons.

NOTE: This addon requires _DevPad

source code · home page · releases · latest beta


  • This is A fork of saiket's _DevPad.GUI.
  • I am a documentation guy, not a programmer. It is unlikely I can make any large changes.
    • If you are a developer, I am happy to:
      • Accept GitHub pull requests.
      • Add you as a contributor on GitHub.
      • Hand this project over!


Since it's a regular addon, it's manually installed the same as every other addon would be.

  1. Download _DevPad and Download _DevPad.GUI

  2. Extract them to your Interface\AddOns folder.

Perhaps your game is installed to one of:

C:\Program Files\World of Warcraft
C:\Program Files\World of Warcraft (x86)

.. and so you would extract the contents of your downloaded archive to something like:

C:\Program Files\World of Warcraft\_retail_\Interface\AddOns

.. and so you would end up with two separate folders, like:

C:\Program Files\World of Warcraft\_retail_\Interface\AddOns\_DevPad
C:\Program Files\World of Warcraft\_retail_\Interface\AddOns\_DevPad.GUI

.. and inside them would be the files. For example, you would have these two files:

C:\Program Files\World of Warcraft\_retail_\Interface\AddOns\_DevPad\DevPad.toc
C:\Program Files\World of Warcraft\_retail_\Interface\AddOns\_DevPad.GUI\DevPad.toc

Configuration / Usage

Basic Usage

  • /devpad will open the GUI.
  • At the top-right of the window are icons.
  • Click the new script icon.
  • Type the name of your script. To change a script name, double-click on the selected item on the left.
  • Type your script on the right-window.
  • Within the right-window is an icon at its top-left, for running a script.

Intermediate Usage

See the included usage.intermediate.markdown for notes.

Advanced Usage

Notes will be forthcoming.

I have created some fairly advanced scripts I'd like to add as examples.

Updating the built-in examples

An outstanding feature is to have a separate location for example scripts, to have updateable documentation.

For now, edit your _DevPad.DefaultScripts.lua. Perhaps it is:

C:\Program Files\World of Warcraft\Interface\AddOns\_DevPad\_DevPad.DefaultScripts.lua

Each example script will be found therein. The _DevPad changelog will be kept up-to-date with changes to the example scripts.

Problems and suggestions

(issues list)


  • If you seen an error, disable all addons but this one and re-test before creating an issue.
    • If you have multiple addons installed, errors you think are for one addon may actually be for another. No really, disable everything else.
  • Search through the issues list before creating an issue.
  • Always quote errors.
  • Do your best to give the exact steps you took to reproduce your problem.
    • If this is only an occasional or unpredictable problem, then you'll need to do your best to give your opinion.


  • I am a documentation guy, not a programmer. It is unlikely I can make any large changes.
  • Describe your suggestion really well.
  • Explain why you want your suggestion.
    • Do you really really want it?
    • Do you need it?
    • Are you currently doing something unusual or annoying which the feature would help simplify or make easier?
  • Explain why other users would agree with your suggestion.
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