AdiBags

Sample display

AdiBags displays the content of your bags in one view, distributed into several sections using smart filters.

It is heavily inspired by Nargiddley’s Baggins.

Configuration is available through Blizzard addon panel, /adibags chat command or right-clicking on the LDB plugin.

Important note about localized filters: some filters rely on translations from LibBabble-Inventory-3.0 so if some of them behave strangely in your locale, please take a look at the library translation status.

Feedback

Important notice: since v1.6.12-beta-1, AdiBags embeds BugGrabber, an error catching addon. Please check the error is really about AdiBags before reporting them here. I suggest installing BugSack to catch the errors.

Please report any bug or error using the wowace bug tracker (your Curse account works there). The comments section below is not meant to report and track bugs. I won’t reply to bug reports in the comment section anymore.

Some words about submitting bug reports:

  • I do not care about “it doesn’t work, fix it!” messages. I need to know how it failed and a way to reproduce the bug so I can test it and make sure I fix it.
  • Bug reports are not in the “fire and forget” kind of things. I may have to ask you some details.
  • Please check all existing tickets and the “known issues” section below before submitting new ones. Duplicate reports will be rejected on sight.

Bug tracker
WoWace forum thread

Features

Most of these features may be configured. Check out the configuration panel ! (using the /adibags chat command or clicking on the bag icon, you have any LDB display)

  • Smart filters are used to distribute items into several sections, including:
    • Item sets of the Blizzard’s gear manager (one section per set),
    • Junk items (whitelist and blacklist available),
    • Quest items,
    • Equipment (items your character can wear),
    • Sections based on item category: trade goods, consumables, recipes, ...
    • Manual filtering (drag and drop items on section header, or add new section from the configuration panel),
    • Free space.
  • Smart item sorting inside each section.
  • Smart section layout; change the setting “Automatic layout update” to control the frequency of updates.
  • Track new items; use the [N] button resets the “new” flag.
  • Display slot type.
  • Bag sorting: left-click on the [S] button; right-click toggles auto-sorting, which sorts the bag on close.
  • Hide some sections, using the [V] button.
  • Name-based search.
  • Equipped bags (click on the bag icon in the top left corner),
  • Display character money in the backpack.
  • Display character tokens in the backpack.
  • LDB data source, displaying free space.
  • Two bag placement modes (choose one in the configuration panel):
    • Anchored: the bags expand from an anchor towards the center of the screen. The anchor can be unlocked and moved.
    • Manual: move the bags by dragging their title.

Separate modules

I have written two separate modules for AdiBags:

Tips & tricks

  • you can create your own sections using the “manual filter” in filter configuration. You can then drag and drop items on section titles to reassign them ; this works for any section.
  • if you want to highlight new items without putting them into a specific section, edit the “new items” filter priority to put it at the end of the filter list.

Known issues

  • New items detection does not work like it did before 1.8: Ihis is normal. I switched to the NewItems API that Blizzard has added in patch 6.0. This API does not work for bank nor items coming from the bank or the mailbox, but it does not having the timing issue my code had.
  • Opening the bank or closing my bag cause lag spike: this is an know issue with Blizzard bag sorting. For now, it is called every time you close your bag with auto-sorting enabled. I am working on a solution to sort bags only if their content actually changed.
  • Protected action/addon blocked error: they sometimes happen with AdiBags. Even though my effort, I can not reproduce these. Blizzard taint reports are very buggy, often blaming the wrong addon. As such they are pretty much useless.
  • Please note that prospecting, disenchanting or milling can create new items (e.g. that were not in your inventory yet). This can cause the whole bag to be updated. In this case, the items that were under your mouse cursor may move around. There is no easy solution for this so be cautious.

Things that likely will not be implemented

Anything else than the existing “all-in-one” views

AdiBags has been built around, and optimized for, the idea of the “all-in-one” view. Doing anything would require to redesign big parts of the addons, especially the layout code that is quite complex at the first place.

Anything that requires to scan item tooltips

Tooltip scanning is quite CPU-consuming and above all requires asynchronous programming, since item tooltips would not always be available at the time AdiBags should use them. This would raise the complexity of bag filtering be an order of magnitude and turn AdiBags into a CPU hog.

Some examples what requires to scan the item tooltips:

  • detecting the kind and state of binding: unbound, soulbound, bind-on-pickup, bind-on-equip…
  • detecting already known spells/pets/recipes or faction/race/level/skill/class restrictions ; basically any “red text” in the tooltip.

Guild bank

AdiBags presents you a nice view of your bags but actually they are in a complete mess. With AdiBags, there is no need and no way to tidy up the items in the actual bags. Guilds usually try to keep their bank tidy. What would happen if some people in a guild used AdiBags for the guild bank ? Well, they would mess up the guild bank content and people NOT using AdiBags would have to deal with that mess. I can hear the screams from there. So that is why I will not implement guild bank.

Alt bags and bank

AdiBags is not an alt bags/bank viewer. If you want to keep track of what your alt owns, I suggest using an addon like BagSync.

Full bag skinning

Basic skinning is available using LibSharedMedia-1.0: you can choose the bag font, background and border, as well as the color.

Comprehensive in-game filter/section editor

According to my experience with Baggins, comprehensive editor is awful to write as an author and awful to use as an user. Hence I focus on creating filters that have a smart built-in behavior and only a few options. I try to avoid the 20% of features that would require 80% of development effort.

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  • Avatar of kogasu kogasu Feb 09, 2011 at 20:34 UTC - 0 likes

    Thanks for this, and all your other mods as well, doubted there would ever be a worthy successor to baggins.

  • Avatar of bsides bsides Jan 24, 2011 at 15:48 UTC - 0 likes

    Is it possible to make a manual filter by item level? This would be a great category to try on. Could you please implement this? Could be as simple as this:

    Item Level category: Show in this category items from (checkboxes): - Vanilla - Burning Crusade - Wrath of the Lich King - Cataclysm

    Then it will show in the category the items from any you selected. Would be great if could have more than 1 Item Level category so I could sell all junks from Burning Crusade and below easier. The list of item level you need is here: http://www.wowpedia.org/Item_level please tell me if interessed.

    Thanks!

  • Avatar of Alyred Alyred Dec 18, 2010 at 17:26 UTC - 0 likes

    Hi Adirelle! Things are looking great so far, loving Adibags. Just wanted to bring to your attention that when you have a tackle box enabled, it's just showing empty slots (and fish that are in the bag) as standard bag slots - no "F" marker or anything to indicate that they're in a fishing bag.

    Whenever you get a chance to update, cool! Thanks again for your addon and all the work you put into them. :)

    Last edited Dec 18, 2010 by Alyred: Remove en-dash that is interpreted as strikeout.
  • Avatar of Tchang Tchang Sep 11, 2010 at 08:21 UTC - 0 likes

    I can confirm the keyring issue - its gone :(

  • Avatar of Shabazza Shabazza Sep 10, 2010 at 17:27 UTC - 0 likes

    Hi,

    when i press the keybind for my keyring, the bag shows up. I can't get the keyring with adibag enabled.

    regards, Sha

  • Avatar of Adirelle Adirelle Sep 06, 2010 at 07:28 UTC - 0 likes

    @Danlos: be sure you installed the latest *beta* version. Select "manual" as position mode. You can now move the bag by dragging their title.

  • Avatar of Danlos Danlos Sep 05, 2010 at 19:15 UTC - 0 likes

    Any hint on how to move the window?, I can still only find the lock unlock of the main frame ?

  • Avatar of rellip rellip Sep 01, 2010 at 15:04 UTC - 0 likes

    Thank you so much for movable windows. This addon is now complete! :)

  • Avatar of Danlos Danlos Aug 26, 2010 at 19:23 UTC - 0 likes

    I would really to move the frame by just clicking and draging it, instead of having to unlock, move it, and lock again, or just make the unlocked flag less obtrusive. Thanks

  • Avatar of Talyrius Talyrius Aug 20, 2010 at 23:20 UTC - 0 likes

    Your addon has been praised on the beta's UI & Macros forum.

    [Suggestion] Inventory Management

    Last edited Aug 20, 2010 by Talyrius: typo

Facts

Date created
May 07, 2010
Category
Last update
Oct 20, 2014
Development stage
Release
Language
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License
All Rights Reserved
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AdiBags
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