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Widget API ← Frame < GetChildren


Gets the children of a frame.

child1, child2, ..., childN = Frame:GetChildren()


Arguments Edit

None


Returns Edit

(child1, child2, ...)
The array can be referenced as an ipairs object. See example.
child1
Frame - The first child of the frame
child2
Frame - The second child of the frame
...
childN
Frame - The last child of the frame

Example Edit

local kids = { QuestLogFrame:GetChildren() };

for _, child in ipairs(kids) do
  -- stuff
end

Print children names macro for Developers Edit

-- Prints the names of all children of the frame your cursor is hovering

/run function kiddos () local kiddos = { GetMouseFocus():GetChildren() }; for _, child in ipairs(kiddos) do DEFAULT_CHAT_FRAME:AddMessage(child:GetName()); end end kiddos();



Standalone function:

function kiddos ()
    kiddos = { GetMouseFocus():GetChildren() };
    for _, child in ipairs(kiddos) do
        DEFAULT_CHAT_FRAME:AddMessage(child:GetName());
    end
end


Tested in the 1.12.1 Vanilla WoW game client.

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