General about hiding framesEdit
To hide a frame, you have to enter the frame name, followed by the command :Hide()
Hides a frame called "MyFrame".
NOTE: Most frames have event handlers so even if you hide it, it can pop back up as a result of an event handler calling it's Show function. To avoid this you need to prevent the frame from getting these events or from executing the code that makes the frame show. Most Blizzard's frames (if not all) use a single function to handle all events, which makes it easier for us. When hidding the frame you can make the OnEvent function point to nil so no function gets called:
PlayerFrame:SetScript("OnEvent", nil); PlayerFrame:Hide();
And then restore the original function when you want to show the frame again:
PlayerFrame:SetScript("OnEvent", PlayerFrame_OnEvent); PlayerFrame:Show();
You will have to go through the code for each frame to get the exact functions, and with some (like target or pet) do some checks before actually showing it, i.e. Make sure the unit exists.
In the following there are listed some frames you might want to hide:
Unit Frames Edit
Player Window Edit
The Player window in the upper left that is always shown for yourself is PlayerFrame.
Party Window Edit
The windows that are shown for group members are PartyMemberFrameX, where X = 1..4. All these can be hidden at once by the function HidePartyFrame(), provided by the default party frame lua code.
HidePartyFrame() -- hides all party members PartyMemberFrameX:Hide() -- hides a specified party member (X=1/2/3/4)
To hide the minimap completely, enter:
Worldmap Button Edit
The little button at the topleft of the minimap that toggles the worldmap
Calendar Button Edit
Zoom Buttons Edit
MinimapZoomIn:Hide() -- hides the zoom-in-button (+) MinimapZoomOut:Hide() -- hides the zoom-out-button (-)
Action Bars Edit
Main Action Bar Edit
Main bar which has a row of shortcuts (at the bottomleft)
Main Menu Bar Edit
Menu bar which has various WoW Options, Character Info, Social etc.
Main Menu Bar Endcaps Edit
The gryphons that are at the sides of the bottom bar.
MainMenuBarLeftEndCap:Hide() -- to hide the left one MainMenuBarRightEndCap:Hide() -- to hide the right one
Shapeshift (Stance/Form/Stealth) Bar Edit
Additional Action Bars Edit
Bottom Left Edit
Bottom left action bar (Above the Main Action Bar, left side)
Bottom Right Edit
Bottom right action bar (Above the Main Action Bar, right side)
First action bar below minimap
Second action bar below minimap
Other Frames Edit
UI Parent Edit
Hides the UI Parent same as if you press ALT+Z
The default chat frame.
Experience Bar Edit
This is the long purple (or blue, if rested) bar on the default UI that shows your experience