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Anchors the tooltip to a temporary owner.

GameTooltip:SetOwner(owner, "anchor"[, ofsX, ofsY]);

Arguments

owner 
Frame - The tooltip's temporary owner.
anchor 
string - How the tooltip should anchor to the owner or, in special cases, to other locations.
ANCHOR_TOP 
:SetPoint("BOTTOM", owner, "TOP")
ANCHOR_RIGHT 
:SetPoint("BOTTOMLEFT", owner, "TOPRIGHT")
ANCHOR_BOTTOM 
:SetPoint("TOP", owner, "BOTTOM")
ANCHOR_LEFT 
:SetPoint("BOTTOMRIGHT", owner, "TOPLEFT")
ANCHOR_TOPRIGHT 
:SetPoint("BOTTOMRIGHT", owner, "TOPRIGHT")
ANCHOR_BOTTOMRIGHT 
:SetPoint("TOPLEFT", owner, "BOTTOMRIGHT")
ANCHOR_TOPLEFT 
:SetPoint("BOTTOMLEFT", owner, "TOPLEFT")
ANCHOR_BOTTOMLEFT 
:SetPoint("TOPRIGHT", owner, "BOTTOMLEFT")
ANCHOR_CURSOR 
:SetPoint("BOTTOMLEFT", UIParent, "BOTTOMLEFT", mX - (tooltipWidth / 2), mY) -- where mX and mY are the cursor's X and Y coordinates as returned by GetCursorPosition() divided by the effective scale of UIParent returned by UIParent:GetEffectiveScale().
ANCHOR_PRESERVE 
Stays at the position you initially set it to. Subsequent attempts to move the tooltip will be ignored until it's hidden or a new owner is given.
ANCHOR_NONE 
No call to :SetPoint() will be made. You must call it manually.[citation needed] 
ofsX 
number? - Horizontal offset; positive values move tooltip to the right.
ofsY 
number? - Vertical offset; positive values move tooltip up.

Details

  • This will set the owner of the tooltip. E.g. tooltip:IsOwned(owner) will return 1 and tooltip:GetOwner() will return owner. For instance, first call GameTooltip:SetOwner(UIParent). Then GameTooltip:IsOwned(UIParent) will return 1 and GameTooltip:GetOwner() will return UIParent.
  • You can also move the tooltip by x or y, where positive x is to the right and positive y is up. Thus, negative x is to the left and negative y is down. Doesn't work if anchor is ANCHOR_CURSOR, ANCHOR_PRESERVE, or ANCHOR_NONE.

Example

A simple tooltip when hovering a frame:

frame:SetScript("OnEnter", function()
	GameTooltip:SetOwner(frame, "ANCHOR_CURSOR")
	GameTooltip:AddLine("Title")
	GameTooltip:AddLine("The second line of text")
	GameTooltip:Show()
end)
frame:SetScript("OnLeave", function()
	GameTooltip:Hide()
end)

See Also

  • GameTooltip:GetOwner() - Returns the current owner
  • GameTooltip:IsOwned(frame) - Returns true/false whether frame currently owns the tooltip
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