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API GetClassInfo

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Returns information about a class.

className, classFile, classID = GetClassInfo(classIndex)

Arguments

classIndex 
number - a number between 1 and GetNumClasses()

Returns

className 
string - Localized class name, suitable for use in user interfaces; e.g. "Mage", "Warrior", "Guerrier".
classFile 
string - Localization-independent class name, used as some table keys; e.g. "MAGE", "WARRIOR", "DEATHKNIGHT".
classID 
number - Numeric localization-independent class ID. (Added in 5.0.1)

Details

  • For any type of data tracking, use the second or third parameter, since they are guaranteed to stay the same in different-language clients. This is especially important in Europe, where it is not uncommon for people with e.g. german or french client software to play on english servers.
  • You can use FillLocalizedClassList to obtain a table mapping classFile values to locale-dependent class names.

Patch history

Mists of Pandaria Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Added.

See also