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The only way I found to display a message is in the chat window. I'm looking to display some much bigger and hopefully screen-centered text (visible to yourself only).

Is there such a command available?

Thank you.

Edit: Well... I'm trying to make a ganking addon (I know it's bad). You store your last victim into a variable and constantly spam that macro to detect if he's back alive and display a message.

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You can use the API to create dialogs or just bare text

A dialog: /run message("This is a basic dialog box")

Text: /run UIErrorsFrame:AddMessage("Your Message Here", 1.0, 0.5, 0.0, 3); Colored orange (1.0, 0.5, 0.0) and 3 seconds long.

If the UIErrorsFrame isn't big enough for you, you could create your own frame in the \run script and display text there, but I don't know how to do that at the moment :P

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^^ real answer goes here. Nice. –  Cory J Jan 14 '11 at 19:36
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Not sure how to do it with Blizzard's built-in Floating Combat Text, but the ScrollingCombatText add-on provides the exact command you're looking for.

Get it and read about it @ curse's site: Scrolling Combat Text (via Curse)

from the description:

/sctdisplay is used to create your own custom messages.

Useage:

/sctdisplay 'message' (for white text)

/sctdisplay 'message' red(0-10) green(0-10) blue(0-10)

Example: /sctdisplay 'Heal Me' 10 0 0 - This will display 'Heal Me' in bright red

Some Colors: red = 10 0 0, green = 0 10 0, blue = 0 0 10, yellow = 10 10 0, magenta = 10 0 10, cyan = 0 10 10

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