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This function returns a string containing the name of the vehicle


string getVehicleName ( vehicle theVehicle )             

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Method: vehicle:getName(...)
Variable: .name

Required Arguments

  • theVehicle: the vehicle you want to get the name of.


Returns a string containing the requested vehicle's name, or false if the vehicle passed to the function is invalid.


This example checks whether a player enters an AT-400 or a Shamal. If they do, it announces it to the chat specifying what vehicle was stolen.

function planeEnter ( theVehicle, seat, jacked ) -- when someone enters a vehicle
    local id = getElementModel ( theVehicle ) -- get the model ID of the vehicle
    if id == 519 or id == 577 then -- if theVehicle is either Shamal or AT-400
        local vehicleName = getVehicleName ( theVehicle ) -- get the name of theVehicle
        outputChatBox ( "Someone has stolen a " .. vehicleName .. "!" ) -- announce that someone has stolen the plane
-- add the event handler to the event
addEventHandler ( "onPlayerVehicleEnter", root, planeEnter )

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