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This function is used to retrieve the text on the number plate of a specified vehicle.


string getVehiclePlateText ( vehicle theVehicle )

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Method: vehicle:getPlateText(...)
Variable: .plateText
Counterpart: setVehiclePlateText

Required Arguments

  • theVehicle: the vehicle that you wish to retrieve the plate text from.


Returns a string that corresponds to the plate on the text, false if a bad argument was passed or if it is not a vehicle. Every vehicle (including planes, boats, etc.) has a numberplate, even if it's not visible.


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This example outputs the text on the license plate of the vehicle the player is driving to the chatbox.

function outputLicensePlate ( command )
    if isPedInVehicle(localPlayer) then --let's check if they're in a vehicle
         -- if they are in a vehicle
         local vehicle = getPedOccupiedVehicle ( localPlayer ) --let's get the vehicle
         local plateText = getVehiclePlateText ( vehicle ) --get the license plate text
         if plateText then -- if there was a license plate,
             outputChatBox ( "Your license plate is: " .. plateText )-- output it to the chatbox
             outputChatBox ( "Your vehicle has no license plate." )
         outputChatBox ( "You're not in a vehicle." )
-- add our function as a handler to the "plate" command
addCommandHandler( "plate", outputLicensePlate )

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