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'''Example 3:''' This example creates a weapon selection screen, complete with a window, gridlist and a button.  Users can select a shotgun or a machine gun.  The window is not movable or sizable.
<syntaxhighlight lang="lua">
--Setup some tables
shotguns = {
"combat" }
machineGun = {
function setupWeaponSelection ()
        ---Create a window for our spawnscreen, with the title "Select your weaposn".
        spawnScreenMenu = guiCreateWindow ( 0.15, 0.33, 0.7, 0.34, "Select your weapons", true )
        --create an OK button to allow the user to confirm their seclections, and attach it to the confirmSelection funnction
        spawnScreenOKButton = guiCreateButton ( 0.4, 0.85, 0.20, 0.15, "OK", true, spawnScreenMenu )
        --ensure the user doesnt move or resize our spawnscreen.
        guiWindowSetMovable ( spawnScreenMenu, false )
        guiWindowSetSizable ( spawnScreenMenu, false )
        --create our gridlist, which fills up most of the window.
        spawnScreenGridList = guiCreateGridList ( 0, 0.1, 1, 0.9, true, spawnScreenMenu )
guiGridListSetSelectionMode ( spawnScreenGridList, 2 )--ensure the selection mode is one per column
        --Since we have 2 sets of weapons, create one for shotguns and one for machine guns
        guiGridListAddColumn ( spawnScreenGridList, "Shotguns", 0.3 )
        guiGridListAddColumn ( spawnScreenGridList, "Machine guns", 0.3 )
        -- next, we loop through our handguns table to add handgun items to the gridlist
        for key,weaponName in pairs(shotguns) do
                --add a new row to our gridlist each time
                local row = guiGridListAddRow ( spawnScreenGridList ) --get our new row
                --next, we set that rows text to the weapon name.  Column is 1 since the "Shotguns" column was created first.
                guiGridListSetItemText ( spawnScreenGridList, row, 1, weaponName, false, false )
        --we repeat the process for other weapon lists, changing the column number
        row = 0
        for key,weaponName in pairs(machineGun) do
                --we dont bother creating new rows, since we already have done that
                --next, we set that rows text to the weapon name.  Column is 2 since the "Machine guns" column was created second.
                guiGridListSetItemText ( spawnScreenGridList, row, 2, weaponName, false, false )
                row = row + 1 --increase the row number
addEventHandler ( "onClientResourceStart", getResourceRootElement(), setupWeaponSelection )

Revision as of 22:37, 26 May 2018

This function creates a grid list GUI element. These are menu's which are designed in lists and can have multiple columns. A good example of a gridlist element can be found in MTA's settings box, under Controls.


element guiCreateGridList ( float x, float y, float width, float height, bool relative, [ element parent = nil ] )

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Method: GuiGridList(...)

Required Arguments

Example GUI gridlist.
  • x: A float of the 2D x position of the GUI gridlist on a player's screen. This is affected by the relative argument.
  • y: A float of the 2D y position of the GUI gridlist on a player's screen. This is affected by the relative argument.
  • width: A float of the width of the GUI gridlist. This is affected by the relative argument.
  • height: A float of the height of the GUI gridlist. This is affected by the relative argument.
  • relative: This is whether sizes and positioning are relative. If this is true, then all x,y,width,height floats must be between 0 and 1, representing sizes relative to the parent.

Optional Arguments

NOTE: When using optional arguments, you might need to supply all arguments before the one you wish to use. For more information on optional arguments, see optional arguments.

  • parent: This is the parent that the gui gridlist is attached to. If the relative argument is true, sizes and positioning will be made relative to this parent. If the relative argument is false, positioning will be the number of offset pixels from the parent's origin. If no parent is passed, the parent will become the screen - causing positioning and sizing according to screen positioning.


Returns an element of the created gridlist if it was successfully created, false otherwise.


Example 1: This example creates a player list on the right of the screen with 1 column and fills it

function createPlayerList ()
	--Create the grid list element
	local playerList = guiCreateGridList(0.80, 0.40, 0.15, 0.35, true)
	--Create a players column in the list
	local column = guiGridListAddColumn(playerList, "Player", 0.85)
	if (column) then --If the column has been created, fill it with players
		for id, player in ipairs(getElementsByType("player")) do
			local row = guiGridListAddRow(playerList)
			guiGridListSetItemText(playerList, row, column, getPlayerName(player), false, false )

Example 2: Using OOP we can write much shorter and cleaner code (Requires <oop>true<oop> in the meta file). This example creates a player list with 2 columns.

local list = GuiGridList(0.80, 0.40, 0.15, 0.35, true)
list:addColumn("#", 0.15)
list:addColumn("name", 0.75)

for i, player in pairs(getElementsByType("player")) do
	list:addRow(i, player:getName())

See Also

General functions





Edit Boxes




Radio Buttons



Static Images

Tab Panels


Text Labels