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This function is for creating a new DGS window. This provides a base for other dgs elements to be created within. However, windows do not have a parent and cannot be created in any DGS elements.


element dgsCreateWindow ( float x, float y, float width, float height, string text, bool relative[, int textColor = 0xFFFFFFFF, float titleHeight = 25, element titleImage = nil, int titleColor = 0xC8141414, element image = nil, int color = 0x96141414, float borderSize = 5, bool noCloseButton = false ] )

Required Arguments

Example Dx Window.
  • x: A float of the 2D x position of the window on a player's screen. This is affected by the relative argument.
  • y: A float of the 2D y position of the window on a player's screen. This is affected by the relative argument.
  • width: A float of the width of the window. This is affected by the relative argument.
  • height: A float of the height of the window. This is affected by the relative argument.
  • text: A string of the text that will be displayed in the title bar of the window.
  • 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/positions as a fraction of the screen size. If false, then the size and co-ordinates are based on client's resolution, accessible using guiGetScreenSize.

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.

  • textColor: An int of the color of the title text of the window.
  • titleHeight: A float of the height of the title of the window.
  • titleImage: A texture element of the background of the title of the window.
  • titleColor: An int of the color of the title of the window.
  • image: A texture element of the background of the body of the window.
  • color: An int of the background color of the body of the window.
  • borderSize: A float of the side of the window that affects window sizing.
  • noCloseButton: A bool of whether the window is created without close button.


Returns a dgs window element if it was created successfully, false otherwise.


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.


--Setup some tables
shotguns = {

machineGun = {

function setupWeaponSelection ( theResource )
      -- getResourceRootElement(getThisResource()) at the bottom means it will only create the gui on this resource start
      -- Create a window for our spawnscreen, with the title "Select your weapons".
      spawnScreenMenu = dgsCreateWindow ( 0.15, 0.33, 0.7, 0.34, "Select your weapons", true )
      -- create an OK button to allow the user to confirm their selections, and attach it to the confirmSelection function
      spawnScreenOKButton = dgsCreateButton ( 0.4, 0.85, 0.20, 0.15, "OK", true, spawnScreenMenu )
      -- ensure the user can't move or resize our spawnscreen.
      dgsWindowSetMovable ( spawnScreenMenu, false )
      dgsWindowSetSizable ( spawnScreenMenu, false )
      -- create our gridlist, which fills up most of the window.
      spawnScreenGridList = dgsCreateGridList ( 0, 0.1, 1, 0.9, true, spawnScreenMenu )
      -- Since we have 2 sets of weapons, create a column for shotguns and one for machine guns
      dgsGridListAddColumn ( spawnScreenGridList, "Shotguns", 0.3 )
      dgsGridListAddColumn ( 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 = dgsGridListAddRow ( spawnScreenGridList )
            -- next, we set that row's text to the weapon name. Column is 1 since the "Shotguns" column was created first.
            dgsGridListSetItemText ( spawnScreenGridList, row, 1, weaponName )
      -- we repeat the process for other weapon list, changing the column number
      row = 1
      for key,weaponName in pairs(machineGun) do
            -- we don't need to create new rows as that was done in the previous loop
            -- we just set the row's text to the weapon name. Column is 2 since the "Machine guns" column was created second.
            dgsGridListSetItemText ( spawnScreenGridList, row, 2, weaponName )
            row = row + 1 -- increase the row number
addEventHandler ( "onClientResourceStart", getResourceRootElement(getThisResource()), setupWeaponSelection )

See Also

Custom Cursor Functions

Multi Language Supports


3D Element

3D Interface

3D Line

3D Image

3D Text



Check Box

Combo Box

Custom Renderer


Detect Area

Drag'N Drop

Grid List







Progress Bar

Radio Button

Scale Pane

Scroll Bar

Scroll Pane



Switch Button

Tab Panel


Basic Shape Plugins



Rounded Rectangle

Other Plugins

Blur Box



Color Picker

Effect 3D



Media Browser

Nine Slice

Object Preview Supports

Paste Handler


Remote Image

Screen Source