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This function is used to get the text of DGS elements like edit boxes, labels, buttons etc.


string dgsGetText ( element guiElement )

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Method: DGSElement:getText(...)
Variable: .text
Counterpart: dgsSetText

Required Arguments

  • guiElement: element you wish to get text of.


Returns a string containing the requested element's text, or false if the dgs element passed to the function is invalid.


This example gets the text of a pre-made dgs element and outputs it to chat box.

DGS = exports.dgs
-- We create a dummy dgs label to get text of
local dummyGUIElement = DGS:dgsCreateLabel ( 0.45, 0.48, 0.10, 0.04, "Hello world", true )
-- Output the text of the label to chat box
outputChatBox ( "Text in the DGS label: " .. DGS:dgsGetText ( dummyGUIElement ) )

See Also

General Functions

General Events