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This function sets the text of a DGS element.


bool dgsSetText ( element DGS element, string text )

DGS OOP Syntax Help! I don't understand this!

Method: DGSElement:setText(...)
Variable: .text
Counterpart: dgsGetText

Required Arguments

  • guiElement: The DGS element you wish to change the text of
  • text: The new text


Returns true if text has been successfully set on the dgs element, false otherwise.


This example creates a label. When an element is clicked, the label displays in the position of the element telling you what kind of element you have clicked. It hides after 5 seconds.

DGS = exports.dgs
-- create an empty label
local myLabel = DGS:dgsCreateLabel  ( 0, 0, 1, 1, "", true )

function addLabelOnClick ( button, state, absoluteX, absoluteY, worldX, worldY, worldZ, clickedElement )
	-- if an element was clicked on screen
	if ( clickedElement ) then
		-- retrieve the element type
		local elementType = DGS:dgsGetType ( clickedElement )
		-- change the label text to that element type
		DGS:dgsSetText ( myLabel, elementType )
		-- and place it in the position of where the element is
		DGS:dgsSetPosition ( myLabel, absoluteX, absoluteY, true )
		-- hide the text by passing an empty string 5 seconds later
		setTimer ( DGS:dgsSetText, 5000, 1, myLabel, "" )
addEventHandler ( "onClientDgsDxMouseClick", root, addLabelOnClick )

See Also

General Functions

General Events