DxCreateFont

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This function creates a DX font element that can be used in dxDrawText. Successful font creation is not guaranteed, and may fail due to hardware or memory limitations.

To see if creation is likely to fail, use dxGetStatus. (When VideoMemoryFreeForMTA is zero, failure is guaranteed.)

It is highly recommended that dxSetTestMode is used when writing and testing scripts using dxCreateFont.

Syntax

element dxCreateFont ( string filepath[, int size=9, bool bold=false, string quality="proof" ] )

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Method: DxFont(...)

Required Arguments

  • filepath: the name of the file containing the font

Optional Arguments

  • size: size of the font
  • bold: flag to indicate if the font should be bold
  • quality: the font quality
    • "default": not the actual default
    • "draft"
    • "proof": the default
    • "nonantialiased"
    • "antialiased"
    • "cleartype"
    • "cleartype_natural"

Returns

Returns a DX font element if successful, false if invalid arguments were passed to the function, or there is insufficient resources available.

You should always check to see if this function has returned false.

Example

local myFont = nil

-- Display text using dxDrawText
addEventHandler( "onClientRender", root,
    function()
        if myFont then
            dxDrawText( "dxDrawText", 100, 350, 300, 350, tocolor(255,255,0), 1, myFont )
        end
    end
)

-- Use 'toggle' command to switch custom font on and off
addCommandHandler( "toggle",
    function()
        if not myFont then
            myFont = dxCreateFont( "segoeui.ttf", 20 )  -- Create custom font
        else        
            destroyElement( myFont )                    -- Destroy custom font
            myFont = nil
        end
    end
)

See Also

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