GetChatboxLayout

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Returns information about how the chatbox looks.

These values come from the file called: Chatboxpresets.xml but it depends on what type of preset you currently have, which is chosen from your settings in the 'Interface' tab.

Syntax

bool/int/table getChatboxLayout ( [ string CVar ] )

Optional Arguments

  • CVar: the name of the property you want returned. Can be the following values:
    • chat_font - Returns the chatbox font
    • chat_lines - Returns how many lines the chatbox has
    • chat_color - Returns the background color of the chatbox
    • chat_text_color - Returns the chatbox text color
    • chat_input_color - Returns the background color of the chatbox input
    • chat_input_prefix_color - Returns the color of the input prefix text
    • chat_input_text_color - Returns the color of the text in the chatbox input
    • chat_scale - Returns the scale of the text in the chatbox
    • chat_position_offset_x - Returns the x position offset setting
    • chat_position_offset_y - Returns the y position offset setting
    • chat_position_horizontal - Returns the horizontal alignment setting
    • chat_position_vertical - Returns the vertical alignment setting
    • chat_text_alignment - Returns the text alignment setting
    • chat_width - Returns the scale of the background width
    • chat_css_style_text - Returns whether text fades out over time
    • chat_css_style_background - Returns whether the background fades out over time
    • chat_line_life - Returns how long it takes for text to start fading out
    • chat_line_fade_out - Returns how long takes for text to fade out
    • chat_use_cegui - Returns whether CEGUI is used to render the chatbox
    • text_scale - Returns text scale

Returns

  • 4 numbers if the CVar contains "color"
  • 2 numbers if chat_scale was entered
  • 1 number if any other CVar was specified
  • a table of all CVar values, if CVar was not specified
  • false if an invalid CVar was specified

Example

This code makes the chatbox empty when you type /clear

addCommandHandler("clear",
    function ()
        local lines = getChatboxLayout()["chat_lines"]
        for i = 1, lines do
            outputChatBox("")
        end
    end
)

See Also

General functions

Browsers

Buttons

Checkboxes

Comboboxes

Edit Fields

Gridlists

Memos

Progressbars

Radio Buttons

Scrollbars

Scrollpanes

Static Images

Tab Panels

Tabs

Text Labels

Windows

GUI events