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This function gets the ID of an element. This is the "id" attribute of the element and is a string, NOT a number like a model ID, weapons ID or similar.

[[{{{image}}}|link=|]] Note: This function can also be used to get the resource name of any resource-data.


string getElementID ( element theElement ) 

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Method: element:getID(...)
Variable: .id
Counterpart: setElementID

Required Arguments

  • theElement: the element from which to retrieve the ID.


This returns a string containing the element ID. It will return an empty string if it has no ID. It will return false if the element is invalid.


To get the ID of the following element:

<flag id="northflag" posX="2365" posY="215" posZ="32" />

You could use the following code:

-- assume flag refers to the flag element in the above XML code
idstring = getElementID ( flag )                   -- get the id of the flag element
outputChatBox ( "The flag's ID is: " .. idstring ) -- output: The flag's ID is: northflag

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