GetElementType

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This function is used to retrieve the type of an element.

Syntax

string getElementType ( element theElement )  

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Method: element:getType(...)
Variable: .type

Required Arguments

  • theElement: The element you wish to get the type of.

Returns

Returns a string containing the element type, false if invalid arguments were passed.

Example

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Server

This example destroys a haystack when a player targets it

function onPlayerTarget ( targetElem )
    -- if the targeted object is a haystack (an object with model ID 3374) remove it from the game
    if getElementType ( targetElem ) == "object" and getElementModel ( targetElem ) == 3374 then
        destroyElement ( targetElem )
    end
end
addEventHandler ( "onPlayerTarget", root, onPlayerTarget )    -- add above function as handler for targeting event

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