GuiGetPosition

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This function allows retrieval of a GUI element's current position, relative to its parent.

Syntax

float, float guiGetPosition ( element guiElement, bool relative )

Required Arguments

  • guiElement: The gui element of which you wish to retrieve the position.
  • relative: A boolean representing whether the position should be relative to the element's parent width, or the number of offset pixels from the parent's origin.

Returns

Returns floats representing the x and y position of the element, or false if the position could not be retrieved.

Example

This example checks which corner a gui element exists in

function positionCheck ( guiElement )
	local x,y = guiGetPosition ( guiElement, true ) --get the position
	local position --define the position
	if ( x == 0.5 ) and ( y == 0.5 ) then --if its bang in the middle
		position = "middle" --set position to middle
	elseif ( x > 0.5 ) and ( y > 0.5 ) then --if its in the right bottom
		position = "right-bottom" 
	elseif ( x < 0.5 ) and ( y < 0.5 ) then --if its in the left top
		position = "left-top"
	elseif ( x < 0.5 ) and ( y > 0.5 ) then --if its in the left bottom
		position = "left-bottom"
	elseif ( x > 0.5 ) and ( y < 0.5 ) then --if its in the right top
		position = "right-top" 
	else --if it couldnt be retrieved
		position = "unknown"
	end
	--announce this into the chatbox
	outputChatBox ( "The gui element's position is "..position.."!" )
end

See Also

GUI functions

Browsers

Buttons

Checkboxes

Comboboxes

Edit Fields

FROM VERSION 1.5.5 r12419 ONWARDS

Gridlists

Memos

FROM VERSION 1.5.5 r12419 ONWARDS

Progressbars

Radio Buttons

Scrollbars

Scrollpanes

Static Images

Tab Panels

Tabs

Text Labels

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