GuiGetText

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This function is used to get the text of GUI elements like edit boxes, labels, buttons etc.

Syntax

string guiGetText ( element guiElement )

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Method: GuiElement:getText(...)
Variable: .text
Counterpart: guiSetText

Required Arguments

  • guiElement: element you wish to get text of.

Returns

Returns a string containing the requested element's text, or false if the gui element passed to the function is invalid.

Example

This example gets the text of a pre-made gui element and outputs it to chat box.

-- We create a dummy gui label to get text of
local dummyGUIElement = guiCreateLabel ( 0.45, 0.48, 0.10, 0.04, "Hello world", true )
-- Output the text of the label to chat box
outputChatBox ( "Text in the GUI label: " .. guiGetText ( dummyGUIElement ) )

See Also

General functions

Browsers

Buttons

Checkboxes

Comboboxes

Edit Fields

Gridlists

Memos

Progressbars

Radio Buttons

Scrollbars

Scrollpanes

Static Images

Tab Panels

Tabs

Text Labels

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