GuiLabelGetTextExtent

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This function returns the extent, or width, of the current text inside a GUI text label.

Syntax

float guiLabelGetTextExtent ( element theLabel )

Required Arguments

  • theLabel: The text label to get the text extent from.

Returns

Returns the absolute width of the current text inside the text label if the function is successful, false otherwise.

Example

This example creates a window, a text label, gets the text extent and font height, and sets the text label size according to these values.

-- create the window (the container for our label)
local myWindow = guiCreateWindow ( 0, 0, 0.5, 0.4, "Information", true )

-- create the label
local myLabel = guiCreateLabel ( 10, 10, 0, 0, "This is my text container", false, myWindow )

-- get the (absolute) text extent and font height, and use these to size the label
guiSetSize ( myLabel, guiLabelGetTextExtent ( myLabel ), guiLabelGetFontHeight ( myLabel ), false )

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

Windows

GUI events