GuiSetText

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This function sets the text of a GUI element.

Syntax

bool guiSetText ( element guiElement, string text )

Required Arguments

  • guiElement: The GUI element you wish to change the text of
  • text: The new text

Returns

Returns true if text has been successfully set on the gui element, false otherwise.

Example

This example creates a label. When an element is clicked, the label displays in the position of the element telling you what kind of element you have clicked. It hides after 5 seconds.

-- create an empty label
local myLabel = guiCreateLabel  ( 0, 0, 1, 1, "", true )

function addLabelOnClick ( button, state, absoluteX, absoluteY, worldX, worldY, worldZ, clickedElement )
	-- if an element was clicked on screen
	if ( clickedElement ) then
		-- retrieve the element type
		local elementType = getElementType ( clickedElement )
		-- change the label text to that element type
		guiSetText ( myLabel, elementType )
		-- and place it in the position of where the element is
		guiSetPosition ( myLabel, absoluteX, absoluteY, true )
		-- hide the text by passing an empty string 5 seconds later
		setTimer ( guiSetText, 5000, 1, myLabel, "" )
	end
end
addEventHandler ( "onClientClick", getRootElement(), addLabelOnClick )

See Also

GUI functions

Browsers

Buttons

Checkboxes

Comboboxes

Edit Fields

Gridlists

Memos

Progressbars

Radio Buttons

Scrollbars

Scrollpanes

Static Images

Tab Panels

Tabs

Text Labels

Windows