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This event is triggered when a resource is started.

Important: If you attach this event to the root element it will called when any resource starts, not just the resource your script is running inside. As such, most of the time you will want to check that the resource passed to this event matches your resource (compare with the value returned by getThisResource before doing anything. Alternatively you can attach the event to resourceRoot.


resource startedResource
  • startedResource: the resource that was started.


The source of this event is the root element in the resource that started.

Cancel effect

If this event is canceled, the resource starting is aborted and is stopped again.


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Example 1

This code will output the name of any resource that is started.

function displayLoadedRes ( res )
	outputChatBox ( "Resource " .. getResourceName(res) .. " loaded", root, 255, 255, 255 )
addEventHandler ( "onResourceStart", root, displayLoadedRes )

See Also

Resource events

Event functions