ShowChat

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This function is used to show or hide the player's chat.

Syntax

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Client
bool showChat ( bool show )

Required Arguments

  • show: A boolean value determining whether to show (true) or hide (false) the chat.

Returns

Returns true if the player's chat was shown or hidden successfully, false otherwise.

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Server
bool showChat ( player thePlayer, bool show )

Required Arguments

  • thePlayer: The player whose chat is to be hidden or shown.
  • show: A boolean value determining whether to show (true) or hide (false) the chat.

Returns

Returns true if the player's chat was shown or hidden successfully, false otherwise.

Example

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Client

This example toggle's the player's chat when they press the "i" key.

--This example below is for all versions until 1.4:
local isChatVisible = true --Let's assume the chat is visible as soon as the resource starts.

function chat(key, keyState)
    if isChatVisible then --Check or the chat is visible.
        showChat(false) --If it is, hide it.
        isChatVisible = false
    else
        showChat(true) --If it is not, show it.
        isChatVisible = true
    end
end

bindKey("i", "down", chat) --Make a bind key to start the function as soon as a player presses the key 'i'


--This example below is for version 1.4 and up:
function chat(key, keyState)
    if isChatVisible() then --Check or the chat is visible.
        showChat(false) --If it is, hide it.
    else
        showChat(true) --If it is not, show it.
    end
end

bindKey("i", "down", chat) --Make a bind key to start the function as soon as a player presses the key 'i'

See Also