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Gets details about a named alias for a specified plugin


VARIANT GetPluginAliasInfo(BSTR PluginID, BSTR AliasName, short InfoType);

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Gets details about the specified alias for the specified plugin.

You can obtain various "types" of information about the alias by specifying an "InfoType". The possible InfoTypes are described under GetAliasInfo.

If the named alias does not exist, EMPTY is returned. If the name given is invalid, NULL is returned. If the InfoType given is out of range, NULL is returned. If the plugin does not exist, NULL is returned. (Use "IsEmpty" and "IsNull" to test for these possibilities).

If you want to find the value of a alias in the current plugin, use "GetAliasInfo".

If you are writing a plugin and want to find "global" MUSHclient alias values, use an empty plugin ID, eg.

world.Note world.GetPluginAliasInfo ("", "my_alias", 1)

Available in MUSHclient version 3.23 onwards.

VBscript example

world.note world.GetPluginAliasInfo ("c8efc9f9e1edd118c6f2dbf5", "my_alias", 2)

Jscript example

world.note(world.GetPluginAliasInfo  ("c8efc9f9e1edd118c6f2dbf5", "my_alias", 2));

PerlScript example

/$world->note ($world->GetPluginAliasInfo  ("c8efc9f9e1edd118c6f2dbf5", "my_alias", 2));

Python example

world.note(world.GetPluginAliasInfo  ("c8efc9f9e1edd118c6f2dbf5", "my_alias", 2))

Lua example

Note (GetPluginAliasInfo  ("c8efc9f9e1edd118c6f2dbf5", "my_alias", 2))

Lua notes

Lua returns nil where applicable instead of an "empty variant" or "null variant".

Return value

The specified information about the alias, as described above.
An EMPTY variant, if the alias does not exist.
A NULL variant if the alias name is invalid.
A NULL variant if the InfoType is not a valid type.
A NULL variant if the plugin is not installed.

See Also ...


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(AddAlias) Adds an alias
(DeleteAlias) Deletes an alias
(DeleteAliasGroup) Deletes a group of aliases
(DeleteTemporaryAliases) Deletes all temporary aliases
(EnableAlias) Enables or disables an alias
(EnableAliasGroup) Enables/disables a group of aliases
(GetAlias) Gets details about an alias
(GetAliasInfo) Gets details about an alias
(GetAliasList) Gets the list of aliases
(GetAliasOption) Gets the value of a named alias option
(GetAliasWildcard) Returns the contents of the specified wildcard for the named alias
(GetPluginAliasList) Gets the list of aliases in a specified plugin
(GetPluginAliasOption) Gets the value of a named alias option for a specified plugin
(IsAlias) Tests to see if an alias exists
(SetAliasOption) Sets the value of a named alias option

(Help topic: function=GetPluginAliasInfo)

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