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Gets the contents of a variable belonging to a plugin


VARIANT GetPluginVariable(BSTR PluginID, BSTR VariableName);

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Gets the contents of the named variable for the nominated plugin. Each plugin has a unique ID - specify that ID to identify the plugin in question.

If the named variable does not exist, EMPTY is returned.

If the name given is invalid, NULL is returned.

If the nominated 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 variable in the current plugin, use "GetVariable".

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

world.Note world.GetPluginVariable ("", "target")

Available in MUSHclient version 3.23 onwards.

VBscript example

dim MyName

MyName = world.GetPluginVariable ("a42fbf74f394d8129df956ae", "MyName")

if isempty (MyName) then
  world.note "My name is not defined"
end if

if isnull (MyName) then
  world.note "Invalid variable name"
end if

world.note MyName

Jscript example

var MyName;

MyName = world.GetPluginVariable ("a42fbf74f394d8129df956ae", "MyName");

if (MyName == null)
  world.note("MyName is not defined");

PerlScript example

$MyName = $world->GetPluginVariable ("a42fbf74f394d8129df956ae", "MyName");

if (!defined ($MyName)) 
  $world->note ("MyName is not defined");
  $world->note ($MyName);

Python example

MyName = world.GetPluginVariable ("a42fbf74f394d8129df956ae", "MyName")

if not MyName:
  world.note("MyName is not defined")

Lua example

MyName = GetPluginVariable ("a42fbf74f394d8129df956ae", "MyName")

if MyName == nil then
  Note("MyName is not defined")

Lua notes

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

Return value

The contents of the specified variable for the specified plugin.
An EMPTY variant, if the variable does not exist.
A NULL variant if the variable name is invalid, or the plugin is not installed.

See Also ...




(BroadcastPlugin) Broadcasts a message to all installed plugins
(CallPlugin) Calls a routine in a plugin
(EnablePlugin) Enables or disables the specified plugin
(GetPluginID) Returns the 24-character ID of the current plugin
(GetPluginInfo) Gets details about a specified plugin
(GetPluginList) Gets a list of installed plugins.
(GetPluginName) Returns the name of the current plugin
(GetPluginTimerInfo) Gets details about a named timer for a specified plugin
(GetPluginTimerList) Gets the list of timers in a specified plugin
(GetPluginVariableList) Gets the list of variables in a specified plugin
(GetVariable) Gets the contents of a variable
(GetVariableList) Gets the list of variables
(IsPluginInstalled) Checks to see if a particular plugin is installed
(LoadPlugin) Loads a plugin from disk
(PluginSupports) Checks if a plugin supports a particular routine
(ReloadPlugin) Reloads an installed plugin
(SaveState) Saves the state of the current plugin
(SetVariable) Sets the value of a variable
(UnloadPlugin) Unloads an installed plugin

(Help topic: function=GetPluginVariable)

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