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Script function

world.Help

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Type

Method

Summary

Shows help for a script function, or a list of functions

Prototype

void Help(BSTR Name);

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Description

This function is to help scripters quickly get information about script functions.

You can optionally supply a string argument. If the argument exactly matches a script function (case is not important) then the help for that function is shown.

eg.

/Help "colournote" --> show help for world.ColourNote

If the argument partially matches a script function, then the "functions help" dialog box will be displayed with that text as the filter.

eg.

/Help "trigger" --> show list of trigger-related functions


If the argument is empty then all script functions will be displayed.

The argument "lua" is a special case, and will show the help for all Lua-specific functions in MUSHclient.

eg.

/Help "lua"

You can also get help on Lua libraries by supplying "lua x" where x is the first letter of one of the standard Lua libraries, namely:

b - Base (not in a library)
c - Coroutines
d - Debug
i - Io
m - Math
o - Os
p - Package
r - Rex
s - String
t - Table
u - Utils

You can type more letters if you want, but only the first 5 are checked. eg.

/Help "lua io" -- (same as /Help "lua i")

In addition it also recognises:

/Help "lua bc" -- bc (bignum) library


Available in MUSHclient version 3.70 onwards.



VBscript example

Help "colournote"


Jscript example

Help ("colournote")


Lua example

Help "colournote"
Help "lua io"


Lua notes

The argument is optional.


Return value

Nothing.


See Also ...

Topics

Scripting
Utilities

Functions

(AddFont) Adds a custom font for use by MUSHclient
(Base64Decode) Takes a base-64 encoded string and decodes it.
(Base64Encode) Encodes a string using base-64 encoding.
(BlendPixel) Blends a single pixel with another, using a specified blending mode
(ChangeDir) Changes the MUSHclient working directory
(CreateGUID) Creates a GUID - Global Unique Identifier
(EditDistance) Returns the Levenshtein Edit Distance between two words
(ErrorDesc) Converts a MUSHclient script error code into an human-readable description
(ExportXML) Exports a world item in XML format
(FilterPixel) Performs a filtering operation on one pixel
(FixupEscapeSequences) Converts "escape sequences" like \t to their equivalent codes.
(FixupHTML) Fixes up text for writing as HTML
(FlashIcon) Flashes the MUSHclient icon on the Windows taskbar
(GenerateName) Generates a random character name
(GetClipboard) Gets the clipboard contents
(GetScriptTime) Returns the amount of time spent in script routines
(GetSoundStatus) Gets the status of a sound started by PlaySound
(GetUniqueID) Creates a unique ID for general use, or for making Plugin IDs
(GetUniqueNumber) Returns a unique number
(Hash) Produces a hash (checksum) of a specified piece of text
(ImportXML) Imports configuration data in XML format
(Menu) Creates a pop-up menu inside the command window
(Metaphone) Returns the metaphone code for the supplied word
(MoveMainWindow) Move and resize the main MUSHclient window
(MoveWorldWindow) Move and resize a world window
(MoveWorldWindowX) Move and resize a specific world window
(MtRand) Returns pseudo-random number using the Mersenne Twister algorithm
(MtSrand) Seed the Mersenne Twister pseudo-random number generator
(PlaySound) Plays a sound using DirectSound
(ReadNamesFile) Loads in a file for generating character names
(Replace) Replaces one substring with another
(SetBackgroundColour) Sets a background colour for the output window
(SetBackgroundImage) Sets a background image for the output window
(SetClipboard) Sets the clipboard contents
(SetForegroundImage) Sets a foreground image for the output window
(SetMainTitle) Sets the main output window title
(SetStatus) Sets the status line text
(SetTitle) Sets the world window title
(SetToolBarPosition) Sets the position of the game toolbars on the screen.
(ShiftTabCompleteItem) Adds an item to the list shown for Shift+Tab completion
(Simulate) Simulate input from the MUD, for debugging purposes
(Sound) Plays a sound
(StopSound) Stop playing a sound started by PlaySound
(StripANSI) Strips ANSI colour sequences from a string
(Trace) Trace mode property
(TraceOut) Outputs the supplied message to the world Trace
(TranslateDebug) Sends a debugging message to the localizing translator script
(TranslateGerman) Translate German umluat sequences
(Transparency) Sets the transparency of the main MUSHclient window under Windows XP
(Trim) Trims leading and trailing spaces from a string

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