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Description of MUSHclient world function: world.UdpSend


Name UdpSend
Type Method
Summary Sends a packet over the network using the UDP protocol
Prototype long UdpSend(BSTR IP, short Port, BSTR Text);

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Description

This sends a single UDP (User Datagram Protocol) packet over the network, to the specified IP address and port.

The intention here is to communicate with other programs, such as the status-bar stand-alone program using UDP to send short messages.

You can broadcast to more than one PC by using a broadcast address.

The address must be a dotted number, not a name (eg. 10.0.0.8)


Note: Available in version 3.56 onwards.


VBscript example
UdpSend "10.0.0.3", 4111, "magic,textcolour,5555"
Jscript example
UdpSend ("10.0.0.3", 4111, "magic,textcolour,5555")
Lua example
UdpSend ("10.0.0.3", 4111, "magic,textcolour,5555")
Returns If the packet was sent successfully, zero is returned.

If the address could not be decoded, -1 is returned;

For other socket errors the Windows socket error number.
Introduced in version 3.56

See also ...

Function Description
GetUdpPort Find a free port for UDP listening
UdpListen Listens for incoming packets using the UDP protocol
UdpPortList Returns an array of all the UDP ports in use by this world

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