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Extracts localized text from config entry, if entry is subject to localization, otherwise returns text value. To obtain the translation key itself, see getTextRaw.


getText config
config: Config
Return Value:
String - text value


Example 1:
_text = getText (configFile >> "CfgVehicles" >> "Thing" >> "icon"); // "Get in %1 as Driver"

Additional Information

See also:
configFile a / b configName count getArray getNumber inheritsFrom isArray isClass isNumber isText select getTextRaw


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ffur2007slx2_5 - c
Posted on Mar 28, 2014 - 07:52 (UTC)
(Arma 3 1.14) It's recommended to use BIS_fnc_getCfgData or BIS_fnc_returnConfigEntry to get variable cfg data rather than conditioning via isNumber, isText, isArray, getNumber, getText and getArray combination.
Traditional workaround:
_cfg = configFile >> "CfgVehicles" >> _SomeAddonClassName >> "DestructionEffects" >> "Smoke1" >> "type"; switch ( true ) do { case (isNumber _cfg): {getNumber _cfg}; case (isText _cfg): {getText _cfg}; case (isArray _cfg): {getArray _cfg;}; default { nil }; };
Recommended workaround:
(configFile >> "CfgVehicles" >> _SomeAddonClassName >> "DestructionEffects" >> "Smoke1" >> "type") call BIS_fnc_getCfgData;
To return default value once entry was not found, we can use BIS_fnc_returnConfigEntry instead of BIS_fnc_getCfgData. e.g.
[(configFile >> "CannonFire" >> "LightExp"),"lifeTime",0] call BIS_fnc_returnConfigEntry;//0.5
To compose collected String into Array, use BIS_fnc_getCfgDataArray instead. E.g.
(configFile >> "CfgVehicles" >> _SomeAddonClassName >> "DestructionEffects" >> "Smoke1" >> "type") call BIS_fnc_getCfgDataArray;