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FindMetaTable

Description

Returns the meta table for the class with the matching name.

Internally returns debug.getregistry()[metaName]

You can learn more about meta tables on the Meta Tables page.

You can find a list of meta tables that can be retrieved with this function on Enums/TYPE. The name in the description is the string to use with this function.

Arguments

1 string metaName
The object type to retrieve the meta table of.

Returns

1 table
The corresponding meta table.

Example

Adds a very simple function for checking if a player is sick to the player metatable.

local meta = FindMetaTable("Player") function meta:IsSick() return true end -- Sometime later... local ply = Entity(1) if ( ply:IsSick() ) then ply:ChatPrint( "Get well soon, " .. ply:Nick() .. "!" ) ply:ChatPrint( "I just don't understand how you're always sick..." ) end
Output: Get well soon, Player1! I just don't understand how you're always sick...

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