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type

string type( any var )

Description

Returns a string representing the name of the type of the passed object.

Arguments

1 any var
The object to get the type of.

Returns

1 string
The name of the object's type.

Example

Print the name of a few types.

print( type(2) ) print( type("hai") ) print( type({}) )
Output: number string table

Example

Returns "no value" if called with 0 arguments/parameters.

print( type() )
Output: no value

Example

A list of code showing how you can use the type function in replacement with any of the "is" functions. (example being istable, isentity, etc.)

print(type(LocalPlayer())) print(type(Vector())) print(type(Angle())) print(type(Entity(num))) -- num is the EntIndex for the entity print(type(vgui.Create("DFrame")))
Output: Player Vector Angle Entity Panel

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