Tutorial Properly write variables from config!

Discussion in 'Resources' started by TheEnderCrafter9, Aug 29, 2016.

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  1. What If I told you sender.sendMessage(ChatColor.translateAlternateColorCodes('&',plugin.getConfig.getString("Message")) could be shortened to sender.sendMessage(message), without having to worry about rewriting on reload??
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    Well, that's what this tutorial is for. It's pretty simple.

    Instead of using
    2. String mesage = ChatColor.translateAlternateColorCodes('&',plugin.getConfig.getString("Message");

    We just use

    2. String message() {
    3. plugin.reloadConfig();
    4. return ChatColor.translateAlternateColorCodes('&',plugin.getConfig.getString("Message");
    5. }

    What this does is reload and save the config then return the string.
    Last edited: Aug 30, 2016
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    Nice tutorial, though you don't actually shorten anything. All you're doing is inventing a way to make sure the message is "up to date" and shuffling around code.
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  3. @TheEnderCrafter9 So you want to edit the config EVERY time you want to send a coloured message?!?! Or am I missing something? I prefer my methods of shortening and I rarely even use that. I don't see what people's issue is with just doing ChatColor.COLOR sometimes.

    sender.sendMessage(color("&cThis is a message"));

    public String color(String s) {
        return ChatColor.translateAlternateColorCodes('&', s);
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    Also why do save then reload? That will just delete changes then load already known and up to date config. Either do one on another.
  5. I use both methods, mostly beacuse of the quality of the my code. :')
    Meh why not actually ur right, reloading is not mandatory. I was typing this at 12:15 @ night, so I can say I didn't stay up three days working on this tutorial.

    I don't know why I did the reload trust me I check my code after i find it faulty mostly from the help of others.

    EDIT by Moderator: Looks like someone screwed up again.
    Last edited: Aug 30, 2016
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