Question Don't understand Components

allene50

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I am new to paper development and i want to use the newer chat functions that require Components.

is there any way to use them easily to send like "A player has joined!" for example?

i tried looking on the java docs but i confused me even more.
 
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For the example you mentioned, you can use Component.text(String) to create a component which has that text in it verbatim. There are also several overloads of this method which allow you to specify a style and color if you want to do this. Then with Component#append(Component) you can combine multiple of these pieces of text together if you wish to. For just the basic message you mentioned, the first method should suffice however.

stefvanschie

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For the example you mentioned, you can use Component.text(String) to create a component which has that text in it verbatim. There are also several overloads of this method which allow you to specify a style and color if you want to do this. Then with Component#append(Component) you can combine multiple of these pieces of text together if you wish to. For just the basic message you mentioned, the first method should suffice however.
 
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stefvanschie

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This depends on how you want to compare item names. If you want an exact match, you should check the equality using Object#equals(Object). If you only want the text to match, then you want to first convert it to plain text via a PlainTextComponentSerializer and then compare the resulting `String`s via Object#equals(Object).
 

Noah

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If you're using the item name to compare custom items / custom item abilities, you should use the PersistentDataContainer instead. It allows you to easily change the name of the item later down the line (or let players rename it), since you're not matching it by display name, which can break relatively easily.