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Does writing to a nonexistent Lvar create one?

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Quick question--if I use ipc,writeLvar in a Lua script to write to an Lvar that does not presently exist, is a new Lvar created or does it just ignore the write? 

If not, is there a mechanism in FSUIPC to create a new Lvar in a Lua script or macro?


Bob Scott

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Writing to a non-existent lvar should create the lvar, but I am not 100% sure on this (may be for MSFS2020 only), as the documentation does say: If the variable is not currently available, nothing happens.

To create an lvar in lua, you should use the ipc.createLvar function:

ipc.createLvar(“name”, initialValue)
[Not WideClient]
This creates a new FS local panel variable called “name” and sets its initial value. These are L: <name> values. You can provide the L: part explicitly or leave it out.



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