node.get("Vector2Path") returns null

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:bust_in_silhouette: Asked By Multirious

I’m trying to use get() on a vector path but it returns null.

button.get("offset") # Returns null

What’s the problem?

get() returns null if the property doesn’t exist on the node or the property itself is null.
What kind of node is button? Are you setting the offset property or is the node determining it?

timothybrentwood | 2021-05-17 19:46

Oh, so apparently I was writing the script in the node named “button”. I tried using “self” instead which this returning the expected value instead of null.

Multirious | 2021-05-18 15:02

get() is more used for times when you don’t necessarily know what kind of node you’re working with so you don’t cause crashes by accessing a property that doesn’t exist. If you know what node you’re working with your should either access the property itself using or if it is the node that the script is attached to: property or (which calls the getter/setter).

timothybrentwood | 2021-05-18 15:27