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I understand you can use jQuery's wiki() function to execute TwineScript, including macros. I wish to make a method function for an object that passes the object as an argument to a SugarCube macro. Is there a way to get the Twine variable name of an object within a method function?

I'd like something like this:

$.wiki('<<macro '+(this object's variable name in Twine)+'>>')

 

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You'd have to convert the object into a Twine story variable or temporary variable, using State.variables or State.temporary, respectively.  For example:

State.temporary.someObject = someObject;
$.wiki('<<macro _someObject>>');

Hope that helps!

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Okay, that executes! Unfortunately, I seem to have encountered another issue: wiki() won't execute <<print>> macros. Is there any way to do this?
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Yeah, "$.wiki('whatever');" sends the output nowhere.

If you want the output to appear somewhere as the passage is initially rendered, then you'd want to do something like this:

<span id="test"></span>
<<script>>
$(document).one(":passagerender", function (ev) {
	State.temporary.someObject = someObject;
	$(ev.content).find("#test").wiki('<<macro _someObject>>');
});
<</script>>

However, if you're trying to display it after the passage as already rendered (for example, when the user clicks a button), then you could do something like this:

<span id="test"></span>
<<button "Click me">><<script>>
	State.temporary.someObject = someObject;
	$("#test").wiki('<<macro _someObject>>');
<</script>><</button>>

Have fun!  :-)

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Ah, yeah, that's not worth it. DX I just made it a widget instead. Thanks anyway!
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