Available since LÖVE 11.0
This type is not supported in earlier versions.

Data object containing arbitrary bytes in an contiguous memory.

There are currently no LÖVE functions provided for manipulating the contents of a ByteData, but Data:getFFIPointer can be used with LuaJIT's FFI to access and write to the contents directly. Used primarily for creating ImageData, Image, also love.filesystem.mount etc.

Constructors Creates a new Data object containing arbitrary bytes. Added since 11.0


Data:clone Creates a new copy of the Data object. Added since 11.0
Data:getFFIPointer Gets an FFI pointer to the Data. Added since 11.3
Data:getPointer Gets a pointer to the Data.
Data:getSize Gets the Data's size in bytes.
Data:getString Gets the full Data as a string. Added since 0.9.0
Object:release Immediately destroys the object's Lua reference. Added since 11.0
Object:type Gets the type of the object as a string.
Object:typeOf Checks whether an object is of a certain type.


See Also

Other Languages