|str||The string to measure the number of characters of.|
This function returns the number of characters comprising a
given string. It can be useful for things like working out when to
limit a custom text entry's character length (eg: capping a
player's name to 10 characters). Remember that this is different to
string_width in that it
measures the number of characters in the string, not its
width as drawn on the screen in pixels.
if string_length(name) > 10
name = string_copy(name, 1, 10);
This will check if the string of name is greater than ten characters and if it is, it will copy and use the first ten characters only.