Gets the name of a background.



Argument Description
index The background image asset to get the name of.

Returns: String


This function will return the name as a string of the specified background. This name is the one that has been specified for the background in the resource tree of the main GameMaker: Studio window. Please note that this is only a string and cannot be used to reference the background directly - for that you would need the background index. You can, however, use this string to get the background index using the returned string along with the function asset_get_index().


name = background_get_name(bck_1);

The above code gets the name of the background asset indexed in "bck_1" and stores it as a string in the instance variable "name".

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