Solved Problem with getting colored wool in to a GUI

Discussion in 'Spigot Plugin Development' started by STyXNetwork, May 20, 2016.


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  1. Hi!

    I was going to make a GUI for my Plugin. When making the GUI, I ran into the problem that I can't seem to figure out how to change the color of the Wool. I tried some different things that I found on the forums but they didn't seem to work for me (The byte things, DyeColor.. ).

    I would be really happy if anyone that know how to do this could tell me how! :)

    Code (Text):
    package net.styxnetwork.colornamegui.commands;

    import org.bukkit.Bukkit;
    import org.bukkit.Material;
    import org.bukkit.command.Command;
    import org.bukkit.command.CommandExecutor;
    import org.bukkit.command.CommandSender;
    import org.bukkit.entity.Player;
    import org.bukkit.inventory.Inventory;
    import org.bukkit.inventory.ItemStack;
    import org.bukkit.inventory.meta.ItemMeta;
    import net.md_5.bungee.api.ChatColor;

    public class color implements CommandExecutor {
        public boolean onCommand(CommandSender sender, Command cmd, String label, String[] args) {
            if (label.equalsIgnoreCase("color")) {
                if (!(sender instanceof Player)) {
                    sender.sendMessage(ChatColor.RED + "Bara spelare kan använda detta kommando.");
                    return false;
                Player p = (Player) sender;
                Inventory inv = Bukkit.createInventory(null, 18, ChatColor.AQUA + "Färg Byte - STyX Network");
                ItemStack lightgraywool = wool(Material.WOOL, (byte)1, ChatColor.GRAY + "Ljus grå färg");
                ItemStack graywool = wool(Material.WOOL, (byte)2, ChatColor.DARK_GRAY + "Grå färg");
                ItemStack pinkwool = wool(Material.WOOL, (byte)3, ChatColor.RED + "Rosa Ull");
                inv.setItem(0, lightgraywool);
                inv.setItem(1, graywool);
                inv.setItem(2, pinkwool);
                return true;
            return false;
        private ItemStack wool(ItemStack item, String name) {
            ItemMeta meta = item.getItemMeta();
            return item;
        private ItemStack wool(Material item, byte b, String name) {
            return wool(new ItemStack(item), name);
  2. You aren't actually doing anything with that byte value from what I can see,

    Code (Text):
    private ItemStack wool(Material item, byte b, String name) {
            return wool(new ItemStack(item), name);

    Code (Text):
    private ItemStack wool(Material item, short b, String name) {
            return wool(new ItemStack(item, 1, b), name);
    #2 Mykindos, May 20, 2016
    Last edited: May 20, 2016
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  3. I think your ItemStack constructor is little messed up. The inputs for the constructor goes as follows:
    Code (Text):
    ItemStack(Material type, int amount, short damage)
    type - Material
    amount - The quantity
    damage - The "color" of the wool

    So if you wanted red wool you would need:
    Code (Text):
    ItemStack(Material.WOOL, 1, (short) 14);
    Here is a link to the color codes for wool:

    Edit: Semi-Sniped by @NinjaStix
    #4 Hunky524, May 20, 2016
    Last edited: May 20, 2016
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  4. The correct way to do this is as follows:

    ItemStack(1ST ARG = material, 2ND ARG = QTY, 3RD ARG = Byte Data Value);
    ItemStack blackWool = new ItemStack(Material.WOOL, 1, (byte)15);
  5. Yes, except that constructor has been deprecated for some time. He should use the constructor ItemStack(Material, int, short)