Welcome to the documentation for the CommandAPI. The CommandAPI lets you create vanilla Minecraft commands which utilize the new command features which were implemented in Minecraft 1.13, including but not limited to:
- Having commands compatible with the vanilla
- Having commands which can be run using Minecraft functions
- Having better auto-completion and suggestions
- Having command type checks before execution (e.g. ensuring a number is within a certain range)
This is a pretty important section, I would recommend reading before implementing the CommandAPI in your own projects. This section tells you about setup which is not stated anywhere else in the documentation. Think of it as the "knowledge you should know before using this API".
The CommandAPI does not follow the "standard" method of registering commands. In other words, commands which are registered with the CommandAPI will be registered as pure vanilla Minecraft commands as opposed to Bukkit or Spigot commands. This means that the following implications exist:
- Commands should not be declared in the
- Commands are automatically registered under the
minecraftnamespace. For example, if you register a command
/hello, you can also run it using
- Commands are not "linked" to a certain plugin. In other words, you cannot look up which commands are registered by which plugin.
This documentation is split into the major sections that build up the CommandAPI. It's been designed in such a way that it should be easy to find exactly what you want to help you get started with the CommandAPI, and how to make effective use of it. Each step of the way, the documentation will include examples which showcase how to use the CommandAPI.
You can use the side bar on the left to access the various sections of the documentation and can change the theme to your liking using the palette icon in the top left corner.
Using the search icon in the top left corner, you can search for anything in this entire documentation. For example, typing "Example" will show a list of examples which are included throughout the documentation.
Here's the list of changes to the documentation between each update. You can view the current documentation version at the top of this page.
- Updates Map arguments page with new syntax
- Updates Multi literal arguments page to add the node name information
- Updates Help page so it contains
- Updates Optional arguments page to update the method list for avoiding
- Updates Normal command executors page to now mention the existence of the
9.0.0 is a giant update that is incompatible with 8.8.x and prior versions. A lot of the documentation's code examples and explanations have been changed for the various changes made in this version. Please read the Upgrading guide for information on how to upgrade to 9.0.0.
- Adds the new Optional arguments section
- Adds Kotlin DSL code examples to all code examples
- Changed the version number from 8.7.0 to 8.8.0. That's it.
SoundArguments written for 8.6.0 are incompatible with this update! Other significant changes to
EntitySelectorArgumentwere made in this update. I highly recommend reading the Upgrading guide section which covers the changes in more detail and how to update your plugin for this version.
- Updated Biome arguments to allow for
- Updated Sound arguments with the new
- Updated Scoreboard arguments with the new
- Updated Entity & player arguments to include the new
- Greatly improved the format and documentation for Configuration for server owners
- Adds a Kotlin tab to all Java code blocks which displays the equivalent code, but in Kotlin
- Adds the new Command arguments section
- Adds the new World arguments section
- Mentions the new
LiteralArgument.literal()methods in Literal arguments
- Adds a really cool new example to the Brigadier Suggestions page
- Updated various sections (a summary of this can be found in the Upgrading guide):
- Adds documentation for Kotlin-based commands using the Kotlin DSL
- Update the Afterword, giving special credits to some very special contributors!
- Adds Chat preview section
- Adds Kotlin-DSL
build.gradle.ktsinstructions for using the CommandAPI
CommandAPI.onDisable()method to Shading the CommandAPI in your plugins
- Updated Shading with Maven with updated
- Adds NamespacedKey arguments section
- Update Argument Casting section with new arguments and types
- Update NBT arguments page with new NBT arguments information
- Update Custom arguments page with new custom arguments information
- Adds Getting a list of registered commands section to the Internal CommandAPI page
- Update Upgrading guide for 8.4.0 changes
withSubcommandsmethod to Subcommands section.
- Adds List arguments section.
- Fix bug with Multiple command executors with the same implementation example.
- Updated particle arguments in the Particle arguments section.
- Update the Upgrading guide for the new changes in 8.0.0.
- Changed the repo that the CommandAPI is served from JitPack to Maven Central.
- Remove direct link to
CommandAPI.jarfile from Installation for server owners, in favor of pointing to the latest release page (to allow version numbers to appear in the file name).
- Rewrite the Argument suggestions section to cover the new argument suggestions API.
- Update the Upgrading guide for the new changes in 7.0.0.
- Update repository information in the Shading the CommandAPI in your plugins page.
- Update the Brigadier + CommandAPI page with updated methods.
- Adds an example of using Brgiader's
SuggestionsBuilderin the Brigadier Suggestions section.
- Updated the colors of links, example blocks and warning blocks to meet accessibility contrast guidelines better.
- Adds Command trees section.
- Update Handling command failures to fit new
throwrequirement for command failures.
- Updated Normal command executors with the new multiple command executors with the same implementation feature.
- Update the Maven and Gradle pages to say to use CommandAPI version 6.5.4 because this kept confusing everyone.
- Adds a section Help for the new help feature.
- Update Annotations section to include new
- Adds Java 16 error to Troubleshooting.
- Update FAQ.
- Adds some useful tools to Command conversion to get plugin info and check
- Adds Plugin reloading page which describes how to add minimal support for
- Update Custom arguments page with new custom argument constructor information
- Adds upgrade info to the Upgrading guide to help upgrade any existing custom arguments which you may have.
- Update Configuration for server owners page with new config options
- Update instructions for shading the CommandAPI with maven in Shading the CommandAPI in your plugins to support Java 16.
- Mention that commands registered with the CommandAPI appear in the
minecraft:namespace (see above under "How the CommandAPI works")
- Adds entry for Upgrading guide to help update from 5.12 to 6.0.0.
- Adds new
silent-logsconfig entry to Configuration for server owners
- Update syntax for
onLoad(CommandAPIConfig)for Shading the CommandAPI in your plugins
- Update Argument suggestions including new
- Adds documentation for OfflinePlayerArgument
- Adds a new section CommandAPI Contribution which gives a bit of insight into the project structure of the CommandAPI (Still in progress, not complete yet)
- Fix old documentation typos
- Fix spacing issues in some existing code blocks
- Adds syntax highlighting for Minecraft commands in code blocks
- Fix old code examples which didn't work anymore
The Maven/Gradle repository URL has changed! See 5. Setting up your development environment for more information. For older versions of the CommandAPI (versions 5.11 and below), please consult the older documentation which can be found on the homepage here.
- Change the repository URL for the CommandAPI in 5. Setting up your development environment
- Update the Afterword
- Adds a section Arbitrary command conversion on how to convert arbitrary commands
- Adds a section 3.3. Entity selectors describing how to convert entity selector commands with the CommandAPI's command conversion system
- Updated the list of all suppoprted argument types for command conversion
- Splits chat argument sections into two: 11.5.1. Spigot chat arguments and 11.5.2. Adventure chat arguments
- Adds a FAQ page
- Adds a warning about shading in 6. Shading the CommandAPI in your plugins
- Adds a section 4. Skipping proxy senders which describes how to use the
- Adds a section 6. Using the annotation system on setting up your development environment to use the annotation system
- Adds a whole massive section on using annotations (16. Annotation-based commands, 17. Annotations, 18. Registering annotation-based commands)
- Adds a section on argument suggestion deferral in section 9.1. Argument suggestions
- Improve warning for
LiteralArgument- instead of it being "obsolete" compared to the
MultiLiteralArgument, it is now "more complex" than
- Fix issue in the section for custom arguments which should have been updated but wasn't
- Adds brief documentation for the CommandAPI's
reloadDatapacksmethod in 16. Internal CommandAPI
- Adds a section 10.2. The SimpleFunctionWrapper class which outlines the new
- Updates the documentation for 10.3. The FunctionWrapper class
- Update the name of the package from
dev.jorel.commandapi.Brigadierin section 17. Brigadier + CommandAPI
- Update the documentation for 11. Permissions stating that you can use
Lots and lots and lots of changes occurred in version 5.0! I highly recommend reading the Upgrading guide section which covers the changes in more detail and how to update your plugin for this version.
Every page has been rewritten in this update and checked for errors. In general, this is the list of new additions:
- New section 3. Command conversion dedicated to command conversion via the
- New section 8.4. Listed arguments
- New section 9.8.1. Angle arguments
- New section 14. Subcommands
- New section 16. Internal CommandAPI now lists all arguments and their respective Minecraft argument IDs
- Mentions listed arguments in section 9.11.1. Literal arguments
- Section 15. Command conversion has been rewritten
- Executes native is now present in the command registration page
- Section 8.3. Argument suggestions with tooltips now mentions the
- Improve the documentation for 2. Configuration for server owners by using simple YAML lists (using the
-symbol) and update the command conversion syntax for all commands using the
- Adds the command sender priority to 6.1. Normal command executors
- Adds new method and example for converting specific commands internally in 13. Command conversion
- Adds two sneaky little buttons in the main title toolbar at the top of the page
- Adds a warning about using redirected commands for suggestions that depend on previous arguments in 7.1. Argument suggestions
- Adds a new section 6.3. Native commandsenders
- Update documentation for 6.1. Normal command executors to include the
.executesNative()method for native command senders
- Adds a new section 7.3. Argument suggestions with tooltips
- Adds documentation for the
MultiLiteralArgumentin section 8.11.2. Multi literal arguments
- Adds a new section 4. Shading the CommandAPI into your plugins
- Update documentation for 14. Brigadier + CommandAPI with new (overloaded) function
- Update Afterword
- Update the maven and gradle documentation to state that it is
- The project has been renamed from the "1.13 Command API" to simply the "CommandAPI". This has changed a few things, such as various links. See the section Upgrading guide to view the relevant changes with regards to maven.
- Updated 3. Setting up your development environment to include new Maven repository links
- Fixed stronkage with Java versions - there's now no random warning boxes about incompatibility with Java 12!
- Arguments now include pictures that showcase how they work!
- Reorganised the sections - arguments is now split up into two sections: 6. Arguments (in general) and 7. Argument types
- Adds documentation for 6.2. Safe argument suggestions
- Adds documentation for 7.8.3. BlockState arguments
- Adds documentation for new arguments:
- Adds page Incompatible version information outlining what parts of the CommandAPI are incompatible with what versions of Minecraft
getCommands()documentation to the 8.2. The FunctionWrapper class page
- Adds page 13. Brigadier + CommandAPI which shows how the CommandAPI can be used with Brigadier side-by-side
- Adds page 10. Requirements for the requirements feature to help restrict commands
- Adds page 14. Predicate tips with information on how to reduce the amount of repeated code when using requirements
- Update Afterword
- Moves configuration for server owners to a new section 2. Configuration for server owners. This has the side-effect of also re-numbering all of the sections on the left. Sorry!
- Adds server owner documentation for the CommandAPI's config command conversion system in section 2. Configuration for server owners
- Update the conversion page 10. Command conversion so it should be much easier to follow and understand
- Changed the list of Java versions that the CommandAPI is compatible with in the Troubleshooting section
- Adds information on how functions are loaded in 1.16+ in section 6. Functions & Tags
- Added function error messages to section Troubleshooting
- Adds new section 5.1 Argument suggestions to cover how to override suggestions - Having it all in section 5. Arguments was a bit too content-heavy
- Adds documentation for the new
.overrideSuggestions()method in section 5.1 Argument suggestions
- Simplified the description of the documentation updates
- Changed the artifact ID for the dependency of the CommandAPI. Instead of being
commandapi, it is now
commandapi-core. You can view the changes in section 2 Setting up your development environment
- Changed the repository information for gradle in section 2 Setting up your development environment. You now have to include the NBTAPI repository because gradle can't automatically detect this for some reason. Kinda stupid tbh.
- Adds a section on using multiple or optional arguments in section 5 Arguments
Lots of changes occurred in version 3.0. I highly recommend reading the Upgrading guide section which covers the changes in more detail and how to update your plugin for this version.
- Sections on the left have been tidied up and should be more "approachable"
- Installation section (1. Installation for server owners) now includes information about additional dependencies
- Dependency section (2. Setting up your development environment) updated to use the new dependency Group ID
- Command registration section (3. Command registration) updated to reflect new API changes
- Command execution section (4. Command Executors) updated to reflect new API changes
- Arguments section (5. Arguments) completely rewritten to reflect new API changes. Adds more detailed examples for each argument
- Function arguments section (6.3 Function Arguments) updated to reflect new API changes
- Permissions section (7. Permissions) updated to reflect new API changes
- Aliases section (8. Aliases) updated to reflect new API changes
- Command conversion section (9. Command conversion) rewrite example to be more detailed