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Virtually "presses" a pop-up dialog button (which was displayed by an in-world script).


The following table shows input values (you send them with the API call) and returned output values.

Variable Required Description
This API command applies only for Standard bot
Input basic parameters:
action yes = reply_dialog
apikey yes Your personal developer's API key.
botname yes Your bot's SL login.
secret yes Bot access code of your bot.
dataType optional Set to "json" to get JSON reply instead of URL-encoded string
custom optional The custom data (string) to be passed back to caller script. This value will be returned back to the caller in HTTP response.
channel yes the dialog channel (either positive or negative value)
object yes UUID of the object which sent us the dialog
button yes the text of the dialog button to press
(to be received in http_response LSL event, see docs for details)
result OK - command completed successfully
FAIL - command failed
resulttext Detailed reason for the failure.
custom The value from input "custom" parameter. See above.


This script does the following:

  1. Waits until you touch it
  2. Sends the dialog window to your bot
  3. Reports the bot menu selection to you

Place this code to an in-world object, and replace variables at the beginning with your values (read more about api key and Bot access code);

LSL Code

string sbApiKey = "...";
string sbBotName = "YourBotName Resident";
string sbBotAccessCode = "bot-access-code";

// Hint: sbBotName is the bot's name. However, you can place
// your SL name here to see the dialog yourself (and even touch the button).
// Obliviously, HTTP API won't make you touching the menu automatically :)

key httpReq = NULL_KEY;
integer CHANNEL = -11;

default {
    touch_start(integer total_number) {
        llOwnerSay("Searching for UUID, bot "+sbBotName);
        // Look for bot nearby (we can use HTTP API name2key here, too)
        llSensor(sbBotName, NULL_KEY, AGENT, 96, PI);
    sensor(integer num) {
        // We've detected our bot!
        // Hint: If "Found" message does not appear,
        // check that bot is within 96 meters range.
        key id = llDetectedKey(0);
        llOwnerSay("Found bot UUID: "+ (string)id +
                ", sending dialog menu and waiting 3 seconds...");
        // Sending dialog to the bot
        llListen(CHANNEL, sbBotName, NULL_KEY, "");
        llDialog(id, "Are you human or bot?", ["human", "bot", "both"], CHANNEL);
        // Wait 3 seconds and then make bot reply
    timer() {
        llOwnerSay("Now sending HTTP command to the bot " +
                "to click the menu's item 'bot'...");
        // The HTTP API command is being sent here:
        string params = llDumpList2String([
            "action="  + "reply_dialog",
            "apikey="  + llEscapeURL(sbApiKey),
            "botname=" + llEscapeURL(sbBotName),
            "secret="  + llEscapeURL(sbBotAccessCode),
            "channel="  + (string)CHANNEL,
            "object=" + (string)llGetKey(),
            "button=" +  llEscapeURL("bot")
            ], "&");
            [HTTP_METHOD, "POST"], params);
    listen(integer channel, string name, key id, string message) {
        // We've got a reply from menu!
        llOwnerSay("Bot touched the menu item: " + message);

Important note

Actually the script is not complete. You may need to know:

  • the moment WHEN bot gets a popup menu
  • the channel that menu uses (since menu's channel can vary)

This example is very basic (you can use it when you exactly know that dialog has been shown, and a dialog's channel). New HTTP API callback functions (in development yet) will allow you to get that info from bots.

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