Learn Basic JavaScript by Building a Role Playing Game - Step 37

What does this mean? Do I need to write a function?

Use dot notation to set the onclick property of your button1 to the function reference of goStore . This function will be something you write later. Note that button1 is already declared, so you don’t need to use let or const .

Your code so far

let xp = 0;

let health = 100;

let gold = 50;

let currentWeapon = 0;

let fighting;

let monsterHealth;

let inventory = [“stick”];

const button1 = document.querySelector(‘#button1’);

const button2 = document.querySelector(“#button2”);

const button3 = document.querySelector(“#button3”);

const text = document.querySelector(“#text”);

const xpText = document.querySelector(“#xpText”);

const healthText = document.querySelector(“#healthText”);

const goldText = document.querySelector(“#goldText”);

const monsterStats = document.querySelector(“#monsterStats”);

const monsterName = document.querySelector(“#monsterName”);

const monsterHealthText = document.querySelector(“#monsterHealth”);

<!-- file: index.html -->
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
  <head>
    <meta charset="utf-8">
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="./styles.css">
    <title>RPG - Dragon Repeller</title>
  </head>
  <body>
    <div id="game">
      <div id="stats">
        <span class="stat">XP: <strong><span id="xpText">0</span></strong></span>
        <span class="stat">Health: <strong><span id="healthText">100</span></strong></span>
        <span class="stat">Gold: <strong><span id="goldText">50</span></strong></span>
      </div>
      <div id="controls">
        <button id="button1">Go to store</button>
        <button id="button2">Go to cave</button>
        <button id="button3">Fight dragon</button>
      </div>
      <div id="monsterStats">
        <span class="stat">Monster Name: <strong><span id="monsterName"></span></strong></span>
        <span class="stat">Health: <strong><span id="monsterHealth"></span></strong></span>
      </div>
      <div id="text">
        Welcome to Dragon Repeller. You must defeat the dragon that is preventing people from leaving the town. You are in the town square. Where do you want to go? Use the buttons above.
      </div>
    </div>
    <script src="./script.js"></script>
  </body>
</html>
/* file: styles.css */
body {
  background-color: #0a0a23;
}

#text {
  background-color: #0a0a23;
  color: #ffffff;
  padding: 10px;
}

#game {
  max-width: 500px;
  max-height: 400px;
  background-color: #ffffff;
  color: #ffffff;
  margin: 30px auto 0px;
  padding: 10px;
}

#controls,
#stats {
  border: 1px solid #0a0a23;
  padding: 5px;
  color: #0a0a23;
}

#monsterStats {
  display: none;
  border: 1px solid #0a0a23;
  padding: 5px;
  color: #ffffff;
  background-color: #c70d0d;
}

.stat {
  padding-right: 10px;
}

button {
  cursor: pointer;
  color: #0a0a23;
  background-color: #feac32;
  background-image: linear-gradient(#fecc4c, #ffac33);
  border: 3px solid #feac32;
}
/* file: script.js */
let xp = 0;
let health = 100;
let gold = 50;
let currentWeapon = 0;
let fighting;
let monsterHealth;
let inventory = ["stick"];

const button1 = document.querySelector('#button1');
const button2 = document.querySelector("#button2");
const button3 = document.querySelector("#button3");
const text = document.querySelector("#text");
const xpText = document.querySelector("#xpText");
const healthText = document.querySelector("#healthText");
const goldText = document.querySelector("#goldText");
const monsterStats = document.querySelector("#monsterStats");
const monsterName = document.querySelector("#monsterName");
const monsterHealthText = document.querySelector("#monsterHealth");


/* User Editable Region */

// initialize buttons
button.onclick 

/* User Editable Region */

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Challenge Information:

Learn Basic JavaScript by Building a Role Playing Game - Step 37

if you want to access any property of an html element (onclick in this example) you need to use the dot notation in a syntax like this : HTML_element.property, just like the example in your course, then you need to assign a new value to that property so it will be added to your HTML element, in this case a function reference that you’re yet to create, then when a user click the button the function will be excuted.

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it took me a while to understand this lol.