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Buttons in Unity 4.3

Discussion in '2D' started by Ptitclem, Nov 13, 2013.

  1. Ptitclem

    Ptitclem

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    Hello,

    Just a quick question :
    With the new 2D workflow in Unity, is there a better way to make buttons than with GUI ?

    I looked for it but found nothing. The only "official" example does not contain any button.

    Thank you for your answers
    --
    Clement
     
  2. Callski

    Callski

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    Attach a script to the 2D element which has the function OnMouseUpAsButton(). This function will fire when the element is "clicked".
     
  3. Ptitclem

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    Ok thanks, I will test that.
    Does it works well with a touch event (all platforms) ?

    I would really love some OnClick(gameObject) or OnClick_NameOfThe2DElement( ) that would allow every click event of one scene to be handled in one class. But perhaps its already there ?

    The only way I know for buttons is the following :
    Code (csharp):
    1.  
    2. public class HomeScene : MonoBehaviour {   
    3.     public Texture2D textureStart = null;
    4.     public Texture2D textureExit = null;
    5.  
    6.     void OnGUI()
    7.     {
    8.         if (GUI.Button(new Rect(w, h, tw, th),textureStart,GUIStyle.none))
    9.         {
    10.             Application.LoadLevelAsync("Start");    
    11.         }
    12.         else if (GUI.Button(new Rect(w, h+space, tw, th),textureExit,GUIStyle.none))
    13.         {
    14.             Application.Quit();        
    15.         }
    16.     }
    17. }
    18.  
     
  4. QPRocky

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  5. Storyteller

    Storyteller

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    you can use a BoxCollider, not a 2DBoxCollider, a regular one, under physics, not physics2D and get the events and click handling to work. its kludgy and I do hope the get it implemented shortly
     
  6. Ptitclem

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    Looks great!
    Plus that answer my question : No GUI with the new Unity2D workflow : Unity2D is developed in parallel with Unity GUI, and not integrated right now. It may be integrated in the future ... I bet not before 2014. No information on what feature will be pro and what won't be.

    Can you explain why (as it works well with a 2DBoxCollider)? Performances ?
     
    Last edited: Nov 14, 2013
  7. jonomf

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    I believe that OnMouseDown, since a few versions ago, now also does fire for touch events. So a sprite with a collider and a script handling OnMouseDown should do the trick.
     
  8. Ptitclem

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    In case it can be of some use, here is my code (attached to every button with a collider (2D or 3D)) :
    Code (csharp):
    1.  
    2. using UnityEngine;
    3. using System.Collections;
    4.  
    5. public class ButtonEvent : MonoBehaviour {
    6.    
    7.     public Color colorOver = new Color(1f,0.88f,0.55f);
    8.     public Color colorPushed  = new Color(0.66f,0.66f,0.48f);  
    9.     public string level; //If empty quit the application
    10.  
    11.     private Color originalColor;
    12.  
    13.     void Start(){      
    14.         originalColor = gameObject.renderer.material.color;    
    15.     }
    16.  
    17.     void OnMouseEnter()    
    18.     {
    19.         gameObject.renderer.material.color= colorOver;
    20.     }  
    21.    
    22.     void OnMouseExit()
    23.     {
    24.         gameObject.renderer.material.color= originalColor;
    25.     }
    26.  
    27.     void OnMouseDown()
    28.     {
    29.         gameObject.renderer.material.color= colorPushed;
    30.     }
    31.  
    32.     void OnMouseUpAsButton()       
    33.     {      
    34.         if(level.Length>0)
    35.             Application.LoadLevel(level);
    36.         else
    37.             Application.Quit();
    38.     }
    39. }
    40.  
     
  9. Storyteller

    Storyteller

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    I just put your script on a sprite with a Box Collder 2D and it doesnt work.
    BoxCollider2D does not function with raycasts or the mouse events. you must have a traditional collider.

    please, if you can get things to work, with a BoxCollider2D, share how its done, but for me to get those events to work, I have to add a Box Collider (not 2D, traditional)

    further, how would you get Raycast2D to work with mouse positions? the overloads are completely different.
     
    Last edited: Nov 14, 2013
  10. Ptitclem

    Ptitclem

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    With this exact code it works perfectly well for me with a 2D collider.
    Environment:
    - Unity 4.3
    - 2D project (new project- setup default to 2D)
    - Orthogonal projection
    - sprites
    - 2D collider on my sprite
    - the ButtonEvent script above on this sprite too

    Hope it helps.
     
  11. Storyteller

    Storyteller

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    ok I tried this again and it works. Im not sure what the conflict was but for 2 day I could not get this to function. now it does. If I figure out what was keeping it from working, Ill post it. Thanks for the help!