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Bug Cannot add an object to a serialized field, of which type is the class named 'Object'

Discussion in 'Editor & General Support' started by ailuropoda0, Jan 28, 2021.

  1. ailuropoda0

    ailuropoda0

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    I have defined the class 'Object' in my namespace.

    And I have added a serialized field, of which type is the class 'Object'.

    In that case, I cannot attach a gameObject to the field in Unity editor.

    Code (CSharp):
    1. namespace Custom.Space
    2. {
    3.     public class Object : MonoBehaviour
    4.     {
    5.  
    6.     }
    7.  
    8.     public class B : MonoBehaviour
    9.     {
    10.         [SerializeField] private Object object;
    11.     }
    12. }
    It seems that the name of the class, 'Object' cannot be used as a type of a SerializeField
    If I have changed the name of class 'Object' with another name like' BaseObject', it works.
     
  2. Kurt-Dekker

    Kurt-Dekker

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    Posts:
    31,208
    Try choosing another name. Object already means UnityEngine.Object.

    Otherwise, disambiguate by providing the full name of the class, Custom.Space.Object

    In general Object is a TERRIBLE name to use, especially in Unity... I recommend staying away from it or you will be constantly bumping this ambiguity.