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Copying button and child text from Hierachy to projects window.

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by Relay-Unity, Aug 19, 2019.

  1. Relay-Unity

    Relay-Unity

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    Hello everyone,

    I'm following a tutorial from unity (https://learn.unity.com/tutorial/cr...g-only-ui-components#5c7f8528edbc2a002053b4be) and at some point it askes me to:
    "Select the Grid Space GameObject in the Hierarchy Window and drag it into the Prefabs folder in the Project Window to create a new Prefab." And in the example image it shows the Grid Space gameobject with a triangle infront to display the child text.

    The problem:
    When I drag the Grid Space gameobject to the projects folder it only copies the parent and not the child object. Even when I right-click and use 'select children' to move both objects to the project folder it only moves the child object over.

    My question:
    How do I move both gameobjects from the Hierarchy to the projects folder while maintaining the parent child relationship. I am using Unity 2019.1.7f1.
     
    Last edited: Aug 19, 2019
  2. Valjuin

    Valjuin

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  3. Relay-Unity

    Relay-Unity

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    Hallo Valjuin,

    Thanks for your reply. And yes that is was is happening when I drag the object from Hierarchy to the projects folder. But as this example image shows (https://connect-prd-cdn.unity.com/2...20858e37_017_prefab_created.png.1400x0x1.webp), you want to keep the text object as a child even after dragging it to the projects folder. Notice the little triangle infront of the Grid Space gameobject. For some reason that doesn't happen.

    I think this is important because, further down the tutorial it asks to move the prefab to the Inspector window on the 'on click' field. As shown here (https://connect-prd-cdn.unity.com/2...caeb064ead5_026_drag_prefab.png.1400x0x1.webp)
     
  4. Valjuin

    Valjuin

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    upload_2019-8-21_14-50-36.png upload_2019-8-21_14-51-8.png

    This is an old tutorial and I feel that you may well encounter further problems as you work through it.

    I would, therefore, recommend that you consider starting over in an older version of Unity than the one you are currently using for this project.

    The following is a screenshot from version 2017.4.25f1:

    upload_2019-8-21_19-26-48.png
     
    Last edited: Aug 21, 2019