About Guistyle

Discussion in 'Extensions & OnGUI' started by philipzhang, Mar 9, 2010.

  1. philipzhang

    philipzhang

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    Hi guys
    I found one argument in gui.box and gui.label or gui.something

    What does guistyle really mean and how can i create and define it?

    B.T.W:Is any default guistyle I can try? :)
     
  2. andeeeee

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    A GUIStyle is a way to supply extra information to the GUI functions to specify how the control should be displayed. You can instantiate them directly in code and set their fields, but the easiest way to use GUIStyles is with a GUISkin. See this manual page for more information on how to use styles and skins.
     
  3. Cyclops

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    The GUI Customization Manual page says, "As stated earlier, GUISkins are a collection of GUIStyles. Styles define the appearance of a GUI Control. You do not have to use a Skin if you want to use a Style." And the picture shows a Custom GuiStyle object directly under a GUIScript.

    This, to me, implies that I can create a Style as a separate object, in the Editor. Is that true or not? I don't see the option in Assets->Create, or anywhere else. Or does that mean you can procedurally (only) create a Style?

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  4. andeeeee

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    There isn't a GUIStyle asset type, so you do indeed need to declare it from a script. Typically, you would make it a public variable so you can set the fields from the inspector.
     
  5. Cyclops

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    Thanks, the Manual isn't at all clear on that.

    I understand the concept, but it does warp my mind a bit, using the Editor to change internally-created variables... Definitely blurring the line between programming and point-and-click... :)

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  6. pienia

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    There isn't GUIStyle asset but there's GUISkin, so you can also add custom style to your custom skin (Custom Styles property in inspector). Then, you can use one style in many objects.