Using Interfaces with C# in Unity

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In this Free Guided Project, you will:

Write and implement an interface in C#.

Write a C# script that validates user-input in the Editor.

Use Attributes to guide game-designers when using components.

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Clock1.5 hours
IntermediateIntermediate
CloudNo download needed
VideoSplit-screen video
Comment DotsEnglish
LaptopDesktop only

Interfaces are a staple of good programming. They are "blueprints" for functionality and allow your code to be much more versatile, portable and understandable. In this one-hour, project-based course, you'll learn how to implement interfaces in C# and, importantly, in the Unity Editor. You'll also create a Unity ScriptableObject that implements an interface and, on that basis, become interchangeable with GameObjects in exposed variables. We will also cover different attributes that can provide convenience in coding and guidelines for designers wiring together the scene. The guided project will work with the following Unity concepts: - Interfaces - Inheritance - ScriptableObjects - Attributes This is an intermediate-level course. As such a certain familiarity with Unity and C# is assumed. If you have never used interfaces or ScriptableObjects, please complete some beginner-level guided projects before attempting this project. This project makes use of the tropical island-themed Unity project created in Create Animation Transitions in Unity (Intro to Animation 2) and in Make an Action Bar in Unity Part 1 - Modular Action System. These compliment this guided project and are recommended for a more well-rounded understanding of the concepts presented herein.

Requirements

Comfortable familiarity of C# and Unity is assumed. Completing Make an Action Bar in Unity Part 1 - Modular Action System is recommended.

Skills you will develop

Video-game DevelopmentC sharp (C#) Programming LanguageUnity 3DUnityApplication development

Learn step-by-step

In a video that plays in a split-screen with your work area, your instructor will walk you through these steps:

  1. Introduction and License Activation

  2. Create an IAction Interface

  3. Modify ActionButton to Accept Interfaces

  4. Create an Action ScriptableObject

  5. Adapt OnValidate to accept ScriptableObjects

  6. Add Attributes to Guide Designers

How Guided Projects work

Your workspace is a cloud desktop right in your browser, no download required

In a split-screen video, your instructor guides you step-by-step

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