Posts Tagged event

Capturing and Forwarding Unity Events

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As mentioned in last week’s article on the “pure code” approach to Unity code design, capturing events can be problematic. I gave an example of how this could be overcome, but didn’t flesh it out to cover the sixty events that a MonoBehaviour can receive. Today’s article includes the source code for a class that does just that. It should prove useful to anyone interested in exploring “pure code” design.

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Custom ErrorEvents

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Chances are you’ve been bitten by the ErrorEvent class at some point while programming AS3. It’s the asynchronous equivalent to throw an Error and it happens when, for example, a Loader‘s load fails. If you write any code that performs an asynchronous task, perhaps more file loading, you too may want a way to inform users of your class that the task has failed. Just like with Event, it’s nice to be able to add data on to the standard ErrorEvent class. How does this work? Let’s dig in and find out.

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The Size of Empty

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I was reminded about the flash.sampler API by Grant Skinner’s recent post about it. While only available in the debug player, it can still tell us some valuable information about what goes on in the release player. Today I’m using the getSize function to find out how much memory overhead various classes impose, even when they are empty.

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