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Unity3D: Styling a GUI toggle

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This post shows how to use a custom GUISkin to style a GUI toggle. So, this tutorial is going to be a little different from the other ones featured on the website, since it will focus more on how to use the Unity3D engine itself rather than the code.

A sample project will be available at the end of the post, and which will act as the reference to all of the examples given on this tutorial.

So, in order to style a toggle, or any other Unity3D GUI element for that matter, a GUISkin file is required. This file holds all information regarding rendering a group a GUI elements (GUIStyles), such as the image to use as a background, the font to use, the color, size, alignment, just to name a few. Also, a script is necessary to read the GUISkin and apply the correct GUIStyle to a GUI element, in our case, a toggle.

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OpenGL: Configuring GLFW and GLEW in Visual C++ Express

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This post shows how to configure Visual C++ Express 2010 with GLFW (version 3.0.1) and GLEW (version 1.9.0)[1].

There are many tutorials on the internet that explains how to configure Visual C++ Express with those exact same libraries[2]. However, this one focus on how to proceed with this setup while avoiding copying any of the header and library files to the Visual C++ Express installation folders, system folders or the Windows SDK folder.

To put it into a summarized manner, all you have to do is to download and install the Visual C++ Express; download and extract the GLFW and GLEW binaries; create a project; configure the project so it can locate the GLFW and GLEW header and lib files; and initialize and use both libraries in your application.

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Unity: GUI Toggle Pair

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This new (and brief) Unity programming post explains how to create a pair of GUI.Toggles that modifies the value of a single boolean. This means that, when one toggle is selected, the other one should be automatically set to unselected. This is best explained with an example, which can downloaded at the end of the post.

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Unity: animated ellipsis

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We have all seen it on loading screens of a variety of games and applications. I’m talking about animated ellipses, the animated three dots () on the end of a sentence which indicates that the game or software is being loaded.

This post explains how to make exactly that, an animated ellipsis in Unity. Here’s a video showing what the script on this post will do:

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Unity: expandable GUI Window

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This Unity programming tutorial shows how to create a GUI window that changes between two pre-determined sizes, in other words, an expandable GUI window that can be shrunk down, back to its original size. The code on this post has been developed using Unity 4.0.1f2, and an example project is available for download at the bottom of this page.

Unity’s GUI windows elements are very useful, not only because they can visually group various GUI elements, but also due to the possibility of repositioning it on the screen. For that reason, the script features some additional logic that allows for the windows to be resized at the correct position on the screen, even if it has been dragged by the user.

Here’s a short video of what the code below achieves:

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