The last few days I’ve been working on an in-game console. Because I was testing the multiplayer capabilties of Unity and couldn’t be bothered to make 2 separate projects for the client and server to test it, I needed a simple console that would allow me to easily check the errors, warnings and logs that occurred during runtime. And then it got a bit of feature creep that turned it into a full blown console with support for custom commands and scene queries. It also is able to call any method on components in the scene.
Current working features:
- Display of debug logs
- Support for directly printing into the console
- Custom commands that can use any amount of parameters
- Calling of normal methods on components
- Proper parsing of command including support for escaped characters. For gameobjects with spaces in them, the space needs to escaped with a ‘\’.
- Display of gameobject, components and methods to easily navigate through the scene
- Help system using an attribute to add a help message to the custom commands
- Custom parsers to be able to parse your own defined types. Built-in parsers for int, float and string. Also includes an example parser for Vector3
- Easy to change the gui or use a different GUI system altogether. Includes a unity gui and a ngui front-end.
- Includes various built-in commands and also includes an example field watch command script to show field values on the screen at runtime.
- Overloaded methods can not be called, because the command parser is unable to determine which one should be called.
This console will be available soon on the unity asset store.