Level editor – saving/loading levels to file

Now that we have the groundwork all placed and ready, let's get to the real meat of the level editor: saving and loading! Perform the following steps:

  1. Open our LevelEditor class in your IDE. The first step will be to include some additional functionality at the beginning of our file:
    //You must include these namespaces
    //to use BinaryFormatter
    using System;
    using System.Runtime.Serialization.Formatters.Binary;
    using System.IO;
  2. The first thing we'll want to add is a variable, as follows:
    private string levelName = "Level1";
  3. Now, we'll need to add the following code to the OnGUI function:
    GUILayout.BeginArea(new Rect(10, 20, 100, 100)); levelName = GUILayout.TextField(levelName); if (GUILayout.Button ("Save")) ...

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