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Unity 5.x Cookbook by Chico Queiroz, Matt Smith

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Input Fields component for text entry

While many times we just wish to display non-interactive text messages to the user, there are times (such as name entry for high scores) where we wish that the user was able to enter text or numbers into our game. Unity provides the Input Field UI component for this purpose. In this recipe, we'll create a simple text input UI by making use of the default Button image and text GameObjects, and we'll add a script to respond to each new value of the input field.

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You can, of course, create a working text input quicker than this recipe's method by choosing menu: Create | UI | Input Field, which creates a GameObject containing an Input Field component, child text, and placeholder GameObjects, as shown in the ...

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