Creating a UENUM( )

C++ enum are very useful in typical C++ code. UE4 has a custom type of enumeration called UENUM(), which allows you to create an enum that will show up in a drop-down menu inside a Blueprint that you are editing.

How to do it...

  1. Go to the header file that will use the UENUM() you are specifying, or create a file EnumName.h.
  2. Use code of the form:
    enum Status
      Stopped     UMETA(DisplayName = "Stopped"),
      Moving      UMETA(DisplayName = "Moving"),
      Attacking   UMETA(DisplayName = "Attacking"),
  3. Use your UENUM() in a UCLASS() as follows:
    UPROPERTY(EditAnywhere, BlueprintReadWrite, Category = Status)
    TEnumAsByte<Status> status;

How it works…

UENUM() show up nicely in the code editor as drop-down menus in the Blueprints editor from which ...

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