Graphical User Interface. A term used to describe the tools available to the player to interact with the game.

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Creating a checker board in C# winform

I am using the PictureBox class to create a checkerboard, and it not really working all that well. I've created the loop: PictureBox[,] squares = new PictureBox[10,10]; for (int i = 0; i < ...
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Resources on expected behaviour when manipulating 3D objects with the mouse

In my animation editor, I have a 3D gizmo that sits on the origin of a bone; the user drags the mesh around to rotate the bone. I've found that translating the 2D movements of the mouse into sensible ...
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Need help with making a journal system

My game uses a system similar to Metroid Prime's logbook, in that it logs things the player encounters and discovers on their journey, categorizing it, etc. I want to write out all of the possible ...
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Unity Grid Layout causing multiple draw calls

We are developing a game in Unity 4.6.6 for both Android and iOS. Currently I am building the game UI with the new Unity UI system. In particular I am building a button list to create kind of ...
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Unity Render Texture Artifacting

I'm having weird black artifacts appear on my render textures when they are transformed while the game is running. I am using a ScrollRect as a scrolling container for buttons (the buttons are just ...
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1:1 mapping of texels to pixels with DX11 and multisampling and linear interpolation

Is it possible to get a 1:1 mapping of texels to pixels on a multisampled target in DX 11 with interpolation? It seems to me that the texture coordinate used in the shader is always one of the ...
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Developing user interface [closed]

i am beginner in graphic development and have no experience with it, i only developed always with standard win controls. Now i want to create interface in c# for my sports management simulation game, ...
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Resources on GUI library API design? [closed]

I've tackled this topic maybe a dozen of times, but each time I write a GUI library, at some point I look at it and see that it's badly designed (from a programmers point of view). I've looked through ...
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What is a GUI element with a filling-up rectangle shape called?

After every game of StarCraft 1, the statistics screen shows up. The part I like on this screen is the points counter. It starts from zero and then it counts up to the points you have achieved, with a ...
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Should I use XNA or Unity to build a video game? [closed]

My friend and I are planning to make a video game (like Slender) where the character is stuck in a building, when lightning strikes, and the lights go out and your objective is to find the back-up ...
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Curved Meters and Gauges

I'm wondering how people here on GameDev stack exchange would handle curved meter GUI elements for things such as life bars or energy bars. My thought on the matter was that you could use a shader ...
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How to make a “GUI In Game”?

My game is very GUI based, the way how it works is that I have a GUI class, which contains the basic GUI elements, a parent GUI object, and a copy of the main game's class object. The game starts out ...
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How to implement SDL Button/Menu GUI with callbacks?

I have been reading Bjarne Stroustrup's Programming Principles and Practice Using C++ for a while now and am nearing the end of the book. I have to tried to make a very simple game using the SDL ...
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Ignore specific key press in textbox

there is a text box on GUI in my application created using Unity3D. in the textbox user can input only the keys of "A-Z", "0-9" , "enter key" , "." and "," other key press should be ignored (not ...
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How to make a gui button follow a path after a touch?

I would like a button in my gui menu to follow a specific path if we selected it, I am wondering how I could do it: if we touch the button, then it can only move on the specific path, it is an arc ...
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Does XNA have a built-in GUI library?

Does such a thing exist or do I have to code one? My project needs textboxes, buttons, input capture, timings for "press and hold keys" and so on. These are quite standard for a GUI library but hard ...
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Is it possible to skin Qt 4.5 such that it has a 'game-like' interface?

Is it possible to skin Qt 4.5 such that it looks less like an application framework but more of a game? I guess this probably means replacing the canvas, the title-bar and the artwork of the various ...
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Unity: Can't press space to unpause. Is this a Unity UI bug? Or maybe poorly written code?

So I think I have a bug with my pause menu. For the sake of simplicity I've boiled down what I'm trying to acheive: When the player first starts up the game there's a UI menu with one button: 'Start ...
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How can I create a button with an image in libGDX?

I am new to LibGDX. I am trying to develop a game for Android (so it will support different screen sizes), but I don't know how to put a button with an image. I tried ImageButton but I can't resize ...
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Candy crush saga popup-like messages

I was wondering how could I make in Android something like the popup messages seen in Candy Crush Saga, those messages like "Delicious!", "Tasty!" or similar: As well as the score of each movement, ...
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Deciding when to switch focus between UI elements

I've been coding a simple logic game recently and there is a UI decision that has been bothering me. Since certain blocks of logic are going to be used across many levels (e.g. logic to reverse the ...
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How to add text box in slick2d?

I wanted to let the player rename the character of my game. So I thought that making a text box and when he clicks the ok button, the text inside the text box will make it to a string and render it on ...
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How do I refer to the object that called a function?

I have a large number of buttons instantiated from a prefab using a loop, as follows: public void LayoutButtons() { GameObject newCanvas = Instantiate (canvas) as GameObject; for ...
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What would cause my script generated buttons and text to show in Unity and not on my phone?

I am using Unity 5 and the built in GUI tools. My static GUI shows up just fine which makes me think it's not a text/font issue or some such. Again, it all looks good in the Unity editor when I hit ...
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Unity 4.6 UI button AddListener sets the same callback to all items in List

I have this method that is looping through a list and sets values on the current item in the list. Everything works fine the lists values are correct exept the AddListener. All listeners on the ...
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Changing color of UI Text in Unity into custom values

There are a few objects in the scene as well as a title. I want the title to change its text and color based on the object that is mouse-overed. The script below is added to each object that is ...
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Hide part of the GUITexture in Unity

I have a Health Bar in my Unity game and it's implemented as a GUITexture with gradient image from red to green. Now I can reduce it's width from max width to 0, but is still scaled gradient. ...
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Prevent GUI Clickthrough

I'm using NGUI to setup my UI in Unity. Attached to the MainCamera I do have a script to rotate the camera view by clicking and dragging. It does handle mouse events using Input.GetMouseButton(). ...
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Libgdx stage rendering issues

I'm using scene2d for the first time, and I can't get anything to draw EXCEPT the stage ui. Say I have my ui on top of my game screen: uiStage.act(): batch.begin(); gameSprite.draw(batch); //does not ...
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Flickering GUI on Android

New version of Unity is causing rather weird problems on Galaxy S device. The GUI starts to flicker, tear and disappear altogether at random in different screens. But this only happens on the second ...
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Informing GUI objects about screen size - Designing

I have a problem with designing classes for my game which I create. In my app, there is: class CGame which contains all the information about game itself, e.g. screen width, screen height, etc. In ...
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What's the recommended way of doing a HUD for an android game?

Basically the question is in the title. I'm creating a RTS game and I will need buttons like attack move / attack ground, etc. I am not using any engine. When people do games in OpenGL for android ...
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Nifty popup fails to register

I'm new to Nifty GUI, so I'm following a tutorial here for making popups. For now, I'm just trying to get a very basic "test" popup to show, but I get multiple errors and none of them make much sense. ...
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Should input be per-frame or per-update?

I'm implementing a GUI system to look around a 2D tile-based world. At the moment, I'm updating it every time the mouse moves (which happens to be per frame, since that's when it polls for events). ...
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How do I duplicate the functionality of ugui's onClick (button component) in inspector (Unity)?

I'm trying to create the same functionality that occurs when you are working with a button in uGui in Unity. I know that I have to create a custom inspector, but i'm not sure where to go from there. ...
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In Unity, how do I make separate mute buttons for sound-effects and music?

I'd like to have a button to mute game sounds and another to stop the game music. How can I do this?
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How do I go about making a text box that allows for highlight-able and copyable text in the new UI?

I'm trying to make a simple chat system for our games lobby, however I am having issues making a text box that allows for text-highlighting. The Text component does not have interactible text, and the ...
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Unity5 UI - How to trigger button click event while preventing menu item deselect event?

So I've got a load menu using Unity's new UI system, basically just a list of save games you can select with a mouse click along with a couple of buttons at the bottom to delete or load the selected ...
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How to add a UI Text for keeping Score in Unity 5

My Problem is simple I want to show scores on my game. The examples on internet are good but in Unity 5 there are no GUI elements but instead these are now UI elements. I was following this example: ...
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LibGDX: Scrollpane won't scroll to bottom after adding children to contained table

To my game I want to add a gui element that displays text and textButtons whenever something is happening or it wants you to make a decission (an answer while talking to a person for example). To keep ...
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Displaying scores in tutorial projects - GUI and UI

I've just started learning to use unity by working through the tutorial projects but in both roll-a-ball and space shooter I've hit dead ends in the text lessons. The lessons tell you to simply add a ...
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How to detect that user has touched UI canvas in Unity 4.6?

In my 2d game I have a HUD with some buttons on it. To make it I am using new UI system, which was presented in Unity 4.6. When user is touching button, I am running method, which was declared in ...
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How to make sure that all the UI elements were the same size on all screens in new Unity 4.6 UI system

I have made a HUD for my 2d mobile game with the help of the new UI system, that was introduced in Unity 4.6. But when I am trying to play game in Unity editor, the UI elements have normal size, but ...
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Generating a particle effect on top of a GUIElement (Unity)

I am working in Unity on a 2D project which is using C#. I have a number of guitextures which are hearts in order to create a sort of life meter. I would like when the player loses a heart for the ...
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GUIText size on 4:3 and 16:9 is different

I have a text (guiText) on the screen. It shows correctly when viewed on 16:9 resolution. But it scales up when viewed on 4:3 (e.g iPhone4). I am using following ObjectLabel script to place it on ...
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Why isn't this UIButton visible in Xamarin.iOS?

I'm trying to implement buttons into my game. I noticed iOS has the UIButton class, which I tried, but upon drawing it nothing is shown. The asset image is properly loaded, I've checked this. The ...
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LWJGL Wait for key press in a single method

Currently I am implementing the possibility in my game to change the keyboard configuration. Therefor, I have a menu in which is a button for each action the player can do. If the player clicks on one ...
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Enter Key press event detect from textbox - Unity3D - C#

i am doing a project with Unity3D . in the interface there is a textbox. once user input some text and and press enter key then i want to read the text in text box. so please tell me how to ...
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Events Driven Library XNA C#

Language: C# w/ XNA Framework Relevant and Hopefully Helpful Background Info: I am making a library using the XNA framework for games I make with XNA. The Library has a folder(Namespace) dedication ...
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Unused frame(window) management

I'm rewriting my game now using software designing patterns and want to do the code, most correct I can. While implementing MVC(Model View Controller) I got a question which I would like to discuss or ...