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Attaching an Actor script to another Actor

I currently have a project with 2 actor classes, one called Ship and one called Weapon, I want to attach Weapon to Ship but am not sure how I would go about that. I tried making an AClass object called weapon in the Ship script but wasn’t sure what to do with that to make it an object of the Weapon class.

I don’t know if its the correct way to do it but this is what I’m doing.


    //In My player class (or your ships header file)
    /** Weapon in left hand */
    UPROPERTY(EditDefaultsOnly, Category = Projectile)
        TSubclassOf<class AWeapon> LeftWeaponClass;

    class AWeapon* LeftWeapon;


//In my player (your ship) cpp file
    if (LeftWeaponClass != NULL)
    {
        if (GetWorld() != NULL)
        {
            const FRotator SpawnRotation = GetControlRotation();
            const FVector SpawnLocation = GetActorLocation();
            //Set Spawn Collision Handling Override
            FActorSpawnParameters ActorSpawnParams;
            ActorSpawnParams.SpawnCollisionHandlingOverride = ESpawnActorCollisionHandlingMethod::AlwaysSpawn;
            ActorSpawnParams.Owner = this;
            // spawn the weapon
            LeftWeapon = GetWorld()->SpawnActor<AWeapon>(LeftWeaponClass, SpawnLocation, SpawnRotation, ActorSpawnParams);
            //Attach weapon to the Skeleton, doing it here because the skeleton is not yet created in the constructor
            LeftWeapon->AttachToComponent(NameOfMesh, FAttachmentTransformRules(EAttachmentRule::SnapToTarget, true), TEXT("Socket_Name"));
        }
    }

Then I make a blueprint of my player and the TSubclassOf will give me a dropdown of all the classes of that type I can pick from you can read about it here https://docs.unrealengine.com/latest/INT/Programming/UnrealArchitecture/TSubclassOf/