I’m creating a bunch of new blueprint nodes for a plugin I’m developping.
Some of these nodes need to have a text box at the bottom, which I managed to do as you can see in this image:
Now, the idea is that these nodes have some details in the detail panel when you select them, like this text box you see in the picture. I would like to bind the text in the SRichTextBox of the node to this Text field in the details panel. Like, when the user commits a new text, it automatically updates the text in the box.
Do you think it’s possible? How would you do it?
Thanks a lot for every answer!
From a - not so - Crafty Weazel
Did you tried to bind pointer of that property?
I only need to bind a pointer?
I don’t think it’s possible, I can’t convert from UProperty to TAttribute or something. Maybe just a FText pointer?
i think nodes have the “PostEditChangeProperty” methods called in that situation too. Did you allready check that way ?
I’ve already overriden this method, indeed, but for another thing.
How should I act on the Slate-side of my node from the PostEditChangeProperty in my K2Node?
I think it’s only the Slate object which holds a pointer to the K2Node, and not the contrary.
If you put a breakpoint on the method and edit the box, is the method triggered ?
For the slate thing, you could make a binding method for the text of slate object
Great, that worked pretty well Thank you. I will make a proper answer with code references and mark it as answered.
Thanks to Firefly74’s comments and the link he gave me, I was able to do it.
So here is my final code for those who wonder:
Inside my Slate widget, I declare the text value this way. It’s bound to a function in the slate widget which is called “GetTextFromNode()”:
TAttribute<FText> Value = TAttribute<FText>::Create(TAttribute<FText>::FGetter::CreateRaw(this, &SGraphDialogNode::GetTextFromNode));
This function is implemented as follows:
FText SGraphDialogNode::GetTextFromNode() const
UBPNode_DialogBase* DialogNode = dynamic_cast<UBPNode_DialogBase*>(GraphNode);
return LOCTEXT("NoText", "");
And in the UBP_DialogBase node, I am returning a FText depending on the node properties. I will do all text parsing there in order to make full use of RichText widget.