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Slate: How to pass a variable along in the OnClicked event for a button?

As the title says, I've got a button that I can click and a function is called - however, the OnClicked declaration shows a delegate to be passed with FReply as return value and no parameters.

Now it's absolutely essential that I can pass along a parameter to that delegate since I'm dynamically adding buttons while iterating through an array, and I need to pass a reference to the object in the array that the button represents so I can figure out which action to take.

Hopefully one of you guys have an answer to this :)

Thanks in advance!

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asked Mar 26 '14 at 10:42 PM in C++ Programming

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You're able to bind variables to a delegate; I can't remember the exact syntax when doing this inside Slate (nor the names of the delegate), but it would be something along the lines of:

 FOnClicked::CreateSP(this, &SMyWidget::OnClicked, MyVariableToBind)

MyVariableToBind would then be passed into SMyWidget::OnClicked as a parameter.

Slate might have the syntactic sugar to let you do that as (I'm not sure though, as I don't often have to bind variables to a delegate):

 .OnClicked(this, &SMyWidget::OnClicked, MyVariableToBind)

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answered Mar 26 '14 at 11:18 PM

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avatar image ReqPro Mar 26 '14 at 11:37 PM

Thanks again, Jamie, you're a real lifesaver.

I actually tried something very similar to this but dcouldn't get it to work properly so I abandoned it - I must've messed up my pointer or something.

It works like a charm now, though.

Thanks again!

avatar image Timoses Aug 06 '15 at 04:39 PM

How would I go about passing a parameter from a UMG UButton? It has a dynamic multicast delegate (without parameters though).

avatar image WHSolv Jun 16 '17 at 10:26 AM

Make a custom delegate?..

avatar image Bertram.Sch Oct 30 '15 at 08:36 AM

This way works, but i needed some time to get it right, here is a longer description:

     FString f = FString("delegateString");
     FOnClicked::CreateSP(this, &SStandardSlateWidget::myFunc, f);
     SNew(SButton).OnClicked(this, &SStandardSlateWidget::myFunc, FString("OnClickedString"))

And the function:

 FReply SStandardSlateWidget::myFunc(FString myString)
     if (GEngine)GEngine->AddOnScreenDebugMessage(-1, 5.f, FColor::Green, FString::Printf(TEXT("f-delegate: %s"), *myString));
     return FReply::Handled();
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