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How to pass self-reference to UButton's OnClicked delegate (UMG)?

I've tried to create a custom OnClicked delegate for custom Button (inherited from UButton), that passes self-reference, but it is not exectued when I click a button.


 DECLARE_DYNAMIC_MULTICAST_DELEGATE_OneParam(FOnButtonClickedRefDelegate, UExtendedButton*, ButtonRef);
     class DQS_API UExtendedButton : public UButton
         /** Should be called when the button is clicked, also gives the reference to this... */
         UPROPERTY(BlueprintAssignable, Category = "Button|Event")
         FOnButtonClickedRefDelegate OnClickedReferenced;
         void OnSelfClicked();
         void DoSomething(UExtendedButton* ButtonRef);
         /** Handle the actual click event from slate and forward it on */
         FReply SlateHandleClicked();


 UExtendedButton::UExtendedButton(const FObjectInitializer& ObjectInitializer)
     : Super(ObjectInitializer)
     OnClickedReferenced.AddDynamic(this, &UExtendedButton::DoSomething);
     OnClicked.AddDynamic(this, &UExtendedButton::OnSelfClicked);
 void UExtendedButton::OnSelfClicked()
     if (GEngine)
         GEngine->AddOnScreenDebugMessage(-1, 5.f, FColor::Red, 
             FString("Hello :: ").Append(this->ButtonText->GetText().ToString())
 void UExtendedButton::DoSomething(UExtendedButton* ButtonRef)
     if (GEngine)
         GEngine->AddOnScreenDebugMessage(-1, 5.f, FColor::Red,
             FString("Do :: ").Append(ButtonRef->ButtonText->GetText().ToString())
 /* Cannot be overwritten since the original one isn't virtual... */
 FReply UExtendedButton::SlateHandleClicked()
     return FReply::Handled();

I couldn't set things right as in here, since I didn't expect to touch Slate at all, only UMG. What I want to achieve is this BP working: alt text

Product Version: UE 4.16
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asked Jun 16 '17 at 01:41 PM in C++ Programming

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Solved it. In UButton we have RebuildWidget(), which we should override for custom OnClicked. We are interested in MyButton = SNew(SButton) .OnClicked(BIND_UOBJECT_DELEGATE(FOnClicked, SlateHandleClicked))... , in which SlateHandleClicked should be OnClickedReferenced.Broadcast(this) instead of original one OnClicked.Broadcast(). To do it, I suppose, we need to have all the SlateHandle-functions (Clicked, Pressed, Hovered, etc.) implemented once more, or just to rewrite engine's functions to be virtual.

The complete code for RebuildWidget(), ( SlateHandleClicked() stays the same as in the question post):

 TSharedRef<SWidget> UExtendedButton::RebuildWidget()
     MyButton = SNew(SButton)
         .OnClicked(BIND_UOBJECT_DELEGATE(FOnClicked, SlateHandleClicked))
         .OnPressed(BIND_UOBJECT_DELEGATE(FSimpleDelegate, SlateHandlePressed))
         .OnReleased(BIND_UOBJECT_DELEGATE(FSimpleDelegate, SlateHandleReleased))
         .OnHovered_UObject(this, &UExtendedButton::SlateHandleHovered) /* Be careful here... */
         .OnUnhovered_UObject(this, &UExtendedButton::SlateHandleUnhovered) /* And here... */
     if (GetChildrenCount() > 0)
     return MyButton.ToSharedRef();

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answered Jun 16 '17 at 05:34 PM

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avatar image Muzaheed Aug 01 '17 at 04:40 AM

i have been using your code snippet and did implement it in my project. but no child umg under this specific Umg class is not getting rendered. as u can see in this video: https://youtu.be/dTadlQX8I-o

any idea?

nad thanks for the code snippets

avatar image WHSolv Aug 01 '17 at 07:02 AM

You need to add initialisation in constructor UExtendedButton::UExtendedButton like ButtonText = CreateDefaultSubobject(_T("ButtonText"));.

avatar image Muzaheed Aug 01 '17 at 10:41 AM

not sure where this ButtonText coming from . but anyway thanks.

avatar image WHSolv Aug 01 '17 at 12:32 PM

ButtonText is a UTextBlock variable in the header of UExtendedButton, if you want it to be there. If you have added TextBlock in UMG-editor, then it should be there by default. Double check Appearence and Behavior categories, e.g., it could be white text on white background or text could have 0 alpha.

avatar image Muzaheed Aug 27 '17 at 06:11 AM

it turned out to be a issue caused by RebuildWidget(). now fixed

avatar image WHSolv Aug 27 '17 at 08:28 AM

What do you mean?

avatar image AlexWrj Oct 20 '18 at 01:44 PM

Hello! I've tride this method, but in runtime I catch an error, if I use RebuildWidget function. I've implemented all methods such as onclicked, onhoverd etc. What can be wrong here?

avatar image WHSolv Jan 13 '19 at 10:43 AM

It would be easier if I can replicate the particular issue. Can you share the code? If it's still relevant, though.

avatar image AlexWrj Jan 13 '19 at 02:31 PM

Thank you! I've already done with it. Just needed to implement all virtual methods including onhover etc. I ignored them first because I didn't need them. And when I implemented them, the errors disappeared.

avatar image WHSolv Jan 13 '19 at 02:35 PM

Glad to hear that. Have a nice day then.

avatar image AlexWrj Jan 14 '19 at 07:19 AM

Thanks, and you too, man!

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