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Trying to get a variable to identify

What I want to do is I want a door to open after someone enters a password into a widget I set up with blueprint. I created a C++ class to open the door which works and I am now trying to set up a if statement for it to open when a variable I created changes.

To make a variable I can access in both blueprint a c++ I followed this guide and my variable I created in gamemodebase c++ component now shows up in blueprint: https://wiki.unrealengine.com/Blueprints,_Creating_Variables_in_C%2B%2B_For_Use_In_BP

Now I am trying to introduce my variable into other .cpp files specifically the one that opens my door but the problem is its not Identifying. My suspicions are that I am missing #include.

Here is header file for my game mode: alt text

And here is my .cpp c++ component for the door;

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And here is the variable working in blueprint am trying to have it so when this is set c++ class for my door will take note of it and open the door according to my if statement.

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[3]: /storage/temp/236918-opengate-cpp.png

Product Version: UE 4.19
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asked Apr 09 '18 at 08:45 PM in C++ Programming

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avatar image HarryHighDef Apr 10 '18 at 09:15 AM

You see the get and cast you do in your BP code to set the variable. You'll have to make the equivalent get and cast to get the variable in c++.

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You need to do something like this:

ACemeteryFPSGameModeBase* CemeteryGameMode = Cast(UGamePlayStatics:GetGameMode(GetWorld()));

if(CemeteryGameMode->GateKey > 1) OpenGate();

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answered Apr 10 '18 at 11:05 AM

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avatar image HitmanRm95 Apr 10 '18 at 11:32 PM

I gave it a shot but "Cast" has a error "no instance overloaded function" & "UGamePlayStatics:" is coming up as "Identifier is undefined".

I was thinking I was missing a include for UGamePlayStatics so I included the following in my .cpp:

include "Runtime/Engine/Classes/Kismet/GameplayStatics.h"

But it still appears as undefined. I am assuming I am missing some includes.

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avatar image HitmanRm95 Apr 11 '18 at 10:40 AM

OK I fixed the issue with UGamePlaystatics by changing the capital P to a small p to get UGameplayStatics.

However the issue with cast is still present and Get World now has the following error: Uworld UActorComponent::GetWorld() const argument of type "UWorld " is incompatible with parameter type "const UObject"

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avatar image Velrin Apr 11 '18 at 10:50 AM


Apologize for that, the example listed in my comment is incorrect. Initially I thought I wrote it incorrectly but it appears the forums here doesn't like a full cast example. Put your ACemeteryFPSGameModeBase between those symbols in the example below.

Use Cast(UGameplayStatistics::GetGameMode(GetWorld()));

avatar image HitmanRm95 Apr 15 '18 at 01:19 PM

Thanks it greatly appreciated, It works now. The door now opens after a user interacts with my blueprint made widget in my game.

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