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Navigate UMG buttons with gamepad

I'm trying to make a main menu.
The menu is comprised of two widgets, both of them are focusable. If I try to use the mouse, everything is fine and functional-- I can hover and click and everything.
However, when I try using a gamepad, I cannot see any selector, and the controls don't do anything... until the tab key is pressed.
After pressing tab, there is a selector on the first button. The joystick will move the selector in any direction, across all the buttons on both widgets. Upon pressing the bottom face button, the current button is activated.
If I press tab again, the selector appears to select the whole bigger widget -- there is a faint dotted outline around the whole thing.
If I press tab again, the first button is selected again, and I can navigate happily through all the buttons with the joystick.

Is there any way to select the first button when the game starts?

I'd rather not make players use the mouse in the menu considering that the rest of the game is designed for a controller.

Product Version: UE 4.19
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asked Jun 01 '18 at 06:49 PM in Using UE4

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You can use SetUserFocus and point to first button in the menu. The problem is when to use it. You can do it on widget construct but using mouse you'll lose that focus. So, if you want to use both mouse, keyboard and gamepad you need to first have a method for detecting the last input change. You can do it using "Any Key Input Event" (remember to untick the input consuming!) and checking for Keyboard, Gamepad or Mouse button. If you detected Gamepad or Keyboard you should reset user focus to first element but only if no other button is currently focused so it can be smooth (mouse could have been laying on another button). So to sum up: 1. Set User Focus on first button when widget is construct 2. Detect input change 3. Reset User Focus to first button if no other button in the menu is focused.

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answered Jan 10 '19 at 12:31 PM

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