Unity Customscripttemplate by JoaoBorks - 6

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A simple tool to create your own script template

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Unity Custom Script Template

A simple tool to create your own script template.

⚠️ If you want to extend or customize this tool’s functionalities, you might as well clone the project repository to use as the Unity Project.

⚠️ If you feel like any information is missing, check the issues tab for problems you might be having or create a new one if you couldn’t find anything. Feel free to give suggestions and feedback.

What’s this about?

This tool adds another Script Template to Unity that will serve as an alternative for the default “C# Script” that I personally always modify before writing my scripts. In essence, it adds a signature header on every script with your name, email and creation date. Also, it removes the Start() and Update() methods from the default template.

Add to your project

As an asset

Download the repository and copy the CustomScriptTemplate folder to your project. It will add a menu item in Assets/Custom Script Template.

As a package

You should add this to your manifest.json under the Packages folder on the root of your Unity Project:

{
  "dependencies": {
	"com.joaoborks.customscripttemplate": "https://github.com/JoaoBorks/unity-customscripttemplate.git"
  }
}

It will be installed on the next Unity Editor start. Later you will be able to update the tool from the Package Manager Window.

🔗 Unity Official Documentation

Usage

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From there you can open the Custom Script Template Editor Window.

Custom Script Template Editor

Here you can set your Author Name and Email to add to your script’s signature header. You need to click save to store this data into the Editor Prefs. You also have the option to clear the saved data.

Immediately below that the Custom Template field is assigned automatically to the loaded script template, and serves as a shortcut for you to locate the file. You also have the options to Edit this file (that should open the file on your default External Script Editor) and to Generate the script template, that copies your custom template to the Editor’s Script Tempalte folder and reloads the Editor Application.

How it works

The custom Script Template has the keywords #AUTHOR# and #CREATIONDATE# that will be replaced by the data you entered on the Editor Window and the present date. The keyword #SCRIPTNAME# is automatically replaced by Unity. All the keyword recognition and replacing is done by the ScriptKeywordProcessor class.

Customization

You can customize your Script Template to suit your needs, for example adding default methods or even new keywords to process. Keep in mind that if you ever want a feature that it does not have, I may want to include it on this package.

But, why?

I like to have my scripts signed so everyone knows who to ask when they have doubts. Unfortunately with every new version of Unity, I have to redo the tedious process of updating my Script Template manually. I’d very much like to be able to manage my Script Templates over the Unity Hub, but looks like no one else uses it.

Have a great time!

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