Class in Yarn.Unity
Inherits from YarnActionAttribute


An attribute that marks a method on an object as a command.
public class YarnCommandAttribute : YarnActionAttribute


When a DialogueRunner receives a Command, and no command handler has been installed for the command, it splits it by spaces, and then checks to see if the second word, if any, is the name of an object.
By default, it checks for any GameObjects in the scene. If one is found, it is checked to see if any of the MonoBehaviours attached to the class has a YarnCommandAttribute whose CommandString matching the first word of the command.
If the method is static, it will not try to inject an object.
If a method is found, its parameters are checked:
  • If the method takes a single string[] parameter, the method is called, and will be passed an array containing all words in the command after the first two.
  • If the method takes a number of parameters equal to the number of words in the command after the first two, it will be called with those words as parameters.
  • If a parameter is a GameObject, we look up the object using GameObject.Find(string). As per the API, the game object must be active.
  • If a parameter is assignable to Component, we will locate the component based on the name of the object. As per the API of GameObject.Find(string), the game object must be active. If you'd like to have a custom injector for a parameter, use the YarnParameterAttribute.
  • If a parameter is a bool, the string must be true or false (as defined by the standard converter for string to bool). However, we also allow for the string to equal the parameter name, case insensitive. This allows us to write commands with more self-documenting parameters, eg for a certain Move(bool wait), you could write <<move wait>> instead of <<move true>>.
  • For any other type, we will attempt to convert using Convert.ChangeType(object, Type, IFormatProvider) using the System.Globalization.CultureInfo.InvariantCulture culture. This means that you can implement IConvertible to add new accepted types. (Do be aware that it's a non-CLS compliant interface, according to its docs. Mono for Unity seems to implement it, but you may have trouble if you use any other CLS implementation.)
  • Otherwise, it will not be called, and a warning will be issued.
This attribute may be attached to a coroutine.
The DialogueRunner determines if the method is a coroutine if the method returns IEnumerator.
If the method is a coroutine, the DialogueRunner will pause execution until the coroutine ends.


Override the state injector for this command only.
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