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Does anyone have any ideas where to start with properly handling dialog/menu input capturing?


From digging around around the Reforger resources, it seems like a menu is the most appropriate class for what I'm trying to achieve (NPC quest menu)


I can display my dialog layout using the HUD manager, but I need to be able to handle inputs, so I've been trying to figure out how to define a Menu in a way that I can use the MenuManager, but OpenMenu requires an enum as a menu input and I haven't been able to determine how Reforger associates Menus to enums.

ChimeraMenuBase defines its own inherited enum, but I can't find where those enums associate to the UI classes with different names. They don't appear to exist in the project files at all. Am I missing something?

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Figured it out for my purposes after digging into Hexcavate and some additional trial and error. Here's what I had to do to get a new interactive menu defined.


1. Inherit chimeraMenus.conf and adding my layout as a new MenuPreset.

Adding a different menu config to the menuManager through addon.gproj didn't work during my earlier testing, but something else I did wrong further down the chain could have been mucking things up.

2. Creating a modded enum for ChimeraMenuPreset only containing my new dialog name.

modded enum ChimeraMenuPreset : ScriptMenuPresetEnum 

Again, trying to define my own enum instead of modding the existing preset didn't work.


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For handling button inputs, I created my own Menu class inheriting MenuBase. You can get the widgets pretty easily from that point. Here's a snippet of my class in case it helps anyone else.

class POK_NPCTalkMenu : ChimeraMenuBase
	Widget m_widget;
	private ButtonWidget confirmButton;
	private SCR_ButtonBaseComponent confirmButtonComponent;
	override void OnMenuOpen() {
		m_widget = GetRootWidget();
		if(m_widget == null)
		confirmButton = ButtonWidget.Cast( m_widget.FindAnyWidget( "Confirm" ) );
		confirmButtonComponent = SCR_ButtonBaseComponent.Cast(confirmButton.FindHandler(SCR_ButtonBaseComponent));
		// Add event to confirm button component to close the dialogue
 	void CloseDialogue()
		auto menu = ChimeraMenuPreset.NPCTalkDialog;


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