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DebugGUI - Create GUI debug controls with ease

Venice Unleashed DebugGUI

Venice Unleashed DebugGUI is a simple framework to easily create debug controls from both your client and server scripts, instead of relying only on Console/Chat/RCON or having to create custom WebUI controls for every new project.

Example

In the following example, you can see how easy is to create a number of controls

require "__shared/DebugGUI"

-- A button to move to the next round
DebugGUI:Button("Next Round", function()
  RCON:SendCommand("mapList.runNextRound")
end)

-- A folder that groups player related controls
DebugGUI:Folder("Player", function ()
  -- A button to kill the local player
  DebugGUI:Button("Suicide", function(value, player)
    if player ~= nil and player.soldier ~= nil then
      player.soldier:Kill()
    end
  end)

  -- A range slider to adjust player's health
  DebugGUI:Range("Health", {DefValue = 100}, function(value, player)
    if player ~= nil and player.soldier ~= nil then
      player.soldier.health = value
    end
  end)
end)

The above code will create this result

Usage

  1. Download and add this mod into your server’s ModList
  2. Copy the ext/shared/DebugGUI.lua file into the shared folder of the mod that you want to debug
  3. Require this file and start adding some controls based on the examples here

Press F1 to toggle the mouse/keyboard (you can change the key in the config).

Supported Controls

There’s a number of avaible controls to use, based on what dat.GUI has to offer.

In every case, the callback has the value as the first argument. If the control was created in a server script, the player who triggers it is passed as the second argument.

Button

DebugGUI:Button(name, [context,] callback)

Checkbox

DebugGUI:Checkbox(name, defValue, [context,] callback)

Text

DebugGUI:Text(name, defValue, [context,] callback)

Number

DebugGUI:Number(name, defValue, [context,] callback)

Range

DebugGUI:Range(name, options, [context,] callback)

options = {
  DefValue
  Min       (0)
  Max       (100)
  Step      (1)
}

Dropdown

! Unfortunately, native dropdowns don’t work as expected in VU

DebugGUI:Dropdown(name, options, [context,] callback)

options = {
  DefValue
  Values
}

Notice

  • There’s no automatic syncing between clients. It’s up to the mod developer to sync those changes.
  • You can’t update the control’s value from lua after it’s creation, for now.

License

MIT

Download

vu-debug-gui-v1.1.1.zip (70.2 KB)

This zip contains the precompiled ui.vuic

Source code

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Thanks!

Maybe you should add the “modList.ReloadExtensions” command to be there by default :stuck_out_tongue:

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Updated to v1.1.0

  • Fixed an issue where some controls wont appear after modlist reload
  • Added :Get() to each control. It returns the latest value.

For example you can now do this

local num1Ctrl = DebugGUI:Number("Num1", 150)
local num2Ctrl = DebugGUI:Number("Num2", 250)

DebugGUI:Button("Add", function()
  print("Num1 + Num2 = " .. (num1Ctrl:Get() + num2Ctrl:Get()))
end)

instead of having to set an OnChange callback for each control and save its value to some other variable.

Updated to v1.1.1

  • Added some throttling to avoid unexpected crashes caused by the big number of WebUI.Call calls
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