What I am trying to do is, get the key pressed and pass it to a function which instantiates a prefab. (I have a prefab for each letter, so I'd rather not do a if/else structure with 30 clauses)
here's what I have got:
now the "letter" variable is to be given by the user how? My search lead me into Events and other dark places :) I also hope that Instantiate() can take in chars or strings as a parameter, or all this would be in vain.
Thanks in advance.
Yes I think you're on the right track looking into Events. Something like this might work:
Your 'spawn' method would then be sent a character in the 'letter' argument variable.
However, then you need some way to tie your gameobject prefabs to the character code pressed. There are a number of ways to do this, none of them are particularly fun to implement.
One method would be to put your prefabs into the Resources folder. This allows you to reference them directly by name. If you put them in the Resources folder, and call them "Letter_a" through to "Letter_z", you could use code like this to instantiate them:
Hope this helps!