how to make a button work on main menu?

well i was going through unity forums and saw the button script. i made a decent looking and working main menu... exept for the button doesnt work. so i thought the button script might work with my level changing script.

// JavaScript

function OnGUI () { // Make a background box GUI.Box (Rect (10,10,100,90), "Loader Menu");

 // Make the first button. If it is pressed, Application.Loadlevel (1) will be executed
 if (GUI.Button (Rect (20,40,80,20), "Level 1")) {
     Application.LoadLevel (1);

 // Make the second button.
 if (GUI.Button (Rect (20,70,80,20), "Level 2")) {
     Application.LoadLevel (2);


so i copied it and then i thought id try to change it up to where it would work with it. but i cant even get anything to show up when i use it, theres no compiler errors, but it doesnt work. why?

// JavaScript

function OnGUI () { if (GUI.Button (Rect (10,10,150,100), "I am a button")) { print ("You clicked the button!"); } }

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asked Mar 17, 2012 at 05:41 PM

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Your post (as it appears now) probably isn't appropriate for UnityAnswers. The UnityAnswers philosophy is:

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Mar 17, 2012 at 05:56 PM Julien.Lynge

Yes, we need more detail, what is not working? Any errors?

Mar 17, 2012 at 09:08 PM CC Inc

Your problem is probably the z depth of your buttons on the GUI ... Is your GUI.Box being rendered, but no buttons? If so, try GUI.depth, and reorder your drawn elements so that . Alternatively, it could be a problem with positioning (your buttons may be being drawn off the screen, in which case you would use Screen.width and Screen.height to account for different screen sizes).

Without more information, there's no way we can know for sure.

Mar 18, 2012 at 01:22 AM Kleptomaniac

you might of forgotten to attach the script to something within your scene.

Mar 18, 2012 at 05:05 AM Eli Davis
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