Multicolor GUI Labels/text?

Is there an [easy?] way to have one label print different words in different colors? I'd prefer not to have to write my own wrapper class to do this, but I'd really like to have some fancy console-type text in my application.


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asked Feb 02 '11 at 10:01 PM

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GUIStyle defines text colour, but labels always use the "normal" GUIStyle. Easiest approach is to override the style colour by setting GUI.contentColor to tint your text. You can then draw different labels with different colours, even though they all share the same style.

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answered Feb 02 '11 at 10:44 PM

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I was thinking more along the line of having one label with multiple colors for multiple words.. "You hit an ogre REALLY HARD." with "really hard" in red, the rest in white.

If I use two labels, then I have to write some pretty complex logic to check the size of a label, and stick them together.

Feb 02 '11 at 11:44 PM Daxonovitch

Hmm, I don't think there's a way to do that with a single label. Note that GUIStyle.CalcSize makes it easy to measure the size of the text and draw multiple labels. Alternatively you could bake the text into a multicoloured texture instead -- probably ok for smaller amounts of text but would be a pain if you have a lot.

Feb 03 '11 at 01:10 AM yoyo
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Check manual for GUIStyle

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answered Feb 02 '11 at 10:07 PM

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There isn't anything automatic for that.

Here is an old thread that may be useful: FancyLabel

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answered Feb 03 '11 at 04:05 AM

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