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ResourceUID

Inherits: Object

A singleton that manages the unique identifiers of all resources within a project.

Description

Resource UIDs (Unique IDentifiers) allow the engine to keep references between resources intact, even if files can renamed or moved. They can be accessed with uid://.

ResourceUID keeps track of all registered resource UIDs in a project, generates new UIDs, and converts between their string and integer representations.

Methods

void

add_id ( int id, String path )

int

create_id ( )

String

get_id_path ( int id ) const

bool

has_id ( int id ) const

String

id_to_text ( int id ) const

void

remove_id ( int id )

void

set_id ( int id, String path )

int

text_to_id ( String text_id ) const


Constants

INVALID_ID = -1

The value to use for an invalid UID, for example if the resource could not be loaded.

Its text representation is uid://<invalid>.


Method Descriptions

void add_id ( int id, String path )

Adds a new UID value which is mapped to the given resource path.

Fails with an error if the UID already exists, so be sure to check has_id beforehand, or use set_id instead.


int create_id ( )

Generates a random resource UID which is guaranteed to be unique within the list of currently loaded UIDs.

In order for this UID to be registered, you must call add_id or set_id.


String get_id_path ( int id ) const

Returns the path that the given UID value refers to.

Fails with an error if the UID does not exist, so be sure to check has_id beforehand.


bool has_id ( int id ) const

Returns whether the given UID value is known to the cache.


String id_to_text ( int id ) const

Converts the given UID to a uid:// string value.


void remove_id ( int id )

Removes a loaded UID value from the cache.

Fails with an error if the UID does not exist, so be sure to check has_id beforehand.


void set_id ( int id, String path )

Updates the resource path of an existing UID.

Fails with an error if the UID does not exist, so be sure to check has_id beforehand, or use add_id instead.


int text_to_id ( String text_id ) const

Extracts the UID value from the given uid:// string.


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