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Game Development How to Make a Video Game Score, Enemies, and Game State Script the Score Counter

Tony Brackins
Tony Brackins
28,766 Points

GetComponent in a class

How are we calling GetComponent<Text> on this video?

Does GetComponent automatically know that we're referencing the current object we're in, kinda like "this" does in JavaScript?


1 Answer

George Vardikos
George Vardikos
6,889 Points

When we create a new script we attach it to a Game Object. That's how the compiler knows to which Object we refer to, so there is no need for adding the "this" keyword. However, if you add it is not wrong, just it is not necessary.

More specifically to your question, by calling GetComponent<...> we calling a block of code which inside of it I suppose it uses the "this" keyword.

So yes everytime that we call GetComponent from a script attached to a GameObject it knows automatically that we are referring to the current game object