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Doc Search for Unity

If you’re like me you have a lot going on. You are juggling 10 projects at one time, you use a lot of software tools, you program in a few languages and you don’t have enough room to shove one more thing into your brain. If you’re also like me you are getting pretty darn tired of going to Help > Scripting Reference, clicking on the “Search Box” and entering in the same thing you’ve entered in a million times because you know where the knowledge is but you can’t seem to commit it to memory. If this sounds just like you, “Doc Search” for Unity will make your life that much easier.

Just import the “Doc Search” package into your project and then save or restart Unity and you will find a new menu item named “Pixelplacement” which contains “Doc Search”. Once launched you can dock “Doc Search” just like any other tab in Unity.

All searches are saved in a persistent, destroyable history that will repopulate between sessions for repeated searching.

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9 Comments

  1. November 16, 2010

    Updated:
    Now includes the ability to toggle between local and web scripting documents for your searches (disabled on PC as calls to OpenURL() on PC that are targeted to a local html file that has trailing characters for example “?=search_query” end up truncated) – Thanks for the idea VoxelBoy!

    Also rewrote everything to increase performance.

  2. zhx
    November 16, 2010

    you just keep knockin out VERY useful scripts for the unity creators round-the-world, thank you!!!

  3. November 16, 2010

    Quick addition: Added a scroll to the entire tab so hidden content (the clear button, recent searches) is made more aware to people who may keep the panel very short.

  4. November 16, 2010

    Awesome! Why is this not built in to Unity?

  5. November 17, 2010

    Does it use Unity’s new ability to load web content with 3.1 Update or does it use the OS’s default browser?

    • November 17, 2010

      It uses the user’s browser to make sure it works with current and past versions of Unity (not everyone is on 3 yet) but I’m currently talking with VoxelBoy (Yilamz Kimaz) about integrating it into his Unity web browser to bring even more immediate help right when and where you are. Stay tuned!

  6. November 18, 2010

    Added another quick update to hopefully subdue resource usage as well as avoid any potential history list duplication.

    • November 18, 2010

      Also switched the download over to an actual Unity package file and not a zipped package file. For some reason MAC double extracts zipped Unity packages and destroys them.

  7. fatboy
    November 19, 2010

    Very handy, you are the man~