How to create console commands

This tutorial aims to show you how to create custom console commands using the new console attributes.

Console commands are method attributes, that means that you just have to add [ConsoleCommand(name: "...", docs:"...")] or [ConsoleCommand("...","...")] above your method. The name argument is the command name itself. The docs argument is the command description.

Your method does not need to be public but it needs to be static!

If you want to get the arguments of your command when its ran you can simply add a string[] parameter named args as shown below.

[ConsoleCommand(name: "useful", docs: "this command is useful.")]
public static void MyCommand(string[] args)
{
Debug.Log("You entered " + args.Length + " arguments!");
}

The method can also have a string return type and will display the returned value as shown below.

[ConsoleCommand(name: "useful", docs: "this command is useful.")]
public static string MyCommand(string[] args)
{
return "You entered " + args.Length + " arguments!";
}

As said above, commands needs to be static, so in order to access your non static variables you can use the mod instance as shown below.

public string myNonStaticVariable = "some stuff";
public MyModType instance;
void Start(){
instance = this;
}
[ConsoleCommand(name: "useful", docs: "this command is useful.")]
public static string MyCommand(string[] args)
{
return "My Variable : " + instance.myNonStaticVariable;
}

The commands are automatically registered and automatically unregistered when the mod is unloaded.