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public void Update();


Update serialized object's representation.

When a SerializedObject is constructed, the target objects are serialized, and the SerializeObject and SerializedProperty API provide read and write access to that serialized representation. If one or more of the target objects are changed, via another SerializedObject instance or direct writes to the target objects, then the SerializedObject internal serialized representation can get out of sync. Calling Update() will reserialize the target objects so that the SerializedObject reflects their latest state.

Calling Update() will discard any locally modified properties that have not yet been applied.

See Also: SerializedObject.hasModifiedProperties, SerializedObject.ApplyModifiedProperties

using System;
using System.Text;
using UnityEngine;
using UnityEditor;

public class SerializeObjectUpdate : ScriptableObject { public int m_Field = 1;

[MenuItem("Example/SerializedObject Update")] static void UpdateExample() { var scriptableObject = ScriptableObject.CreateInstance<SerializeObjectUpdate>(); var sb = new StringBuilder();

using (var serializedObject = new SerializedObject(scriptableObject)) { SerializedProperty field = serializedObject.FindProperty("m_Field");

// Change underlying object scriptableObject.m_Field = 2;

// SerializedObject still thinks value is 1 sb.Append($"SerializedObject value before Update: {field.intValue} ");

//hasModifiedProperties returns false because no changes have been made via SerializedProperty API sb.Append($"(SerializedObject dirty: {serializedObject.hasModifiedProperties}), ");

// Update so that SerializedObject sees the new value serializedObject.Update(); sb.AppendLine($"after Update: {field.intValue}");

// Another scenario is when Update is called while there are pending changes in the SerializedObject field.intValue = 3; sb.Append($"SerializedObject value before Update: {field.intValue} "); sb.Append($"(SerializedObject dirty: {serializedObject.hasModifiedProperties}), ");

// Value reverts back to 2, because ApplyModifiedProperties was not called // and SerializedObject has been put back in sync with the object's state serializedObject.Update(); sb.AppendLine($"after Update: {field.intValue}. (Dirty: {serializedObject.hasModifiedProperties})");

Debug.Log(sb.ToString()); } } }