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Gaze Pointers & Drop Down Boxes

sh0v0rsh0v0r Posts: 498 Oculus Start Member
When I use a Drop Down box the Gaze Pointer disappears as it hovers over the items, is this a known issue?


  • sh0v0rsh0v0r Posts: 498 Oculus Start Member
    I think I've tracked it down to the OVRInputModule.GetGazePointerData

    OVRRaycaster ovrRaycaster = raycast.module as OVRRaycaster;
    overRaycaster is Null, I wonder if this has anything to do with the fact the DropList doesn't exist until it is dropped down?
  • sh0v0rsh0v0r Posts: 498 Oculus Start Member
    OK, worked it out, the DropdownList GameObject that is created when the list is dropped down contains its own Canvas... I'll see if I can add the OVRRaycaster Component when it is instantiated...
  • sh0v0rsh0v0r Posts: 498 Oculus Start Member
    Actually I'm a bit lost here on how best to tackle this, any help would be greatly appreciated...
  • lanoumbiesselanoumbiesse Posts: 2
    hi....did you find the solution?
  • jhockingjhocking Posts: 9
    I may continue to look for a better way, but for now my dropdown menus are working in VR when I add this to the UI script:

        // HACK for selecting dropdowns in vr
        private void Update() {
            if (XRSettings.isDeviceActive) {
                var found = gameObject.GetComponentsInChildren<GraphicRaycaster>();
                foreach (var gr in found) {
                    var ovr = gr.GetComponent<OVRRaycaster>();
                    if (ovr == null) {
                        gr.enabled = false;
                        ovr = gr.gameObject.AddComponent<OVRRaycaster>();
                        ovr.sortOrder = 20;

    Basically, the idea is to look for GraphicRaycaster components (which are on the dropdown canvases) and replace with OVRRaycaster.
  • OCReaperOCReaper Posts: 5
    edited February 2019
    What you can do is add this script to your Template inside your Dropdown 
    using System.Collections;
    using System.Collections.Generic;
    using UnityEngine;
    using UnityEngine.UI;
    public class CanvasVRModifier : MonoBehaviour
        public GameObject pointer;
        private void Awake()
            GraphicRaycaster gr = GetComponent<GraphicRaycaster>();
            OVRRaycaster OVRrc = null;
            if (gr != null)
                gr.enabled = false;
                OVRrc = gameObject.AddComponent<OVRRaycaster>();
                OVRrc.pointer = pointer;
                OVRrc.blockingObjects = OVRRaycaster.BlockingObjects.All;

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