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Bringing a TextEditor to VR

tug41634tug41634 Posts: 5
edited November 2018 in General Development
Dear all,

I'm wondering... what would be the best way to bring a TextEditor to VR?
What I need to do is to display a file line by line and edit this file and do syntax highlighting.

Just use GUI.TextField and implement? Or is there some prefab, etc. for this task?

Best wishes,


  • TomCgcmfcTomCgcmfc Posts: 1,737 Valuable Player
    I find it best to bring up Oculus Desktop in Core 2 home, move and resize it if necessary with your touch controllers, then use my PC mouse to navigate.  I then use notepad++ (free editor, available at Microsoft Store) to edit files.  For editing you can use the Oculus Desktop keyboard but I often find it easier to just use my PC keyboard.

    This works fine for small editing jobs but to be honest, if I have a lot of line editing to do I much rather just put my rift on standby and use my PC monitor.

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  • tug41634tug41634 Posts: 5
    edited November 2018
    @TomCgcmfc thanks for your quick answer.

    Do you have maybe some resources where I can learn how to program this or an example project?
    I guess this here explains it: https://www.vrheads.com/how-use-oculus-desktop

    I will probably have to give more information.
    We have already build a room model of our laboratory. I'm not sure how easily one
    could integrate the Oculus Desktop Addon to an existing Unity/Oculus project.

    This seems like an easy to use Keyboard: http://talesfromtherift.com/vr-canvas-keyboard/
    (I would also need syntax highlighting for my VR texteditor, so I guess I need to code one myself)

    Thanks so much,
  • cyberealitycybereality Posts: 26,156 Oculus Staff
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  • tug41634tug41634 Posts: 5
    edited November 2018
    @cybereality should this discussion be moved to the developers forum?

    Thanks for moving this thread.

    I'm still wondering if there is a VR texteditor already.
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