Let’s say we need an array of things for our game. Things could be items, or characters, etc.. All the things share certain traits, so we’re going to create a custom class for our things (superheroes), use a monobehavior script to initialize the objects, and serialize the custom class so it appears in the Unity inspector like this:
We’ll need two scripts, the SuperHero class and the SuperHeroDb class which we will add to a game object.
For the SuperHero class, we’ll:
1) define traits declarations and make public for the inspector
2) create a constructor function and assign it to an instance of the class (an instance of a class is called an object)
3) serialize the class to make it readable in the inspector
For the SuperHeroDb that will initialize new objects from the SuperHero class, we’ll:
1) declare an instance
2) initialize the instance (in Start) using the constructor we created in the custom class
3) build a method to create objects
4) add a public array for the inspector
Next we add SuperHeroDb to a game object and when the game runs, the superheroes are populated and displayed in the inspector along with our array and any items the user might add using the inspector.