Coroutines in Unity

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English Often indeed development we need to program a delayed behavior. So for example if I create here a function so void and let's name it exec you'd something. And if we want this function to advocate something for example print in the can so we are going to tag debug the log. And here I'm going to print something and if I go in the start function and simply call our execute something when we run the game. If I go back here and if I run the game we are going to see print something printed here in the console . Now if we want to delay this so we don't want it executed right away as soon as we touch the play button . So we don't want that. What we can do is we can create a code routine a call routine enables us to program a delay behavior and a call routine is like a regular function except that it returns an eye and numerator. So I enumerator and instead of typing return we need a yield statement. So human need to type yote and now return. And we need to return new wait for seconds. And here we specify how many seconds we want to wait. For example we want to wait two seconds. Now don't worry at the moment what this enumerator is or does yield simply know that what we want to create a code routine which will enable us to program Abdoulaye behavior with type I enumerator the name of the coroutine because a coroutine is like a regular function except that it takes a return. I enumerator and has this yield return new wait for seconds. This right here will simply determine how many seconds we want to wait. So two seconds three four how many seconds we want to wait. We simply specify here. So this is nothing hard or complicated when we execute this code routine. The first thing it's going to be executed this one right here or what we type above. So what we type above here in this case we will execute first this statement meaning that we will wait two seconds and then we will print this to the console. And here I'm going to type like this. Waited two seconds in order to call this coroutine we cannot simply type execute something. This will not work. In order to call a coroutine we need to type start's call routine and pass the call routine right here so we can type now execute something and pass the code in. And this is how we execute a karate that the only difference between a curtain and a regular function . We can also call a karate like this so we can type start karate and as drink pass the name of the karate xcopy the name of the routine and pass it here as a strike and this will also execute the karate. What is the difference between the two. You might ask if we call a coroutine like this. We can then use stop call routine and again pass these or the name of the coroutine as a string. And this will stop the routine in any given moment. If we call karate like this we cannot stop it. We need to wait until it finished executing. But if we call a call routine like this then we can simply use stop correcting in any given moment to stop the execution of the Kirti. Let us now see this Kurten in action. So here we have called Start routine execute something which is the name of the routine we are going to wait two seconds and then we are going to print. Waited two seconds in our council going back here in our unity and then to clear the council. Let me just go to the council to clear it. Run the game and now. One two. And now we see way that two seconds is printed here in the castle the same way we can wait 10 or 15 or two hours if we want to. How much time you want to wait. You can specify simply here by changing the number as a parameter. Again we use coroutines to program and delay behavior. A coating is like a regular function. We can put any code inside of it except that it returns this. I enumerator which at the moment you don't need to worry what it is simply know that car routine returns an enumerator and it has this yield return state and we return now to wait for seconds and we simply specify how many seconds we want to wait. So this is nothing complicated or nothing hard to learn. After we wait how many seconds we specify we execute all of the code that is here. Of course we can wait two seconds execute a code wait another two seconds execute another code sign and so forth. There is no limit how many seconds or how many these yield return statements we can call. So don't worry about that. And in order to start the call routine we simply call start code routine and pass this code routine as a function. Or we can start a call routine and pass its name as a string which we can also stop using the name as a string which we saw in the earlier demonstration.