The fallowing script allows you to control fog settings on a per camera basis, allowing you to use say green fog for one camera but red fog for another camera.

Unity 5 package demo is available here CameraFog.unitypackage (46.66 kb)

Camera Fog Screen Shot

CameraFog.cs script

// --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
// <copyright file="CameraFog.cs" company="Codefarts">
//   Copyright (c) 2012 Codefarts
//   All rights reserved.
//   contact@codefarts.com
//   http://www.codefarts.com
// </copyright>   
// --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

// Per-camera fog
// This is a simple class that, when added to a GameObject with a camera, allows you to control the fog settings for that camera separately from the global ones. 
// I'd love to hear from you if you do anything cool with this or have any suggestions :)
// Original author: http://wiki.unity3d.com/index.php/User:Tenebrous
// Author website as of 2015: www.tenebrous.co.uk
// Source: http://wiki.unity3d.com/index.php/CameraFog

namespace Codefarts.GeneralTools.Scripts.Camera
{
    using UnityEngine;

    /// <summary>
    /// Modifies a camera to allows you to control the fog settings for that camera separately from the global scene fog or other cameras. 
    /// </summary>
    [RequireComponent(typeof(Camera))]
    [ExecuteInEditMode]
    public class CameraFog : MonoBehaviour
    {
        /// <summary>
        /// The enabled state weather or not fog will be visible.
        /// </summary>
        public bool Enabled;

        /// <summary>
        /// The start distance from the camera where the fog will be drawn.
        /// </summary>
        public float StartDistance;

        /// <summary>
        /// The end distance from the camera where the fog will be drawn.
        /// </summary>
        public float EndDistance;

        /// <summary>
        /// The fog mode that controls how the fog is rendered.
        /// </summary>
        public FogMode Mode;

        /// <summary>
        /// The density of the fog that is rendered.
        /// </summary>
        public float Density;

        /// <summary>
        /// The fog color.
        /// </summary>
        public Color Color;

        /// <summary>
        /// Stores the pre-render state of the start distance.
        /// </summary>
        private float _startDistance;

        /// <summary>
        /// Stores the pre-render state of the end  distance.
        /// </summary>
        private float _endDistance;

        /// <summary>
        /// Stores the pre-render state of the fog mode.
        /// </summary>
        private FogMode _mode;

        /// <summary>
        /// Stores the pre-render state of the density.
        /// </summary>
        private float _density;

        /// <summary>
        /// Stores the pre-render state of the fog color.
        /// </summary>
        private Color _color;
        
        /// <summary>
        /// Stores the pre-render state wheather or not the fog is enabled.
        /// </summary>
        private bool _enabled;

        /// <summary>
        /// Event that is fired before any camera starts rendering.
        /// </summary>
        private void OnPreRender()
        {
            this._startDistance = RenderSettings.fogStartDistance;
            this._endDistance = RenderSettings.fogEndDistance;
            this._mode = RenderSettings.fogMode;
            this._density = RenderSettings.fogDensity;
            this._color = RenderSettings.fogColor;
            this._enabled = RenderSettings.fog;

            RenderSettings.fog = this.Enabled;
            RenderSettings.fogStartDistance = this.StartDistance;
            RenderSettings.fogEndDistance = this.EndDistance;
            RenderSettings.fogMode = this.Mode;
            RenderSettings.fogDensity = this.Density;
            RenderSettings.fogColor = this.Color;
        }

        /// <summary>
        /// Event that is fired after any camera finishes rendering.
        /// </summary>
        private void OnPostRender()
        {
            RenderSettings.fog = this._enabled;
            RenderSettings.fogStartDistance = this._startDistance;
            RenderSettings.fogEndDistance = this._endDistance;
            RenderSettings.fogMode = this._mode;
            RenderSettings.fogDensity = this._density;
            RenderSettings.fogColor = this._color;
        }
    }
}

With the introduction to Unity 5 there comes some api changes. Specifically this foot note was interesting “[2] in Unity5 we also cache the transform component on the c# side, so there should no longer be a performance reason to cache the transform component yourself.

I decided to test it out by writing a few performance test scripts and comparing performance numbers. Below is a screen shot of my results along with the scripts used.

As you can see caching a reference to the transform component in the Start method then using that reference is still faster then calling “this.transform” directly albeit only slightly by about 10-20 ticks. And calling “this.GetComponent<Transform>()” is almost twice as slow.

Unity5TransformPerformance

The code for the PerformanceTesting class is availible here.

TransformCachedGetComponentPerformance script

    using UnityEngine;

    public class TransformCachedGetComponentPerformance : MonoBehaviour
    {
        private Transform reference;

        /// <summary>
        /// Awake is called when the script instance is being loaded.
        /// </summary>
        public void Awake()
        {
#if PERFORMANCE
            var perf = PerformanceTesting.PerformanceTesting<string>.Instance;
            perf.Create("UnityTesting/TransformCachedGetComponentPerformance/Update");
#endif
        }

        /// <summary>
        /// Start is called just before any of the Update methods is called the first time.
        /// </summary>
        public void Start()
        {
            this.reference = this.GetComponent<Transform>();
        }

        /// <summary>
        /// Update is called every frame, if the MonoBehaviour is enabled.
        /// </summary>
        public void Update()
        {
#if PERFORMANCE
            var perf = PerformanceTesting.PerformanceTesting<string>.Instance;
            perf.Start("UnityTesting/TransformCachedGetComponentPerformance/Update");      
#endif

            var rnd = new System.Random();
            this.reference.localPosition = new Vector3(rnd.Next(-3, 3), rnd.Next(-3, 3), rnd.Next(-3, 3));

#if PERFORMANCE
            perf.Stop("UnityTesting/TransformCachedGetComponentPerformance/Update");
#endif
        }
    }

TransformGetComponentPerformance script

    using UnityEngine;

    public class TransformGetComponentPerformance : MonoBehaviour
    {
        /// <summary>
        /// Awake is called when the script instance is being loaded.
        /// </summary>
        public void Awake()
        {
#if PERFORMANCE
            var perf = PerformanceTesting.PerformanceTesting<string>.Instance;
            perf.Create("UnityTesting/TransformGetComponentPerformance/Update");
#endif
        }
        
        /// <summary>
        /// Update is called every frame, if the MonoBehaviour is enabled.
        /// </summary>
        public void Update()
        {
#if PERFORMANCE
            var perf = PerformanceTesting.PerformanceTesting<string>.Instance;
            perf.Start("UnityTesting/TransformGetComponentPerformance/Update");
#endif

            var rnd = new System.Random();
            this.GetComponent<Transform>().localPosition = new Vector3(rnd.Next(-3, 3), rnd.Next(-3, 3), rnd.Next(-3, 3));

#if PERFORMANCE
            perf.Stop("UnityTesting/TransformGetComponentPerformance/Update");
#endif
        }
    }

TransformFieldPerformance script

    using UnityEngine;

    public class TransformFieldPerformance : MonoBehaviour
    {
        /// <summary>
        /// Awake is called when the script instance is being loaded.
        /// </summary>
        public void Awake()
        {
#if PERFORMANCE
            var perf = PerformanceTesting.PerformanceTesting<string>.Instance;
            perf.Create("UnityTesting/TransformFieldPerformance/Update");
#endif
        }

        /// <summary>
        /// Update is called every frame, if the MonoBehaviour is enabled.
        /// </summary>
        public void Update()
        {
#if PERFORMANCE
            var perf = PerformanceTesting.PerformanceTesting<string>.Instance;
            perf.Start("UnityTesting/TransformFieldPerformance/Update");
#endif

            var rnd = new System.Random();
            this.transform.localPosition = new Vector3(rnd.Next(-3, 3), rnd.Next(-3, 3), rnd.Next(-3, 3));

#if PERFORMANCE
            perf.Stop("UnityTesting/TransformFieldPerformance/Update");
#endif
        }
    }

The fallowing code snip is designed to take in a flat list of file paths (or similar data) and produce a hierarchy of tree nodes representing those file paths.

        /// <summary>
        /// Constructs a nested hierarchy of types from a flat list of source types.
        /// </summary>
        /// <typeparam name="TSource">The source type of the flat list that is to be converted.</typeparam>
        /// <typeparam name="TReturn">The type that will be returned.</typeparam>
        /// <typeparam name="TPart">The type of the art type.</typeparam>
        /// <param name="sourceItems">The source items to be converted.</param>
        /// <param name="getParts">A callback function that returns a array of <see cref="TPart"/>.</param>
        /// <param name="comparePart">The compare part callback.</param>
        /// <param name="getChildren">The get children callback.</param>
        /// <param name="addChild">The add child callback.</param>
        /// <param name="createItem">The create item callback.</param>
        /// <returns>Returns an collection of <see cref="TReturn"/> representing the hierarchy.</returns>
        /// <exception cref="Exception">A delegate callback throws an exception. </exception>
        private static IEnumerable<TReturn> ToHierarchy<TSource, TReturn, TPart>(
          IEnumerable<TSource> sourceItems,
        Func<TSource, TPart[]> getParts,
        Func<TReturn, TPart, bool> comparePart,
        Func<TReturn, IEnumerable<TReturn>> getChildren,
        Action<IEnumerable<TReturn>, TReturn> addChild,
        Func<TPart[], int, TSource, TReturn> createItem)
        {
            var treeModels = new List<TReturn>();
            foreach (var keyName in sourceItems)
            {
                IEnumerable<TReturn> items = treeModels;
                var parts = getParts(keyName);
                for (var partIndex = 0; partIndex < parts.Length; partIndex++)
                {
                    var node = items.FirstOrDefault(x => comparePart(x, parts[partIndex]));
                    if (node != null)
                    {
                        items = getChildren(node);
                        continue;
                    }

                    var model = createItem(parts, partIndex, keyName);
                    addChild(items, model);
                    items = getChildren(model);
                }
            }

            return treeModels;
        }

An example of how one could use the ToHierarchy method would be like this …

        var separator = new[] { Path.AltDirectorySeparatorChar.ToString(CultureInfo.InvariantCulture) };
        // paths varible could be something from Directory.GetDirectories method for example.
        var nodes = ToHierarchy<string, TreeViewNode, string>(
            paths.OrderBy(x => x),
            x => x.Split(separator, StringSplitOptions.RemoveEmptyEntries),
            (r, p) => string.CompareOrdinal(r.Name, p) == 0,
            r => r.Nodes,
            (r, c) => ((List<TreeViewNode>)r).Add(c),
            this.CreateTreeNode);

        private TreeViewNode CreateTreeNode(string[] parts, int index, string source)
        {
            var node = new TreeViewNode() { Name = parts[index] };
            node.Value = string.Join(Path.DirectorySeparatorChar.ToString(CultureInfo.InvariantCulture), parts, 0, index + 1);
            if (index == parts.Length - 1)
            {
                node.Name = Path.GetFileName(source);
            }

            node.IsFile = File.Exists(node.Value);
            return node;
        }

Where paths is a array of file paths from say Directory.GetFiles.


Source: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/616718/how-do-i-get-common-file-type-icons-in-c

    public static class FileIcon
    {
        [DllImport("shell32.dll")]
        private static extern IntPtr SHGetFileInfo(string pszPath, uint dwFileAttributes, ref SHFILEINFO psfi, uint cbSizeFileInfo, uint uFlags);

        [StructLayout(LayoutKind.Sequential)]
        private struct SHFILEINFO
        {
            public IntPtr hIcon;
            public IntPtr iIcon;
            public uint dwAttributes;

            [MarshalAs(UnmanagedType.ByValTStr, SizeConst = 260)]
            public string szDisplayName;

            [MarshalAs(UnmanagedType.ByValTStr, SizeConst = 80)]
            public string szTypeName;
        };

        private const uint SHGFI_ICON = 0x100;
        private const uint SHGFI_LARGEICON = 0x0; // 'Large icon
        private const uint SHGFI_SMALLICON = 0x1; // 'Small icon

        public static System.Drawing.Icon GetLargeIcon(string file)
        {
            var shinfo = new SHFILEINFO();
            var hImgLarge = SHGetFileInfo(file, 0, ref shinfo, (uint)Marshal.SizeOf(shinfo), FileIcon.SHGFI_ICON | FileIcon.SHGFI_LARGEICON);
            return System.Drawing.Icon.FromHandle(shinfo.hIcon);
        }

        public static System.Drawing.Icon GetSmallIcon(string file)
        {
            var shinfo = new SHFILEINFO();
            var hImgLarge = SHGetFileInfo(file, 0, ref shinfo, (uint)Marshal.SizeOf(shinfo), FileIcon.SHGFI_ICON | FileIcon.SHGFI_SMALLICON);
            return System.Drawing.Icon.FromHandle(shinfo.hIcon);
        }
    } 

Did you know that the GUI class has a matrix property that you can use to rotate and scale your gui elements.

The sample behavior that is provided below will scale and rotate a gui label in the center of the screen.

public class GuiMatrixDemo : MonoBehaviour
{
    private float rotation;

    /// <summary>
    /// OnGUI is called for rendering and handling GUI events.
    /// </summary>
    public void OnGUI()
    {
        var matrix = GUI.matrix;

        GUI.Label(new Rect(5, 5, 100, 20), "before matrix");

        this.rotation += 15f * Time.deltaTime;
        var scale = Mathf.Clamp((float)Math.Sin(Time.time) + 1 * 2, 1, 3);
        GUI.matrix = Matrix4x4.TRS(new Vector3(Screen.width / 2, Screen.height / 2, 0), Quaternion.Euler(0, 0, this.rotation), Vector3.one * scale);
        var size = GUI.skin.label.CalcSize(new GUIContent("test string"));
        var rect = new Rect((-size.x / 2f), (-size.y / 2f), size.x, size.y);
        GUI.Label(rect, "test string");
        GUI.matrix = matrix;
        GUI.Label(new Rect(5, 25, 100, 20), "after matrix");
    }
}

If you have some editor scripts and you want to detect weather or not unity has compiled your scripts you can try this simple method.

Created a private class within your editor window and declare a field of that private class.

public class YourEditor : EditorWindow
{
    private RecompileClass recompile;

    private class RecompileClass
    {  
    }
}

In the OnGUI method (or where appropriate) perform a check to see if the field is null. If it’s null you can assume that unity compiled your scripts again so do what you need to do is create a new instance of the private class and assign it to the field.

public class YourEditor : EditorWindow
{
    private RecompileClass recompile;
      
    private class RecompileClass
    {
    }

    public void OnGUI()
    {
        // check if recompile variable is null 
        if (this.recompile == null  )
        {
            // if yes assume recompile then create a reference to a recompile class 
            this.recompile = new RecompileClass();

            // do what you need to do here after detecting a recompile  
        }

        // do regular stuff here
    }
}

The next time unity recompiles your scripts the field will loose it’s reference and will be null again.


    using System;
    using System.Collections.Generic;

    /// <summary>
    /// Implements a generic equality comparer that uses a callback to perform the comparison.
    /// </summary>
    /// <typeparam name="T">The type we want to compare.</typeparam>
    public class EqualityComparerCallback<T> : IEqualityComparer<T>
    {
        /// <summary>
        /// Holds a reference to the callback that handles comparisons.
        /// </summary>
        private readonly Func<T, T, bool> function;

        /// <summary>
        /// Holds a reference to the callback used to calculate hash codes.
        /// </summary>
        private Func<T, int> hashFunction;
      
        /// <summary>
        /// Initializes a new instance of the <see cref="EqualityComparerCallback{T}"/> class.
        /// </summary>
        /// <param name="func">
        /// The callback function that will do the comparing.
        /// </param>
        /// <exception cref="ArgumentNullException">
        /// Throws a <see cref="ArgumentNullException"/> if the <see cref="func"/> parameter is null.
        /// </exception>
        public EqualityComparerCallback(Func<T, T, bool> func)
        {
            if (func == null)
            {
                throw new ArgumentNullException("func");
            }

            this.function = func;
        }

        /// <summary>
        /// Initializes a new instance of the <see cref="EqualityComparerCallback{T}"/> class.
        /// </summary>
        /// <param name="func">
        /// The callback function that will do the comparing.
        /// </param>
        /// <param name="hash">
        /// The callback function that will return the hash code.
        /// </param>  
        public EqualityComparerCallback(Func<T, T, bool> func, Func<T, int> hash)
            : this(func)
        {
            this.hashFunction = hash;
        }

        /// <summary>
        /// Gets or sets the callback function to use to compute the hash.
        /// </summary>
        public Func<T, int> HashFunction
        {
            get
            {
                return this.hashFunction;
            }

            set
            {
                this.hashFunction = value;
            }
        }
                  
        /// <summary>
        /// Provides a static method for returning a <see cref="EqualityComparerCallback{T}"/> type.
        /// </summary>
        /// <param name="func">
        /// The callback function that will do the comparing.
        /// </param>
        /// <returns>Returns a new instance of a <see cref="EqualityComparerCallback{T}"/> type.</returns>
        public static IEqualityComparer<T> Compare(Func<T, T, bool> func)
        {
            return new EqualityComparerCallback<T>(func);
        }

        /// <summary>
        /// Determines whether the specified object instances are considered equal.
        /// </summary>
        /// <param name="x">The first object to compare.</param>
        /// <param name="y">The second object to compare.</param>
        /// <returns>True if the objects are considered equal otherwise, false. If both objA and objB are null, the method returns true.</returns>
        public bool Equals(T x, T y)
        {
            return this.function(x, y);
        }    

        /// <summary>
        /// The get hash code for a object.
        /// </summary>
        /// <param name="obj">
        /// The object whose hash code will be computed.          
        /// </param>
        /// <returns>
        /// Returns a <see cref="int"/> value representing the hash code.
        /// </returns>
        /// <remarks>If no callback function was set for the <see cref="HashFunction"/> the object default <see cref="GetHashCode"/> method will be used.</remarks>
        public int GetHashCode(T obj)
        {
            if (this.hashFunction == null)
            {
                return obj.GetHashCode();
            }

            return this.hashFunction(obj);
        }
    }

A usage scenario

    // build a list of unique categories
    var list = new List<string>();
    foreach (var rule in this.rules)
    {
        if (string.IsNullOrEmpty(rule.Category ?? string.Empty))
        {
            continue;
        }

        // check if already exists
        if (list.Contains(rule.Category, new EqualityComparerCallback<string>((a, b) => a.Trim() == b.Trim())))
        {
            continue;
        }
    }
    return list.ToArray();

Simple solution to get a MIME type from a file extension. Source –> http://stackoverflow.com/a/7161265/341706

public static class MIMEAssistant
{
  private static readonly Dictionary<string, string> MIMETypesDictionary = new Dictionary<string, string>
  {
    {"ai", "application/postscript"},
    {"aif", "audio/x-aiff"},
    {"aifc", "audio/x-aiff"},
    {"aiff", "audio/x-aiff"},
    {"asc", "text/plain"},
    {"atom", "application/atom+xml"},
    {"au", "audio/basic"},
    {"avi", "video/x-msvideo"},
    {"bcpio", "application/x-bcpio"},
    {"bin", "application/octet-stream"},
    {"bmp", "image/bmp"},
    {"cdf", "application/x-netcdf"},
    {"cgm", "image/cgm"},
    {"class", "application/octet-stream"},
    {"cpio", "application/x-cpio"},
    {"cpt", "application/mac-compactpro"},
    {"csh", "application/x-csh"},
    {"css", "text/css"},
    {"dcr", "application/x-director"},
    {"dif", "video/x-dv"},
    {"dir", "application/x-director"},
    {"djv", "image/vnd.djvu"},
    {"djvu", "image/vnd.djvu"},
    {"dll", "application/octet-stream"},
    {"dmg", "application/octet-stream"},
    {"dms", "application/octet-stream"},
    {"doc", "application/msword"},
    {"docx","application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document"},
    {"dotx", "application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.template"},
    {"docm","application/vnd.ms-word.document.macroEnabled.12"},
    {"dotm","application/vnd.ms-word.template.macroEnabled.12"},
    {"dtd", "application/xml-dtd"},
    {"dv", "video/x-dv"},
    {"dvi", "application/x-dvi"},
    {"dxr", "application/x-director"},
    {"eps", "application/postscript"},
    {"etx", "text/x-setext"},
    {"exe", "application/octet-stream"},
    {"ez", "application/andrew-inset"},
    {"gif", "image/gif"},
    {"gram", "application/srgs"},
    {"grxml", "application/srgs+xml"},
    {"gtar", "application/x-gtar"},
    {"hdf", "application/x-hdf"},
    {"hqx", "application/mac-binhex40"},
    {"htm", "text/html"},
    {"html", "text/html"},
    {"ice", "x-conference/x-cooltalk"},
    {"ico", "image/x-icon"},
    {"ics", "text/calendar"},
    {"ief", "image/ief"},
    {"ifb", "text/calendar"},
    {"iges", "model/iges"},
    {"igs", "model/iges"},
    {"jnlp", "application/x-java-jnlp-file"},
    {"jp2", "image/jp2"},
    {"jpe", "image/jpeg"},
    {"jpeg", "image/jpeg"},
    {"jpg", "image/jpeg"},
    {"js", "application/x-javascript"},
    {"kar", "audio/midi"},
    {"latex", "application/x-latex"},
    {"lha", "application/octet-stream"},
    {"lzh", "application/octet-stream"},
    {"m3u", "audio/x-mpegurl"},
    {"m4a", "audio/mp4a-latm"},
    {"m4b", "audio/mp4a-latm"},
    {"m4p", "audio/mp4a-latm"},
    {"m4u", "video/vnd.mpegurl"},
    {"m4v", "video/x-m4v"},
    {"mac", "image/x-macpaint"},
    {"man", "application/x-troff-man"},
    {"mathml", "application/mathml+xml"},
    {"me", "application/x-troff-me"},
    {"mesh", "model/mesh"},
    {"mid", "audio/midi"},
    {"midi", "audio/midi"},
    {"mif", "application/vnd.mif"},
    {"mov", "video/quicktime"},
    {"movie", "video/x-sgi-movie"},
    {"mp2", "audio/mpeg"},
    {"mp3", "audio/mpeg"},
    {"mp4", "video/mp4"},
    {"mpe", "video/mpeg"},
    {"mpeg", "video/mpeg"},
    {"mpg", "video/mpeg"},
    {"mpga", "audio/mpeg"},
    {"ms", "application/x-troff-ms"},
    {"msh", "model/mesh"},
    {"mxu", "video/vnd.mpegurl"},
    {"nc", "application/x-netcdf"},
    {"oda", "application/oda"},
    {"ogg", "application/ogg"},
    {"pbm", "image/x-portable-bitmap"},
    {"pct", "image/pict"},
    {"pdb", "chemical/x-pdb"},
    {"pdf", "application/pdf"},
    {"pgm", "image/x-portable-graymap"},
    {"pgn", "application/x-chess-pgn"},
    {"pic", "image/pict"},
    {"pict", "image/pict"},
    {"png", "image/png"}, 
    {"pnm", "image/x-portable-anymap"},
    {"pnt", "image/x-macpaint"},
    {"pntg", "image/x-macpaint"},
    {"ppm", "image/x-portable-pixmap"},
    {"ppt", "application/vnd.ms-powerpoint"},
    {"pptx","application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.presentationml.presentation"},
    {"potx","application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.presentationml.template"},
    {"ppsx","application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.presentationml.slideshow"},
    {"ppam","application/vnd.ms-powerpoint.addin.macroEnabled.12"},
    {"pptm","application/vnd.ms-powerpoint.presentation.macroEnabled.12"},
    {"potm","application/vnd.ms-powerpoint.template.macroEnabled.12"},
    {"ppsm","application/vnd.ms-powerpoint.slideshow.macroEnabled.12"},
    {"ps", "application/postscript"},
    {"qt", "video/quicktime"},
    {"qti", "image/x-quicktime"},
    {"qtif", "image/x-quicktime"},
    {"ra", "audio/x-pn-realaudio"},
    {"ram", "audio/x-pn-realaudio"},
    {"ras", "image/x-cmu-raster"},
    {"rdf", "application/rdf+xml"},
    {"rgb", "image/x-rgb"},
    {"rm", "application/vnd.rn-realmedia"},
    {"roff", "application/x-troff"},
    {"rtf", "text/rtf"},
    {"rtx", "text/richtext"},
    {"sgm", "text/sgml"},
    {"sgml", "text/sgml"},
    {"sh", "application/x-sh"},
    {"shar", "application/x-shar"},
    {"silo", "model/mesh"},
    {"sit", "application/x-stuffit"},
    {"skd", "application/x-koan"},
    {"skm", "application/x-koan"},
    {"skp", "application/x-koan"},
    {"skt", "application/x-koan"},
    {"smi", "application/smil"},
    {"smil", "application/smil"},
    {"snd", "audio/basic"},
    {"so", "application/octet-stream"},
    {"spl", "application/x-futuresplash"},
    {"src", "application/x-wais-source"},
    {"sv4cpio", "application/x-sv4cpio"},
    {"sv4crc", "application/x-sv4crc"},
    {"svg", "image/svg+xml"},
    {"swf", "application/x-shockwave-flash"},
    {"t", "application/x-troff"},
    {"tar", "application/x-tar"},
    {"tcl", "application/x-tcl"},
    {"tex", "application/x-tex"},
    {"texi", "application/x-texinfo"},
    {"texinfo", "application/x-texinfo"},
    {"tif", "image/tiff"},
    {"tiff", "image/tiff"},
    {"tr", "application/x-troff"},
    {"tsv", "text/tab-separated-values"},
    {"txt", "text/plain"},
    {"ustar", "application/x-ustar"},
    {"vcd", "application/x-cdlink"},
    {"vrml", "model/vrml"},
    {"vxml", "application/voicexml+xml"},
    {"wav", "audio/x-wav"},
    {"wbmp", "image/vnd.wap.wbmp"},
    {"wbmxl", "application/vnd.wap.wbxml"},
    {"wml", "text/vnd.wap.wml"},
    {"wmlc", "application/vnd.wap.wmlc"},
    {"wmls", "text/vnd.wap.wmlscript"},
    {"wmlsc", "application/vnd.wap.wmlscriptc"},
    {"wrl", "model/vrml"},
    {"xbm", "image/x-xbitmap"},
    {"xht", "application/xhtml+xml"},
    {"xhtml", "application/xhtml+xml"},
    {"xls", "application/vnd.ms-excel"},                        
    {"xml", "application/xml"},
    {"xpm", "image/x-xpixmap"},
    {"xsl", "application/xml"},
    {"xlsx","application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.spreadsheetml.sheet"},
    {"xltx","application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.spreadsheetml.template"},
    {"xlsm","application/vnd.ms-excel.sheet.macroEnabled.12"},
    {"xltm","application/vnd.ms-excel.template.macroEnabled.12"},
    {"xlam","application/vnd.ms-excel.addin.macroEnabled.12"},
    {"xlsb","application/vnd.ms-excel.sheet.binary.macroEnabled.12"},
    {"xslt", "application/xslt+xml"},
    {"xul", "application/vnd.mozilla.xul+xml"},
    {"xwd", "image/x-xwindowdump"},
    {"xyz", "chemical/x-xyz"},
    {"zip", "application/zip"}
  };

  public static string GetMIMEType(string fileName)
  {
    if (Path.GetExtension(fileName).Length > 1 && MIMETypesDictionary.ContainsKey(Path.GetExtension(fileName).Remove(0, 1)))
    {
      return MIMETypesDictionary[Path.GetExtension(fileName).Remove(0, 1)];
    }
    return "unknown/unknown";
  }
}

I needed a quick file caching solution and here is what I came up with …

    using System;
    using System.Collections.Generic;
    using System.IO;
    using System.Text;

    /// <summary>
    /// Provides a file model used by the <see cref="FileCache"/> type.
    /// </summary>
    public class FileModel
    {
        /// <summary>
        /// Gets or sets information about the file.
        /// </summary>
        public FileInfo Info { get; set; }

        /// <summary>
        /// Gets or sets the last time that the file had it's contents cached.
        /// </summary>
        public DateTime LastUpdate { get; set; }

        /// <summary>
        /// Gets or sets the file content for the file.
        /// </summary>
        public StringBuilder  Data { get; set; }
    }

    /// <summary>
    /// Provides a caching for file content based on file extensions.
    /// </summary>
    public class FileCache
    {
        /// <summary>
        /// Holds a singleton instance of a <see cref="FileCache"/> type.
        /// </summary>
        private static FileCache singleton;

        /// <summary>
        /// Used to hold the contents of the files.
        /// </summary>
        private readonly Dictionary<string, FileModel> files;

        /// <summary>
        /// Holds the list of extensions for files that will have there contents cached.
        /// </summary>
        private readonly List<string> extensions;

        /// <summary>
        /// Gets or sets a time value used to determine if a files content should be read again.
        /// </summary>
        public TimeSpan CacheTime { get; set; }

        /// <summary>
        /// Gets a list of file extension that will have there contents cached.
        /// </summary>
        public List<string> Extensions
        {
            get
            {
                return this.extensions;
            }
        }

        /// <summary>
        /// Default constructor.
        /// </summary>
        public FileCache()
        {
            this.files = new Dictionary<string, FileModel>();
            this.extensions = new List<string>();
            this.extensions.AddRange(new[] { ".htm" });
            this.CacheTime = TimeSpan.FromSeconds(2);
        }

        /// <summary>
        /// Provides a helper method for retrieving a file.
        /// </summary>
        /// <param name="path">The path to the file.</param>
        /// <returns>Returns a <see cref="FileModel"/> type containing information about the file.</returns>
        public static FileModel GetFile(string path)
        {
            return Instance.Get(path);
        }

        /// <summary>
        /// Provides a helper method for retrieving a file.
        /// </summary>
        /// <param name="path">The path to the file.</param>
        /// <returns>Returns a <see cref="FileModel"/> type containing information about the file.</returns>
        public FileModel Get(string path)
        {
            // if file does not exit just return null
            if (!File.Exists(path))
            {
                return null;
            }

            // check if file already exists in the cache
            FileModel model;
            if (this.files.ContainsKey(path))
            {
                // get existing entry
                model = this.files[path];
            }
            else
            {
                // add new entry
                model = new FileModel { LastUpdate = DateTime.Now, Info = new FileInfo(path) };
                this.files.Add(path, model);
            }

            // check to cache file data
            if (this.extensions.Contains(model.Info.Extension))
            {
                // not data has been read yet OR (the current time has surpassed the last update time plus the cache time AND 
                // the current time is greater then the last write time  ) we can read the contents of the file
                if (model.Data == null || (DateTime.Now > model.LastUpdate + this.CacheTime && DateTime.Now > model.Info.LastWriteTime))
                {
                    model.Data = new StringBuilder(File.ReadAllText(model.Info.FullName));
                }
            }

            // return the modal data
            return model;
        }

        /// <summary>
        /// Gets a singleton instance of a <see cref="FileCache"/> type.
        /// </summary>
        public static FileCache Instance
        {
            get
            {
                return singleton ?? (singleton = new FileCache());
            }
        }
    }

Below is a code sample containing drawing methods for drawing check boxes or any control type in a grid based layout similar to the SelectionGrid.

 
    using System;

    using UnityEngine;

    public class ControlGrid
    {
        /// <summary>
        /// Draw a grid of check boxes similar to SelectionGrid.
        /// </summary>
        /// <param name="checkedValues">Specifies the checked values of the check boxes.</param>
        /// <param name="text">The content for each individual check box.</param>
        /// <param name="columns">The number of columns in the grid.</param>
        /// <param name="style">The style to be applied to each check box.</param>
        /// <param name="options">Specifies layout options to be applied to each check box.</param>
        /// <returns>Returns the checked state for each check box.</returns>
        /// <remarks><p>Check boxes are drawn top to bottom, left to right.</p>  </remarks>
        /// <exception cref="IndexOutOfRangeException">Can occur if the size of the array is too small.</exception>
        public static bool[] DrawCheckBoxGrid(bool[] checkedValues, string[] text, int columns, GUIStyle style, params GUILayoutOption[] options)
        {
            // convert string content into gui content
            var content = new GUIContent[text.Length];
            for (var i = 0; i < content.Length; i++)
            {
                content[i] = new GUIContent(text[i]);
            }
            return DrawCheckBoxGrid(checkedValues, content, columns, style, options);
        }

        /// <summary>
        /// Draw a grid of check boxes similar to SelectionGrid.
        /// </summary>
        /// <param name="checkedValues">Specifies the checked values of the check boxes.</param>
        /// <param name="textures">The content for each individual check box.</param>
        /// <param name="columns">The number of columns in the grid.</param>
        /// <param name="style">The style to be applied to each check box.</param>
        /// <param name="options">Specifies layout options to be applied to each check box.</param>
        /// <returns>Returns the checked state for each check box.</returns>
        /// <remarks><p>Check boxes are drawn top to bottom, left to right.</p>  </remarks>
        /// <exception cref="IndexOutOfRangeException">Can occur if the size of the array is too small.</exception>
        public static bool[] DrawCheckBoxGrid(bool[] checkedValues, Texture2D[] textures, int columns, GUIStyle style, params GUILayoutOption[] options)
        {
            // convert texture content into gui content
            var content = new GUIContent[textures.Length];
            for (var i = 0; i < content.Length; i++)
            {
                content[i] = new GUIContent(string.Empty, textures[i]);
            }
            return DrawCheckBoxGrid(checkedValues, content, columns, style, options);
        }

        /// <summary>
        /// Draw a grid of check boxes similar to SelectionGrid.
        /// </summary>
        /// <param name="checkedValues">Specifies the checked values of the check boxes.</param>
        /// <param name="content">The content for each individual check box.</param>
        /// <param name="columns">The number of columns in the grid.</param>
        /// <param name="style">The style to be applied to each check box.</param>
        /// <param name="options">Specifies layout options to be applied to each check box.</param>
        /// <returns>Returns the checked state for each check box.</returns>
        /// <remarks><p>Check boxes are drawn top to bottom, left to right.</p>  </remarks>
        /// <exception cref="IndexOutOfRangeException">Can occur if the size of the array is too small.</exception>
        public static bool[] DrawCheckBoxGrid(bool[] checkedValues, GUIContent[] content, int columns, GUIStyle style, params GUILayoutOption[] options)
        {
            return DrawGenericGrid((e, i, s, o) => GUILayout.Toggle(e[i], content[i], style, options), checkedValues, content, columns, style, options);
        }

        /// <summary>
        /// Draw a grid of controls using a draw callback similar to SelectionGrid.
        /// </summary>
        /// <param name="drawCallback">Specifies a draw callback that is responsible for performing the actual drawing.</param>
        /// <param name="values">Specifies the values of the controls.</param>
        /// <param name="content">The content for each individual control.</param>
        /// <param name="columns">The number of columns in the grid.</param>
        /// <param name="style">The style to be applied to each control.</param>
        /// <param name="options">Specifies layout options to be applied to each control.</param>
        /// <returns>Returns the value for each control.</returns>
        /// <remarks><p>Controls are drawn top to bottom, left to right.</p>  </remarks>
        /// <exception cref="IndexOutOfRangeException">Can occur if the size of the array is too small.</exception>
        /// <exception cref="ArgumentNullException">If the drawCallback is null.</exception>
        public static T[] DrawGenericGrid<T>(Func<T[], int, GUIStyle, GUILayoutOption[], T> drawCallback, T[] values, GUIContent[] content, int columns, GUIStyle style, params GUILayoutOption[] options)
        {
            if (drawCallback == null)
            {
                throw new ArgumentNullException("drawCallback");
            }

            GUILayout.BeginVertical();
            var rowIndex = 0;
            var columnIndex = 0;
            var index = rowIndex * columns + columnIndex;

            GUILayout.BeginHorizontal();
            while (index < values.Length)
            {
                // draw control
                values[index] = drawCallback(values, index, style, options);

                // move to next column
                columnIndex++;

                // if passed max columns move down to next row and set to first column
                if (columnIndex > columns - 1)
                {
                    columnIndex = 0;
                    rowIndex++;

                    // remember to start a new horizontal layout
                    GUILayout.EndHorizontal();
                    GUILayout.BeginHorizontal();
                }

                // re-calculate the index
                index = rowIndex * columns + columnIndex;
            }
            GUILayout.EndHorizontal();

            GUILayout.EndVertical();
            return values;
        }
    } 

Here is a simple example of how to use the draw methods

var emptyContent = new[] { GUIContent.none, GUIContent.none, GUIContent.none, 
                            GUIContent.none, GUIContent.none, GUIContent.none, 
                            GUIContent.none, GUIContent.none, GUIContent.none };

GUILayout.BeginVertical(GUILayout.MinWidth(128));
rule.IgnoreUpper = GUILayout.Toggle(rule.IgnoreUpper, "Upper Neighbors");
rule.NeighborsUpper = ControlGrid.DrawCheckBoxGrid(rule.NeighborsUpper, emptyContent, 3, GUI.skin.button, GUILayout.MaxWidth(32), GUILayout.MaxHeight(32));
GUILayout.EndVertical();

ControlGrid


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