Enum to String in Unreal Engine: How I Learned to Stop Hardcoding and Love Type Safety

Just imagine she is searching for the right strings.



API Example

Now press button ‘Make implementation plz!’

Type safety

Using FindObject with hardcoded enum type.

Function call context

Macro defintion for CurrentFunctionName
Signature returned by the macro using MSVC: “class FString __cdecl BIQ::Util::GetNativeTypeName<enum EWlanNotificationMSM>(bool)”
Stripping the function signature down to its template argument.

Tying it all together

Enum Value Template Class

Template class, housing the actual stringification magic ✨
Mate, let the compiler figure it out ;)

Today’s impossible, will be tomorrow’s reality. https://think-biq.com

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