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Phaser . GameObjects . Zone

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Phaser . GameObjects . Zone

A Zone Game Object.

A Zone is a non-rendering rectangular Game Object that has a position and size. It has no texture and never displays, but does live on the display list and can be moved, scaled and rotated like any other Game Object.

Its primary use is for creating Drop Zones and Input Hit Areas and it has a couple of helper methods specifically for this. It is also useful for object overlap checks, or as a base for your own non-displaying Game Objects. The default origin is 0.5, the center of the Zone, the same as with Game Objects.

Constructor:

new Zone(scene, x, y, [width], [height])

Parameters:

name type arguments Default description
scene Phaser.Scene

The Scene to which this Game Object belongs.

x number

The horizontal position of this Game Object in the world.

y number

The vertical position of this Game Object in the world.

width number <optional> 1

The width of the Game Object.

height number <optional> 1

The height of the Game Object.

Since: 3.0.0

Extends


Members

<private> _depth: number
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Description:

Private internal value. Holds the depth of the Game Object.

Type:
number
Default: 0
Inherited from: Phaser.GameObjects.Components.Depth#_depth
Since: 3.0.0
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<private> _originComponent: boolean
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Description:

A property indicating that a Game Object has this component.

Type:
boolean
Default: true
Inherited from: Phaser.GameObjects.Components.Origin#_originComponent
Since: 3.2.0
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<private> _rotation: number
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Description:

Private internal value. Holds the rotation value in radians.

Type:
number
Default: 0
Inherited from: Phaser.GameObjects.Components.Transform#_rotation
Since: 3.0.0
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<private> _scaleX: number
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Description:

Private internal value. Holds the horizontal scale value.

Type:
number
Default: 1
Inherited from: Phaser.GameObjects.Components.Transform#_scaleX
Since: 3.0.0
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<private> _scaleY: number
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Description:

Private internal value. Holds the vertical scale value.

Type:
number
Default: 1
Inherited from: Phaser.GameObjects.Components.Transform#_scaleY
Since: 3.0.0
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<private> _visible: boolean
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Description:

Private internal value. Holds the visible value.

Type:
boolean
Default: true
Inherited from: Phaser.GameObjects.Components.Visible#_visible
Since: 3.0.0
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active: boolean
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Description:

The active state of this Game Object. A Game Object with an active state of true is processed by the Scenes UpdateList, if added to it. An active object is one which is having its logic and internal systems updated.

Type:
boolean
Default: true
Inherited from: Phaser.GameObjects.GameObject#active
Since: 3.0.0
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angle: number
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Description:

The angle of this Game Object as expressed in degrees.

Phaser uses a right-hand clockwise rotation system, where 0 is right, 90 is down, 180/-180 is left and -90 is up.

If you prefer to work in radians, see the rotation property instead.

Type:
number
Default: 0
Inherited from: Phaser.GameObjects.Components.Transform#angle
Since: 3.0.0
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blendMode: number
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Description:

The Blend Mode of the Game Object. Although a Zone never renders, it still has a blend mode to allow it to fit seamlessly into display lists without causing a batch flush.

Type:
number
Since: 3.0.0
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<nullable> body: MatterJS.BodyType | Phaser.Physics.Arcade.Body | Phaser.Physics.Arcade.StaticBody
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Description:

If this Game Object is enabled for Arcade or Matter Physics then this property will contain a reference to a Physics Body.

Type:
Default: null
Inherited from: Phaser.GameObjects.GameObject#body
Since: 3.0.0
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cameraFilter: number
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Description:

A bitmask that controls if this Game Object is drawn by a Camera or not. Not usually set directly, instead call Camera.ignore, however you can set this property directly using the Camera.id property:

Type:
number
Default: 0
Inherited from: Phaser.GameObjects.GameObject#cameraFilter
Overrides: Phaser.GameObjects.GameObject#cameraFilter
Since: 3.0.0
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Description:

A Data Manager. It allows you to store, query and get key/value paired information specific to this Game Object. null by default. Automatically created if you use getData or setData or setDataEnabled.

Type:
Default: null
Inherited from: Phaser.GameObjects.GameObject#data
Since: 3.0.0
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depth: number
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Description:

The depth of this Game Object within the Scene.

The depth is also known as the 'z-index' in some environments, and allows you to change the rendering order of Game Objects, without actually moving their position in the display list.

The default depth is zero. A Game Object with a higher depth value will always render in front of one with a lower value.

Setting the depth will queue a depth sort event within the Scene.

Type:
number
Inherited from: Phaser.GameObjects.Components.Depth#depth
Since: 3.0.0
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displayHeight: number
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Description:

The displayed height of this Game Object. This value takes into account the scale factor.

Type:
number
Since: 3.0.0
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Description:

Holds a reference to the Display List that contains this Game Object.

This is set automatically when this Game Object is added to a Scene or Layer.

You should treat this property as being read-only.

Type:
Default: null
Inherited from: Phaser.GameObjects.GameObject#displayList
Since: 3.50.0
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displayOriginX: number
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Description:

The horizontal display origin of this Game Object. The origin is a normalized value between 0 and 1. The displayOrigin is a pixel value, based on the size of the Game Object combined with the origin.

Type:
number
Inherited from: Phaser.GameObjects.Components.Origin#displayOriginX
Since: 3.0.0
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displayOriginY: number
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Description:

The vertical display origin of this Game Object. The origin is a normalized value between 0 and 1. The displayOrigin is a pixel value, based on the size of the Game Object combined with the origin.

Type:
number
Inherited from: Phaser.GameObjects.Components.Origin#displayOriginY
Since: 3.0.0
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displayWidth: number
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Description:

The displayed width of this Game Object. This value takes into account the scale factor.

Type:
number
Since: 3.0.0
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height: number
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Description:

The native (un-scaled) height of this Game Object.

Type:
number
Since: 3.0.0
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ignoreDestroy: boolean
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Description:

This Game Object will ignore all calls made to its destroy method if this flag is set to true. This includes calls that may come from a Group, Container or the Scene itself. While it allows you to persist a Game Object across Scenes, please understand you are entirely responsible for managing references to and from this Game Object.

Type:
boolean
Default: false
Inherited from: Phaser.GameObjects.GameObject#ignoreDestroy
Since: 3.5.0
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Description:

If this Game Object is enabled for input then this property will contain an InteractiveObject instance. Not usually set directly. Instead call GameObject.setInteractive().

Type:
Default: null
Inherited from: Phaser.GameObjects.GameObject#input
Since: 3.0.0
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name: string
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Description:

The name of this Game Object. Empty by default and never populated by Phaser, this is left for developers to use.

Type:
string
Default: ''
Inherited from: Phaser.GameObjects.GameObject#name
Since: 3.0.0
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originX: number
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Description:

The horizontal origin of this Game Object. The origin maps the relationship between the size and position of the Game Object. The default value is 0.5, meaning all Game Objects are positioned based on their center. Setting the value to 0 means the position now relates to the left of the Game Object.

Type:
number
Default: 0.5
Inherited from: Phaser.GameObjects.Components.Origin#originX
Since: 3.0.0
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originY: number
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Description:

The vertical origin of this Game Object. The origin maps the relationship between the size and position of the Game Object. The default value is 0.5, meaning all Game Objects are positioned based on their center. Setting the value to 0 means the position now relates to the top of the Game Object.

Type:
number
Default: 0.5
Inherited from: Phaser.GameObjects.Components.Origin#originY
Since: 3.0.0
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parentContainer: Phaser.GameObjects.Container
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Description:

The parent Container of this Game Object, if it has one.

Type:
Inherited from: Phaser.GameObjects.GameObject#parentContainer
Since: 3.4.0
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renderFlags: number
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Description:

The flags that are compared against RENDER_MASK to determine if this Game Object will render or not. The bits are 0001 | 0010 | 0100 | 1000 set by the components Visible, Alpha, Transform and Texture respectively. If those components are not used by your custom class then you can use this bitmask as you wish.

Type:
number
Default: 15
Inherited from: Phaser.GameObjects.GameObject#renderFlags
Overrides: Phaser.GameObjects.GameObject#renderFlags
Since: 3.0.0
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rotation: number
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Description:

The angle of this Game Object in radians.

Phaser uses a right-hand clockwise rotation system, where 0 is right, PI/2 is down, +-PI is left and -PI/2 is up.

If you prefer to work in degrees, see the angle property instead.

Type:
number
Default: 1
Inherited from: Phaser.GameObjects.Components.Transform#rotation
Since: 3.0.0
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scale: number
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Description:

This is a special setter that allows you to set both the horizontal and vertical scale of this Game Object to the same value, at the same time. When reading this value the result returned is (scaleX + scaleY) / 2.

Use of this property implies you wish the horizontal and vertical scales to be equal to each other. If this isn't the case, use the scaleX or scaleY properties instead.

Type:
number
Default: 1
Inherited from: Phaser.GameObjects.Components.Transform#scale
Since: 3.18.0
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scaleX: number
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Description:

The horizontal scale of this Game Object.

Type:
number
Default: 1
Inherited from: Phaser.GameObjects.Components.Transform#scaleX
Since: 3.0.0
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scaleY: number
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Description:

The vertical scale of this Game Object.

Type:
number
Default: 1
Inherited from: Phaser.GameObjects.Components.Transform#scaleY
Since: 3.0.0
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scene: Phaser.Scene
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Description:

A reference to the Scene to which this Game Object belongs.

Game Objects can only belong to one Scene.

You should consider this property as being read-only. You cannot move a Game Object to another Scene by simply changing it.

Type:
Inherited from: Phaser.GameObjects.GameObject#scene
Since: 3.0.0
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scrollFactorX: number
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Description:

The horizontal scroll factor of this Game Object.

The scroll factor controls the influence of the movement of a Camera upon this Game Object.

When a camera scrolls it will change the location at which this Game Object is rendered on-screen. It does not change the Game Objects actual position values.

A value of 1 means it will move exactly in sync with a camera. A value of 0 means it will not move at all, even if the camera moves. Other values control the degree to which the camera movement is mapped to this Game Object.

Please be aware that scroll factor values other than 1 are not taken in to consideration when calculating physics collisions. Bodies always collide based on their world position, but changing the scroll factor is a visual adjustment to where the textures are rendered, which can offset them from physics bodies if not accounted for in your code.

Type:
number
Default: 1
Inherited from: Phaser.GameObjects.Components.ScrollFactor#scrollFactorX
Since: 3.0.0
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scrollFactorY: number
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Description:

The vertical scroll factor of this Game Object.

The scroll factor controls the influence of the movement of a Camera upon this Game Object.

When a camera scrolls it will change the location at which this Game Object is rendered on-screen. It does not change the Game Objects actual position values.

A value of 1 means it will move exactly in sync with a camera. A value of 0 means it will not move at all, even if the camera moves. Other values control the degree to which the camera movement is mapped to this Game Object.

Please be aware that scroll factor values other than 1 are not taken in to consideration when calculating physics collisions. Bodies always collide based on their world position, but changing the scroll factor is a visual adjustment to where the textures are rendered, which can offset them from physics bodies if not accounted for in your code.

Type:
number
Default: 1
Inherited from: Phaser.GameObjects.Components.ScrollFactor#scrollFactorY
Since: 3.0.0
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state: number | string
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Description:

The current state of this Game Object.

Phaser itself will never modify this value, although plugins may do so.

Use this property to track the state of a Game Object during its lifetime. For example, it could change from a state of 'moving', to 'attacking', to 'dead'. The state value should be an integer (ideally mapped to a constant in your game code), or a string. These are recommended to keep it light and simple, with fast comparisons. If you need to store complex data about your Game Object, look at using the Data Component instead.

Type:
number | string
Inherited from: Phaser.GameObjects.GameObject#state
Since: 3.16.0
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tabIndex: number
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Description:

The Tab Index of the Game Object. Reserved for future use by plugins and the Input Manager.

Type:
number
Default: -1
Inherited from: Phaser.GameObjects.GameObject#tabIndex
Since: 3.0.0
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type: string
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Description:

A textual representation of this Game Object, i.e. sprite. Used internally by Phaser but is available for your own custom classes to populate.

Type:
string
Inherited from: Phaser.GameObjects.GameObject#type
Since: 3.0.0
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visible: boolean
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Description:

The visible state of the Game Object.

An invisible Game Object will skip rendering, but will still process update logic.

Type:
boolean
Inherited from: Phaser.GameObjects.Components.Visible#visible
Since: 3.0.0
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w: number
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Description:

The w position of this Game Object.

Type:
number
Default: 0
Inherited from: Phaser.GameObjects.Components.Transform#w
Since: 3.0.0
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width: number
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Description:

The native (un-scaled) width of this Game Object.

Type:
number
Since: 3.0.0
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x: number
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Description:

The x position of this Game Object.

Type:
number
Default: 0
Inherited from: Phaser.GameObjects.Components.Transform#x
Since: 3.0.0
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y: number
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Description:

The y position of this Game Object.

Type:
number
Default: 0
Inherited from: Phaser.GameObjects.Components.Transform#y
Since: 3.0.0
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z: number
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Description:

The z position of this Game Object.

Note: The z position does not control the rendering order of 2D Game Objects. Use Phaser.GameObjects.Components.Depth#depth instead.

Type:
number
Default: 0
Inherited from: Phaser.GameObjects.Components.Transform#z
Since: 3.0.0
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Methods

addListener(event, fn, [context])
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Description:

Add a listener for a given event.

Parameters:

name type arguments Default description
event string | symbol

The event name.

fn function

The listener function.

context * <optional> this

The context to invoke the listener with.

Returns:
Description:

this.

Inherited from: Phaser.Events.EventEmitter#addListener
Examples:
Since: 3.0.0
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addToDisplayList([displayList])
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Description:

Adds this Game Object to the given Display List.

If no Display List is specified, it will default to the Display List owned by the Scene to which this Game Object belongs.

A Game Object can only exist on one Display List at any given time, but may move freely between them.

If this Game Object is already on another Display List when this method is called, it will first be removed from it, before being added to the new list.

You can query which list it is on by looking at the Phaser.GameObjects.GameObject#displayList property.

If a Game Object isn't on any display list, it will not be rendered. If you just wish to temporarly disable it from rendering, consider using the setVisible method, instead.

Parameters:

name type arguments description
displayList Phaser.GameObjects.DisplayList | Phaser.GameObjects.Layer <optional>

The Display List to add to. Defaults to the Scene Display List.

Returns:
Description:

This Game Object.

Inherited from: Phaser.GameObjects.GameObject#addToDisplayList
Examples:
Since: 3.53.0
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addToUpdateList()
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Description:

Adds this Game Object to the Update List belonging to the Scene.

When a Game Object is added to the Update List it will have its preUpdate method called every game frame. This method is passed two parameters: delta and time.

If you wish to run your own logic within preUpdate then you should always call preUpdate.super(delta, time) within it, or it may fail to process required operations, such as Sprite animations.

Returns:
Description:

This Game Object.

Inherited from: Phaser.GameObjects.GameObject#addToUpdateList
Examples:
Since: 3.53.0
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addedToScene()
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Description:

This callback is invoked when this Game Object is added to a Scene.

Can be overriden by custom Game Objects, but be aware of some Game Objects that will use this, such as Sprites, to add themselves into the Update List.

You can also listen for the ADDED_TO_SCENE event from this Game Object.

Inherited from: Phaser.GameObjects.GameObject#addedToScene
Examples:
Since: 3.50.0
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copyPosition(source)
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Description:

Copies an object's coordinates to this Game Object's position.

Parameters:

name type description
source Phaser.Types.Math.Vector2Like | Phaser.Types.Math.Vector3Like | Phaser.Types.Math.Vector4Like

An object with numeric 'x', 'y', 'z', or 'w' properties. Undefined values are not copied.

Returns:
Description:

This Game Object instance.

Inherited from: Phaser.GameObjects.Components.Transform#copyPosition
Examples:
Since: 3.50.0
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destroy()
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Description:

Destroys this Game Object removing it from the Display List and Update List and severing all ties to parent resources.

Also removes itself from the Input Manager and Physics Manager if previously enabled.

Use this to remove a Game Object from your game if you don't ever plan to use it again. As long as no reference to it exists within your own code it should become free for garbage collection by the browser.

If you just want to temporarily disable an object then look at using the Game Object Pool instead of destroying it, as destroyed objects cannot be resurrected.

Inherited from: Phaser.GameObjects.GameObject#destroy
Examples:
Since: 3.0.0
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disableInteractive()
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Description:

If this Game Object has previously been enabled for input, this will disable it.

An object that is disabled for input stops processing or being considered for input events, but can be turned back on again at any time by simply calling setInteractive() with no arguments provided.

If want to completely remove interaction from this Game Object then use removeInteractive instead.

Returns:
Description:

This GameObject.

Inherited from: Phaser.GameObjects.GameObject#disableInteractive
Examples:
Since: 3.7.0
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emit(event, [args])
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Description:

Calls each of the listeners registered for a given event.

Parameters:

name type arguments description
event string | symbol

The event name.

args * <optional>

Additional arguments that will be passed to the event handler.

Returns:
Description:

true if the event had listeners, else false.

Type:
  • boolean
Inherited from: Phaser.Events.EventEmitter#emit
Examples:
Since: 3.0.0
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eventNames()
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Description:

Return an array listing the events for which the emitter has registered listeners.

Type:
  • Array.<(string
  • symbol)>
Inherited from: Phaser.Events.EventEmitter#eventNames
Examples:
Since: 3.0.0
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getBottomCenter([output], [includeParent])
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Description:

Gets the bottom-center coordinate of this Game Object, regardless of origin. The returned point is calculated in local space and does not factor in any parent containers

Parameters:

name type arguments Default description
output object | Phaser.Math.Vector2 <optional>

An object to store the values in. If not provided a new Vector2 will be created.

includeParent boolean <optional> false

If this Game Object has a parent Container, include it (and all other ancestors) in the resulting vector?

Returns:
Description:

The values stored in the output object.

Type:
Inherited from: Phaser.GameObjects.Components.GetBounds#getBottomCenter
Examples:
Since: 3.18.0
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getBottomLeft([output], [includeParent])
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Description:

Gets the bottom-left corner coordinate of this Game Object, regardless of origin. The returned point is calculated in local space and does not factor in any parent containers

Parameters:

name type arguments Default description
output object | Phaser.Math.Vector2 <optional>

An object to store the values in. If not provided a new Vector2 will be created.

includeParent boolean <optional> false

If this Game Object has a parent Container, include it (and all other ancestors) in the resulting vector?

Returns:
Description:

The values stored in the output object.

Type:
Inherited from: Phaser.GameObjects.Components.GetBounds#getBottomLeft
Examples:
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getBottomRight([output], [includeParent])
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Description:

Gets the bottom-right corner coordinate of this Game Object, regardless of origin. The returned point is calculated in local space and does not factor in any parent containers

Parameters:

name type arguments Default description
output object | Phaser.Math.Vector2 <optional>

An object to store the values in. If not provided a new Vector2 will be created.

includeParent boolean <optional> false

If this Game Object has a parent Container, include it (and all other ancestors) in the resulting vector?

Returns:
Description:

The values stored in the output object.

Type:
Inherited from: Phaser.GameObjects.Components.GetBounds#getBottomRight
Examples:
Since: 3.0.0
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getBounds([output])
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Description:

Gets the bounds of this Game Object, regardless of origin. The values are stored and returned in a Rectangle, or Rectangle-like, object.

Parameters:

name type arguments description
output object | Phaser.Geom.Rectangle <optional>

An object to store the values in. If not provided a new Rectangle will be created.

Returns:
Description:

The values stored in the output object.

Type:
Inherited from: Phaser.GameObjects.Components.GetBounds#getBounds
Examples:
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getCenter([output])
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Description:

Gets the center coordinate of this Game Object, regardless of origin. The returned point is calculated in local space and does not factor in any parent containers

Parameters:

name type arguments description
output object | Phaser.Math.Vector2 <optional>

An object to store the values in. If not provided a new Vector2 will be created.

Returns:
Description:

The values stored in the output object.

Type:
Inherited from: Phaser.GameObjects.Components.GetBounds#getCenter
Examples:
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getData(key)
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Description:

Retrieves the value for the given key in this Game Objects Data Manager, or undefined if it doesn't exist.

You can also access values via the values object. For example, if you had a key called gold you can do either:

sprite.getData('gold');

Or access the value directly:

sprite.data.values.gold;

You can also pass in an array of keys, in which case an array of values will be returned:

sprite.getData([ 'gold', 'armor', 'health' ]);

This approach is useful for destructuring arrays in ES6.

Parameters:

name type description
key string | Array.<string>

The key of the value to retrieve, or an array of keys.

Returns:
Description:

The value belonging to the given key, or an array of values, the order of which will match the input array.

Type:
  • *
Inherited from: Phaser.GameObjects.GameObject#getData
Examples:
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getIndexList()
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Description:

Returns an array containing the display list index of either this Game Object, or if it has one, its parent Container. It then iterates up through all of the parent containers until it hits the root of the display list (which is index 0 in the returned array).

Used internally by the InputPlugin but also useful if you wish to find out the display depth of this Game Object and all of its ancestors.

Returns:
Description:

An array of display list position indexes.

Type:
  • Array.
Inherited from: Phaser.GameObjects.GameObject#getIndexList
Examples:
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getLeftCenter([output], [includeParent])
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Description:

Gets the left-center coordinate of this Game Object, regardless of origin. The returned point is calculated in local space and does not factor in any parent containers

Parameters:

name type arguments Default description
output object | Phaser.Math.Vector2 <optional>

An object to store the values in. If not provided a new Vector2 will be created.

includeParent boolean <optional> false

If this Game Object has a parent Container, include it (and all other ancestors) in the resulting vector?

Returns:
Description:

The values stored in the output object.

Type:
Inherited from: Phaser.GameObjects.Components.GetBounds#getLeftCenter
Examples:
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getLocalPoint(x, y, [point], [camera])
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Description:

Takes the given x and y coordinates and converts them into local space for this Game Object, taking into account parent and local transforms, and the Display Origin.

The returned Vector2 contains the translated point in its properties.

A Camera needs to be provided in order to handle modified scroll factors. If no camera is specified, it will use the main camera from the Scene to which this Game Object belongs.

Parameters:

name type arguments description
x number

The x position to translate.

y number

The y position to translate.

point Phaser.Math.Vector2 <optional>

A Vector2, or point-like object, to store the results in.

camera Phaser.Cameras.Scene2D.Camera <optional>

The Camera which is being tested against. If not given will use the Scene default camera.

Returns:
Description:

The translated point.

Inherited from: Phaser.GameObjects.Components.Transform#getLocalPoint
Examples:
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getLocalTransformMatrix([tempMatrix])
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Description:

Gets the local transform matrix for this Game Object.

Parameters:

name type arguments description
tempMatrix Phaser.GameObjects.Components.TransformMatrix <optional>

The matrix to populate with the values from this Game Object.

Returns:
Description:

The populated Transform Matrix.

Inherited from: Phaser.GameObjects.Components.Transform#getLocalTransformMatrix
Examples:
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getParentRotation()
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Description:

Gets the sum total rotation of all of this Game Objects parent Containers.

The returned value is in radians and will be zero if this Game Object has no parent container.

Returns:
Description:

The sum total rotation, in radians, of all parent containers of this Game Object.

Type:
  • number
Inherited from: Phaser.GameObjects.Components.Transform#getParentRotation
Examples:
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getRightCenter([output], [includeParent])
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Description:

Gets the right-center coordinate of this Game Object, regardless of origin. The returned point is calculated in local space and does not factor in any parent containers

Parameters:

name type arguments Default description
output object | Phaser.Math.Vector2 <optional>

An object to store the values in. If not provided a new Vector2 will be created.

includeParent boolean <optional> false

If this Game Object has a parent Container, include it (and all other ancestors) in the resulting vector?

Returns:
Description:

The values stored in the output object.

Type:
Inherited from: Phaser.GameObjects.Components.GetBounds#getRightCenter
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getTopCenter([output], [includeParent])
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Description:

Gets the top-center coordinate of this Game Object, regardless of origin. The returned point is calculated in local space and does not factor in any parent containers

Parameters:

name type arguments Default description
output object | Phaser.Math.Vector2 <optional>

An object to store the values in. If not provided a new Vector2 will be created.

includeParent boolean <optional> false

If this Game Object has a parent Container, include it (and all other ancestors) in the resulting vector?

Returns:
Description:

The values stored in the output object.

Type:
Inherited from: Phaser.GameObjects.Components.GetBounds#getTopCenter
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getTopLeft([output], [includeParent])
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Description:

Gets the top-left corner coordinate of this Game Object, regardless of origin. The returned point is calculated in local space and does not factor in any parent containers

Parameters:

name type arguments Default description
output object | Phaser.Math.Vector2 <optional>

An object to store the values in. If not provided a new Vector2 will be created.

includeParent boolean <optional> false

If this Game Object has a parent Container, include it (and all other ancestors) in the resulting vector?

Returns:
Description:

The values stored in the output object.

Type:
Inherited from: Phaser.GameObjects.Components.GetBounds#getTopLeft
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getTopRight([output], [includeParent])
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Description:

Gets the top-right corner coordinate of this Game Object, regardless of origin. The returned point is calculated in local space and does not factor in any parent containers

Parameters:

name type arguments Default description
output object | Phaser.Math.Vector2 <optional>

An object to store the values in. If not provided a new Vector2 will be created.

includeParent boolean <optional> false

If this Game Object has a parent Container, include it (and all other ancestors) in the resulting vector?

Returns:
Description:

The values stored in the output object.

Type:
Inherited from: Phaser.GameObjects.Components.GetBounds#getTopRight
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getWorldTransformMatrix([tempMatrix], [parentMatrix])
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Description:

Gets the world transform matrix for this Game Object, factoring in any parent Containers.

Parameters:

name type arguments description
tempMatrix Phaser.GameObjects.Components.TransformMatrix <optional>

The matrix to populate with the values from this Game Object.

parentMatrix Phaser.GameObjects.Components.TransformMatrix <optional>

A temporary matrix to hold parent values during the calculations.

Returns:
Description:

The populated Transform Matrix.

Inherited from: Phaser.GameObjects.Components.Transform#getWorldTransformMatrix
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incData(key, [data])
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Description:

Increase a value for the given key within this Game Objects Data Manager. If the key doesn't already exist in the Data Manager then it is increased from 0.

If the Game Object has not been enabled for data (via setDataEnabled) then it will be enabled before setting the value.

If the key doesn't already exist in the Data Manager then it is created.

When the value is first set, a setdata event is emitted from this Game Object.

Parameters:

name type arguments description
key string | object

The key to increase the value for.

data * <optional>

The value to increase for the given key.

Returns:
Description:

This GameObject.

Inherited from: Phaser.GameObjects.GameObject#incData
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listenerCount(event)
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Description:

Return the number of listeners listening to a given event.

Parameters:

name type description
event string | symbol

The event name.

Returns:
Description:

The number of listeners.

Type:
  • number
Inherited from: Phaser.Events.EventEmitter#listenerCount
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listeners(event)
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Description:

Return the listeners registered for a given event.

Parameters:

name type description
event string | symbol

The event name.

Returns:
Description:

The registered listeners.

Type:
  • Array.
Inherited from: Phaser.Events.EventEmitter#listeners
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off(event, [fn], [context], [once])
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Description:

Remove the listeners of a given event.

Parameters:

name type arguments description
event string | symbol

The event name.

fn function <optional>

Only remove the listeners that match this function.

context * <optional>

Only remove the listeners that have this context.

once boolean <optional>

Only remove one-time listeners.

Returns:
Description:

this.

Inherited from: Phaser.Events.EventEmitter#off
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on(event, fn, [context])
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Description:

Add a listener for a given event.

Parameters:

name type arguments Default description
event string | symbol

The event name.

fn function

The listener function.

context * <optional> this

The context to invoke the listener with.

Returns:
Description:

this.

Inherited from: Phaser.Events.EventEmitter#on
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once(event, fn, [context])
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Description:

Add a one-time listener for a given event.

Parameters:

name type arguments Default description
event string | symbol

The event name.

fn function

The listener function.

context * <optional> this

The context to invoke the listener with.

Returns:
Description:

this.

Inherited from: Phaser.Events.EventEmitter#once
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<private> prepareBoundsOutput(output, [includeParent])
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Description:

Processes the bounds output vector before returning it.

Parameters:

name type arguments Default description
output object | Phaser.Math.Vector2

An object to store the values in. If not provided a new Vector2 will be created.

includeParent boolean <optional> false

If this Game Object has a parent Container, include it (and all other ancestors) in the resulting vector?

Returns:
Description:

The values stored in the output object.

Type:
Inherited from: Phaser.GameObjects.Components.GetBounds#prepareBoundsOutput
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removeAllListeners([event])
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Description:

Remove all listeners, or those of the specified event.

Parameters:

name type arguments description
event string | symbol <optional>

The event name.

Returns:
Description:

this.

Inherited from: Phaser.Events.EventEmitter#removeAllListeners
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removeFromDisplayList()
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Description:

Removes this Game Object from the Display List it is currently on.

A Game Object can only exist on one Display List at any given time, but may move freely removed and added back at a later stage.

You can query which list it is on by looking at the Phaser.GameObjects.GameObject#displayList property.

If a Game Object isn't on any Display List, it will not be rendered. If you just wish to temporarly disable it from rendering, consider using the setVisible method, instead.

Returns:
Description:

This Game Object.

Inherited from: Phaser.GameObjects.GameObject#removeFromDisplayList
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removeFromUpdateList()
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Description:

Removes this Game Object from the Scene's Update List.

When a Game Object is on the Update List, it will have its preUpdate method called every game frame. Calling this method will remove it from the list, preventing this.

Removing a Game Object from the Update List will stop most internal functions working. For example, removing a Sprite from the Update List will prevent it from being able to run animations.

Returns:
Description:

This Game Object.

Inherited from: Phaser.GameObjects.GameObject#removeFromUpdateList
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removeInteractive()
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Description:

If this Game Object has previously been enabled for input, this will queue it for removal, causing it to no longer be interactive. The removal happens on the next game step, it is not immediate.

The Interactive Object that was assigned to this Game Object will be destroyed, removed from the Input Manager and cleared from this Game Object.

If you wish to re-enable this Game Object at a later date you will need to re-create its InteractiveObject by calling setInteractive again.

If you wish to only temporarily stop an object from receiving input then use disableInteractive instead, as that toggles the interactive state, where-as this erases it completely.

If you wish to resize a hit area, don't remove and then set it as being interactive. Instead, access the hitarea object directly and resize the shape being used. I.e.: sprite.input.hitArea.setSize(width, height) (assuming the shape is a Rectangle, which it is by default.)

Returns:
Description:

This GameObject.

Inherited from: Phaser.GameObjects.GameObject#removeInteractive
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removeListener(event, [fn], [context], [once])
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Description:

Remove the listeners of a given event.

Parameters:

name type arguments description
event string | symbol

The event name.

fn function <optional>

Only remove the listeners that match this function.

context * <optional>

Only remove the listeners that have this context.

once boolean <optional>

Only remove one-time listeners.

Returns:
Description:

this.

Inherited from: Phaser.Events.EventEmitter#removeListener
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removedFromScene()
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Description:

This callback is invoked when this Game Object is removed from a Scene.

Can be overriden by custom Game Objects, but be aware of some Game Objects that will use this, such as Sprites, to removed themselves from the Update List.

You can also listen for the REMOVED_FROM_SCENE event from this Game Object.

Inherited from: Phaser.GameObjects.GameObject#removedFromScene
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<private> renderCanvas(renderer, src, camera, parentMatrix)
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Description:

A Zone does not render.

Parameters:

name type description
renderer Phaser.Renderer.Canvas.CanvasRenderer

A reference to the current active Canvas renderer.

src Phaser.GameObjects.Image

The Game Object being rendered in this call.

camera Phaser.Cameras.Scene2D.Camera

The Camera that is rendering the Game Object.

parentMatrix Phaser.GameObjects.Components.TransformMatrix

This transform matrix is defined if the game object is nested

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<private> renderWebGL(renderer, src, camera, parentMatrix)
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Description:

A Zone does not render.

Parameters:

name type description
renderer Phaser.Renderer.WebGL.WebGLRenderer

A reference to the current active WebGL renderer.

src Phaser.GameObjects.Image

The Game Object being rendered in this call.

camera Phaser.Cameras.Scene2D.Camera

The Camera that is rendering the Game Object.

parentMatrix Phaser.GameObjects.Components.TransformMatrix

This transform matrix is defined if the game object is nested

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setActive(value)
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Description:

Sets the active property of this Game Object and returns this Game Object for further chaining. A Game Object with its active property set to true will be updated by the Scenes UpdateList.

Parameters:

name type description
value boolean

True if this Game Object should be set as active, false if not.

Returns:
Description:

This GameObject.

Inherited from: Phaser.GameObjects.GameObject#setActive
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<private> setAlpha()
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Description:

A NOOP method so you can pass a Zone to a Container. Calling this method will do nothing. It is intentionally empty.

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setAngle([degrees])
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Description:

Sets the angle of this Game Object.

Parameters:

name type arguments description
degrees number <optional>

The rotation of this Game Object, in degrees.

Returns:
Description:

This Game Object instance.

Inherited from: Phaser.GameObjects.Components.Transform#setAngle
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<private> setBlendMode()
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Description:

A NOOP method so you can pass a Zone to a Container in Canvas. Calling this method will do nothing. It is intentionally empty.

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setCircleDropZone(radius)
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Description:

Sets this Zone to be a Circular Drop Zone. The circle is centered on this Zones x and y coordinates.

Parameters:

name type description
radius number

The radius of the Circle that will form the Drop Zone.

Returns:
Description:

This Game Object.

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setData(key, [data])
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Description:

Allows you to store a key value pair within this Game Objects Data Manager.

If the Game Object has not been enabled for data (via setDataEnabled) then it will be enabled before setting the value.

If the key doesn't already exist in the Data Manager then it is created.

sprite.setData('name', 'Red Gem Stone');

You can also pass in an object of key value pairs as the first argument:

sprite.setData({ name: 'Red Gem Stone', level: 2, owner: 'Link', gold: 50 });

To get a value back again you can call getData:

sprite.getData('gold');

Or you can access the value directly via the values property, where it works like any other variable:

sprite.data.values.gold += 50;

When the value is first set, a setdata event is emitted from this Game Object.

If the key already exists, a changedata event is emitted instead, along an event named after the key. For example, if you updated an existing key called PlayerLives then it would emit the event changedata-PlayerLives. These events will be emitted regardless if you use this method to set the value, or the direct values setter.

Please note that the data keys are case-sensitive and must be valid JavaScript Object property strings. This means the keys gold and Gold are treated as two unique values within the Data Manager.

Parameters:

name type arguments description
key string | object

The key to set the value for. Or an object of key value pairs. If an object the data argument is ignored.

data * <optional>

The value to set for the given key. If an object is provided as the key this argument is ignored.

Returns:
Description:

This GameObject.

Inherited from: Phaser.GameObjects.GameObject#setData
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setDataEnabled()
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Description:

Adds a Data Manager component to this Game Object.

Returns:
Description:

This GameObject.

Inherited from: Phaser.GameObjects.GameObject#setDataEnabled
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setDepth(value)
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Description:

The depth of this Game Object within the Scene.

The depth is also known as the 'z-index' in some environments, and allows you to change the rendering order of Game Objects, without actually moving their position in the display list.

The default depth is zero. A Game Object with a higher depth value will always render in front of one with a lower value.

Setting the depth will queue a depth sort event within the Scene.

Parameters:

name type description
value number

The depth of this Game Object.

Returns:
Description:

This Game Object instance.

Inherited from: Phaser.GameObjects.Components.Depth#setDepth
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setDisplayOrigin([x], [y])
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Description:

Sets the display origin of this Game Object. The difference between this and setting the origin is that you can use pixel values for setting the display origin.

Parameters:

name type arguments Default description
x number <optional> 0

The horizontal display origin value.

y number <optional> x

The vertical display origin value. If not defined it will be set to the value of x.

Returns:
Description:

This Game Object instance.

Inherited from: Phaser.GameObjects.Components.Origin#setDisplayOrigin
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setDisplaySize(width, height)
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Description:

Sets the display size of this Game Object. Calling this will adjust the scale.

Parameters:

name type description
width number

The width of this Game Object.

height number

The height of this Game Object.

Returns:
Description:

This Game Object.

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setDropZone(hitArea, hitAreaCallback)
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Description:

Allows you to define your own Geometry shape to be used as a Drop Zone.

Parameters:

name type description
hitArea object

A Geometry shape instance, such as Phaser.Geom.Ellipse, or your own custom shape.

hitAreaCallback Phaser.Types.Input.HitAreaCallback

A function that will return true if the given x/y coords it is sent are within the shape.

Returns:
Description:

This Game Object.

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setInteractive([hitArea], [callback], [dropZone])
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Description:

Pass this Game Object to the Input Manager to enable it for Input.

Input works by using hit areas, these are nearly always geometric shapes, such as rectangles or circles, that act as the hit area for the Game Object. However, you can provide your own hit area shape and callback, should you wish to handle some more advanced input detection.

If no arguments are provided it will try and create a rectangle hit area based on the texture frame the Game Object is using. If this isn't a texture-bound object, such as a Graphics or BitmapText object, this will fail, and you'll need to provide a specific shape for it to use.

You can also provide an Input Configuration Object as the only argument to this method.

Parameters:

name type arguments Default description
hitArea any | Phaser.Types.Input.InputConfiguration <optional>

Either an input configuration object, or a geometric shape that defines the hit area for the Game Object. If not given it will try to create a Rectangle based on the texture frame.

callback Phaser.Types.Input.HitAreaCallback <optional>

The callback that determines if the pointer is within the Hit Area shape or not. If you provide a shape you must also provide a callback.

dropZone boolean <optional> false

Should this Game Object be treated as a drop zone target?

Returns:
Description:

This GameObject.

Inherited from: Phaser.GameObjects.GameObject#setInteractive
Examples:
sprite.setInteractive();
sprite.setInteractive(new Phaser.Geom.Circle(45, 46, 45), Phaser.Geom.Circle.Contains);
graphics.setInteractive(new Phaser.Geom.Rectangle(0, 0, 128, 128), Phaser.Geom.Rectangle.Contains);
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setName(value)
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Description:

Sets the name property of this Game Object and returns this Game Object for further chaining. The name property is not populated by Phaser and is presented for your own use.

Parameters:

name type description
value string

The name to be given to this Game Object.

Returns:
Description:

This GameObject.

Inherited from: Phaser.GameObjects.GameObject#setName
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setOrigin([x], [y])
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Description:

Sets the origin of this Game Object.

The values are given in the range 0 to 1.

Parameters:

name type arguments Default description
x number <optional> 0.5

The horizontal origin value.

y number <optional> x

The vertical origin value. If not defined it will be set to the value of x.

Returns:
Description:

This Game Object instance.

Inherited from: Phaser.GameObjects.Components.Origin#setOrigin
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setOriginFromFrame()
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Description:

Sets the origin of this Game Object based on the Pivot values in its Frame.

Returns:
Description:

This Game Object instance.

Inherited from: Phaser.GameObjects.Components.Origin#setOriginFromFrame
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setPosition([x], [y], [z], [w])
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Description:

Sets the position of this Game Object.

Parameters:

name type arguments Default description
x number <optional> 0

The x position of this Game Object.

y number <optional> x

The y position of this Game Object. If not set it will use the x value.

z number <optional> 0

The z position of this Game Object.

w number <optional> 0

The w position of this Game Object.

Returns:
Description:

This Game Object instance.

Inherited from: Phaser.GameObjects.Components.Transform#setPosition
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setRandomPosition([x], [y], [width], [height])
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Description:

Sets the position of this Game Object to be a random position within the confines of the given area.

If no area is specified a random position between 0 x 0 and the game width x height is used instead.

The position does not factor in the size of this Game Object, meaning that only the origin is guaranteed to be within the area.

Parameters:

name type arguments description
x number <optional>

The x position of the top-left of the random area.

y number <optional>

The y position of the top-left of the random area.

width number <optional>

The width of the random area.

height number <optional>

The height of the random area.

Returns:
Description:

This Game Object instance.

Inherited from: Phaser.GameObjects.Components.Transform#setRandomPosition
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setRectangleDropZone(width, height)
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Description:

Sets this Zone to be a Rectangle Drop Zone. The rectangle is centered on this Zones x and y coordinates.

Parameters:

name type description
width number

The width of the rectangle drop zone.

height number

The height of the rectangle drop zone.

Returns:
Description:

This Game Object.

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setRotation([radians])
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Description:

Sets the rotation of this Game Object.

Parameters:

name type arguments description
radians number <optional>

The rotation of this Game Object, in radians.

Returns:
Description:

This Game Object instance.

Inherited from: Phaser.GameObjects.Components.Transform#setRotation
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setScale(x, [y])
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Description:

Sets the scale of this Game Object.

Parameters:

name type arguments Default description
x number

The horizontal scale of this Game Object.

y number <optional> x

The vertical scale of this Game Object. If not set it will use the x value.

Returns:
Description:

This Game Object instance.

Inherited from: Phaser.GameObjects.Components.Transform#setScale
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setScrollFactor(x, [y])
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Description:

Sets the scroll factor of this Game Object.

The scroll factor controls the influence of the movement of a Camera upon this Game Object.

When a camera scrolls it will change the location at which this Game Object is rendered on-screen. It does not change the Game Objects actual position values.

A value of 1 means it will move exactly in sync with a camera. A value of 0 means it will not move at all, even if the camera moves. Other values control the degree to which the camera movement is mapped to this Game Object.

Please be aware that scroll factor values other than 1 are not taken in to consideration when calculating physics collisions. Bodies always collide based on their world position, but changing the scroll factor is a visual adjustment to where the textures are rendered, which can offset them from physics bodies if not accounted for in your code.

Parameters:

name type arguments Default description
x number

The horizontal scroll factor of this Game Object.

y number <optional> x

The vertical scroll factor of this Game Object. If not set it will use the x value.

Returns:
Description:

This Game Object instance.

Inherited from: Phaser.GameObjects.Components.ScrollFactor#setScrollFactor
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setSize(width, height, [resizeInput])
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Description:

Sets the size of this Game Object.

Parameters:

name type arguments Default description
width number

The width of this Game Object.

height number

The height of this Game Object.

resizeInput boolean <optional> true

If this Zone has a Rectangle for a hit area this argument will resize the hit area as well.

Returns:
Description:

This Game Object.

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setState(value)
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Description:

Sets the current state of this Game Object.

Phaser itself will never modify the State of a Game Object, although plugins may do so.

For example, a Game Object could change from a state of 'moving', to 'attacking', to 'dead'. The state value should typically be an integer (ideally mapped to a constant in your game code), but could also be a string. It is recommended to keep it light and simple. If you need to store complex data about your Game Object, look at using the Data Component instead.

Parameters:

name type description
value number | string

The state of the Game Object.

Returns:
Description:

This GameObject.

Inherited from: Phaser.GameObjects.GameObject#setState
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setVisible(value)
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Description:

Sets the visibility of this Game Object.

An invisible Game Object will skip rendering, but will still process update logic.

Parameters:

name type description
value boolean

The visible state of the Game Object.

Returns:
Description:

This Game Object instance.

Inherited from: Phaser.GameObjects.Components.Visible#setVisible
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setW([value])
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Description:

Sets the w position of this Game Object.

Parameters:

name type arguments description
value number <optional>

The w position of this Game Object.

Returns:
Description:

This Game Object instance.

Inherited from: Phaser.GameObjects.Components.Transform#setW
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setX([value])
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Description:

Sets the x position of this Game Object.

Parameters:

name type arguments description
value number <optional>

The x position of this Game Object.

Returns:
Description:

This Game Object instance.

Inherited from: Phaser.GameObjects.Components.Transform#setX
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setY([value])
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Description:

Sets the y position of this Game Object.

Parameters:

name type arguments description
value number <optional>

The y position of this Game Object.

Returns:
Description:

This Game Object instance.

Inherited from: Phaser.GameObjects.Components.Transform#setY
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setZ([value])
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Description:

Sets the z position of this Game Object.

Note: The z position does not control the rendering order of 2D Game Objects. Use Phaser.GameObjects.Components.Depth#setDepth instead.

Parameters:

name type arguments description
value number <optional>

The z position of this Game Object.

Returns:
Description:

This Game Object instance.

Inherited from: Phaser.GameObjects.Components.Transform#setZ
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shutdown()
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Description:

Removes all listeners.

Inherited from: Phaser.Events.EventEmitter#shutdown
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toJSON()
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Description:

Returns a JSON representation of the Game Object.

Returns:
Description:

A JSON representation of the Game Object.

Inherited from: Phaser.GameObjects.GameObject#toJSON
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toggleData(key)
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Description:

Toggle a boolean value for the given key within this Game Objects Data Manager. If the key doesn't already exist in the Data Manager then it is toggled from false.

If the Game Object has not been enabled for data (via setDataEnabled) then it will be enabled before setting the value.

If the key doesn't already exist in the Data Manager then it is created.

When the value is first set, a setdata event is emitted from this Game Object.

Parameters:

name type description
key string | object

The key to toggle the value for.

Returns:
Description:

This GameObject.

Inherited from: Phaser.GameObjects.GameObject#toggleData
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update([args])
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Description:

To be overridden by custom GameObjects. Allows base objects to be used in a Pool.

Parameters:

name type arguments description
args * <optional>

args

Inherited from: Phaser.GameObjects.GameObject#update
Examples:
Since: 3.0.0
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updateDisplayOrigin()
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Description:

Updates the Display Origin cached values internally stored on this Game Object. You don't usually call this directly, but it is exposed for edge-cases where you may.

Returns:
Description:

This Game Object instance.

Inherited from: Phaser.GameObjects.Components.Origin#updateDisplayOrigin
Examples:
Since: 3.0.0
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willRender(camera)
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Description:

Compares the renderMask with the renderFlags to see if this Game Object will render or not. Also checks the Game Object against the given Cameras exclusion list.

Parameters:

name type description
camera Phaser.Cameras.Scene2D.Camera

The Camera to check against this Game Object.

Returns:
Description:

True if the Game Object should be rendered, otherwise false.

Type:
  • boolean
Inherited from: Phaser.GameObjects.GameObject#willRender
Examples:
Since: 3.0.0
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