Godot 4 - get Mouse Position in editor

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:bust_in_silhouette: Asked By creativeape

I have a button I can click which will wait for me to click in the 2D Scene View, it should then report where in the world I clicked.

Currently, I can get the screen position of the mouse, but not relative to the world. Not sure how to do this in the editor.

What I have so far:

	func _forward_canvas_gui_input(event):
	if will_get_world_coord:
		if event is InputEventMouseButton and event.pressed and event.button_index == MOUSE_BUTTON_LEFT:
			var scene = get_editor_interface().get_edited_scene_root()

			# what to do here?

			will_get_world_coord = false
			return true
		return false

Note that, scene.get_global_mouse_position() returns 0,0.

According to this: post here, get_global_mouse_position() returns the mouse position in regards to the current canvas layer ( I assume that means the screen) and get_local_mouse_position() returns the mouse position relative to the node from which it was called.

However, I’m not sure this would help you if you’re calling mouse pos through a gui element, because they tend to be on canvas layer, I’m not sure.

ka0s420 | 2022-10-03 07:46