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using UnityEngine;
using System.Collections.Generic;
/// <summary>
/// A type-safe, generic object pool. This object pool requires you to derive a class from it,
/// and specify the type of object to pool.
/// </summary>
/// <typeparam name="T"></typeparam>
public class ObjectPool<T> : MonoBehaviour where T : MonoBehaviour
[Tooltip("Prefab for this object pool")]
public T m_prefab;
[Tooltip("Size of this object pool")]
public int m_size;
// The list of free and used objects for tracking.
private List<T> m_freeList;
private List<T> m_usedList;
public void Awake()
m_freeList = new List<T>(m_size);
m_usedList = new List<T>(m_size);
// Instantiate the pooled objects and disable them.
for (var i = 0; i < m_size; i++)
var pooledObject = Instantiate(m_prefab, transform);
/// <summary>
/// Returns an object from the pool. Returns null if there are no more objects free in the pool.
/// </summary>
/// <returns>Object of type T from the pool.</returns>
public T Get()
var numFree = m_freeList.Count;
if (numFree == 0)
return null;
// Pull an object from the end of the free list.
var pooledObject = m_freeList[numFree - 1];
m_freeList.RemoveAt(numFree - 1);
return pooledObject;
/// <summary>
/// Returns an object to the pool. The object must have been created by this ObjectPool.
/// </summary>
/// <param name="pooledObject">Object previously obtained from this ObjectPool</param>
public void ReturnObject(T pooledObject)
// Put the pooled object back in the free list.
// Reparent the pooled object to us, and disable it.
var pooledObjectTransform = pooledObject.transform;
pooledObjectTransform.parent = transform;
pooledObjectTransform.localPosition =;