Cross-language scripting

Godot allows you to mix and match scripting languages to suit your needs. This means a single project can define nodes in both C# and GDScript. This page will go through the possible interactions between two nodes written in different languages.

The following two scripts will be used as references throughout this page.

extends Node

var my_field: String = "foo"

func print_node_name(node: Node) -> void:

func print_array(arr: Array) -> void:
    for element in arr:

func print_n_times(msg: String, n: int) -> void:
    for i in range(n):

Instantiating nodes

If you're not using nodes from the scene tree, you'll probably want to instantiate nodes directly from the code.

Instantiating C# nodes from GDScript

Using C# from GDScript doesn't need much work. Once loaded (see Classes as resources), the script can be instantiated with new().

var my_csharp_script = load("res://path_to_cs_file.cs")
var my_csharp_node =
print(my_csharp_node.str2) # barbar


When creating .cs scripts, you should always keep in mind that the class Godot will use is the one named like the .cs file itself. If that class does not exist in the file, you'll see the following error: Invalid call. Nonexistent function `new` in base.

For example, MyCoolNode.cs should contain a class named MyCoolNode.

The C# class needs to derive a Godot class, for example GodotObject. Otherwise, the same error will occur.

You also need to check your .cs file is referenced in the project's .csproj file. Otherwise, the same error will occur.

Instantiating GDScript nodes from C#

From the C# side, everything work the same way. Once loaded, the GDScript can be instantiated with GDScript.New().

GDScript MyGDScript = (GDScript)GD.Load("res://");
GodotObject myGDScriptNode = (GodotObject)MyGDScript.New(); // This is a GodotObject

Here we are using an Object, but you can use type conversion like explained in Type conversion and casting.

Accessing fields

Accessing C# fields from GDScript

Accessing C# fields from GDScript is straightforward, you shouldn't have anything to worry about.

print(my_csharp_node.myField) # bar
my_csharp_node.myField = "BAR"
print(my_csharp_node.myField) # BAR

Accessing GDScript fields from C#

As C# is statically typed, accessing GDScript from C# is a bit more convoluted, you will have to use GodotObject.Get() and GodotObject.Set(). The first argument is the name of the field you want to access.

GD.Print(myGDScriptNode.Get("my_field")); // foo
myGDScriptNode.Set("my_field", "FOO");
GD.Print(myGDScriptNode.Get("my_field")); // FOO

Keep in mind that when setting a field value you should only use types the GDScript side knows about. Essentially, you want to work with built-in types as described in GDScript reference or classes extending Object.

Calling methods

Calling C# methods from GDScript

Again, calling C# methods from GDScript should be straightforward. The marshalling process will do its best to cast the arguments to match function signatures. If that's impossible, you'll see the following error: