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[http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb203873.aspx#ID2EYB Game Loop Timing]
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[http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/microsoft.xna.framework.gametime_members.aspx Game Time Members]
* [http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/microsoft.xna.framework.gametime_members.aspx Game Time Members]
===Time and Timespan===
===Time and Timespan===
Example of update using GameTime to calculate elapsed time  
Example of update using GameTime to calculate elapsed time  

Revision as of 02:30, 27 January 2009

XNA Structures

Game Class

The XNA Game class has two private properties

  • GraphicsDeviceManager graphics;
  • ContentManager content;
//the game constuctor can be used to set some graphics settings.
graphics.PreferredBackBufferHeight = 768;
graphics.PreferredBackBufferWidth = 1024;
//graphics.PreferredBackBufferHeight = 1080;
//graphics.PreferredBackBufferWidth = 1920;
//graphics.IsFullScreen = true;

  1. Declare SpriteBatch spriteBatch;
  2. Initialize()
  3. LoadContent()
  4. UnloadContent()
  5. Update(GameTime gameTime)


FrameRate and GameTime

Time and Timespan

Example of update using GameTime to calculate elapsed time

  • IntroSimpleSpriteUpdateWindows.zip
  • IntroSimpleSpriteWindows/Game1.cs

Understanding GameTime We'll revisit game time when we talk about performance profiling.

  1. Draw(GameTime gameTime)

Console And Trace

We will build a console class later and debug in game.

Texture2D and SpriteBatches

About textures...

Alpha channels

Demo Gimp http://gimp.org Paint.NET http://www.getpaint.net/


demo project

  • IntroSimpleSpriteBatchOptionsWindows.zip



  1. Options SpriteBlendMode
  2. Additive Enable additive blending. http://blogs.msdn.com/etayrien/archive/2006/12/19/alpha-blending-part-3.aspx
  3. AlphaBlend Enable alpha blending. http://blogs.msdn.com/etayrien/archive/2006/12/19/alpha-blending-part-2.aspx
  4. None No blending specified.

Other Projects

IntroSimpleSpriteUpdateGravityWindows.zip IntroSimpleSpriteUpdateWindows.zip


XNA Picture

Draw me a picture using an XNA project. The picture should use at least 3 Texture2D objects. The full project and executable are due next week

Please post a web documented screen shot of your executable on you website. The screen shot should have a thumbnail 175 px wide, have you name, the course name, and the name of the picture. The thumbnail will like to a fullsize screen shot.