sofakng

Almost every game needs a GUI of some sort so I'm wondering how I can create one in XNA...

Do any XNA GUI libraries exist

Thanks,
John



Re: XNA Game Studio Express How can I create a GUI for my XNA game? (do any GUI libraries exist?)

George Clingerman

I know there have been a few threads in the forums of people asking questions that seem to indicate that they are most likely working on a GUI component, but there is only one that I know of that's available right now.

Buttermilk can be downloaded from CodePlex. I haven't used it myself, so I have no idea how well it looks or works.







Re: XNA Game Studio Express How can I create a GUI for my XNA game? (do any GUI libraries exist?)

Kyle_W

Don't forget to search the forums before creating a new post. This topic has come up several times before. Here's one thread:

http://forums.microsoft.com/MSDN/ShowPost.aspx PostID=1204342&SiteID=1





Re: XNA Game Studio Express How can I create a GUI for my XNA game? (do any GUI libraries exist?)

Jim Perry

An up-and-coming possibility is CEGUI#. I'm looking at it now for a project.




Re: XNA Game Studio Express How can I create a GUI for my XNA game? (do any GUI libraries exist?)

sofakng

Thanks for the replies!

Where can I get the XNA renderer for CEGUI#

I also couldn't find any releases for CEGUI# except for the SVN repository. Is this the only way to get it

I'd REALLY like to use CEGUI# since I think it's probably the best option (for me).





Re: XNA Game Studio Express How can I create a GUI for my XNA game? (do any GUI libraries exist?)

sofakng

Hmmm, I've found more files in the SVN repository (sorry, I'm a newbie to SVN) and it looks like I found the real CEGUI# release (v0.5.0).

I've downloaded it and compiled everything, but when I run the XNA demo, it gives a runtime error about needing a pixel and vertex shader to be set. (this error comes from XnaRenderer.cs).

Can anybody help :(





Re: XNA Game Studio Express How can I create a GUI for my XNA game? (do any GUI libraries exist?)

Link9228

George Clingerman wrote:
I know there have been a few threads in the forums of people asking questions that seem to indicate that they are most likely working on a GUI component, but there is only one that I know of that's available right now.

Buttermilk can be downloaded from CodePlex. I haven't used it myself, so I have no idea how well it looks or works.


I clicked this link, but an error came up, so do you know another way that I could get buttermilk





Re: XNA Game Studio Express How can I create a GUI for my XNA game? (do any GUI libraries exist?)

George Clingerman

The link works for me still. You might want to try clicking it again. It it errors for you still, just go to codeplex.com and do a search for buttermilk.