walsher

Howdy guys and gals,
I just downloaded the Visual Studio 2005 and the XNA thingy. Can't recall which one. I've never done anykind of C programming before. I'm wondering if say I found a tutorial or book on how to use C# for games. Would the examples work in the XNA program Thanks for any feedback.



Re: Game Technologies: General C# and how it works with XNA

Fluxtah

There is only a handful of books available for programming games in C# and they are mostly geared toward managed directx. XNA is very similar to MDX so it isnt difficult to try to convert them.

There is an XNA book coming out soon so that might be worth waiting for.





Re: Game Technologies: General C# and how it works with XNA

walsher

Excellent, thats the answer I'm looking for. Thats pretty cool that there coming up with a book for the XNA stuff. Thanks for the info man.



Re: Game Technologies: General C# and how it works with XNA

Jim Perry

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Re: Game Technologies: General C# and how it works with XNA

Darkside

Be warned though, XNA is only written for c# Express and not the full studio edition of C#.

You can use it by referencing the XNA DLL's but you'll loose things like the contentmanager and so on.

Other than that also check out Dave "LetsKillDave" Weller's Monster XNA info and tutorials Link

Good hunting

Darkside






Re: Game Technologies: General C# and how it works with XNA

walsher

Excellent, will definitely check out that link, thanks.



Re: Game Technologies: General C# and how it works with XNA

Darkside

Walsher, please note Jim's tagline

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If Fluxtah, Jims and or my post have helped then please use the "Mark as Answer" feature, you are also able to mark some or all as answers if they have helped.

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Darkside






Re: Game Technologies: General C# and how it works with XNA

Su30

XNA is just a Framework focus to develop games for Windows XP (and higher OS like Vista) and the XBox 360 console. Is designed to work with C# Express edition only (for now, i guess).

A very good book to start is "Beginning C# Game Programming", althoug is DirectX oriented is a wonderfull book to start, you'll learn about C#, game development and how to work with a framework. Then, when you just start with XNA is going to be a piece of cake.