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When Objects Collide

Boundary Collision Detection The first type of collision test we’ll examine uses the boundaries of two rectangles for the test condition. Also called “bounding box”...

Developing ASP.NET Applications

Considering IronPyth on Web Application Compatibility IronPython (and Python for that matter) have huge potential for making Web sites significantly easier to build and manage....

Advanced Linear and Angular Velocity

Calculating Angular Velocity We have done a lot of work already with sprite transforms, so now it’s time to put some of these new features...

More Sprite Transforms: Rotation and Scaling

Rotating a Sprite XNA performs sprite rotation for us. That, in a nutshell, is the gist of this section on the subject. Digging into the...

Transforming Sprites

Translating (Moving) a Sprite Sprite translation, or movement, can be done directly or indirectly. The direct approach involves writing code to move a sprite specifically...

Treating Bitmaps as Sprites

Bringing Bitmaps to Life A sprite is a bitmap with benefits. XNA provides the SpriteBatch class to draw bitmaps with the SpriteBatch.Draw() method, of which...

Drawing Bitmaps

A bitmap is a 2D image, also known as a texture in the realm of 3D programming. Bitmap images can be created in memory,...

Getting User Input

Exploring Windows Phone Touchscreen Input Programming a game’s input system really does require a lot of design consideration ahead of time because all we really...

Printing Text

Creating the Font Demo Project A font in XNA is nothing more than a text file—at least, from the programmer’s point of view. When the...

Getting Started with Visual C# 2010 for Windows Phone

Visual C# 2010 Express At the time of this writing, the current version of the development tool for Windows Phone 7 is Visual Studio 2010....

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