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XNA Game Studio 3.1

Microsoft XNA Game Studio 3.1 is a set of tools based on supported versions of Microsoft Visual Studio tools that allow students and hobbyists to build games for Microsoft Windows, the Microsoft Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system, and Microsoft Zune. XNA Game Studio also includes the XNA Framework, which is a set of managed libraries based on the Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 that are designed for game development. This documentation collection contains technology overviews, tutorials, and reference material related to XNA Game Studio.

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Frequently Asked Questions and Known Issues
Answers some of the most commonly asked questions about using XNA Game Studio.
What's New in XNA Game Studio 3.1
Describes new features and changes in Microsoft XNA Game Studio.
Getting Started with XNA Game Studio
Provides introductory documentation for XNA Game Studio.
Using XNA Game Studio
Describes how to use XNA Game Studio. XNA Game Studio is seamlessly integrated with supported versions of Microsoft Visual Studio tools, exposing an array of new and updated features for developing 2D and 3D games.
Programming Guide
Describes how to use the XNA Framework to develop games in XNA Game Studio. The XNA Framework is a set of managed libraries for Windows, the Xbox 360, and Zune. These libraries enable you to be more productive by using a set of unified class libraries to develop C# games.
XNA Framework Class Library
The XNA Framework class library is a library of classes, interfaces, and value types that are included in XNA Game Studio.
Content Pipeline Class Library
The Content Pipeline class library is a library of classes, interfaces, and value types that are included in XNA Game Studio. This library provides access to XNA Framework Content Pipeline functionality and is designed to be the foundation on which Content Pipeline–related applications, components, and controls are built.
White Papers
Provides technical articles and white papers on XNA Game Studio programming topics.
XNA Creators Club Online Web Site
More samples and tutorials, as well as developer community forums, are available at the XNA Creators Club Online Web site.
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