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Using XNA Framework Starter Kits

An XNA Framework Starter Kit is a complete, self-contained game that includes both game code and media. A starter kit is ready for you to load and build. Each kit comes with its own documentation, including descriptions of programming techniques, and suggestions for how it may be customized. A starter kit provides a great way to see a working XNA Framework game in action and to see what is possible using XNA Game Studio for game development.

To Load and Build an XNA Framework Starter Kit

  1. From the File menu, click New, and then click New Project. The New Project dialog box appears.
  2. In Project types, under the Visual C# node, select XNA Game Studio 2.0.

    The New Project dialog box displays the XNA Framework–specific project types.

  3. Choose an XNA Framework Starter Kit project type. For example, choose the Spacewar Windows Starter Kit (2.0), and click OK. The Spacewar Windows Starter Kit (2.0) then loads into your version of Visual Studio.
  4. To build and launch the Spacewar Windows Starter Kit (2.0) project, press F5.
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