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How To: Display a Game in Full-Screen Mode

Demonstrates how to start a game in full-screen mode.

The Complete Sample

The code in this topic shows you the technique. You can download a complete code sample for this topic, including full source code and any additional supporting files required by the sample.

Starting a Game in Full-Screen Mode

To start a game in full-screen mode

  1. Derive a class from Game.

  2. After creating the GraphicsDeviceManager, set its PreferredBackBufferWidth and PreferredBackBufferHeight to the desired screen width and height.

  3. Set IsFullScreen to true.

    public Game1()
        this.graphics.PreferredBackBufferWidth = 1280;
        this.graphics.PreferredBackBufferHeight = 720;
        this.graphics.IsFullScreen = true;

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