Game.Update Method

Called when the game has determined that game logic needs to be processed. Override this method with game-specific logic.

Namespace: Microsoft.Xna.Framework
Assembly: Microsoft.Xna.Framework.Game (in

protected virtual void Update (
         GameTime gameTime


Time passed since the last call to Update.

Update and Draw are called at different rates depending on whether IsFixedTimeStep is true or false. If IsFixedTimeStep is false, Update and Draw will be called sequentially as often as possible. If IsFixedTimeStep is true, Update will be called at the interval specified in TargetElapsedTime, while Draw will continue to be called as often as possible. For more information on fixed-step and variable-step game loops, see Application Model Overview.

Xbox 360, Windows XP SP2, Windows Vista