GraphicsDevice.Viewport Property

Gets or sets a viewport identifying the portion of the render target to receive draw calls.

Namespace: Microsoft.Xna.Framework.Graphics
Assembly: Microsoft.Xna.Framework (in microsoft.xna.framework.dll)

public Viewport Viewport { get; set; }

Property Value

The viewport to set or get.

Viewport can be used to draw on part of the screen. It should be set before any geometry is drawn so the viewport parameters will take effect.

To draw multiple views within a scene, repeat setting Viewport and draw a geometry sequence for each view.

This code sample, from How to: Use Viewports for Split Screen Gaming, demonstrates how to use the Viewport property to display different scenes to different parts of the screen.

Viewport defaultViewport;
Viewport leftViewport;
Viewport rightViewport;
protected override void LoadGraphicsContent( bool loadAllContent )
    if (loadAllContent)

    defaultViewport = graphics.GraphicsDevice.Viewport;
    leftViewport = defaultViewport;
    rightViewport = defaultViewport;
    leftViewport.Width = leftViewport.Width / 2;
    rightViewport.Width = rightViewport.Width / 2;
    rightViewport.X = leftViewport.Width + 1;

    projectionMatrix = Matrix.CreatePerspectiveFieldOfView( MathHelper.PiOver4, 4.0f / 3.0f, 1.0f, 10000f );
    halfprojectionMatrix = Matrix.CreatePerspectiveFieldOfView( MathHelper.PiOver4, 2.0f / 3.0f, 1.0f, 10000f );

protected override void Draw( GameTime gameTime )
    graphics.GraphicsDevice.Clear( Color.Black );

    // TODO: Add your drawing code here
    graphics.GraphicsDevice.Viewport = leftViewport;

    DrawScene( gameTime, Camera1, halfprojectionMatrix);
    graphics.GraphicsDevice.Viewport = rightViewport;

    DrawScene( gameTime, Camera2, halfprojectionMatrix );

    base.Draw( gameTime );

Xbox 360, Windows XP SP2, Windows Vista