ContentManager Constructor (IServiceProvider, String)

Initializes a new instance of ContentManager.

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

public ContentManager (
         IServiceProvider serviceProvider,
         string rootDirectory


Type: IServiceProvider
The service provider the ContentManager should use to locate services.
Type: String
The root directory to search for content.

Exception typeCondition
ArgumentNullException The serviceProvider or rootDirectory parameter is null.


When creating a new ContentManager, if no instance of Game is otherwise required by the application, it is often better to create a new class that implements the IServiceProvider interface rather than creating an instance of Game just to create a new instance of GraphicsDeviceManager.

To create a ContentManager that uses Game.Services and searches for resources from the root of the C: drive:

ContentManager contentManager = new ContentManager( Services, "C:\\" );

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