Getting Started with XNA Game Studio Development

XNA Game Studio is an integrated development environment designed to make it easier to develop games for Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360, and Windows Phone. XNA Game Studio extends Microsoft Visual Studio with support for the XNA Framework and tools. The XNA Framework is a managed-code class library that contains features targeted specifically at game development. In addition, XNA Game Studio includes tools for adding graphic and audio content to your game.

The XNA Framework is designed to follow .NET Framework design patterns and idioms. With XNA Game Studio, you can use the capabilities of both the XNA Framework and the more general .NET Framework for game development.

This section provides introductory information about developing games with XNA Game Studio.

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