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XNA® Game Studio 4.0 for Xbox 360® Developers by Jonathan S. Harbour

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Chapter 3. XNA Framework Overview

This chapter goes over the entire XNA Framework in detail to give you a clear understanding of what resources there are available within the XNA programming environment. A quick perusal of the entire XNA NetFX library—shorthand for “.NET Framework for XNA”—reveals hundreds of classes within a namespace structure that, in my opinion, makes no sense at all. (This isn’t a value statement about the online documentation, it’s just an observation—but then, most programmers are never quite satisfied with someone else’s idea of a class structure.) NetFX is the core library that provides all services for game development in C# for Windows, Xbox 360, and the mobile devices, and you need to master it!

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