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

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Chapter 13. Guide

The Guide is an Xbox 360 user-interface component with the ability to perform limited user input in the form of a message box and a virtual keyboard. The Guide makes many services available, including a virtual keyboard, displaying messages, getting user input, managing friends, reading and sending messages, inviting friends to a game, creating and joining parties with friends, and viewing profile information. The processes for bringing up all these options are fairly similar, so we will just look at the two most common: displaying a message box (and detecting which button was chosen) and using the virtual keyboard. For more detailed reference information on the Guide, refer to Chapter 6, which covers GamerServices.

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