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The overridden LoadContent method

The overridden LoadContent method is shown in Listing 3 .

Listing 3 . The overridden LoadContent method.

protected override void LoadContent() { //Create a new SpriteBatch object, which can be// used to draw textures. spriteBatch = new SpriteBatch(GraphicsDevice);//Load the image myTexture = Content.Load<Texture2D>("dogcropped"); //Initialize instance variablesspriteCol = 0; spriteRow = 0;frameWidth = myTexture.Width / spriteColLim; frameHeight = myTexture.Height / spriteRowLim;msPerFrame = fast; spriteEffect = flipEffect;winWidth = Window.ClientBounds.Width; }//end LoadContent

Load the image

The code to load the image, which is a sprite sheet, is the same as code that I have explained in earlier modules.

Initialization of variables

Some of the instance variables in Listing 1 were initialized when they were declared. Others couldn't be initialized when they were declared for a varietyof reasons.

Some could have been initialized in the constructor and others couldn't because the required information wasn't yet available.

I elected to initialize variables in the LoadContent method. By the time the LoadContent method executes, all of the information necessary to initialize the variables is available.

spriteCol and spriteRow

The variables named spriteCol and spriteRow will be used as counters to keep track of and to specify the column and row fora particular sprite image as shown in Figure 1 . The columns are numbered from 0 through 4 (five columns) and the rows are numbered from 0 through 1 (two rows).

frameWidth and frameHeight

These two variables specify the width and the height of an individual sprite image (see Figure 1 ). The width and the height of the individual sprite images are computed by dividing the total width of the image loaded in Listing 3 by the number of sprite images in a row and by dividing the total height of the imageloaded in Listing 3 by the number of sprite images in a column.

msPerFrame

Listing 1 declares two variables named fast and slow and initializes their values to 175 milliseconds and 525 millisecondsrespectively. These two values are used to switch the animation frame rate between a fast rate and a slow rate by assigning one or the other value to thevariable named msPerFrame . The fast value is assigned to msPerFrame in Listing 3 to specify a fast frame rate when the animation begins.

spriteEffect

The SpriteEffects enumeration lists the following effectsthat can be applied to a sprite when it is drawn:

  • FlipHorizontally
  • FlipVertically
  • None

The images in the raw sprite sheet shown in Figure 1 are all facing to the left. The FlipHorizontally enumeration value will be used to cause the images to face to the right when the dog is moving from left to rightacross the game window. The None enumeration value will be used to cause the images to face to the left (the default) when the dog is movingfrom right to left across the game window.

This is accomplished with the variables named spriteEffect , flipEffect , and noEffect . The value of spriteEffect is initialized to flipEffect in Listing 3 because the dog starts off moving from left to right.

Questions & Answers

where we get a research paper on Nano chemistry....?
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nanopartical of organic/inorganic / physical chemistry , pdf / thesis / review
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what are the products of Nano chemistry?
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There are lots of products of nano chemistry... Like nano coatings.....carbon fiber.. And lots of others..
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Preparation and Applications of Nanomaterial for Drug Delivery
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please someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think one can use nanoparticles, specially silver nanoparticles for water treatment.
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Nasa has use it in the 60's, copper as water purification in the moon travel.
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is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
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industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
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How we are making nano material?
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What is meant by 'nano scale'?
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What is STMs full form?
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scanning tunneling microscope
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how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
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Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
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what is simplest way to understand the applications of nano robots used to detect the cancer affected cell of human body.? How this robot is carried to required site of body cell.? what will be the carrier material and how can be detected that correct delivery of drug is done Rafiq
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if virus is killing to make ARTIFICIAL DNA OF GRAPHENE FOR KILLED THE VIRUS .THIS IS OUR ASSUMPTION
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Any one who tell me about Preparation and application of Nanomaterial for drug Delivery
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what is Nano technology ?
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write examples of Nano molecule?
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The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
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nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
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Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
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what king of growth are you checking .?
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What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
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why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
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yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
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why?
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biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
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