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Animations for games

I have the task to make 2 or 3 simple games, probably some shot them up game
(space invaders or so) and a poker game. For this I need to move things
around very quickly on the screen. So that is my question..

What is the easiest way to achieve fast animations in vb.net? I know I can
write it myself but is there a ready package or control to buy? What do
other people use?

Oct 31 '06 #1
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On Oct 31, 1:33 pm, "Mike Stolkes" <m...@sorryNoSpam.comwrote:
I have the task to make 2 or 3 simple games, probably some shot them up game
(space invaders or so) and a poker game. For this I need to move things
around very quickly on the screen. So that is my question..

What is the easiest way to achieve fast animations in vb.net? I know I can
write it myself but is there a ready package or control to buy? What do
other people use?
I would think DirectX would be the most appropriate thing to use and
there is an SDK for .Net.

http://msdn.microsoft.com/directx

Nov 1 '06 #2
I know it's not visual basic but you might have a look at Microsoft's
XNA. It's based on C# so you just have to learn the C# syntax, your
namespaces et al will still be the same.

Here's the link to XNA's homepage:

http://msdn.microsoft.com/directx/XNA/default.aspx

And here's a great link that I used when I started using C#:

http://www.harding.edu/USER/fmccown/...omparison.html

Thanks,

Seth Rowe
Mike Stolkes wrote:
I have the task to make 2 or 3 simple games, probably some shot them up game
(space invaders or so) and a poker game. For this I need to move things
around very quickly on the screen. So that is my question..

What is the easiest way to achieve fast animations in vb.net? I know I can
write it myself but is there a ready package or control to buy? What do
other people use?
Nov 1 '06 #3

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