I'm starting out with MonoGame. For now, I'm only targeting Windows (desktop -- not Windows 8 specifically).
I've used a couple of XNA products in the past (raw XNA, FlatRedBall, SilverSprite), so I may have a misunderstanding about how I should add images to my content.
How do I add images to my project?
Currently, I created a new Monogame project, added a folder called "Content," and added images under there; the only caveat is that I need to set the
Copy to Output Directory action to one of the
It seems strange, because my "raw" XNA project just last week had a
Content project in it (
XNA Framework Content Pipeline, according to VS2010), which compiled my images to XNB (I think). It seems like Monogame doesn't use the same content pipeline, but I'm not sure.
Edit: My question is not about "how do I get the XNA content pipeline to work with Monogame." My question is "why would I want to use the XNA content pipeline in Monogame?"
Because there are (at least) two solutions (that I see today):
- Add the images to the Monogame project and set the
Copy to Output Directoryoptions to copy.
- Add a XNA content pipeline project and add my images to that instead; reference it from my MOnogame project.
Which solution should I use, and why? I currently have a working version with the first option.