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Windows Phone 7 XNA Cookbook by Zheng Yang

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Creating an image-based menu

The image-based menu is another menu-presentation approach. Unlike the text-based menu, the image-based menu uses 2D picture as the content of every menu item and makes the game navigation user interface more attractive and innovative. It gives graphic designers a much bigger space for conceiving ideas for a game. An image-based menu easily stimulates the designers’ and programmers’ creativities. The image menu item can swipe in and swipe out, jump in and jump out, or fade in and fade out. In this recipe, you will learn how to create an image-based menu system and use it in your own Windows Phone 7 game.

Getting ready

As an example, the image menu items are placed horizontally on the screen. When you tap one of them, ...

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