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Creating a SpriteFrame in code

The following code shows you how to create a SpriteFrame purely in code:

Texture2D texture = FlatRedBallServices.Load<Texture2D>("redball.bmp", contentManager);
SpriteFrame spriteFrame = SpriteManager.AddSpriteFrame(texture, SpriteFrame.BorderSides.All);

SpriteFrames and Layers

Just like Sprites and Text objects, SpriteFrames can be added to Layers. The following code creates two SpriteFrames. One is left at its default Z location of 0 while the other is placed further in the distance. Since the SpriteFrame which is further in the distance is placed on a Layer it will still be drawn on top of the SpriteFrame that is closer to the Camera.

Add the following using statements:

using FlatRedBall.ManagedSpriteGroups;

Add the following to Initialize after initializing FlatRedBall:

string contentManager = "someContentManager";
SpriteFrame spriteFrame = SpriteManager.AddSpriteFrame(
    FlatRedBallServices.Load<Texture2D>("redball.bmp", contentManager),

// create the 2nd SpriteFrame and place it on a Layer
Layer layer = SpriteManager.AddLayer();

SpriteFrame layeredSpriteFrame = SpriteManager.AddSpriteFrame(
    spriteFrame.Texture, // might as well use the same Texture2D

// To make it visibly distinguishable
layeredSpriteFrame.ColorOperation = ColorOperation.Add;
layeredSpriteFrame.Blue = 1;

SpriteManager.AddToLayer(layeredSpriteFrame, layer);

// To prove it worked, push the SpriteFrame back
layeredSpriteFrame.Z = -25; // positive 25 in FRB MDX


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