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SFML.NET - Draw Font
using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Linq;
using System.Text;
using System.Threading.Tasks;
using SFML.Graphics;
using SFML.Window;
namespace SFMLNetFontPlayground {
static class SFMLNetFontPlayground {
public static void Main (String [] args) {
GameWindow gw = new GameWindow ();
// This directory is located in the Debug build directory for the binary
Font PlexMonoRegular = new Font (".\\Assets\\Fonts\\IBMPlex\\Regular.ttf");
Text SampleText = new Text ("Sample String", PlexMonoRegular);
CircleShape Circle = new CircleShape (25.0f) {
FillColor = Color.Blue
* This bit of code here is a little disturbing, and I'm unsure if what's on display is a consequence
* of my not knowing enough about C# or not.
* The original idea was to simply set either the value of Position.X or Position.Y directly in response
* to changes. However, the problem was that this code kept returning an error that indicated that accessing
* either X or Y in this fashion was only doing so on a value type. Ergo, what's shown here is what appears
* to be the most legal way to accomplish this. Further, it's not obvious that this is the most efficient
* way to trigger a transformation on this object, but it's the only thing that works so far.
Circle.Position = new SFML.System.Vector2f (50.0f, 50.0f);
SampleText.Position = new SFML.System.Vector2f (50.0f, 100.0f);
gw.ToRender.Add (Circle);
gw.ToRender.Add (SampleText);
gw.Run ();
class GameWindow {
/// <summary>
/// The actual window itself. I know the identifier is horrible, but I can't think of anything better.
/// </summary>
public RenderWindow PrincipalWindow { get; }
/// <summary>
/// Holds everything that gets drawn to the Game Window
/// </summary>
public List<Drawable> ToRender { get; }
/// <summary>
/// Do the usual stuff here.
/// </summary>
public GameWindow () {
ToRender = new List<Drawable> ();
PrincipalWindow = new RenderWindow (new VideoMode (800, 600), "SFML.NET Font Playground");
PrincipalWindow.KeyPressed += this.Window_KeyPressed;
/// <summary>
/// The main program function will call into this. All the juicy stuff happens here.
/// </summary>
public void Run () {
while (PrincipalWindow.IsOpen) {
PrincipalWindow.DispatchEvents ();
PrincipalWindow.Clear (Color.Black);
if (ToRender.Count > 0) {
foreach (Drawable d in ToRender) {
PrincipalWindow.Draw (d);
PrincipalWindow.Display ();
/// <summary>
/// Handle key presses. Right now, the only thing that's done is the window will close on Escape, which is
/// quite bad.
/// </summary>
/// <param name="sender"><see cref="Window"/></param>
/// <param name="e"><see cref="Window.KeyEventArgs"/></param>
private void Window_KeyPressed (Object sender, KeyEventArgs e) {
Window win = sender as Window;
if (e.Code == Keyboard.Key.Escape) {
win.Close ();
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