Making monogame project


Rider experience: brand new (build: EAP Rider RS-144.4757)

C# Experience: Dabbling with Unity3D


Creating a plain MonoGame project ended up being fairly easy once.  This is just for setting things up for the most simple of projects: what the MonoGame template creates in Visual Studio.  My goal was to only use Rider and online resources; I didn't want to use VS at all.

  1. Create an Empty Project - in my case, I called it Sandbox.
  2. Use NuGet to find Monogame.Framework.* and choose the operating system you're using; in my case, for Windows I choseWindowsDX.
  3. have a look at the code automatically generated for Visual Studio.
  4. Create the Program.cs file using the code at the URL.  In my case, I had to replace the namespace with Sandbox and comment out the #if and #endif lines. (aside: anyone know why those might not work in Rider?  Or might it be an external configuration/limitation?)
  5. Create the Game1.cs file using the code at the URL.  Again, I had to replace the namespace with Sandbox.

From here I was able to build and run the project with the Cornflower Blue window popping up.



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6 years later what is the best way to install monogame?

I can't find any recent tutorial.


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