MonoGame Feature Wishlist

If VS2015 autocompletion, autoformatting and autoindenting is what we get from research of 100M users with VS2013 Community, we’re better with the paid-only version. Or Notepad.
Sorry, but my hate for VS2015 editor makes me impossible to bash it at each opportunity I have :slight_smile:

I use the free community version, so I can upgrade every year. It’s enough, why do you want to use full version?

Community Edition will always be free, as long as you abide by the licensing (up to a team of 5, etc). It has full support for extensions. I don’t know about TFS as I don’t use it. I used to use Professional versions of Visual Studio, but Community Edition has been more than enough for me since they introduced it.

Elaborate… please. [About to post something useful in the General Conversation Thread, you might find it useful]

I found an issue with the 2017 RC for some of my projects [Still need to experiment further than just opening a project in it], so sticking with 2015 for now… but web projects in 17 are amazing! so using that for web projects… and 15 for UWP and GameDev for now… though by the time 2017 exits RC, I hope MonoGame hits onto it asap and also I really hope we can do HoloLens 3D with MonoGame… it will benefit me, the community and bring new members to MonoGame I believe…

My first game will work in 3D-AR-VR very well! and I would like to avoid Unity at all costs…

I too used VS Professional. However, the Community Edition is now so close to the professional edition that it no longer makes any sense to spend the money.

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My current wish is for a full spriteBatch overload that is public that allows one to set the corners of each sprite by vector3 position, the color of each vertice as well and the texture uv, and including the other nicetys scale rotation ect…

The main point being you can then opt to draw actual sprites which includes deformed rectangles such as.

Smiley face

The primary benifit is you get the performance of SpriteBatch with your own sprite with a optimized quad drawing method vs writing your own non optimized version.
For things you may wish to create that add functionality to mono-game.
Your own text drawing functions that use SpriteBatch or…
SpriteBatch as a replacement for point sprites ect…
Simulated 3d maps using spritebatch or stiching irregular maps or tiles ect…

In truth we have a rectangle batch class as it stands (not really a spritebatch). Which i have come to realize is actually a limitation.
Of course we can rebuild monogame to add this ourselves.
Its beside the point… which is that i think a fully exposed overload…
belongs in SpriteBatch at this point…


I agree… I would like to see this too done in some efficient manner.

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I’d like to see a built in blob/tar function in the pipeline tool. Just line the files up one after another, and ad an index with byte offsets at the start. Pretty much what Tar does.

Then add a blob parser to the API that loads the index and can hand over file stream handles for loading.

Conceivably, one could add encryption to the mix. It would have to be pretty trivial to be decoded at runtime, but it would serve as obfuscation. Making it hard to get at the assets unless you really really mean to.

Secondly, a minimum size for resizable windows would be handy.

( I am new to MG, and I apologize profusely if either of these suggestions are already implement or solved already. )

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Xbox One support.

Also, the ability to move rectangles using float variables ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

There already is Xbox One support…

I think he means XBOX Live features and ID@XBOX…

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Please improve and support with VulkanGL! Is it possible?

If I could vote, I’d vote for the possibility of making HTML5 games with Monogame. I’m not sure if it’s feasible and I’m no expert but has anyone heard of Bridge.NET? It’s a C#-to-JS compiler I found yesterday, within a few minutes I managed to make a little game.

Using collections, different files for classes, all of .NET worked well (I’m now even experimenting with Brigde.Pixi - PixiJS bindings). Maybe Monogame could use it, but I don’t really know if that’d be possible.


Web GL or HTML5 support would be awesome.

Why? You can make your own easily enough.

monogame can you work with kinect and windows phone and hololen also oculus rift an steam powered also xbox avatar also Creoqode also PlayStation 3, Wii, and Xbox 360 as a idea suggestion .
does monogames work on hololens, steam powered and oculus rift ? does monogamous work on windows 10 universal app on all devices? xbox 360, xbox one , xbox scorpio, xbox s, windows phone , zune , desktop and laptop. steam powered has a lot indie developers for pc i thought you can add that.
can you make a step to step tutorial also walk throughs on how to download your software on macOS and other operating systems? how it works? how to use it ? xna creators club theres many books on that i thought someone can start writting for monogames or even do video lessons video tutorials for monogames?

I teach high school kids C# with MonoGame and having built-in methods for drawing circles, lines, squares etcetera would be great for them.

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how would you want that to look like?

Like spritebatch?



Shape.DrawCircle() only

Aint this already part of the ‘extended’ lib?