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PlayStation Mobile Development Cookbook

By : Michael Fleischauer
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PlayStation Mobile Development Cookbook

By: Michael Fleischauer

Overview of this book

With the PlayStation®Mobile SDK you can create stunning games for the PlayStation®Vita and PlayStation™Certified devices (PS Certified devices). It includes everything you need to get started, including an IDE for developing your code and even an emulator to test your creations. "PlayStation®Mobile Development Cookbook"| is an exciting and practical collection of recipes that help you make the most of this exciting new platform. It provides you with everything you need to create complete 2D or 3D games and applications that fully unlock the potential of the SDK. After quickly covering the basics, you'll learn how to utilize input sources like touch, gamepads, and motion controls, and then move on to more advanced content like creating and animating 2D graphics, networking, playing sound effects and music, adding physics, and then finally jumping into the world of 3D.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
PlayStationMobile Development Cookbook
About the Author
About the Reviewers
Publishing Your Application

Manipulating an image dynamically

This recipe will demonstrate using the imaging SDK to resize and crop an image, and then saving that image to the gallery.

Getting ready

This recipe builds on the example created in the prior two recipes. The complete source code is available in Ch01_Example4.

How to do it...

In the Initialize() method, change the code as follows:

Image image = new Image(ImageMode.Rgba,new ImageSize(500,300),new ImageColor(0,0,0,0));
Image resizedImage, croppedImage;
image.DrawText("Hello World", 
   new ImageColor(255,255,255,255),
   new Font(FontAlias.System,96,FontStyle.Italic),
   new ImagePosition(0,150));
croppedImage = image.Crop (new ImageRect(0,0,250,300));
resizedImage = croppedImage.Resize(new ImageSize(500,300));
_texture = new Texture2D(resizedImage.Size.Width,resizedImage.Size.Height,false,PixelFormat.Rgba);
resizedImage.Export("My Images","HalfOfHelloWorld.png");

How it works...

First, we dynamically generate our image just like we did in the previous recipe. We then crop that image to half its width, by calling the Crop() function and providing an ImageRect variable half the size of the image. Crop returns a new image (it is not destructive to the source image) that we store in croppedImage. We then resize that image back to the original size by calling the Resize() function on croppedImage, with the original size specified as an ImageSize object. Like Crop(), Resize() is not destructive and returns a new image that we store in resizedImage. We then copy the pixels from resizedImage into our texture using SetPixels().

Next, we call Export(), which saves our cropped and resized image in a folder called My Images as a file named HalfOfHelloWorld.png on your device. Finally, we call Dispose() on all three images, to free up the memory they consumed.

Now if you run your code, instead of "Hello World", you simply get "Hello".

There's more...

When run on the simulator, export will save the image to your My Pictures folder. Be sure to call Dispose(), or wrap within a using statement all objects that implement IDisposable, or you will quickly run out of memory. Most resources like images and textures require disposal.