How do I install XNA on C# Express 2010?


  • I've successfully installed Visual Basic and C# 2010 Express on my PC, but when I try to install XNA, it says that I have to have 2008. Is it possible to install it on Express 2010, and if not, is there someplace I can download the Express 2010 offline ISO, because I have a very shaky and unpredictable internet connection, not to mention slow (average 4 kb/s), so it greatly helps me to use a download manager.

    Thanks in advance,


    Monday, July 19, 2010 4:58 PM


  • Hi Naartjie,

    Thank you for your post.

    Based on your description, it looks like that you want to install Microsoft XNA Game Studio 3 on your machine, right?

    If yes, as the requirements mentioned on this page, Microsoft Visual C# 2008 Express Edition or Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Standard Edition or higher is required to install XNA Game Studio 3.

    I think that you need to install Visual C# 2008 Express Edition instead of Visual C# 2010 Express Edition.

    You can download it from Please check the tag of "Visual Studio 2008 Express".

    Hope this helps! If you have any concern, please feel free to let me know.

    Best regards,
    Yichun Chen

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    • Marked as answer by YiChun Chen Tuesday, July 27, 2010 3:46 AM
    Wednesday, July 21, 2010 9:54 AM

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