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Textures become black after returning #2244

Felixxex opened this Issue Feb 23, 2014 · 3 comments


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Felixxex commented Feb 23, 2014

I'm developing a simple game for android at the moment.
When first starting the game, the colors are all fine and everything looks alright.
If I press the home button and then return to back to the game. All textures are black.

I'm drawing some text on the screen which is still blue when i come back.
So it's either a problem with my code, or something weird with Texture2D

this is how i load the font

font = Content.Load<SpriteFont>("spriteFont1");

this is how i load the texture:

        Texture2D sky = Globals.FilledRectangle(Color.Cyan, this.GraphicsDevice, new Vector2(SCREEN_WIDTH * scale.X, 100 * scale.Y));

        public static Texture2D FilledRectangle(Color color, GraphicsDevice gD, Vector2 size)
            Color[] data = new Color[(int)size.X * (int)size.Y];
            Texture2D temp = new Texture2D(gD, (int)size.X, (int)size.Y);
            for (int count = 0; count < data.Length; count++)
                data[count] = color;
            return temp;

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KonajuGames commented Feb 23, 2014

The OpenGL context is destroyed when the app is sent to the background, so
OpenGL resources such as textures must be recreated when the app is
resumed. Resources loaded by MonoGame are handled automatically, but since
you are creating and populating the textures yourself, it is your
responsibility to re-create those textures.​


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Felixxex commented Feb 24, 2014

What event am I looking at?


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beeradmoore commented Apr 24, 2014

@KonajuGames , currently experiencing this on the 3.2 release even with

texture = Content.Load<Texture2D>("myTexturePath");

Had also modified ContentManager.cs like so

protected virtual void ReloadGraphicsAssets()
    foreach (var asset in LoadedAssets)
        // This never executes as asset.Key is never null.  This just forces the 
        // linker to include the ReloadAsset function when AOT compiled.
        if (asset.Key == null)
            ReloadAsset(asset.Key, Convert.ChangeType(asset.Value, asset.Value.GetType()));

        var methodInfo = typeof(ContentManager).GetType().GetTypeInfo().GetDeclaredMethod("ReloadAsset");
        var methodInfo = typeof(ContentManager).GetMethod("ReloadAsset", BindingFlags.NonPublic | BindingFlags.Instance);
        if (methodInfo != null)
            var genericMethod = methodInfo.MakeGenericMethod(asset.Value.GetType());
            genericMethod.Invoke(this, new object[] { asset.Key, Convert.ChangeType(asset.Value, asset.Value.GetType()) }); 

to prevent linker stripping out certain functions.

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