The StandardWindow is a control meant to replicate the standard Guild Wars 2 windows.

ContainerThis control is a container meaning it can contain other controls and containers.
IViewContainerThis control can act as a view container allowing you to show it with a view specified.
IWindowThis control acts as a window meaning its ZIndex will update to bring it to the front of other windows when interacted with.

Windows require a background and their size and content regions will be subsets of the background's bounds.

When creating a new StandardWindow, you must provide:

backgroundThe texture to be used as the background of the window.
windowRegionThe bounds which represent the "rigid" portion of the window - just inside of the softer outer border.
contentRegionThe bounds within the space that should represent the ContentRegion. This is where the view / child controls will be displayed.

In this example, we've used window background asset 155985.

var exampleWindow = new StandardWindow(
Content.GetTexture("controls/window/155985"), // The background texture of the window.
new Rectangle(40, 26, 913, 691), // The windowRegion
new Rectangle(70, 71, 839, 605) // The contentRegion

Usage Example

var exampleWindow = new StandardWindow(Content.GetTexture("controls/window/155985"), new Rectangle(40, 26, 913, 691), new Rectangle(70, 71, 839, 605)) {
Parent = Graphics.SpriteScreen,
Title = "StandardWindow",
Emblem = Content.GetTexture("controls/window/156022"),
Subtitle = "Example Subtitle",
SavesPosition = true,
Id = $"{nameof(ExampleClass)}_ExampleModule_38d37290-b5f9-447d-97ea-45b0b50e5f56"
exampleWindow.Show(new OverlaySettingsView());


DraggingboolIndicates if the window is actively being dragged.
EmblemTexture2DThe emblem icon shown in the top left of the window.
IdstringA unique id to identify the window. Used with SavesPosition as a unique identifier to remember where the window is positioned.
SavesPositionboolIf true, the window will remember its position between Blish HUD sessions. Requires that Id be set.
SubtitlestringThe text shown to the right of the title in the title bar. This text is smaller and is normally used to show the current tab name and/or hotkey used to open the window.
TitlestringThe text shown at the top of the window.
TopMostboolIf this window will show on top of all other windows, regardless of which one had focus last.


BringWindowToFront()Brings the window to the front of all other windows.
Show()Shows the window.
Show(IView view)Shows the window with the provided view.
ToggleWindow()Shows the window if it is hidden. Hides the window if it is currently showing.
ToggleWindow(IView view)Shows the window with the provided view if it is hidden. Hides the window if it is currently showing.