FrameworkElement.BeginStoryboard FrameworkElement.BeginStoryboard FrameworkElement.BeginStoryboard Method

Definition

Begins the sequence of actions contained in the provided storyboard.

Overloads

BeginStoryboard(Storyboard) BeginStoryboard(Storyboard) BeginStoryboard(Storyboard)

Begins the sequence of actions that are contained in the provided storyboard.

BeginStoryboard(Storyboard, HandoffBehavior) BeginStoryboard(Storyboard, HandoffBehavior) BeginStoryboard(Storyboard, HandoffBehavior)

Begins the sequence of actions contained in the provided storyboard, with options specified for what should happen if the property is already animated.

BeginStoryboard(Storyboard, HandoffBehavior, Boolean) BeginStoryboard(Storyboard, HandoffBehavior, Boolean) BeginStoryboard(Storyboard, HandoffBehavior, Boolean)

Begins the sequence of actions contained in the provided storyboard, with specified state for control of the animation after it is started.

BeginStoryboard(Storyboard) BeginStoryboard(Storyboard) BeginStoryboard(Storyboard)

Begins the sequence of actions that are contained in the provided storyboard.

public:
 void BeginStoryboard(System::Windows::Media::Animation::Storyboard ^ storyboard);
public void BeginStoryboard (System.Windows.Media.Animation.Storyboard storyboard);
member this.BeginStoryboard : System.Windows.Media.Animation.Storyboard -> unit
Parameters
storyboard
Storyboard Storyboard Storyboard

The storyboard to begin.

Examples

The following example retrieves a Storyboard from resources, and then runs that Storyboard when an internal event is class handled.

private void OnImage1Animate(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)
{
    Storyboard s;

    s = (Storyboard)this.FindResource("RotateStoryboard");
    this.BeginStoryboard(s);
}
Private Sub OnImage1Animate(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As RoutedEventArgs)
	Dim s As Storyboard

	s = CType(Me.FindResource("RotateStoryboard"), Storyboard)
	Me.BeginStoryboard(s)
End Sub

Remarks

Most typical animation scenarios do not use this method. Typically, you create the Storyboard or BeginStoryboard element in markup, and then you place these as the EventTrigger content on an element. When triggered by the event, the animation then runs. Most of the control aspects of a Storyboard can be addressed by properties that are exposed in markup.

For the signatures that do not use the isControllable, parameter, or when that parameter is specified false, the timeline clocks that are associated with the animation are removed as soon as the animation reaches the "Fill" period. Therefore the animation cannot be restarted after running once. Controlling an animation also requires that the storyboard have an x:Name Directive or be accessible by reference in code.

BeginStoryboard(Storyboard, HandoffBehavior) BeginStoryboard(Storyboard, HandoffBehavior) BeginStoryboard(Storyboard, HandoffBehavior)

Begins the sequence of actions contained in the provided storyboard, with options specified for what should happen if the property is already animated.

public:
 void BeginStoryboard(System::Windows::Media::Animation::Storyboard ^ storyboard, System::Windows::Media::Animation::HandoffBehavior handoffBehavior);
public void BeginStoryboard (System.Windows.Media.Animation.Storyboard storyboard, System.Windows.Media.Animation.HandoffBehavior handoffBehavior);
member this.BeginStoryboard : System.Windows.Media.Animation.Storyboard * System.Windows.Media.Animation.HandoffBehavior -> unit
Parameters
storyboard
Storyboard Storyboard Storyboard

The storyboard to begin.

handoffBehavior
HandoffBehavior HandoffBehavior HandoffBehavior

A value of the enumeration that describes behavior to use if a property described in the storyboard is already animated.

Examples

The following example retrieves a Storyboard from resources, and then runs that Storyboard when an internal event is class handled.

private void OnImage1Animate(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)
{
    Storyboard s;

    s = (Storyboard)this.FindResource("RotateStoryboard");
    this.BeginStoryboard(s);
}
Private Sub OnImage1Animate(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As RoutedEventArgs)
	Dim s As Storyboard

	s = CType(Me.FindResource("RotateStoryboard"), Storyboard)
	Me.BeginStoryboard(s)
End Sub

Remarks

Most typical animation scenarios do not use this method. Typically, you create the Storyboard or BeginStoryboard element in markup, and then you place these as the EventTrigger content on an element. When triggered by the event, the animation then runs. Most of the control aspects of a Storyboard can be addressed by properties that are exposed in markup.

For the signatures that do not use the isControllable, parameter, or when that parameter is specified false, the timeline clocks that are associated with the animation are removed as soon as the animation reaches the "Fill" period. Therefore the animation cannot be restarted after running once. Controlling an animation also requires that the storyboard have an x:Name Directive or be accessible by reference in code.

Handoff behavior can be specified as an attribute of BeginStoryboard.

Using the Compose HandoffBehavior

When you apply a Storyboard, AnimationTimeline, or AnimationClock to a property by using the Compose HandoffBehavior, any Clock objects previously associated with that property continue to consume system resources; the timing system does not remove the clocks automatically.

To avoid performance issues when you apply a large number of clocks by using Compose, you should remove composing clocks from the animated property after they complete. There are several ways to remove a clock:

This is primarily an issue for animations on objects that have a long lifetime. When an object is garbage collected, its clocks are also disconnected and garbage collected.

For more information about clock objects, see Animation and Timing System Overview.

BeginStoryboard(Storyboard, HandoffBehavior, Boolean) BeginStoryboard(Storyboard, HandoffBehavior, Boolean) BeginStoryboard(Storyboard, HandoffBehavior, Boolean)

Begins the sequence of actions contained in the provided storyboard, with specified state for control of the animation after it is started.

public:
 void BeginStoryboard(System::Windows::Media::Animation::Storyboard ^ storyboard, System::Windows::Media::Animation::HandoffBehavior handoffBehavior, bool isControllable);
public void BeginStoryboard (System.Windows.Media.Animation.Storyboard storyboard, System.Windows.Media.Animation.HandoffBehavior handoffBehavior, bool isControllable);
member this.BeginStoryboard : System.Windows.Media.Animation.Storyboard * System.Windows.Media.Animation.HandoffBehavior * bool -> unit
Parameters
storyboard
Storyboard Storyboard Storyboard

The storyboard to begin.

handoffBehavior
HandoffBehavior HandoffBehavior HandoffBehavior

A value of the enumeration that describes behavior to use if a property described in the storyboard is already animated.

isControllable
Boolean Boolean Boolean

Declares whether the animation is controllable (can be paused) after it is started.

Remarks

Most typical animation scenarios do not use this method. Typically, you create the Storyboard or BeginStoryboard element in markup, and then you place these as the EventTrigger content on an element. When triggered by the event, the animation then runs. Most of the control aspects of a Storyboard can be addressed by properties that are exposed in markup.

For the signatures that do not use the isControllable, parameter, or when that parameter is specified false, the timeline clocks that are associated with the animation are removed as soon as the animation reaches the "Fill" period. Therefore the animation cannot be restarted after running once. Controlling an animation also requires that the storyboard have an x:Name Directive or be accessible by reference in code.

Handoff behavior can be specified as an attribute of BeginStoryboard.

Using the Compose HandoffBehavior

When you apply a Storyboard, AnimationTimeline, or AnimationClock to a property by using the Compose HandoffBehavior, any Clock objects previously associated with that property continue to consume system resources; the timing system does not remove the clocks automatically.

To avoid performance issues when you apply a large number of clocks by using Compose, you should remove composing clocks from the animated property after they complete. There are several ways to remove a clock:

This is primarily an issue for animations on objects that have a long lifetime. When an object is garbage collected, its clocks are also disconnected and garbage collected.

For more information about clock objects, see Animation and Timing System Overview.

Applies to