TextEffect TextEffect TextEffect TextEffect Class

Definition

Represents a text effect that can be applied to text objects.

public ref class TextEffect sealed : System::Windows::Media::Animation::Animatable
[System.Windows.Localizability(System.Windows.LocalizationCategory.None, Readability=System.Windows.Readability.Unreadable)]
public sealed class TextEffect : System.Windows.Media.Animation.Animatable
type TextEffect = class
    inherit Animatable
Public NotInheritable Class TextEffect
Inherits Animatable
Inheritance
Attributes

Examples

The following example shows an individual character being rotated. Each character is rotated independently at 1-second intervals. The example a defines a TextEffect that contains a RotateTransform that applies to each character in the TextBlock.Text property. The example defines the animations for the Angle and CenterX properties of the RotateTransform object. A third animation of type Int32AnimationUsingKeyFrames changes the PositionStart property from 0 to 12 during the animation sequence, corresponding to the 13-character text string.

Screenshot of text effect rotating text

              Example of a rotating text effect animation  
<TextBlock 
  FontSize="60"
  Margin="50">
  Windows Vista

  <TextBlock.TextEffects>
    <!-- The TextEffect to animate. -->
    <TextEffect PositionCount="1" x:Name="MyTextEffect">
      <TextEffect.Transform>
        <RotateTransform x:Name="TextEffectRotateTransform" 
          Angle="0" CenterX="10" CenterY="10" />
      </TextEffect.Transform>
    </TextEffect>
  </TextBlock.TextEffects>

  <TextBlock.Triggers>
    <EventTrigger RoutedEvent="TextBlock.Loaded">
      <EventTrigger.Actions>
      <BeginStoryboard>
        <Storyboard>
          <ParallelTimeline RepeatBehavior="Forever">

            <!-- Animates the angle of the RotateTransform
                 applied to the TextEffect. -->
            <DoubleAnimation
              Storyboard.TargetName="TextEffectRotateTransform"
              Storyboard.TargetProperty="Angle" 
              From="0"
              To="360"
              Duration="00:00:0.75"                
              BeginTime="0:0:0.25" />
          </ParallelTimeline>

          <!-- Animates the horizontal center of the RotateTransform
               applied to the TextEffect. -->
          <DoubleAnimation
            From="30"
            To="370"
            Duration="00:00:13"
            RepeatBehavior="Forever"
            AutoReverse="True"
            Storyboard.TargetName="TextEffectRotateTransform"
            Storyboard.TargetProperty="CenterX" />

          <!-- Animates the position of the TextEffect. -->
          <Int32AnimationUsingKeyFrames
            Storyboard.TargetName="MyTextEffect"
            Storyboard.TargetProperty="PositionStart"
            Duration="0:0:13"
            AutoReverse="True"
            RepeatBehavior="Forever">
            <Int32AnimationUsingKeyFrames.KeyFrames>
              <DiscreteInt32KeyFrame Value="0" KeyTime="0:0:0" />
              <DiscreteInt32KeyFrame Value="1" KeyTime="0:0:1" />
              <DiscreteInt32KeyFrame Value="2" KeyTime="0:0:2" />
              <DiscreteInt32KeyFrame Value="3" KeyTime="0:0:3" />
              <DiscreteInt32KeyFrame Value="4" KeyTime="0:0:4" />
              <DiscreteInt32KeyFrame Value="5" KeyTime="0:0:5" />
              <DiscreteInt32KeyFrame Value="6" KeyTime="0:0:6" />
              <DiscreteInt32KeyFrame Value="7" KeyTime="0:0:7" />
              <DiscreteInt32KeyFrame Value="8" KeyTime="0:0:8" />
              <DiscreteInt32KeyFrame Value="9" KeyTime="0:0:9" />
              <DiscreteInt32KeyFrame Value="10" KeyTime="0:0:10" />
              <DiscreteInt32KeyFrame Value="11" KeyTime="0:0:11" />
              <DiscreteInt32KeyFrame Value="12" KeyTime="0:0:12" />
            </Int32AnimationUsingKeyFrames.KeyFrames>
          </Int32AnimationUsingKeyFrames>
        </Storyboard>
      </BeginStoryboard>
      </EventTrigger.Actions>
    </EventTrigger>
  </TextBlock.Triggers>
</TextBlock>

Remarks

The TextEffect object allows you to add effects, such as animations, to text objects, such as TextBlock, TextElement, and FlowDocument objects.

Constructors

TextEffect() TextEffect() TextEffect() TextEffect()

Initializes a new instance of the TextEffect class.

TextEffect(Transform, Brush, Geometry, Int32, Int32) TextEffect(Transform, Brush, Geometry, Int32, Int32) TextEffect(Transform, Brush, Geometry, Int32, Int32) TextEffect(Transform, Brush, Geometry, Int32, Int32)

Initializes a new instance of the TextEffect class by specifying class property values.

Fields

ClipProperty ClipProperty ClipProperty ClipProperty

Identifies the Clip dependency property.

ForegroundProperty ForegroundProperty ForegroundProperty ForegroundProperty

Identifies the Foreground dependency property.

PositionCountProperty PositionCountProperty PositionCountProperty PositionCountProperty

Identifies the PositionCount dependency property.

PositionStartProperty PositionStartProperty PositionStartProperty PositionStartProperty

Identifies the PositionStart dependency property.

TransformProperty TransformProperty TransformProperty TransformProperty

Identifies the Transform dependency property.

Properties

CanFreeze CanFreeze CanFreeze CanFreeze

Gets a value that indicates whether the object can be made unmodifiable.

(Inherited from Freezable)
Clip Clip Clip Clip

Gets or sets the clipping region of the TextEffect.

DependencyObjectType DependencyObjectType DependencyObjectType DependencyObjectType

Gets the DependencyObjectType that wraps the CLR type of this instance.

(Inherited from DependencyObject)
Dispatcher Dispatcher Dispatcher Dispatcher

Gets the Dispatcher this DispatcherObject is associated with.

(Inherited from DispatcherObject)
Foreground Foreground Foreground Foreground

Gets or sets the Brush to apply to the content of the TextEffect.

HasAnimatedProperties HasAnimatedProperties HasAnimatedProperties HasAnimatedProperties

Gets a value that indicates whether one or more AnimationClock objects is associated with any of this object's dependency properties.

(Inherited from Animatable)
IsFrozen IsFrozen IsFrozen IsFrozen

Gets a value that indicates whether the object is currently modifiable.

(Inherited from Freezable)
IsSealed IsSealed IsSealed IsSealed

Gets a value that indicates whether this instance is currently sealed (read-only).

(Inherited from DependencyObject)
PositionCount PositionCount PositionCount PositionCount

Gets or sets the position in the text that the TextEffect applies to.

PositionStart PositionStart PositionStart PositionStart

Gets or sets the starting position in the text that the TextEffect applies to.

Transform Transform Transform Transform

Gets or sets the Transform that is applied to the TextEffect.

Methods

ApplyAnimationClock(DependencyProperty, AnimationClock) ApplyAnimationClock(DependencyProperty, AnimationClock) ApplyAnimationClock(DependencyProperty, AnimationClock) ApplyAnimationClock(DependencyProperty, AnimationClock)

Applies an AnimationClock to the specified DependencyProperty. If the property is already animated, the SnapshotAndReplace handoff behavior is used.

(Inherited from Animatable)
ApplyAnimationClock(DependencyProperty, AnimationClock, HandoffBehavior) ApplyAnimationClock(DependencyProperty, AnimationClock, HandoffBehavior) ApplyAnimationClock(DependencyProperty, AnimationClock, HandoffBehavior) ApplyAnimationClock(DependencyProperty, AnimationClock, HandoffBehavior)

Applies an AnimationClock to the specified DependencyProperty. If the property is already animated, the specified HandoffBehavior is used.

(Inherited from Animatable)
BeginAnimation(DependencyProperty, AnimationTimeline) BeginAnimation(DependencyProperty, AnimationTimeline) BeginAnimation(DependencyProperty, AnimationTimeline) BeginAnimation(DependencyProperty, AnimationTimeline)

Applies an animation to the specified DependencyProperty. The animation is started when the next frame is rendered. If the specified property is already animated, the SnapshotAndReplace handoff behavior is used.

(Inherited from Animatable)
BeginAnimation(DependencyProperty, AnimationTimeline, HandoffBehavior) BeginAnimation(DependencyProperty, AnimationTimeline, HandoffBehavior) BeginAnimation(DependencyProperty, AnimationTimeline, HandoffBehavior) BeginAnimation(DependencyProperty, AnimationTimeline, HandoffBehavior)

Applies an animation to the specified DependencyProperty. The animation is started when the next frame is rendered. If the specified property is already animated, the specified HandoffBehavior is used.

(Inherited from Animatable)
CheckAccess() CheckAccess() CheckAccess() CheckAccess()

Determines whether the calling thread has access to this DispatcherObject.

(Inherited from DispatcherObject)
ClearValue(DependencyProperty) ClearValue(DependencyProperty) ClearValue(DependencyProperty) ClearValue(DependencyProperty)

Clears the local value of a property. The property to be cleared is specified by a DependencyProperty identifier.

(Inherited from DependencyObject)
ClearValue(DependencyPropertyKey) ClearValue(DependencyPropertyKey) ClearValue(DependencyPropertyKey) ClearValue(DependencyPropertyKey)

Clears the local value of a read-only property. The property to be cleared is specified by a DependencyPropertyKey.

(Inherited from DependencyObject)
Clone() Clone() Clone() Clone()

Creates a modifiable clone of this TextEffect, making deep copies of this object's values. When copying dependency properties, this method copies resource references and data bindings (but they might no longer resolve) but not animations or their current values.

CloneCore(Freezable) CloneCore(Freezable) CloneCore(Freezable) CloneCore(Freezable)

Makes the instance a clone (deep copy) of the specified Freezable using base (non-animated) property values.

(Inherited from Freezable)
CloneCurrentValue() CloneCurrentValue() CloneCurrentValue() CloneCurrentValue()

Creates a modifiable clone of this TextEffect object, making deep copies of this object's current values. Resource references, data bindings, and animations are not copied, but their current values are.

CloneCurrentValueCore(Freezable) CloneCurrentValueCore(Freezable) CloneCurrentValueCore(Freezable) CloneCurrentValueCore(Freezable)

Makes the instance a modifiable clone (deep copy) of the specified Freezable using current property values.

(Inherited from Freezable)
CoerceValue(DependencyProperty) CoerceValue(DependencyProperty) CoerceValue(DependencyProperty) CoerceValue(DependencyProperty)

Coerces the value of the specified dependency property. This is accomplished by invoking any CoerceValueCallback function specified in property metadata for the dependency property as it exists on the calling DependencyObject.

(Inherited from DependencyObject)
CreateInstance() CreateInstance() CreateInstance() CreateInstance()

Initializes a new instance of the Freezable class.

(Inherited from Freezable)
CreateInstanceCore() CreateInstanceCore() CreateInstanceCore() CreateInstanceCore()

When implemented in a derived class, creates a new instance of the Freezable derived class.

(Inherited from Freezable)
Equals(Object) Equals(Object) Equals(Object) Equals(Object)

Determines whether a provided DependencyObject is equivalent to the current DependencyObject.

(Inherited from DependencyObject)
Freeze() Freeze() Freeze() Freeze()

Makes the current object unmodifiable and sets its IsFrozen property to true.

(Inherited from Freezable)
FreezeCore(Boolean) FreezeCore(Boolean) FreezeCore(Boolean) FreezeCore(Boolean)

Makes this Animatable object unmodifiable or determines whether it can be made unmodifiable.

(Inherited from Animatable)
GetAnimationBaseValue(DependencyProperty) GetAnimationBaseValue(DependencyProperty) GetAnimationBaseValue(DependencyProperty) GetAnimationBaseValue(DependencyProperty)

Returns the non-animated value of the specified DependencyProperty.

(Inherited from Animatable)
GetAsFrozen() GetAsFrozen() GetAsFrozen() GetAsFrozen()

Creates a frozen copy of the Freezable, using base (non-animated) property values. Because the copy is frozen, any frozen sub-objects are copied by reference.

(Inherited from Freezable)
GetAsFrozenCore(Freezable) GetAsFrozenCore(Freezable) GetAsFrozenCore(Freezable) GetAsFrozenCore(Freezable)

Makes the instance a frozen clone of the specified Freezable using base (non-animated) property values.

(Inherited from Freezable)
GetCurrentValueAsFrozen() GetCurrentValueAsFrozen() GetCurrentValueAsFrozen() GetCurrentValueAsFrozen()

Creates a frozen copy of the Freezable using current property values. Because the copy is frozen, any frozen sub-objects are copied by reference.

(Inherited from Freezable)
GetCurrentValueAsFrozenCore(Freezable) GetCurrentValueAsFrozenCore(Freezable) GetCurrentValueAsFrozenCore(Freezable) GetCurrentValueAsFrozenCore(Freezable)

Makes the current instance a frozen clone of the specified Freezable. If the object has animated dependency properties, their current animated values are copied.

(Inherited from Freezable)
GetHashCode() GetHashCode() GetHashCode() GetHashCode()

Gets a hash code for this DependencyObject.

(Inherited from DependencyObject)
GetLocalValueEnumerator() GetLocalValueEnumerator() GetLocalValueEnumerator() GetLocalValueEnumerator()

Creates a specialized enumerator for determining which dependency properties have locally set values on this DependencyObject.

(Inherited from DependencyObject)
GetType() GetType() GetType() GetType()

Gets the Type of the current instance.

(Inherited from Object)
GetValue(DependencyProperty) GetValue(DependencyProperty) GetValue(DependencyProperty) GetValue(DependencyProperty)

Returns the current effective value of a dependency property on this instance of a DependencyObject.

(Inherited from DependencyObject)
InvalidateProperty(DependencyProperty) InvalidateProperty(DependencyProperty) InvalidateProperty(DependencyProperty) InvalidateProperty(DependencyProperty)

Re-evaluates the effective value for the specified dependency property

(Inherited from DependencyObject)
MemberwiseClone() MemberwiseClone() MemberwiseClone() MemberwiseClone()

Creates a shallow copy of the current Object.

(Inherited from Object)
OnChanged() OnChanged() OnChanged() OnChanged()

Called when the current Freezable object is modified.

(Inherited from Freezable)
OnFreezablePropertyChanged(DependencyObject, DependencyObject) OnFreezablePropertyChanged(DependencyObject, DependencyObject) OnFreezablePropertyChanged(DependencyObject, DependencyObject) OnFreezablePropertyChanged(DependencyObject, DependencyObject)

Ensures that appropriate context pointers are established for a DependencyObjectType data member that has just been set.

(Inherited from Freezable)
OnFreezablePropertyChanged(DependencyObject, DependencyObject, DependencyProperty) OnFreezablePropertyChanged(DependencyObject, DependencyObject, DependencyProperty) OnFreezablePropertyChanged(DependencyObject, DependencyObject, DependencyProperty) OnFreezablePropertyChanged(DependencyObject, DependencyObject, DependencyProperty)

This member supports the Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) infrastructure and is not intended to be used directly from your code.

(Inherited from Freezable)
OnPropertyChanged(DependencyPropertyChangedEventArgs) OnPropertyChanged(DependencyPropertyChangedEventArgs) OnPropertyChanged(DependencyPropertyChangedEventArgs) OnPropertyChanged(DependencyPropertyChangedEventArgs)

Overrides the DependencyObject implementation of OnPropertyChanged(DependencyPropertyChangedEventArgs) to also invoke any Changed handlers in response to a changing dependency property of type Freezable.

(Inherited from Freezable)
ReadLocalValue(DependencyProperty) ReadLocalValue(DependencyProperty) ReadLocalValue(DependencyProperty) ReadLocalValue(DependencyProperty)

Returns the local value of a dependency property, if it exists.

(Inherited from DependencyObject)
ReadPreamble() ReadPreamble() ReadPreamble() ReadPreamble()

Ensures that the Freezable is being accessed from a valid thread. Inheritors of Freezable must call this method at the beginning of any API that reads data members that are not dependency properties.

(Inherited from Freezable)
SetCurrentValue(DependencyProperty, Object) SetCurrentValue(DependencyProperty, Object) SetCurrentValue(DependencyProperty, Object) SetCurrentValue(DependencyProperty, Object)

Sets the value of a dependency property without changing its value source.

(Inherited from DependencyObject)
SetValue(DependencyProperty, Object) SetValue(DependencyProperty, Object) SetValue(DependencyProperty, Object) SetValue(DependencyProperty, Object)

Sets the local value of a dependency property, specified by its dependency property identifier.

(Inherited from DependencyObject)
SetValue(DependencyPropertyKey, Object) SetValue(DependencyPropertyKey, Object) SetValue(DependencyPropertyKey, Object) SetValue(DependencyPropertyKey, Object)

Sets the local value of a read-only dependency property, specified by the DependencyPropertyKey identifier of the dependency property.

(Inherited from DependencyObject)
ShouldSerializeProperty(DependencyProperty) ShouldSerializeProperty(DependencyProperty) ShouldSerializeProperty(DependencyProperty) ShouldSerializeProperty(DependencyProperty)

Returns a value that indicates whether serialization processes should serialize the value for the provided dependency property.

(Inherited from DependencyObject)
ToString() ToString() ToString() ToString()

Returns a string that represents the current object.

(Inherited from Object)
VerifyAccess() VerifyAccess() VerifyAccess() VerifyAccess()

Enforces that the calling thread has access to this DispatcherObject.

(Inherited from DispatcherObject)
WritePostscript() WritePostscript() WritePostscript() WritePostscript()

Raises the Changed event for the Freezable and invokes its OnChanged() method. Classes that derive from Freezable should call this method at the end of any API that modifies class members that are not stored as dependency properties.

(Inherited from Freezable)
WritePreamble() WritePreamble() WritePreamble() WritePreamble()

Verifies that the Freezable is not frozen and that it is being accessed from a valid threading context. Freezable inheritors should call this method at the beginning of any API that writes to data members that are not dependency properties.

(Inherited from Freezable)

Events

Changed Changed Changed Changed

Occurs when the Freezable or an object it contains is modified.

(Inherited from Freezable)

Applies to

See also