ProgressBar Styles and Templates

This topic describes the styles and templates for the ProgressBar control. You can modify the default ControlTemplate to give the control a unique appearance. For more information, see Customizing the Appearance of an Existing Control by Creating a ControlTemplate.

ProgressBar Parts

The following table lists the named parts for the ProgressBar control.

Part Type Description
PART_Indicator FrameworkElement The object that indicates progress.
PART_Track FrameworkElement The object that defines the path of the progress indicator.
PART_GlowRect FrameworkElement An object that embellishes the progress bar.

ProgressBar States

The following table lists the visual states for the ProgressBar control.

VisualState Name VisualStateGroup Name Description
Determinate CommonStates ProgressBar reports progress based on the Value property.
Indeterminate CommonStates ProgressBar reports generic progress with a repeating pattern.
Valid ValidationStates The control uses the Validation class and the HasError attached property is false.
InvalidFocused ValidationStates The HasError attached property is true has the control has focus.
InvalidUnfocused ValidationStates The HasError attached property is true has the control does not have focus.

ProgressBar ControlTemplate Example

The following example shows how to define a ControlTemplate for the ProgressBar control.

<Style x:Key="{x:Type ProgressBar}"
       TargetType="{x:Type ProgressBar}">
  <Setter Property="Template">
    <Setter.Value>
      <ControlTemplate TargetType="{x:Type ProgressBar}">
        <Grid MinHeight="14"
              MinWidth="200"
              Background="{TemplateBinding Background}">
          <VisualStateManager.VisualStateGroups>
            <VisualStateGroup x:Name="CommonStates">
              <VisualState x:Name="Determinate" />
              <VisualState x:Name="Indeterminate">
                <Storyboard>
                  <ObjectAnimationUsingKeyFrames Duration="00:00:00"
                                                 Storyboard.TargetName="PART_Indicator"
                                                 Storyboard.TargetProperty="Background">
                    <DiscreteObjectKeyFrame KeyTime="00:00:00">
                      <DiscreteObjectKeyFrame.Value>
                        <SolidColorBrush>Transparent</SolidColorBrush>
                      </DiscreteObjectKeyFrame.Value>
                    </DiscreteObjectKeyFrame>
                  </ObjectAnimationUsingKeyFrames>

                </Storyboard>
              </VisualState>
            </VisualStateGroup>
          </VisualStateManager.VisualStateGroups>
          <Border x:Name="PART_Track"
                  CornerRadius="2"
                  BorderThickness="1">
            <Border.BorderBrush>
              <SolidColorBrush Color="{DynamicResource BorderMediumColor}" />
            </Border.BorderBrush>
          </Border>
          <Border x:Name="PART_Indicator"
                  CornerRadius="2"
                  BorderThickness="1"
                  HorizontalAlignment="Left"
                  Background="{TemplateBinding Foreground}"
                  Margin="0,-1,0,1">
            <Border.BorderBrush>
              <LinearGradientBrush StartPoint="0,0"
                                   EndPoint="0,1">
                <GradientBrush.GradientStops>
                  <GradientStopCollection>
                    <GradientStop Color="{DynamicResource BorderLightColor}"
                                  Offset="0.0" />
                    <GradientStop Color="{DynamicResource BorderMediumColor}"
                                  Offset="1.0" />
                  </GradientStopCollection>
                </GradientBrush.GradientStops>
              </LinearGradientBrush>

            </Border.BorderBrush>
            <Grid ClipToBounds="True"
                  x:Name="Animation">
              <Rectangle x:Name="PART_GlowRect"
                         Width="100"
                         HorizontalAlignment="Left"
                         Fill="{StaticResource ProgressBarIndicatorAnimatedFill}"
                         Margin="-100,0,0,0" />
            </Grid>
          </Border>
        </Grid>
      </ControlTemplate>
    </Setter.Value>
  </Setter>
  <Setter Property="Background">
    <Setter.Value>
      <LinearGradientBrush EndPoint="0,1"
                           StartPoint="0,0">
        <GradientStop Color="{DynamicResource ControlLightColor}"
                      Offset="0" />
        <GradientStop Color="{DynamicResource ControlMediumColor}"
                      Offset="1" />
      </LinearGradientBrush>
    </Setter.Value>
  </Setter>
  <Setter Property="Foreground">
    <Setter.Value>
      <LinearGradientBrush EndPoint="0.5,1"
                           StartPoint="0.5,0">
        <GradientStop Color="{DynamicResource ControlMediumColor}"
                      Offset="0" />
        <GradientStop Color="{DynamicResource ControlDarkColor}"
                      Offset="1" />
      </LinearGradientBrush>
    </Setter.Value>
  </Setter>
</Style>

The preceding example uses one or more of the following resources.

<!--Control colors.-->
<Color x:Key="WindowColor">#FFE8EDF9</Color>
<Color x:Key="ContentAreaColorLight">#FFC5CBF9</Color>
<Color x:Key="ContentAreaColorDark">#FF7381F9</Color>

<Color x:Key="DisabledControlLightColor">#FFE8EDF9</Color>
<Color x:Key="DisabledControlDarkColor">#FFC5CBF9</Color>
<Color x:Key="DisabledForegroundColor">#FF888888</Color>

<Color x:Key="SelectedBackgroundColor">#FFC5CBF9</Color>
<Color x:Key="SelectedUnfocusedColor">#FFDDDDDD</Color>

<Color x:Key="ControlLightColor">White</Color>
<Color x:Key="ControlMediumColor">#FF7381F9</Color>
<Color x:Key="ControlDarkColor">#FF211AA9</Color>

<Color x:Key="ControlMouseOverColor">#FF3843C4</Color>
<Color x:Key="ControlPressedColor">#FF211AA9</Color>


<Color x:Key="GlyphColor">#FF444444</Color>
<Color x:Key="GlyphMouseOver">sc#1, 0.004391443, 0.002428215, 0.242281124</Color>

<!--Border colors-->
<Color x:Key="BorderLightColor">#FFCCCCCC</Color>
<Color x:Key="BorderMediumColor">#FF888888</Color>
<Color x:Key="BorderDarkColor">#FF444444</Color>

<Color x:Key="PressedBorderLightColor">#FF888888</Color>
<Color x:Key="PressedBorderDarkColor">#FF444444</Color>

<Color x:Key="DisabledBorderLightColor">#FFAAAAAA</Color>
<Color x:Key="DisabledBorderDarkColor">#FF888888</Color>

<Color x:Key="DefaultBorderBrushDarkColor">Black</Color>

<!--Control-specific resources.-->
<Color x:Key="HeaderTopColor">#FFC5CBF9</Color>
<Color x:Key="DatagridCurrentCellBorderColor">Black</Color>
<Color x:Key="SliderTrackDarkColor">#FFC5CBF9</Color>

<Color x:Key="NavButtonFrameColor">#FF3843C4</Color>

<LinearGradientBrush x:Key="MenuPopupBrush"
                     EndPoint="0.5,1"
                     StartPoint="0.5,0">
  <GradientStop Color="{DynamicResource ControlLightColor}"
                Offset="0" />
  <GradientStop Color="{DynamicResource ControlMediumColor}"
                Offset="0.5" />
  <GradientStop Color="{DynamicResource ControlLightColor}"
                Offset="1" />
</LinearGradientBrush>

<LinearGradientBrush x:Key="ProgressBarIndicatorAnimatedFill"
                     StartPoint="0,0"
                     EndPoint="1,0">
  <LinearGradientBrush.GradientStops>
    <GradientStopCollection>
      <GradientStop Color="#000000FF"
                    Offset="0" />
      <GradientStop Color="#600000FF"
                    Offset="0.4" />
      <GradientStop Color="#600000FF"
                    Offset="0.6" />
      <GradientStop Color="#000000FF"
                    Offset="1" />
    </GradientStopCollection>
  </LinearGradientBrush.GradientStops>
</LinearGradientBrush>

For the complete sample, see Styling with ControlTemplates Sample.

See Also

Style
ControlTemplate
Control Styles and Templates
Control Customization
Styling and Templating
Customizing the Appearance of an Existing Control by Creating a ControlTemplate