Timing.SmoothStart property (PowerPoint)

Determines whether an animation should accelerate when it starts. Read/write.


expression. SmoothStart

expression A variable that represents a Timing object.

Return value



The value of the SmoothStart property can be one of these MsoTriState constants.

Constant Description
msoFalse The default. The animation does not accelerate when it starts.
msoTrue The animation accelerates when it starts.


The following example adds a shape to a slide, animates the shape, and instructs the shape to accelerate when it starts.

Sub AddShapeSetTiming()

    Dim effDiamond As Effect
    Dim shpRectangle As Shape

    Set shpRectangle = ActivePresentation.Slides(1).Shapes _
        .AddShape(Type:=msoShapeRectangle, Left:=100, _
        Top:=100, Width:=50, Height:=50)

    Set effDiamond = ActivePresentation.Slides(1).TimeLine.MainSequence _
        .AddEffect(Shape:=shpRectangle, effectId:=msoAnimEffectPathDiamond)

    With effDiamond.Timing
        .Duration = 5
        .SmoothStart = msoTrue
    End With

End Sub

See also

Timing Object

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