MediaElement.MarkerReached Event

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Occurs when a timeline marker is encountered during media playback.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Controls
Assembly:  System.Windows (in System.Windows.dll)


Public Event MarkerReached As TimelineMarkerRoutedEventHandler
public event TimelineMarkerRoutedEventHandler MarkerReached
<MediaElement MarkerReached="eventhandler"/>


The MarkerReached event is not raised when the MediaElement seeks past a timeline marker. This event is raised whenever a marker associated with the media is reached. The marker might come from one of three locations:

  • Stored in the metadata of the currently opened media.

  • Associated with the currently opened media and coming from a separate stream.

  • Explicitly added to the Markers collection for the currently opened media, using script.


The following example creates a MediaElement object and responds to its MarkerReached event. Each time a timeline marker is reached, the example displays the timeline marker's Time, Type, and Text values.

            <TextBlock x:Name="timeTextBlock" FontSize="12">Time:</TextBlock>
            <TextBlock x:Name="typeTextBlock" FontSize="12">Type:</TextBlock>
            <TextBlock x:Name="valueTextBlock" FontSize="12">Value:</TextBlock>
              <MediaElement x:Name="media" Width="300" Height="200" 
               MarkerReached="OnMarkerReached" Source="thebutterflyandthebear.wmv"/>

        public void OnMarkerReached(object sender, TimelineMarkerRoutedEventArgs e)

            timeTextBlock.Text = e.Marker.Time.Seconds.ToString();
            typeTextBlock.Text = e.Marker.Type.ToString();
            valueTextBlock.Text = e.Marker.Text;

Version Information


Supported in: 5, 4, 3

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1


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