DoubleAnimation.EasingFunction Property

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Gets or sets the easing function applied to this animation.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Media.Animation
Assembly:  System.Windows (in System.Windows.dll)


Public Property EasingFunction As IEasingFunction
public IEasingFunction EasingFunction { get; set; }

XAML Values

  • singleEasingFunction
    A single object element for an easing function type that derives from EasingFunctionBase, for example, <PowerEase/>.

Property Value

Type: System.Windows.Media.Animation.IEasingFunction
The easing function applied to this animation.


Dependency property identifier field: EasingFunctionProperty

Easing functions allow you to apply custom mathematical formulas to your animations. For example, you may want an object to realistically bounce or behave as though it were on a spring. You could use Key-Frame or even From/To/By animations to approximate these effects but it would take a significant amount of work and the animation would be less accurate than using a mathematical formula.

Besides creating your own custom easing function by implementing the IEasingFunction interface, you can use one of several easing functions provided by the runtime to create common effects. The Easing Function Gallery provides examples of available prefabricated easing functions.


The following example applies a BounceEase easing function to a DoubleAnimation to create a bouncing effect.

    <StackPanel x:Name="LayoutRoot" Background="White">
            <Storyboard x:Name="myStoryboard">
                <DoubleAnimation From="30" To="200" Duration="00:00:3" 
                        <BounceEase Bounces="4" EasingMode="EaseOut" 
                                    Bounciness="1.8" />

        <Rectangle x:Name="myRectangle" MouseLeftButtonDown="Mouse_Clicked" 
         Fill="Blue" Width="200" Height="30" />

        // When the user clicks the rectangle, the animation
        // begins. 
        private void Mouse_Clicked(object sender, MouseEventArgs e)

Version Information


Supported in: 5, 4, 3

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1, Windows Phone OS 7.0


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