TranslationAnimation TranslationAnimation TranslationAnimation TranslationAnimation TranslationAnimation Class


Provides methods that enable you to retrieve the parameters for a translation (move to a new location) animation.

public : sealed class TranslationAnimation : IPropertyAnimation
struct winrt::Windows::UI::Core::AnimationMetrics::TranslationAnimation : IPropertyAnimation
public sealed class TranslationAnimation : IPropertyAnimation
Public NotInheritable Class TranslationAnimation Implements IPropertyAnimation
// This class does not provide a public constructor.

Windows 10 requirements

Device family
Windows Desktop Extension SDK (introduced v10.0.10240.0)
API contract
Windows.UI.Core.AnimationMetrics.AnimationMetricsContract (introduced v1)


To obtain an instance of the TranslationAnimation class, you first obtain the collection of animations in the animation description, and then walk that array of animations to find any that are of type translation. The following examples shows this process. The effect and target parameters are assumed to have been previously assigned.

using Windows.UI.Core.AnimationMetrics;

AnimationDescription animationDescription = new AnimationDescription(effect, target);
foreach (var animation in animationDescription.Animations)
    switch (animation.Type)
        case PropertyAnimationType.Scale:
                ScaleAnimation scale = animation as ScaleAnimation;
                // Retrieve scale animation metrics.
        case PropertyAnimationType.Translation:
                TranslationAnimation scale = animation as TranslationAnimation;
                // Retrieve translation animation metrics.
        case PropertyAnimationType.Opacity:
                OpacityAnimation opacity = animation as OpacityAnimation;
                // Retrieve opacity animation metrics.
var animationDescription = new Windows.UI.Core.AnimationMetrics.AnimationDescription(effect, target);

var animations = animationDescription.animations;
for (var i = 0; i < animations.size; i++) {
    var animation = animations[i];

    switch (animation.type) {
        case animationMetrics.PropertyAnimationType.scale:
            // Retrieve scale animation metrics
        case animationMetrics.PropertyAnimationType.translation:
            // Retrieve translation animation metrics
        case animationMetrics.PropertyAnimationType.opacity:
            // Retrieve scale animation metrics


To execute a translation animation, shift the item's position from its current location to its final location (the location of the object after the change in layout) according to the timing information provided through the methods of this interface.

The timing controls Control1 and Control2 specify the location of the first and second control points of a cubic Bézier curve. These two points have the same meaning as they do in the CSS transition-timing-function property. Control point zero is always (0,0) and control point three is always (1,1). The coordinates of Control1 and Control2 are always in the range 0 to 1, inclusive.

On the resulting Bézier curve, the x-coordinate represents time and the y-coordinate represents progress. The raw curve from (0,0) to (1,1) is scaled to match the actual duration and range of the animated transition, such that x=0 is the starting time of the transform, x=1 is the ending time, y=0 is the initial value of the animated property, and y=1 is the final value. Values of x and y between 0 and 1 represent corresponding intermediate values of time and the animation.


Control1 Control1 Control1 Control1 Control1

Gets the location of the first control point for the cubic Bézier curve that describes how the translation should animate over time.

Control2 Control2 Control2 Control2 Control2

Gets the location of the second control point for the cubic Bézier curve that describes how the translation should animate over time.

Delay Delay Delay Delay Delay

Gets the amount of time between when the translation animation is instructed to begin and when that animation actually begins to draw.

Duration Duration Duration Duration Duration

Gets the amount of time over which the translation animation should be performed. This does not include the delay.

Type Type Type Type Type

Gets the type of animation represented by this object.

See also