ObjectAnimationUsingKeyFrames ObjectAnimationUsingKeyFrames ObjectAnimationUsingKeyFrames ObjectAnimationUsingKeyFrames Class


Animates the value of an Object property along a set of KeyFrames over a specified Duration.

public : sealed class ObjectAnimationUsingKeyFrames : Timeline
struct winrt::Windows::UI::Xaml::Media::Animation::ObjectAnimationUsingKeyFrames : Timeline
public sealed class ObjectAnimationUsingKeyFrames : Timeline
Public NotInheritable Class ObjectAnimationUsingKeyFrames Inherits Timeline

Windows 10 requirements

Device family
Windows 10 (introduced v10.0.10240.0)
API contract
Windows.Foundation.UniversalApiContract (introduced v1)


The following example uses the ObjectAnimationUsingKeyFrames class to animate the Fill property of a Rectangle. This animation uses two key frames in the following manner:

  1. Using a DiscreteObjectKeyFrame, the Fill property of the Rectangle suddenly changes to a LinearGradientBrush after the first two seconds of the animation.
  2. After the third second of the animation, the Fill property is suddenly changed to a different LinearGradientBrush, which remains until the end of the animation (four seconds total).
        <Storyboard x:Name="myStoryboard">

            <!-- ObjectAnimationUsingKeyFrames is used to animate properties that take
         an object as a value. This animation lasts for 4 seconds using 3 KeyFrames which
         swap different brush objects at regular intervals, making the background of the Page
         change. -->
         Duration="0:0:4" RepeatBehavior="Forever">

                    <!-- Note: Only discrete interpolation (DiscreteObjectKeyFrame) is available for 
                use with ObjectAnimationUsingKeyFrames which merely swaps objects according to
                a specified timeline. Other types of interpolation are too problematic to apply
                to objects.  -->
                    <!-- Using a DiscreteObjectKeyFrame, the Fill property of the Rectangle suddenly  
                changes to a LinearGradientBrush after the first two seconds of the animation. -->
                    <DiscreteObjectKeyFrame KeyTime="0:0:2">
                                    <GradientStop Color="Yellow" Offset="0.0" />
                                    <GradientStop Color="Orange" Offset="0.5" />
                                    <GradientStop Color="Red" Offset="1.0" />

                    <!-- After the third second of the animation, the Fill property is suddenly changed 
                to a different LinearGradientBrush which remains until the end of the animation 
                (4 seconds total). -->
                    <DiscreteObjectKeyFrame KeyTime="0:0:3">
                                    <GradientStop Color="White" Offset="0.0" />
                                    <GradientStop Color="MediumBlue" Offset="0.5" />
                                    <GradientStop Color="Black" Offset="1.0" />


    <!-- The Fill property of this rectangle is animated. -->
    <Rectangle x:Name="animatedRectangle" Loaded="Rectangle_Loaded" Width="300" Height="300" />

// When the rectangle loads, begin the animation.
private void Rectangle_Loaded(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)
' When the rectangle loads, begin the animation.
Private Sub Rectangle_Loaded(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As EventArgs)
End Sub


ObjectAnimationUsingKeyFrames() ObjectAnimationUsingKeyFrames() ObjectAnimationUsingKeyFrames() ObjectAnimationUsingKeyFrames()

Initializes a new instance of the ObjectAnimationUsingKeyFrames class.


AllowDependentAnimations AllowDependentAnimations AllowDependentAnimations AllowDependentAnimations

Gets or sets a value that determines whether dependent animations should be permitted to run, throughout the app.

(Inherited from Timeline)
AutoReverse AutoReverse AutoReverse AutoReverse

Gets or sets a value that indicates whether the timeline plays in reverse after it completes a forward iteration.

(Inherited from Timeline)
AutoReverseProperty AutoReverseProperty AutoReverseProperty AutoReverseProperty

Identifies the AutoReverse  dependency property.

(Inherited from Timeline)
BeginTime BeginTime BeginTime BeginTime

Gets or sets the time at which this Timeline should begin.

(Inherited from Timeline)
BeginTimeProperty BeginTimeProperty BeginTimeProperty BeginTimeProperty

Identifies the BeginTime  dependency property.

(Inherited from Timeline)
Dispatcher Dispatcher Dispatcher Dispatcher

Gets the CoreDispatcher that this object is associated with. The CoreDispatcher represents a facility that can access the DependencyObject on the UI thread even if the code is initiated by a non-UI thread.

(Inherited from DependencyObject)
Duration Duration Duration Duration

Gets or sets the length of time for which this timeline plays, not counting repetitions.

(Inherited from Timeline)
DurationProperty DurationProperty DurationProperty DurationProperty

Identifies the Duration  dependency property.

(Inherited from Timeline)
EnableDependentAnimation EnableDependentAnimation EnableDependentAnimation EnableDependentAnimation

Gets or sets a value that declares whether animated properties that are considered dependent animations should be permitted to use this animation declaration.

EnableDependentAnimationProperty EnableDependentAnimationProperty EnableDependentAnimationProperty EnableDependentAnimationProperty

Identifies the EnableDependentAnimation dependency property.

FillBehavior FillBehavior FillBehavior FillBehavior

Gets or sets a value that specifies how the animation behaves after it reaches the end of its active period.

(Inherited from Timeline)
FillBehaviorProperty FillBehaviorProperty FillBehaviorProperty FillBehaviorProperty

Identifies the FillBehavior  dependency property.

(Inherited from Timeline)
KeyFrames KeyFrames KeyFrames KeyFrames

Gets the collection of ObjectKeyFrame objects that define the animation.

RepeatBehavior RepeatBehavior RepeatBehavior RepeatBehavior

Gets or sets the repeating behavior of this timeline.

(Inherited from Timeline)
RepeatBehaviorProperty RepeatBehaviorProperty RepeatBehaviorProperty RepeatBehaviorProperty

Identifies the RepeatBehavior  dependency property.

(Inherited from Timeline)
SpeedRatio SpeedRatio SpeedRatio SpeedRatio

Gets or sets the rate, relative to its parent, at which time progresses for this Timeline.

(Inherited from Timeline)
SpeedRatioProperty SpeedRatioProperty SpeedRatioProperty SpeedRatioProperty

Identifies for the SpeedRatio  dependency property.

(Inherited from Timeline)


ClearValue(DependencyProperty) ClearValue(DependencyProperty) ClearValue(DependencyProperty) ClearValue(DependencyProperty)

Clears the local value of a dependency property.

(Inherited from DependencyObject)
GetAnimationBaseValue(DependencyProperty) GetAnimationBaseValue(DependencyProperty) GetAnimationBaseValue(DependencyProperty) GetAnimationBaseValue(DependencyProperty)

Returns any base value established for a dependency property, which would apply in cases where an animation is not active.

(Inherited from DependencyObject)
GetValue(DependencyProperty) GetValue(DependencyProperty) GetValue(DependencyProperty) GetValue(DependencyProperty)

Returns the current effective value of a dependency property from a DependencyObject.

(Inherited from DependencyObject)
ReadLocalValue(DependencyProperty) ReadLocalValue(DependencyProperty) ReadLocalValue(DependencyProperty) ReadLocalValue(DependencyProperty)

Returns the local value of a dependency property, if a local value is set.

(Inherited from DependencyObject)
RegisterPropertyChangedCallback(DependencyProperty,DependencyPropertyChangedCallback) RegisterPropertyChangedCallback(DependencyProperty,DependencyPropertyChangedCallback) RegisterPropertyChangedCallback(DependencyProperty,DependencyPropertyChangedCallback) RegisterPropertyChangedCallback(DependencyProperty,DependencyPropertyChangedCallback)

Registers a notification function for listening to changes to a specific DependencyProperty on this DependencyObject instance.

(Inherited from DependencyObject)
SetValue(DependencyProperty,Object) SetValue(DependencyProperty,Object) SetValue(DependencyProperty,Object) SetValue(DependencyProperty,Object)

Sets the local value of a dependency property on a DependencyObject.

(Inherited from DependencyObject)
UnregisterPropertyChangedCallback(DependencyProperty,Int64) UnregisterPropertyChangedCallback(DependencyProperty,Int64) UnregisterPropertyChangedCallback(DependencyProperty,Int64) UnregisterPropertyChangedCallback(DependencyProperty,Int64)

Cancels a change notification that was previously registered by calling RegisterPropertyChangedCallback.

(Inherited from DependencyObject)


Completed Completed Completed Completed

Occurs when the Storyboard object has completed playing.

(Inherited from Timeline)

See also