EventTrigger EventTrigger EventTrigger EventTrigger Class


Represents a trigger that applies a set of actions (animation storyboards) in response to an event. Not commonly used. See Remarks.

public : sealed class EventTrigger : TriggerBase
struct winrt::Windows::UI::Xaml::EventTrigger : TriggerBase
public sealed class EventTrigger : TriggerBase
Public NotInheritable Class EventTrigger Inherits TriggerBase

Windows 10 requirements

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


This XAML example shows the basic structure for using FrameworkElement.Triggers with its default FrameworkElement.Loaded trigger behavior to run a storyboarded animation. This XAML shows the EventTrigger and BeginStoryboard container elements in proper relationship with each using their XAML content property syntax and unnecessary property element tags omitted.

<Canvas Width="200" Height="200" x:Name="animatedcanvas" Background="Red">
                <Storyboard x:Name="ColorStoryboard">
                   <!-- Animate the background of the canvas to green over 4 seconds. -->
                    <ColorAnimation Storyboard.TargetName="animatedcanvas"
                      To="Green" Duration="0:0:4"/>


Triggers, EventTrigger, Actions and BeginStoryboard are not commonly used. These API mainly exist for compatibility in XAML originally used for Microsoft Silverlight. For most scenarios where event triggers were used previously, do one of these:

If you do choose to use Triggers, in Windows Runtime XAML, the default behavior for event triggers and the only event that can be used to invoke an EventTrigger is FrameworkElement.Loaded. Because that's both the default and the only enabled behavior, don't set the RoutedEvent attribute. Just use the XAML <EventTrigger>. If you set RoutedEvent explicitly (not recommended), the only XAML that works is <EventTrigger RoutedEvent="FrameworkElement.Loaded">. Unqualified "Loaded", or any other value, throws a parse exception. For more info, see Triggers.


EventTrigger() EventTrigger() EventTrigger() EventTrigger()

Initializes a new instance of the EventTrigger class.


Actions Actions Actions Actions

Gets the collection of BeginStoryboard objects that this EventTrigger maintains.

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)
RoutedEvent RoutedEvent RoutedEvent RoutedEvent

Gets or sets the name of the event that initiates the trigger. Not commonly set, see Remarks.


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)

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