EventTrigger Class

Definition

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

Equivalent WinUI class: Microsoft.UI.Xaml.EventTrigger.

public ref class EventTrigger sealed : TriggerBase
/// [Windows.Foundation.Metadata.Activatable(65536, Windows.Foundation.UniversalApiContract)]
/// [Windows.Foundation.Metadata.ContractVersion(Windows.Foundation.UniversalApiContract, 65536)]
/// [Windows.Foundation.Metadata.MarshalingBehavior(Windows.Foundation.Metadata.MarshalingType.Agile)]
/// [Windows.Foundation.Metadata.Threading(Windows.Foundation.Metadata.ThreadingModel.Both)]
/// [Windows.UI.Xaml.Markup.ContentProperty(Name="Actions")]
class EventTrigger final : TriggerBase
/// [Windows.Foundation.Metadata.ContractVersion(Windows.Foundation.UniversalApiContract, 65536)]
/// [Windows.Foundation.Metadata.MarshalingBehavior(Windows.Foundation.Metadata.MarshalingType.Agile)]
/// [Windows.Foundation.Metadata.Threading(Windows.Foundation.Metadata.ThreadingModel.Both)]
/// [Windows.UI.Xaml.Markup.ContentProperty(Name="Actions")]
/// [Windows.Foundation.Metadata.Activatable(65536, "Windows.Foundation.UniversalApiContract")]
class EventTrigger final : TriggerBase
[Windows.Foundation.Metadata.Activatable(65536, typeof(Windows.Foundation.UniversalApiContract))]
[Windows.Foundation.Metadata.ContractVersion(typeof(Windows.Foundation.UniversalApiContract), 65536)]
[Windows.Foundation.Metadata.MarshalingBehavior(Windows.Foundation.Metadata.MarshalingType.Agile)]
[Windows.Foundation.Metadata.Threading(Windows.Foundation.Metadata.ThreadingModel.Both)]
[Windows.UI.Xaml.Markup.ContentProperty(Name="Actions")]
public sealed class EventTrigger : TriggerBase
[Windows.Foundation.Metadata.ContractVersion(typeof(Windows.Foundation.UniversalApiContract), 65536)]
[Windows.Foundation.Metadata.MarshalingBehavior(Windows.Foundation.Metadata.MarshalingType.Agile)]
[Windows.Foundation.Metadata.Threading(Windows.Foundation.Metadata.ThreadingModel.Both)]
[Windows.UI.Xaml.Markup.ContentProperty(Name="Actions")]
[Windows.Foundation.Metadata.Activatable(65536, "Windows.Foundation.UniversalApiContract")]
public sealed class EventTrigger : TriggerBase
Public NotInheritable Class EventTrigger
Inherits TriggerBase
<EventTrigger>
  oneOrMoreBeginStoryboards
</EventTrigger>
 
Inheritance
Object IInspectable DependencyObject TriggerBase EventTrigger
Attributes

Windows requirements

Device family
Windows 10 (introduced in 10.0.10240.0)
API contract
Windows.Foundation.UniversalApiContract (introduced in v1.0)

Examples

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">
    <Canvas.Triggers>
        <EventTrigger>
            <BeginStoryboard>
                <Storyboard x:Name="ColorStoryboard">
                   <!-- Animate the background of the canvas to green over 4 seconds. -->
                    <ColorAnimation Storyboard.TargetName="animatedcanvas"
                      Storyboard.TargetProperty="(Panel.Background).(SolidColorBrush.Color)"
                      To="Green" Duration="0:0:4"/>
                </Storyboard>
            </BeginStoryboard>
        </EventTrigger>
    </Canvas.Triggers>
</Canvas>

Remarks

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.

Constructors

EventTrigger()

Initializes a new instance of the EventTrigger class.

Properties

Actions

Gets the collection of BeginStoryboard objects that this EventTrigger maintains.

Equivalent WinUI property: Microsoft.UI.Xaml.EventTrigger.Actions.

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.

Equivalent WinUI property: Microsoft.UI.Xaml.DependencyObject.Dispatcher.

(Inherited from DependencyObject)
RoutedEvent

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

Equivalent WinUI property: Microsoft.UI.Xaml.EventTrigger.RoutedEvent.

Methods

ClearValue(DependencyProperty)

Clears the local value of a dependency property.

Equivalent WinUI method: Microsoft.UI.Xaml.DependencyObject.ClearValue.

(Inherited from DependencyObject)
GetAnimationBaseValue(DependencyProperty)

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

Equivalent WinUI method: Microsoft.UI.Xaml.DependencyObject.GetAnimationBaseValue.

(Inherited from DependencyObject)
GetValue(DependencyProperty)

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

Equivalent WinUI method: Microsoft.UI.Xaml.DependencyObject.GetValue.

(Inherited from DependencyObject)
ReadLocalValue(DependencyProperty)

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

Equivalent WinUI method: Microsoft.UI.Xaml.DependencyObject.ReadLocalValue.

(Inherited from DependencyObject)
RegisterPropertyChangedCallback(DependencyProperty, DependencyPropertyChangedCallback)

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

Equivalent WinUI method: Microsoft.UI.Xaml.DependencyObject.RegisterPropertyChangedCallback.

(Inherited from DependencyObject)
SetValue(DependencyProperty, Object)

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

Equivalent WinUI method: Microsoft.UI.Xaml.DependencyObject.SetValue.

(Inherited from DependencyObject)
UnregisterPropertyChangedCallback(DependencyProperty, Int64)

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

Equivalent WinUI method: Microsoft.UI.Xaml.DependencyObject.UnregisterPropertyChangedCallback.

(Inherited from DependencyObject)

Applies to

See also