ColorAnimationUsingKeyFrames Class

Definition

Animates the value of a Color property along a set of key frames.

public ref class ColorAnimationUsingKeyFrames sealed : Timeline
class ColorAnimationUsingKeyFrames sealed : Timeline
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[Windows.Foundation.Metadata.Threading(Windows.Foundation.Metadata.ThreadingModel.Both)]
[Windows.Foundation.Metadata.WebHostHidden]
[Windows.UI.Xaml.Markup.ContentProperty(Name="KeyFrames")]
public sealed class ColorAnimationUsingKeyFrames : Timeline
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public sealed class ColorAnimationUsingKeyFrames : Timeline
Public NotInheritable Class ColorAnimationUsingKeyFrames
Inherits Timeline
<ColorAnimationUsingKeyFrames ...>
  oneOrMoreColorKeyFrames
</ColorAnimationUsingKeyFrames>
Inheritance
ColorAnimationUsingKeyFrames
Attributes

Windows 10 requirements

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

Examples

The following example uses the ColorAnimationUsingKeyFrames class to animate the Background property of a StackPanel. This animation uses three key frames in the following manner:

  1. During the first two seconds, LinearColorKeyFrame gradually changes the color from green to red. Linear key frames like LinearColorKeyFrame create a smooth linear transition between values.
  2. During the end of the next half second, DiscreteColorKeyFrame quickly changes the color from red to yellow. Discrete key frames like DiscreteColorKeyFrame create sudden changes between values; the animation occurs quickly and has no interpolation at all between values.
  3. During the final two seconds, SplineColorKeyFrame changes the color again, this time from yellow back to green. Spline key frames like SplineColorKeyFrame create a variable transition between values according to the values of the KeySpline property. A KeySpline provides a way to alter the relationship of time versus value during the animation duration to be nonlinear, and in particular the relationship can be a curve that would be difficult to produce with individual key frames. In this example, the change in color begins slowly and speeds up exponentially toward the end of the time segment.
<StackPanel x:Name="myStackPanel" Background="Red"
Loaded="Start_Animation">
    <StackPanel.Resources>
        <Storyboard x:Name="colorStoryboard">

            <ColorAnimationUsingKeyFrames Storyboard.TargetName="myStackPanel" 
      Storyboard.TargetProperty="(Panel.Background).(SolidColorBrush.Color)">
                
                <!-- Go from green to red in the first 2 seconds. LinearColorKeyFrame creates
                a smooth, linear animation between values. -->
                <LinearColorKeyFrame Value="Blue" KeyTime="00:00:02" />

                <!-- In the next half second, go to yellow. DiscreteColorKeyFrame creates a 
                sudden jump between values. -->
                <DiscreteColorKeyFrame Value="Yellow" KeyTime="00:00:2.5" />

                <!-- In the final 2 seconds of the animation, go from yellow back to green. SplineColorKeyFrame 
                creates a variable transition between values depending on the KeySpline property. In this example,
                the animation starts off slow but toward the end of the time segment, it speeds up exponentially.-->
                <SplineColorKeyFrame Value="Green" KeyTime="00:00:4.5" KeySpline="0.6,0.0 0.9,0.00" />

            </ColorAnimationUsingKeyFrames>
        </Storyboard>
    </StackPanel.Resources>
</StackPanel>
// Start the animation when the object loads
private void Start_Animation(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)
{
    colorStoryboard.Begin();
}
' Start the animation when the object loads
Private Sub Start_Animation(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As EventArgs)
    colorStoryboard.Begin()
End Sub

Constructors

ColorAnimationUsingKeyFrames()

Initializes a new instance of the ColorAnimationUsingKeyFrames class.

Properties

AutoReverse

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

(Inherited from Timeline)
BeginTime

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

(Inherited from Timeline)
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

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

(Inherited from Timeline)
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

Identifies the EnableDependentAnimation dependency property.

FillBehavior

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

(Inherited from Timeline)
KeyFrames

Gets the collection of ColorKeyFrame objects that define the animation.

RepeatBehavior

Gets or sets the repeating behavior of this timeline.

(Inherited from Timeline)
SpeedRatio

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

(Inherited from Timeline)

Methods

ClearValue(DependencyProperty)

Clears the local value of a dependency property.

(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.

(Inherited from DependencyObject)
GetValue(DependencyProperty)

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

(Inherited from DependencyObject)
ReadLocalValue(DependencyProperty)

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

(Inherited from DependencyObject)
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)

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

(Inherited from DependencyObject)
UnregisterPropertyChangedCallback(DependencyProperty, Int64)

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

(Inherited from DependencyObject)

Events

Completed

Occurs when the Storyboard object has completed playing.

(Inherited from Timeline)

Applies to

See also