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Pause Method (MediaElement)

Pauses media at the current position.

XAML
Cannot use methods in XAML.
Scripting
object.Pause()

Remarks

This method pauses the media if the media is currently running. The Play method can be used to resume.

CanPause returns false for any case where the MediaElement has loaded live streaming media. Calling Pause on a MediaElement that has opened and is playing streaming content does not throw an error. Instead the method call is ignored.

Examples

The following example shows how to use the Play, Pause, and Stop methods to control playback of a MediaElement.

XAML
<Canvas 
  xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/client/2007"
  xmlns:x="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml"
  Width="300" Height="300">

  <MediaElement x:Name="media" Source="xbox.wmv" Width="300" Height="300"
    CurrentStateChanged="media_state_changed" />

  <!-- Stops media playback.--> 
  <Canvas MouseLeftButtonDown="media_stop" 
    Canvas.Left="10" Canvas.Top="265">
    <Rectangle Stroke="Black" 
      Height="30" Width="55" RadiusX="5" RadiusY="5">
      <Rectangle.Fill>
        <RadialGradientBrush GradientOrigin="0.75,0.25">
          <GradientStop Color="Orange" Offset="0.0" />
          <GradientStop Color="Red" Offset="1.0" /> 
        </RadialGradientBrush>
      </Rectangle.Fill> 
    </Rectangle>
    <TextBlock Canvas.Left="5" Canvas.Top="5">stop</TextBlock> 
  </Canvas>

  <!-- Pauses media playback. -->
  <Canvas MouseLeftButtonDown="media_pause" 
    Canvas.Left="70" Canvas.Top="265">
    <Rectangle Stroke="Black" 
      Height="30" Width="55" RadiusX="5" RadiusY="5">
      <Rectangle.Fill>
        <RadialGradientBrush GradientOrigin="0.75,0.25">
          <GradientStop Color="Yellow" Offset="0.0" />
          <GradientStop Color="Orange" Offset="1.0" /> 
        </RadialGradientBrush>
      </Rectangle.Fill> 
    </Rectangle>
    <TextBlock Canvas.Left="5" Canvas.Top="5">pause</TextBlock> 
  </Canvas>

  <!-- Begins media playback. -->
  <Canvas MouseLeftButtonDown="media_begin" 
    Canvas.Left="130" Canvas.Top="265">
    <Rectangle Stroke="Black" RadiusX="5" RadiusY="5"
      Height="30" Width="55">
      <Rectangle.Fill>
        <RadialGradientBrush GradientOrigin="0.75,0.25">
          <GradientStop Color="LimeGreen" Offset="0.0" />
          <GradientStop Color="Green" Offset="1.0" /> 
        </RadialGradientBrush>
      </Rectangle.Fill>
    </Rectangle>
    <TextBlock Canvas.Left="5" Canvas.Top="5">play</TextBlock> 
  </Canvas>
</Canvas>
JavaScript
function media_stop(sender, args) {

    sender.findName("media").stop();
}

function media_pause(sender, args) {

    sender.findName("media").pause();
}

function media_begin(sender, args) {

    sender.findName("media").play();
}

Applies To

MediaElement

See Also

Media Overview
Play
Stop
CanPause

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