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Animatable.BeginAnimation Method (DependencyProperty, AnimationTimeline, HandoffBehavior)

Applies an animation to the specified DependencyProperty. The animation is started when the next frame is rendered. If the specified property is already animated, the specified HandoffBehavior is used.

Namespace: System.Windows.Media.Animation
Assembly: PresentationCore (in presentationcore.dll)

public void BeginAnimation (
	DependencyProperty dp,
	AnimationTimeline animation,
	HandoffBehavior handoffBehavior
)
public final void BeginAnimation (
	DependencyProperty dp, 
	AnimationTimeline animation, 
	HandoffBehavior handoffBehavior
)
public final function BeginAnimation (
	dp : DependencyProperty, 
	animation : AnimationTimeline, 
	handoffBehavior : HandoffBehavior
)
You cannot use methods in XAML.

Parameters

dp

The property to animate.

animation

The animation used to animate the specified property.

If handoffBehavior is SnapshotAndReplace and the animation's BeginTime is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic), any current animations will be removed and the current value of the property will be held.

If handoffBehavior is SnapshotAndReplace and animation is a a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic) reference, all animations will be removed from the property and the property value will revert back to its base value.

If handoffBehavior is Compose, this method will have no effect if the animation or its BeginTime is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).

handoffBehavior

A value that specifies how the new animation should interact with any current animations already affecting the property value.

If the animation has a BeginTime that is greater than zero, the animation begins after that amount of time has elapsed from the time the next frame is rendered.

The following example shows how to apply animations using different HandoffBehavior settings.

/*

   This sample animates the position of an ellipse when 
   the user clicks within the main border. If the user
   left-clicks, the SnapshotAndReplace HandoffBehavior
   is used when applying the animations. If the user
   right-clicks, the Compose HandoffBehavior is used
   instead.

*/

using System;
using System.Windows;
using System.Windows.Navigation;
using System.Windows.Media;
using System.Windows.Media.Animation;
using System.Windows.Shapes;
using System.Windows.Controls;
using System.Windows.Input;

namespace Microsoft.Samples.Animation.LocalAnimations
{

    // Create the demonstration.
    public class InteractiveAnimationExample : Page {
        
        
        private TranslateTransform interactiveTranslateTransform;   
        private Border containerBorder;
        private Ellipse interactiveEllipse;
        
        public InteractiveAnimationExample()
        {
        
            WindowTitle = "Interactive Animation Example";
            DockPanel myPanel = new DockPanel();
            myPanel.Margin = new Thickness(20.0);            
    
            containerBorder = new Border();
            containerBorder.Background = Brushes.White;
            containerBorder.BorderBrush = Brushes.Black;
            containerBorder.BorderThickness = new Thickness(2.0); 
            containerBorder.VerticalAlignment = VerticalAlignment.Stretch;
            
            interactiveEllipse = new Ellipse();
            interactiveEllipse.Fill = Brushes.Lime;
            interactiveEllipse.Stroke = Brushes.Black;
            interactiveEllipse.StrokeThickness = 2.0;
            interactiveEllipse.Width = 25;
            interactiveEllipse.Height = 25;
            interactiveEllipse.HorizontalAlignment = HorizontalAlignment.Left;
            interactiveEllipse.VerticalAlignment = VerticalAlignment.Top;
            
            interactiveTranslateTransform = new TranslateTransform();
            interactiveEllipse.RenderTransform = 
                interactiveTranslateTransform;
                
            containerBorder.MouseLeftButtonDown += 
                new MouseButtonEventHandler(border_mouseLeftButtonDown);
            containerBorder.MouseRightButtonDown += 
                new MouseButtonEventHandler(border_mouseRightButtonDown);                
            
            containerBorder.Child = interactiveEllipse;
            myPanel.Children.Add(containerBorder);
            this.Content = myPanel;
        }
        

        // When the user left-clicks, use the 
        // SnapshotAndReplace HandoffBehavior when applying the animation.        
        private void border_mouseLeftButtonDown(object sender, MouseButtonEventArgs e)
        {
        
            Point clickPoint = Mouse.GetPosition(containerBorder);
            
            // Set the target point so the center of the ellipse
            // ends up at the clicked point.
            Point targetPoint = new Point();
            targetPoint.X = clickPoint.X - interactiveEllipse.Width / 2;
            targetPoint.Y = clickPoint.Y - interactiveEllipse.Height / 2;  
            
            // Animate to the target point.
            DoubleAnimation xAnimation = 
                new DoubleAnimation(targetPoint.X, 
                new Duration(TimeSpan.FromSeconds(4)));
            interactiveTranslateTransform.BeginAnimation(
                TranslateTransform.XProperty, xAnimation, HandoffBehavior.SnapshotAndReplace);
                
            DoubleAnimation yAnimation = 
                new DoubleAnimation(targetPoint.Y, 
                new Duration(TimeSpan.FromSeconds(4))); 
            interactiveTranslateTransform.BeginAnimation(
                TranslateTransform.YProperty, yAnimation, HandoffBehavior.SnapshotAndReplace);                

            // Change the color of the ellipse.
            interactiveEllipse.Fill = Brushes.Lime;
                    
        }
        
        // When the user right-clicks, use the 
        // Compose HandoffBehavior when applying the animation.
        private void border_mouseRightButtonDown(object sender, MouseButtonEventArgs e)
        {
        
            // Find the point where the use clicked.
            Point clickPoint = Mouse.GetPosition(containerBorder);
            
            // Set the target point so the center of the ellipse
            // ends up at the clicked point.
            Point targetPoint = new Point();
            targetPoint.X = clickPoint.X - interactiveEllipse.Width / 2;
            targetPoint.Y = clickPoint.Y - interactiveEllipse.Height / 2;
            
            
            
            // Animate to the target point.
            DoubleAnimation xAnimation = 
                new DoubleAnimation(targetPoint.X, 
                new Duration(TimeSpan.FromSeconds(4)));
            interactiveTranslateTransform.BeginAnimation(
                TranslateTransform.XProperty, xAnimation, HandoffBehavior.Compose);
                
            DoubleAnimation yAnimation = 
                new DoubleAnimation(targetPoint.Y, 
                new Duration(TimeSpan.FromSeconds(4))); 
            interactiveTranslateTransform.BeginAnimation(
                TranslateTransform.YProperty, yAnimation, HandoffBehavior.Compose);   
                
            // Change the color of the ellipse.
            interactiveEllipse.Fill = Brushes.Orange;
            
                    
        }
        
    }
 
}

For the full sample, see the Local Animations Sample.

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0

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