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Storyboard.Begin Method (FrameworkContentElement, Boolean)

Applies the animations associated with this Storyboard to their targets and initiates them.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Media.Animation
Assembly:  PresentationFramework (in PresentationFramework.dll)
public void Begin(
	FrameworkContentElement containingObject,
	bool isControllable
)
You cannot use methods in XAML.

Parameters

containingObject
Type: System.Windows.FrameworkContentElement

An object contained within the same name scope as the targets of this storyboard's animations. Animations without a TargetName are applied to containingObject.

isControllable
Type: System.Boolean

true if the storyboard should be interactively controllable; otherwise, false.

If the targeted properties are already animated, they are replaced using the SnapshotAndReplace handoff behavior.

To interactively control this storyboard, you must specify the same containingObject when calling the interactive methods that you used to begin the storyboard

When this method is called, Clock objects are created for the storyboard and any timelines it contains. These clocks are stored with containingObject.

Beginning a storyboard triggers the CurrentStateInvalidated and CurrentGlobalSpeedInvalidated events.

The following example uses a controllable storyboard to animate a TextEffect. The TextEffect is contained within a FrameworkContentElement's name scope.

/*
    This example shows how to control
    a storyboard after it has started.

*/ 

using System;
using System.Windows;
using System.Windows.Controls;
using System.Windows.Media;
using System.Windows.Shapes;
using System.Windows.Media.Animation;
using System.Windows.Documents;


namespace Microsoft.Samples.Animation.AnimatingWithStoryboards
{
    public class FrameworkContentElementControlStoryboardExample : FlowDocument
    {

        private Storyboard myStoryboard;

        public FrameworkContentElementControlStoryboardExample()
        {

            // Create a name scope for the document.
            NameScope.SetNameScope(this, new NameScope());        
            this.Background = Brushes.White;

            // Create a run of text.
            Run theText = new Run( 
                "Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit." + 
                "Ut non lacus. Nullam a ligula id leo adipiscing ornare." +
                " Duis mattis. ");   

            // Create a TextEffect
            TextEffect animatedSpecialEffect = new TextEffect();
            animatedSpecialEffect.Foreground = Brushes.OrangeRed;
            animatedSpecialEffect.PositionStart = 0;
            animatedSpecialEffect.PositionCount = 0;

            // Assign the TextEffect a name by  
            // registering it with the page, so that 
            // it can be targeted by storyboard 
            // animations             
            this.RegisterName("animatedSpecialEffect", animatedSpecialEffect);  

            // Apply the text effect to the run.
            theText.TextEffects = new TextEffectCollection();
            theText.TextEffects.Add(animatedSpecialEffect);

            // Create a paragraph to contain the run.
            Paragraph animatedParagraph = new Paragraph(theText);
            animatedParagraph.Background = Brushes.LightGray;
            animatedParagraph.Padding = new Thickness(20);

            this.Blocks.Add(animatedParagraph);            
            BlockUIContainer controlsContainer = new BlockUIContainer();                

            // 
            // Create an animation and a storyboard to animate the 
            // text effect. 
            //
            Int32Animation countAnimation = 
                new Int32Animation(0, 127, TimeSpan.FromSeconds(10)); 
            Storyboard.SetTargetName(countAnimation, "animatedSpecialEffect");
            Storyboard.SetTargetProperty(countAnimation, 
                new PropertyPath(TextEffect.PositionCountProperty));
            myStoryboard = new Storyboard();
            myStoryboard.Children.Add(countAnimation);

            // 
            // Create some buttons to control the storyboard 
            // and a panel to contain them. 
            //
            StackPanel buttonPanel = new StackPanel();
            buttonPanel.Orientation = Orientation.Vertical;
            Button beginButton = new Button();
            beginButton.Content = "Begin";
            beginButton.Click += new RoutedEventHandler(beginButton_Clicked);            
            buttonPanel.Children.Add(beginButton);
            Button pauseButton = new Button();
            pauseButton.Content = "Pause";
            pauseButton.Click +=new RoutedEventHandler(pauseButton_Clicked);
            buttonPanel.Children.Add(pauseButton);
            Button resumeButton = new Button();
            resumeButton.Content = "Resume";
            resumeButton.Click +=new RoutedEventHandler(resumeButton_Clicked);
            buttonPanel.Children.Add(resumeButton);
            Button skipToFillButton = new Button();
            skipToFillButton.Content = "Skip to Fill";
            skipToFillButton.Click +=new RoutedEventHandler(skipToFillButton_Clicked);
            buttonPanel.Children.Add(skipToFillButton);
            Button setSpeedRatioButton = new Button();
            setSpeedRatioButton.Content = "Triple Speed";
            setSpeedRatioButton.Click +=new RoutedEventHandler(setSpeedRatioButton_Clicked);
            buttonPanel.Children.Add(setSpeedRatioButton);
            Button stopButton = new Button();
            stopButton.Content = "Stop";
            stopButton.Click +=new RoutedEventHandler(stopButton_Clicked);
            buttonPanel.Children.Add(stopButton);
            Button removeButton = new Button();
            removeButton.Content = "Remove";
            removeButton.Click +=new RoutedEventHandler(removeButton_Clicked);
            buttonPanel.Children.Add(removeButton); 

            controlsContainer.Child = buttonPanel; 
            this.Blocks.Add(controlsContainer);

        }

        // Begins the storyboard. 
        private void beginButton_Clicked(object sender, RoutedEventArgs args)
        {
            // Specifying "true" as the second Begin parameter
            // makes this storyboard controllable.
            myStoryboard.Begin(this, true);          

        }

        // Pauses the storyboard. 
        private void pauseButton_Clicked(object sender, RoutedEventArgs args)
        {
             myStoryboard.Pause(this);          

        }

        // Resumes the storyboard. 
        private void resumeButton_Clicked(object sender, RoutedEventArgs args)
        {
             myStoryboard.Resume(this);          

        }     

        // Advances the storyboard to its fill period. 
        private void skipToFillButton_Clicked(object sender, RoutedEventArgs args)
        {
             myStoryboard.SkipToFill(this);          

        } 

        // Updates the storyboard's speed. 
        private void setSpeedRatioButton_Clicked(object sender, RoutedEventArgs args)
        {
            // Makes the storyboard progress three times as fast as normal.
            myStoryboard.SetSpeedRatio(this, 3);          

        }           

        // Stops the storyboard. 
        private void stopButton_Clicked(object sender, RoutedEventArgs args)
        {
             myStoryboard.Stop(this);          

        }     

        // Removes the storyboard. 
        private void removeButton_Clicked(object sender, RoutedEventArgs args)
        {
             myStoryboard.Remove(this);          

        }           

    }
}

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0
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