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ParallelTimeline Class

Defines a segment of time that may contain child Timeline objects. These child timelines become active according to their respective BeginTime properties. Also, child timelines are able to overlap (run in parallel) with each other.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Media.Animation
Assembly:  PresentationCore (in PresentationCore.dll)
XMLNS for XAML: http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation, http://schemas.microsoft.com/netfx/2007/xaml/presentation

public class ParallelTimeline : TimelineGroup
<ParallelTimeline>
  Children
</ParallelTimeline>

The ParallelTimeline type exposes the following members.

  NameDescription
Public methodParallelTimeline()Initializes a new instance of the ParallelTimeline class.
Public methodParallelTimeline(Nullable<TimeSpan>)Initializes a new instance of the ParallelTimeline class with the specified BeginTime.
Public methodParallelTimeline(Nullable<TimeSpan>, Duration)Initializes a new instance of the ParallelTimeline class with the specified BeginTime and Duration.
Public methodParallelTimeline(Nullable<TimeSpan>, Duration, RepeatBehavior)Initializes a new instance of the ParallelTimeline class with the specified BeginTime, Duration, and RepeatBehavior.
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  NameDescription
Public propertyAccelerationRatioGets or sets a value specifying the percentage of the timeline's Duration spent accelerating the passage of time from zero to its maximum rate. (Inherited from Timeline.)
Public propertyAutoReverseGets or sets a value that indicates whether the timeline plays in reverse after it completes a forward iteration. (Inherited from Timeline.)
Public propertyBeginTimeGets or sets the time at which this Timeline should begin. (Inherited from Timeline.)
Public propertyCanFreezeGets a value that indicates whether the object can be made unmodifiable. (Inherited from Freezable.)
Public propertyChildrenGets or sets the collection of direct child Timeline objects of the TimelineGroup. (Inherited from TimelineGroup.)
Public propertyDecelerationRatioGets or sets a value specifying the percentage of the timeline's Duration spent decelerating the passage of time from its maximum rate to zero. (Inherited from Timeline.)
Public propertyDependencyObjectTypeGets the DependencyObjectType that wraps the CLR type of this instance.  (Inherited from DependencyObject.)
Public propertyDispatcherGets the Dispatcher this DispatcherObject is associated with. (Inherited from DispatcherObject.)
Public propertyDurationGets or sets the length of time for which this timeline plays, not counting repetitions. (Inherited from Timeline.)
Public propertyFillBehaviorGets or sets a value that specifies how the Timeline behaves after it reaches the end of its active period. (Inherited from Timeline.)
Public propertyHasAnimatedPropertiesGets a value that indicates whether one or more AnimationClock objects is associated with any of this object's dependency properties. (Inherited from Animatable.)
Public propertyIsFrozenGets a value that indicates whether the object is currently modifiable. (Inherited from Freezable.)
Public propertyIsSealedGets a value that indicates whether this instance is currently sealed (read-only). (Inherited from DependencyObject.)
Public propertyName Gets or sets the name of this Timeline. (Inherited from Timeline.)
Public propertyRepeatBehaviorGets or sets the repeating behavior of this timeline. (Inherited from Timeline.)
Public propertySlipBehaviorGets or sets a value that specifies how this timeline will behave when one or more of its Timeline children slips.
Public propertySpeedRatioGets or sets the rate, relative to its parent, at which time progresses for this Timeline. (Inherited from Timeline.)
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  NameDescription
Protected methodAddChildAdds a child Timeline to this TimelineGroup. (Inherited from TimelineGroup.)
Protected methodAddTextAdds a text string as a child of this Timeline. (Inherited from TimelineGroup.)
Protected methodAllocateClockCreates a type-specific clock for this timeline. (Inherited from TimelineGroup.)
Public methodApplyAnimationClock(DependencyProperty, AnimationClock)Applies an AnimationClock to the specified DependencyProperty. If the property is already animated, the SnapshotAndReplace handoff behavior is used. (Inherited from Animatable.)
Public methodApplyAnimationClock(DependencyProperty, AnimationClock, HandoffBehavior)Applies an AnimationClock to the specified DependencyProperty. If the property is already animated, the specified HandoffBehavior is used. (Inherited from Animatable.)
Public methodBeginAnimation(DependencyProperty, AnimationTimeline)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 SnapshotAndReplace handoff behavior is used. (Inherited from Animatable.)
Public methodBeginAnimation(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. (Inherited from Animatable.)
Public methodCheckAccessDetermines whether the calling thread has access to this DispatcherObject. (Inherited from DispatcherObject.)
Public methodClearValue(DependencyProperty)Clears the local value of a property. The property to be cleared is specified by a DependencyProperty identifier. (Inherited from DependencyObject.)
Public methodClearValue(DependencyPropertyKey)Clears the local value of a read-only property. The property to be cleared is specified by a DependencyPropertyKey. (Inherited from DependencyObject.)
Public methodCloneCreates a modifiable clone of this ParallelTimeline, making deep copies of this object's values. When copying dependency properties, this method copies resource references and data bindings (but they might no longer resolve) but not animations or their current values.
Protected methodCloneCoreMakes the instance a clone (deep copy) of the specified Freezable using base (non-animated) property values. (Inherited from Freezable.)
Public methodCloneCurrentValueCreates a modifiable clone of this ParallelTimeline object, making deep copies of this object's current values. Resource references, data bindings, and animations are not copied, but their current values are.
Protected methodCloneCurrentValueCoreMakes the instance a modifiable clone (deep copy) of the specified Freezable using current property values. (Inherited from Freezable.)
Public methodCoerceValueCoerces the value of the specified dependency property. This is accomplished by invoking any CoerceValueCallback function specified in property metadata for the dependency property as it exists on the calling DependencyObject. (Inherited from DependencyObject.)
Public methodCreateClock()Instantiates a new ClockGroup object, using this instance. (Inherited from TimelineGroup.)
Public methodCreateClock(Boolean)Creates a new Clock from this Timeline and specifies whether the new Clock is controllable. If this Timeline has children, a tree of clocks is created with this Timeline as the root. (Inherited from Timeline.)
Protected methodCreateInstanceInitializes a new instance of the Freezable class. (Inherited from Freezable.)
Protected methodCreateInstanceCore Creates a new instance of this Freezable. (Overrides Freezable.CreateInstanceCore().)
Public methodEqualsDetermines whether a provided DependencyObject is equivalent to the current DependencyObject. (Inherited from DependencyObject.)
Protected methodFinalizeAllows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before it is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodFreeze()Makes the current object unmodifiable and sets its IsFrozen property to true. (Inherited from Freezable.)
Protected methodFreezeCoreMakes this Timeline unmodifiable or determines whether it can be made unmodifiable. (Inherited from Timeline.)
Public methodGetAnimationBaseValueReturns the non-animated value of the specified DependencyProperty. (Inherited from Animatable.)
Public methodGetAsFrozenCreates a frozen copy of the Freezable, using base (non-animated) property values. Because the copy is frozen, any frozen sub-objects are copied by reference. (Inherited from Freezable.)
Protected methodGetAsFrozenCoreMakes this instance a clone of the specified Timeline object. (Inherited from Timeline.)
Public methodGetCurrentValueAsFrozenCreates a frozen copy of the Freezable using current property values. Because the copy is frozen, any frozen sub-objects are copied by reference. (Inherited from Freezable.)
Protected methodGetCurrentValueAsFrozenCoreMakes this instance a frozen clone of the specified Timeline. Resource references, data bindings, and animations are not copied, but their current values are. (Inherited from Timeline.)
Public methodGetHashCodeGets a hash code for this DependencyObject. (Inherited from DependencyObject.)
Public methodGetLocalValueEnumeratorCreates a specialized enumerator for determining which dependency properties have locally set values on this DependencyObject. (Inherited from DependencyObject.)
Protected methodGetNaturalDurationReturns the length of a single iteration of this Timeline. (Inherited from Timeline.)
Protected methodGetNaturalDurationCore Return the natural duration (duration of a single iteration) from a specified Clock. (Overrides Timeline.GetNaturalDurationCore(Clock).)
Public methodGetTypeGets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetValueReturns the current effective value of a dependency property on this instance of a DependencyObject. (Inherited from DependencyObject.)
Public methodInvalidatePropertyRe-evaluates the effective value for the specified dependency property (Inherited from DependencyObject.)
Protected methodMemberwiseCloneCreates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodOnChangedCalled when the current Freezable object is modified. (Inherited from Freezable.)
Protected methodOnFreezablePropertyChanged(DependencyObject, DependencyObject)Ensures that appropriate context pointers are established for a DependencyObjectType data member that has just been set. (Inherited from Freezable.)
Protected methodOnFreezablePropertyChanged(DependencyObject, DependencyObject, DependencyProperty)This member supports the Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) infrastructure and is not intended to be used directly from your code. (Inherited from Freezable.)
Protected methodOnPropertyChangedOverrides the DependencyObject implementation of OnPropertyChanged to also invoke any Changed handlers in response to a changing dependency property of type Freezable. (Inherited from Freezable.)
Public methodReadLocalValueReturns the local value of a dependency property, if it exists. (Inherited from DependencyObject.)
Protected methodReadPreambleEnsures that the Freezable is being accessed from a valid thread. Inheritors of Freezable must call this method at the beginning of any API that reads data members that are not dependency properties. (Inherited from Freezable.)
Public methodSetCurrentValueSets the value of a dependency property without changing its value source. (Inherited from DependencyObject.)
Public methodSetValue(DependencyProperty, Object)Sets the local value of a dependency property, specified by its dependency property identifier. (Inherited from DependencyObject.)
Public methodSetValue(DependencyPropertyKey, Object)Sets the local value of a read-only dependency property, specified by the DependencyPropertyKey identifier of the dependency property. (Inherited from DependencyObject.)
Protected methodShouldSerializePropertyReturns a value that indicates whether serialization processes should serialize the value for the provided dependency property. (Inherited from DependencyObject.)
Public methodToStringReturns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodVerifyAccessEnforces that the calling thread has access to this DispatcherObject. (Inherited from DispatcherObject.)
Protected methodWritePostscriptRaises the Changed event for the Freezable and invokes its OnChanged method. Classes that derive from Freezable should call this method at the end of any API that modifies class members that are not stored as dependency properties. (Inherited from Freezable.)
Protected methodWritePreambleVerifies that the Freezable is not frozen and that it is being accessed from a valid threading context. Freezable inheritors should call this method at the beginning of any API that writes to data members that are not dependency properties. (Inherited from Freezable.)
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  NameDescription
Public eventChangedOccurs when the Freezable or an object it contains is modified. (Inherited from Freezable.)
Public eventCompletedOccurs when this timeline has completely finished playing: it will no longer enter its active period. (Inherited from Timeline.)
Public eventCurrentGlobalSpeedInvalidatedOccurs when the rate at which time progresses for the timeline's clock changes. (Inherited from Timeline.)
Public eventCurrentStateInvalidatedOccurs when the CurrentState property of the timeline's Clock is updated. (Inherited from Timeline.)
Public eventCurrentTimeInvalidatedOccurs when the CurrentTime property of the timeline's Clock is updated. (Inherited from Timeline.)
Public eventRemoveRequestedOccurs when the clock created for this timeline or one of its parent timelines is removed. (Inherited from Timeline.)
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  NameDescription
Public fieldStatic memberSlipBehaviorPropertyIdentifies the SlipBehavior dependency property.
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  NameDescription
Explicit interface implemetationPrivate methodIAddChild.AddChildAdds a child object. (Inherited from TimelineGroup.)
Explicit interface implemetationPrivate methodIAddChild.AddTextAdds the text content of a node to the object. (Inherited from TimelineGroup.)
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ParallelTimeline objects can be children (nested inside) of a Storyboard. This can provide better encapsulation of timing sequences in complex animations.

ParallelTimeline has its own BeginTime property therefore all child timeline BeginTime values are relative to the parent ParallelTimeline value for BeginTime.

This example shows how to simplify animations by using child ParallelTimeline objects. A Storyboard is a type of Timeline that provides targeting information for the timelines it contains. Use a Storyboard to provide timeline targeting information, including object and property information.

To begin an animation, use one or more ParallelTimeline objects as nested child elements of a Storyboard. These ParallelTimeline objects can contain other animations and therefore, can better encapsulate the timing sequences in complex animations. For example, if you are animating a TextBlock and several shapes in the same Storyboard, you can separate the animations for the TextBlock and the shapes, putting each into a separate ParallelTimeline. Because each ParallelTimeline has its own BeginTime and all child elements of the ParallelTimeline begin relative to this BeginTime, timing is better encapsulated.

The following example animates two pieces of text (TextBlock objects) from within the same Storyboard. A ParallelTimeline encapsulates the animations of one of the TextBlock objects.

Performance Note: Although you can nest Storyboard timelines inside each other, ParallelTimelines are more suitable for nesting because they require less overhead. (The Storyboard class inherits from the ParallelTimeline class.)

<Page xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation" 
  xmlns:x="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml">
  <Canvas >

    <!-- TextBlock with text "ParallelTimelines are..." that gets animated. -->
    <TextBlock Name="FirstTextBlock" Canvas.Top="30" Canvas.Left="300" FontSize="24" >
      ParallelTimelines are...
      <TextBlock.RenderTransform>
        <TransformGroup>
          <SkewTransform x:Name="FirstTextBlockSkew" CenterX="25" CenterY="25" AngleX="0" AngleY="0" />
        </TransformGroup>
      </TextBlock.RenderTransform>
    </TextBlock>

    <!-- TextBlock with text "Useful" that gets animated. -->
    <TextBlock Name="SecondTextBlock" Opacity="0" Canvas.Top="30" Canvas.Left="585" FontSize="24" >
      Useful
      <TextBlock.RenderTransform>
        <TransformGroup>
          <SkewTransform x:Name="SecondTextBlockSkew" CenterX="25" CenterY="25" AngleX="0" AngleY="0" />
          <ScaleTransform x:Name="SecondTextBlockScale" CenterX="0" CenterY="24" />
        </TransformGroup>
      </TextBlock.RenderTransform>
    </TextBlock>

    <!-- Event Trigger that controls all animations on the page. -->
    <Canvas.Triggers>
      <EventTrigger RoutedEvent="Canvas.Loaded">
        <BeginStoryboard>
          <Storyboard>

            <!-- "ParallelTimelines are..." fades into view. -->
            <DoubleAnimation Storyboard.TargetName="FirstTextBlock"
            Storyboard.TargetProperty="Opacity" Duration="0:0:2" From="0" To="1" />

            <!-- "ParallelTimelines are..." skews to the left. -->
            <DoubleAnimation Storyboard.TargetName="FirstTextBlockSkew"
            Storyboard.TargetProperty="AngleX" Duration="0:0:1" BeginTime="0:0:2" From="0" To="45" />

            <!-- This ParallelTimeline contains all the animations for the TextBlock with the text
            "Useful" in it. This ParallelTimeline begins 4 seconds after the Storyboard timeline begins and all child
            animations begin relative to this parent timeline. -->
            <ParallelTimeline BeginTime="0:0:4">

              <!-- "Useful" fades into view. -->
              <DoubleAnimation Storyboard.TargetName="SecondTextBlock"
              Storyboard.TargetProperty="Opacity" Duration="0:0:2" From="0" To="1" />

              <!-- "Useful" slides in from the right. -->
              <DoubleAnimation Storyboard.TargetName="SecondTextBlockSkew"
              Storyboard.TargetProperty="AngleX" Duration="0:0:2" From="90" To="180" />

              <!-- "Useful" skews to the right. -->
              <DoubleAnimation Storyboard.TargetName="SecondTextBlockSkew"
              Storyboard.TargetProperty="AngleX" BeginTime="0:0:3" Duration="0:0:0.2" From="0" To="-60" />

              <!-- "Useful" Gets taller. -->
              <DoubleAnimation Storyboard.TargetName="SecondTextBlockScale"
              Storyboard.TargetProperty="ScaleY" BeginTime="0:0:3" Duration="0:0:0.2" From="1" To="3" />
            </ParallelTimeline>
          </Storyboard>
        </BeginStoryboard>
      </EventTrigger>
    </Canvas.Triggers>
  </Canvas>
</Page>

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

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

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.
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