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PauseStoryboard Class

A trigger action that pauses a Storyboard.

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

'Declaration
Public NotInheritable Class PauseStoryboard _
	Inherits ControllableStoryboardAction
'Usage
Dim instance As PauseStoryboard
<PauseStoryboard .../>

Use a PauseStoryboard with an EventTrigger or a Trigger to pause a Storyboard.

PauseStoryboard only affects a Storyboard when it is active (after the Storyboard starts).

To control a Storyboard, the PauseStoryboard must reference the Name of the BeginStoryboard that controls that Storyboard. See How to: Use Event Triggers to Control a Storyboard After It Starts for an example.

Beginning a Paused Animation

When a BeginStoryboard action is triggered after it has been paused, it appears to resume and restart. That's not what actually happens, however: the BeginStoryboard action actually replaces itself with an unpaused version. Each time a BeginStoryboard action is triggered, clock objects are created for its storyboard. These clocks are distributed to the properties they animate. So, when a BeginStoryboard is triggered again, it doesn't restart its clocks, it replaces them with new clocks.

This example shows how to control a Storyboard after it starts. To start a Storyboard by using XAML, use BeginStoryboard, which distributes the animations to the objects and properties they animate and then starts the storyboard. If you give BeginStoryboard a name by specifying its Name property, you make it a controllable storyboard. You can then interactively control the storyboard after it starts.

Use the following storyboard actions together with EventTrigger objects to control a storyboard.

The following example uses controllable storyboard actions to interactively control a storyboard.

Note: To see an example of controlling a storyboard by using code, see How to: Control a Storyboard After It Starts.

<Page xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation"
  xmlns:x="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml"
  WindowTitle="Controlling a Storyboard" >
  <StackPanel Margin="20" >

    <!-- This rectangle is animated. -->
    <Rectangle Name="myRectangle"
      Width="100" Height="20" Margin="12,0,0,5" Fill="#AA3333FF" HorizontalAlignment="Left" />

    <!-- This StackPanel contains all the Buttons. -->
    <StackPanel Orientation="Horizontal" Margin="0,30,0,0">

      <Button Name="BeginButton">Begin</Button>
      <Button Name="PauseButton">Pause</Button>
      <Button Name="ResumeButton">Resume</Button>
      <Button Name="SeekButton">Seek</Button>
      <Button Name="SkipToFillButton">Skip To Fill</Button>
      <Button Name="SetSpeedRatioButton">Triple Speed</Button>
      <Button Name="StopButton">Stop</Button>

      <StackPanel.Triggers>

        <!-- Begin the Storyboard -->
        <EventTrigger RoutedEvent="Button.Click" SourceName="BeginButton">
          <BeginStoryboard Name="MyBeginStoryboard">
            <Storyboard >
              <DoubleAnimation 
                Storyboard.TargetName="myRectangle" 
                Storyboard.TargetProperty="Width" 
                Duration="0:0:5" From="100" To="500" />
            </Storyboard>
          </BeginStoryboard>
        </EventTrigger>

        <!-- Pause the Storyboard -->
        <EventTrigger RoutedEvent="Button.Click" SourceName="PauseButton">
          <PauseStoryboard BeginStoryboardName="MyBeginStoryboard" />
        </EventTrigger>

        <!-- Resume the Storyboard -->
        <EventTrigger RoutedEvent="Button.Click" SourceName="ResumeButton">
          <ResumeStoryboard BeginStoryboardName="MyBeginStoryboard" />
        </EventTrigger>

         <!-- Seek one second into the storyboard's active period. -->
         <EventTrigger RoutedEvent="Button.Click" SourceName="SeekButton">
           <SeekStoryboard 
            BeginStoryboardName="MyBeginStoryboard" 
            Offset="0:0:1" Origin="BeginTime" />
        </EventTrigger>   

        <!-- Skip to Fill -->
        <EventTrigger RoutedEvent="Button.Click" SourceName="SkipToFillButton">
          <SkipStoryboardToFill BeginStoryboardName="MyBeginStoryboard" />
        </EventTrigger>

        <!-- Stop the Storyboard -->
        <EventTrigger RoutedEvent="Button.Click" SourceName="StopButton">
          <StopStoryboard BeginStoryboardName="MyBeginStoryboard" />
        </EventTrigger>

        <!-- Triple the speed of the Storyboard -->
        <EventTrigger RoutedEvent="Button.Click" SourceName="SetSpeedRatioButton">
          <SetStoryboardSpeedRatio SpeedRatio="3" BeginStoryboardName="MyBeginStoryboard" />
        </EventTrigger>
      </StackPanel.Triggers>
    </StackPanel>
  </StackPanel>
</Page>

For additional examples, see the Animation Example Gallery.

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

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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