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RectAnimationBase Class

Abstract class that, when implemented, animates a Rect value.

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

public abstract class RectAnimationBase : AnimationTimeline
This class is abstract; see Inheritance Hierarchy for derived non-abstract classes usable in XAML.

Notes to Inheritors:

See the Custom Animations Overview for information about extending animation classes.

The following code example demonstrates how to use the derived RectAnimationUsingKeyFrames class in Extensible Application Markup Language (XAML).

<Page  xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation"
  xmlns:x="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml"
  Name="myRootElement"
  WindowTitle="ThicknessAnimationUsingKeyFrames Example">

  <StackPanel Orientation="Vertical" HorizontalAlignment="Center">

    <Path Stroke="Black" StrokeThickness="1" Fill="LemonChiffon">
      <Path.Data>
        <RectangleGeometry x:Name="myRectangleGeometry" Rect="0,200,100,100" />
      </Path.Data>
      <Path.Triggers>
        <EventTrigger RoutedEvent="Path.Loaded">
          <BeginStoryboard>
            <Storyboard>

              <!-- Animate the Rect property of the RectangleGeometry which causes the
              rectangle to animate its position as well as its width and height. -->
              <RectAnimationUsingKeyFrames
                Storyboard.TargetName="myRectangleGeometry"
                Storyboard.TargetProperty ="Rect"
                Duration="0:0:6" FillBehavior="HoldEnd" RepeatBehavior="Forever">

                <!-- Animate position, width, and height in first 2 seconds. LinearRectKeyFrame creates
                a smooth, linear animation between values. -->
                <LinearRectKeyFrame Value="600,50,200,50" KeyTime="0:0:2" />

                <!-- In the next half second, change height to 10. DiscreteRectKeyFrame creates a 
                sudden "jump" between values. -->
                <DiscreteRectKeyFrame Value="600,50,200,10" KeyTime="0:0:2.5" />

                <!-- In the final 2 seconds of the animation, go back to the starting position, width, and height.  
                Spline key frames like SplineRectKeyFrame creates a variable transition between values depending 
                on the KeySpline property. In this example, the animation starts off slow but toward the end of 
                the time segment, it speeds up exponentially.-->
                <SplineRectKeyFrame Value="0,200,100,100" KeyTime="0:0:4.5" KeySpline="0.6,0.0 0.9,0.00"  />
              </RectAnimationUsingKeyFrames>
            </Storyboard>
          </BeginStoryboard>
        </EventTrigger>
      </Path.Triggers>
    </Path>

  </StackPanel>
</Page>

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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