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ThicknessAnimationBase Class

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

Namespace:  System.Windows.Media.Animation
Assembly:  PresentationFramework (in PresentationFramework.dll)
public abstract class ThicknessAnimationBase : 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 ThicknessAnimationUsingKeyFrames class in Extensible Application Markup Language (XAML).

<!-- This example shows how to use the ThicknessAnimationUsingKeyFrames to create
an animation on the BorderThickness property of a Border. -->
<Page  xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation"
  xmlns:x="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml"
  x:Class="Microsoft.Samples.KeyFrameAnimations.ThicknessAnimationUsingKeyFramesExample"
  Name="myRootElement"
  WindowTitle="ThicknessAnimationUsingKeyFrames Example">

  <StackPanel Orientation="Vertical" HorizontalAlignment="Center">
    <Border Background="#99FFFFFF" BorderBrush="#CCCCFF" BorderThickness="1"
    Margin="0,60,0,20" Padding="20"  >
      <Border.Triggers>
        <EventTrigger RoutedEvent="Border.Loaded">
          <BeginStoryboard>
            <Storyboard>

              <!-- Animating the BorderThickness property uses 3 KeyFrames. -->
              <ThicknessAnimationUsingKeyFrames
                Storyboard.TargetProperty="BorderThickness"
                Duration="0:0:5" FillBehavior="HoldEnd" RepeatBehavior="Forever">
                <ThicknessAnimationUsingKeyFrames.KeyFrames>

                  <!-- Using a LinearThicknessKeyFrame, thickness increases gradually
                  over the first half second of the animation. -->
                  <LinearThicknessKeyFrame KeyTime="0:0:0.5">
                    <LinearThicknessKeyFrame.Value>
                      <Thickness Left="8" Right="8" Top="6" Bottom="6" />
                    </LinearThicknessKeyFrame.Value>
                  </LinearThicknessKeyFrame>

                  <!-- Using a DiscreteThicknessKeyFrame, thickness increases suddenly
                  after the first second of the animation. -->
                  <DiscreteThicknessKeyFrame KeyTime="0:0:1">
                    <DiscreteThicknessKeyFrame.Value>
                      <Thickness Left="28" Right="28" Top="24" Bottom="24" />
                    </DiscreteThicknessKeyFrame.Value>
                  </DiscreteThicknessKeyFrame>

                  <!-- Using a SplineThicknessKeyFrame, thickness decreases slowly at first
                  and then suddenly contracts. This KeyFrame takes 2 seconds. -->
                  <SplineThicknessKeyFrame KeySpline="0.6,0.0 0.9,0.00" KeyTime="0:0:3">
                    <SplineThicknessKeyFrame.Value>
                      <Thickness Left="1" Right="1" Top="1" Bottom="8" />
                    </SplineThicknessKeyFrame.Value>
                  </SplineThicknessKeyFrame>

                </ThicknessAnimationUsingKeyFrames.KeyFrames>
              </ThicknessAnimationUsingKeyFrames>
            </Storyboard>
          </BeginStoryboard>
        </EventTrigger>
      </Border.Triggers>

      <TextBlock>
        This example shows how to use the ThicknessAnimationUsingKeyFrames to create
        an animation on the BorderThickness property of a Border. 
      </TextBlock>
    </Border>

  </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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