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VisualState Class

Represents the visual appearance of the control when it is in a specific state.

Namespace:  System.Windows
Assembly:  System.Windows (in System.Windows.dll)
[ContentPropertyAttribute("Storyboard", true)]
public sealed class VisualState : DependencyObject
<VisualState .../>

The VisualState type exposes the following members.

  NameDescription
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneVisualStateInitializes a new instance of the VisualState class.
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  NameDescription
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneDispatcherGets the Dispatcher this object is associated with. (Inherited from DependencyObject.)
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneNameGets the name of the VisualState.
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneStoryboardGets or sets a Storyboard that defines the appearance of the control when it is the state that is represented by the VisualState.
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  NameDescription
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneCheckAccessDetermines whether the calling thread has access to this object. (Inherited from DependencyObject.)
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneClearValueClears the local value of a dependency property. (Inherited from DependencyObject.)
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneEquals(Object)Determines whether the specified Object is equal to the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneFinalizeAllows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before the Object is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneGetAnimationBaseValueReturns any base value established for a Silverlight dependency property, which would apply in cases where an animation is not active. (Inherited from DependencyObject.)
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneGetHashCodeServes as a hash function for a particular type. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneGetTypeGets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneGetValueReturns the current effective value of a dependency property from a DependencyObject. (Inherited from DependencyObject.)
Protected methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneMemberwiseCloneCreates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneReadLocalValueReturns the local value of a dependency property, if a local value is set. (Inherited from DependencyObject.)
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneSetValueSets the local value of a dependency property on a DependencyObject. (Inherited from DependencyObject.)
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneToStringReturns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)
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A VisualState specifies how the control looks when it is in a certain state. For example, when a Button is pressed, its border might be a different color than normal. The VisualState class has a Storyboard property that changes the appearance of the control. When the control enters the state that is specified by the VisualState.Name property, the Storyboard begins. When the control exits the state, the Storyboard stops.

The VisualStateGroup.States property contains VisualState objects. VisualStateGroup objects are added to the VisualStateManager.VisualStateGroups and are defined in the control's ControlTemplate. For information about how to create a ControlTemplate and VisualState objects for existing controls, see Customizing the Appearance of an Existing Control by Using a ControlTemplate.

Control authors use the VisualStateManager to transition between states by passing the name of VisualState objects to the GoToState method.

The following example creates a VisualStateGroup in the ControlTemplate of a Button called CommonStates and adds VisualState objects for the states, Normal, Pressed, and MouseOver. The Button also defines a state called Disabled that is in the CommonStates VisualStateGroup, but the example omits it for brevity. For the entire example, see Customizing the Appearance of an Existing Control by Using a ControlTemplate.

Silverlight

Supported in: 5, 4, 3

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1, Windows Phone OS 7.0

For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.

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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