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VisualStateGroup Class

Contains mutually exclusive VisualState objects and VisualTransition objects that are used to go from one state to another.

Namespace:  System.Windows
Assembly:  System.Windows (in System.Windows.dll)
[ContentPropertyAttribute("States", true)]
public sealed class VisualStateGroup : DependencyObject
<VisualStateManager.VisualStateGroups>
   <VisualStateGroup ...>
</VisualStateManager.VisualStateGroups>

The VisualStateGroup type exposes the following members.

  NameDescription
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneVisualStateGroupInitializes a new instance of the VisualStateGroup class.
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  NameDescription
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneCurrentStateGets the most recently set VisualState from a successful call to the GoToState method.
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 VisualStateGroup.
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneStatesGets the collection of mutually exclusive VisualState objects.
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneTransitionsGets the collection of VisualTransition objects.
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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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  NameDescription
Public eventSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneCurrentStateChangedOccurs after a control transitions into a different state.
Public eventSupported by Silverlight for Windows PhoneCurrentStateChangingOccurs when a control begins transitioning into a different state.
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ControlTemplate authors VisualState objects to a VisualStateGroup in a ControlTemplate to specify the visual behavior of the control. You put states that are mutually exclusive to each other in the same VisualStateGroup. For example, the CheckBox has two VisualStateGroup objects. One contains the states, Normal, MouseOver, Pressed, and Disabled. The other contains the states, Checked, UnChecked, and Indeterminate. The CheckBox can be in states MouseOver and UnChecked at the same time, but it cannot be in the MouseOver and Pressed states at the same time.

Control authors specify which states the control can be in by putting the TemplateVisualStateAttribute, on its class definition. States with the same TemplateVisualStateAttribute.GroupName belong in the same VisualStateGroup.

The Transitions property contains VisualTransition objects that are applied when the control transition between states that are defined in the VisualStateGroup.

For more information about using VisualStateGroup objects in a ControlTemplate, see Customizing the Appearance of an Existing Control by Using a ControlTemplate.

The following example creates a simple ControlTemplate for a Button that contains one Grid. It also contains a VisualStateGroup called CommonStates, which defines the MouseOver and Normal states. The VisualStateGroup also has a VisualTransition that specifies that it takes one half second for the Grid to change from green to red when the user puts the mouse over the Button.

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<ControlTemplate TargetType="Button">
  <Grid >
    <VisualStateManager.VisualStateGroups>
      <VisualStateGroup x:Name="CommonStates">

        <VisualStateGroup.Transitions>

          <!--Take one half second to trasition to the MouseOver state.-->
          <VisualTransition To="MouseOver" 
                              GeneratedDuration="0:0:0.5"/>
        </VisualStateGroup.Transitions>

        <VisualState x:Name="Normal" />

        <!--Change the SolidColorBrush, ButtonBrush, to red when the
            mouse is over the button.-->
        <VisualState x:Name="MouseOver">
          <Storyboard>
            <ColorAnimation Storyboard.TargetName="ButtonBrush" 
                            Storyboard.TargetProperty="Color" To="Red" />
          </Storyboard>
        </VisualState>
      </VisualStateGroup>
    </VisualStateManager.VisualStateGroups>
    <Grid.Background>
      <SolidColorBrush x:Name="ButtonBrush" Color="Green"/>
    </Grid.Background>
  </Grid>
</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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