Animatable.BeginAnimation Method (DependencyProperty, AnimationTimeline, HandoffBehavior)

Applies an animation to the specified DependencyProperty. The animation is started when the next frame is rendered. If the specified property is already animated, the specified HandoffBehavior is used.

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

public void BeginAnimation(
	DependencyProperty dp,
	AnimationTimeline animation,
	HandoffBehavior handoffBehavior
)

Parameters

dp
Type: System.Windows.DependencyProperty
The property to animate.
animation
Type: System.Windows.Media.Animation.AnimationTimeline
The animation used to animate the specified property.
If handoffBehavior is SnapshotAndReplace and the animation's BeginTime is null, any current animations will be removed and the current value of the property will be held.
If handoffBehavior is SnapshotAndReplace and animation is a null reference, all animations will be removed from the property and the property value will revert back to its base value.
If handoffBehavior is Compose, this method will have no effect if the animation or its BeginTime is null.
handoffBehavior
Type: System.Windows.Media.Animation.HandoffBehavior
A value that specifies how the new animation should interact with any current animations already affecting the property value.

Implements

IAnimatable.BeginAnimation(DependencyProperty, AnimationTimeline, HandoffBehavior)

If the animation has a BeginTime that is greater than zero, the animation begins after that amount of time has elapsed from the time the next frame is rendered.

Using the Compose HandoffBehavior

When you apply a Storyboard, AnimationTimeline, or AnimationClock to a property using the Compose HandoffBehavior, any Clock objects previously associated with that property continue to consume system resources; the timing system will not remove these clocks automatically.

To avoid performance issues when you apply a large number of clocks using Compose, you should remove composing clocks from the animated property after they complete. There are several ways to remove a clock.

This is primarily an issue for animations on objects that have a long lifetime. When an object is garbage collected, its clocks will also be disconnected and garbage collected.

For more information about clock objects, see the Animation and Timing System Overview.

The following example shows how to apply animations using different HandoffBehavior settings.


/*

   This sample animates the position of an ellipse when 
   the user clicks within the main border. If the user
   left-clicks, the SnapshotAndReplace HandoffBehavior
   is used when applying the animations. If the user
   right-clicks, the Compose HandoffBehavior is used
   instead.

*/

using System;
using System.Windows;
using System.Windows.Navigation;
using System.Windows.Media;
using System.Windows.Media.Animation;
using System.Windows.Shapes;
using System.Windows.Controls;
using System.Windows.Input;

namespace Microsoft.Samples.Animation.LocalAnimations
{

    // Create the demonstration.
    public class InteractiveAnimationExample : Page {


        private TranslateTransform interactiveTranslateTransform;   
        private Border containerBorder;
        private Ellipse interactiveEllipse;

        public InteractiveAnimationExample()
        {

            WindowTitle = "Interactive Animation Example";
            DockPanel myPanel = new DockPanel();
            myPanel.Margin = new Thickness(20.0);            

            containerBorder = new Border();
            containerBorder.Background = System.Windows.Media.Brushes.White;
            containerBorder.BorderBrush = System.Windows.Media.Brushes.Black;
            containerBorder.BorderThickness = new Thickness(2.0); 
            containerBorder.VerticalAlignment = VerticalAlignment.Stretch;

            interactiveEllipse = new Ellipse();
            interactiveEllipse.Fill = System.Windows.Media.Brushes.Lime;
            interactiveEllipse.Stroke = System.Windows.Media.Brushes.Black;
            interactiveEllipse.StrokeThickness = 2.0;
            interactiveEllipse.Width = 25;
            interactiveEllipse.Height = 25;
            interactiveEllipse.HorizontalAlignment = HorizontalAlignment.Left;
            interactiveEllipse.VerticalAlignment = VerticalAlignment.Top;

            interactiveTranslateTransform = new TranslateTransform();
            interactiveEllipse.RenderTransform = 
                interactiveTranslateTransform;

            containerBorder.MouseLeftButtonDown += 
                new MouseButtonEventHandler(border_mouseLeftButtonDown);
            containerBorder.MouseRightButtonDown += 
                new MouseButtonEventHandler(border_mouseRightButtonDown);                

            containerBorder.Child = interactiveEllipse;
            myPanel.Children.Add(containerBorder);
            this.Content = myPanel;
        }


        // When the user left-clicks, use the 
        // SnapshotAndReplace HandoffBehavior when applying the animation.        
        private void border_mouseLeftButtonDown(object sender, MouseButtonEventArgs e)
        {

            System.Windows.Point clickPoint = Mouse.GetPosition(containerBorder);

            // Set the target point so the center of the ellipse
            // ends up at the clicked point.
            System.Windows.Point targetPoint = new System.Windows.Point();
            targetPoint.X = clickPoint.X - interactiveEllipse.Width / 2;
            targetPoint.Y = clickPoint.Y - interactiveEllipse.Height / 2;  

            // Animate to the target point.
            DoubleAnimation xAnimation = 
                new DoubleAnimation(targetPoint.X, 
                new Duration(TimeSpan.FromSeconds(4)));
            interactiveTranslateTransform.BeginAnimation(
                TranslateTransform.XProperty, xAnimation, HandoffBehavior.SnapshotAndReplace);

            DoubleAnimation yAnimation = 
                new DoubleAnimation(targetPoint.Y, 
                new Duration(TimeSpan.FromSeconds(4))); 
            interactiveTranslateTransform.BeginAnimation(
                TranslateTransform.YProperty, yAnimation, HandoffBehavior.SnapshotAndReplace);                

            // Change the color of the ellipse.
            interactiveEllipse.Fill = System.Windows.Media.Brushes.Lime;

        }

        // When the user right-clicks, use the 
        // Compose HandoffBehavior when applying the animation.
        private void border_mouseRightButtonDown(object sender, MouseButtonEventArgs e)
        {

            // Find the point where the use clicked.
            System.Windows.Point clickPoint = Mouse.GetPosition(containerBorder);

            // Set the target point so the center of the ellipse
            // ends up at the clicked point.
            System.Windows.Point targetPoint = new System.Windows.Point();
            targetPoint.X = clickPoint.X - interactiveEllipse.Width / 2;
            targetPoint.Y = clickPoint.Y - interactiveEllipse.Height / 2;



            // Animate to the target point.
            DoubleAnimation xAnimation = 
                new DoubleAnimation(targetPoint.X, 
                new Duration(TimeSpan.FromSeconds(4)));
            interactiveTranslateTransform.BeginAnimation(
                TranslateTransform.XProperty, xAnimation, HandoffBehavior.Compose);

            DoubleAnimation yAnimation = 
                new DoubleAnimation(targetPoint.Y, 
                new Duration(TimeSpan.FromSeconds(4))); 
            interactiveTranslateTransform.BeginAnimation(
                TranslateTransform.YProperty, yAnimation, HandoffBehavior.Compose);   

            // Change the color of the ellipse.
            interactiveEllipse.Fill = System.Windows.Media.Brushes.Orange;


        }

    }

}


.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.
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