StylusDevice.Synchronize Method

Synchronizes the cursor and the user interface.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Input
Assembly:  PresentationCore (in PresentationCore.dll)

public void Synchronize()

Applications may need to locate the element that the cursor is positioned over. If the application uses animation, the DirectlyOver method might return an element that has moved out from under the cursor. Call Synchronize to be sure that DirectlyOver returns the proper element.

The following example demonstrates how to return an element that is under the cursor. Calling Synchronize ensures that DirectlyOver returns the correct element.

void AnimateButton()
{
    TranslateTransform buttonTransform = new TranslateTransform(0, 0);
    button1.RenderTransform = buttonTransform;

    // Animate the Button's position.
    DoubleAnimation myDoubleAnimation = new DoubleAnimation();
    myDoubleAnimation.From = 0;
    myDoubleAnimation.By = 100;
    myDoubleAnimation.Duration = new Duration(TimeSpan.FromSeconds(5));
    myDoubleAnimation.AutoReverse = true;
    myDoubleAnimation.RepeatBehavior = RepeatBehavior.Forever;

    buttonTransform.BeginAnimation(TranslateTransform.XProperty, myDoubleAnimation);       

}


...


void SynchronizeCurrentStylus()
{
    StylusDevice currentStylus = Stylus.CurrentStylusDevice;

    currentStylus.Synchronize();
    UIElement element = (UIElement) currentStylus.DirectlyOver;
    output.Text += "The stylus is over " + element.ToString() + "\r\n";
}

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

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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