PointAnimationUsingKeyFrames.KeyFrames Property

Gets or sets the collection of PointKeyFrame objects that define the animation.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Media.Animation
Assembly:  PresentationCore (in PresentationCore.dll)
XMLNS for XAML: http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation, http://schemas.microsoft.com/netfx/2007/xaml/presentation

member KeyFrames : PointKeyFrameCollection with get, set
<object>
  <PointKeyFrameCollection .../>
</object>

Property Value

Type: System.Windows.Media.Animation.PointKeyFrameCollection
The collection of PointKeyFrame objects that define the animation. The default value is Empty.

This example shows how to use the PointAnimationUsingKeyFrames class to animate a Point.

The following example moves an ellipse along a triangular path. The example uses the PointAnimationUsingKeyFrames class to animate the Center property of an EllipseGeometry. This animation uses three key frames in the following manner:

  1. During the first half second, uses an instance of the LinearPointKeyFrame class to move the ellipse along a path at a steady rate from its starting position. Linear key frames like LinearPointKeyFrame create a smooth linear interpolation between values.

  2. During the end of the next half second, uses an instance of the DiscretePointKeyFrame class to suddenly move the ellipse along the path to the next position. Discrete key frames like DiscretePointKeyFrame create sudden jumps between values.

  3. During the final two seconds, uses an instance of the SplinePointKeyFrame class to move the ellipse back to its starting position. Spline key frames like SplinePointKeyFrame create a variable transition between values according to the values of the KeySpline property. In this example, the animation begins slowly and speeds up exponentially toward the end of the time segment.

No code example is currently available or this language may not be supported.
<Page 
  xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation" 
  xmlns:x="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml"
  Background="White" Margin="20">
  <Canvas Width="400" Height="400">
    <Path Fill="Blue">
      <Path.Data>

        <!-- Describes an ellipse. -->
        <EllipseGeometry x:Name="MyAnimatedEllipseGeometry"
          Center="200,100" RadiusX="15" RadiusY="15" />
      </Path.Data>
      <Path.Triggers>
        <EventTrigger RoutedEvent="Path.Loaded">
          <BeginStoryboard>
            <Storyboard>

              <!-- Animating the Center property uses 3 KeyFrames, which animate
                   the ellipse allong a triangular path. -->
              <PointAnimationUsingKeyFrames
                Storyboard.TargetProperty="Center"
                Storyboard.TargetName="MyAnimatedEllipseGeometry"
                Duration="0:0:5" RepeatBehavior="Forever">

                <!-- Over the first half second, Using a LinearPointKeyFrame, the ellipse 
                     moves steadily from its starting position along the first line of the 
                     trianglar path.  -->
                <LinearPointKeyFrame 
                  KeyTime="0:0:0.5"
                  Value="100,300" />

                <!-- Using a DiscretePointKeyFrame, the ellipse suddenly changes position
                     after the first second of the animation. -->
                <DiscretePointKeyFrame 
                  KeyTime="0:0:1"
                  Value="400,300" />

                <!-- Using a SplinePointKeyFrame, the ellipse moves back to its starting
                     position. It moves slowly at first and then speeds up. This key frame 
                     takes 2 seconds to complete. -->
                <SplinePointKeyFrame 
                  KeySpline="0.6,0.0 0.9,0.00" 
                  KeyTime="0:0:3"
                  Value="200,100" />
              </PointAnimationUsingKeyFrames>
            </Storyboard>
          </BeginStoryboard>
        </EventTrigger>
      </Path.Triggers>
    </Path>
  </Canvas>
</Page>

For the complete sample, see KeyFrame Animation Sample.

For consistency with other animation examples, the code versions of this example use a Storyboard object to apply the PointAnimationUsingKeyFrames. However, when applying a single animation in code, it's simpler to use the BeginAnimation method instead of using a Storyboard. For an example, see How to: Animate a Property Without Using a Storyboard.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 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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