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VisualTransition Class

Represents the visual behavior that occurs when a control transitions from one state to another.

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

[ContentPropertyAttribute("Storyboard")]
public class VisualTransition : DependencyObject
<VisualTransition>
  Storyboard
</VisualTransition>

The VisualTransition type exposes the following members.

  NameDescription
Public methodVisualTransitionInitializes a new instance of the VisualTransition class.
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  NameDescription
Public propertyDependencyObjectTypeGets the DependencyObjectType that wraps the CLR type of this instance.  (Inherited from DependencyObject.)
Public propertyDispatcherGets the Dispatcher this DispatcherObject is associated with. (Inherited from DispatcherObject.)
Public propertyFromGets or sets the name of the VisualState to transition from.
Public propertyGeneratedDurationGets or sets the time that it takes to move from one state to another.
Public propertyGeneratedEasingFunctionGets or sets a custom mathematical formula that is used to transition between states.
Public propertyIsSealedGets a value that indicates whether this instance is currently sealed (read-only). (Inherited from DependencyObject.)
Public propertyStoryboardGets or sets the Storyboard that occurs when the transition occurs.
Public propertyToGets or sets the name of the VisualState to transition to.
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  NameDescription
Public methodCheckAccessDetermines whether the calling thread has access to this DispatcherObject. (Inherited from DispatcherObject.)
Public methodClearValue(DependencyProperty)Clears the local value of a property. The property to be cleared is specified by a DependencyProperty identifier. (Inherited from DependencyObject.)
Public methodClearValue(DependencyPropertyKey)Clears the local value of a read-only property. The property to be cleared is specified by a DependencyPropertyKey. (Inherited from DependencyObject.)
Public methodCoerceValueCoerces the value of the specified dependency property. This is accomplished by invoking any CoerceValueCallback function specified in property metadata for the dependency property as it exists on the calling DependencyObject. (Inherited from DependencyObject.)
Public methodEqualsDetermines whether a provided DependencyObject is equivalent to the current DependencyObject. (Inherited from DependencyObject.)
Protected methodFinalizeAllows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before it is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetHashCodeGets a hash code for this DependencyObject. (Inherited from DependencyObject.)
Public methodGetLocalValueEnumeratorCreates a specialized enumerator for determining which dependency properties have locally set values on this DependencyObject. (Inherited from DependencyObject.)
Public methodGetTypeGets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetValueReturns the current effective value of a dependency property on this instance of a DependencyObject. (Inherited from DependencyObject.)
Public methodInvalidatePropertyRe-evaluates the effective value for the specified dependency property (Inherited from DependencyObject.)
Protected methodMemberwiseCloneCreates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodOnPropertyChangedInvoked whenever the effective value of any dependency property on this DependencyObject has been updated. The specific dependency property that changed is reported in the event data. (Inherited from DependencyObject.)
Public methodReadLocalValueReturns the local value of a dependency property, if it exists. (Inherited from DependencyObject.)
Public methodSetCurrentValueSets the value of a dependency property without changing its value source. (Inherited from DependencyObject.)
Public methodSetValue(DependencyProperty, Object)Sets the local value of a dependency property, specified by its dependency property identifier. (Inherited from DependencyObject.)
Public methodSetValue(DependencyPropertyKey, Object)Sets the local value of a read-only dependency property, specified by the DependencyPropertyKey identifier of the dependency property. (Inherited from DependencyObject.)
Protected methodShouldSerializePropertyReturns a value that indicates whether serialization processes should serialize the value for the provided dependency property. (Inherited from DependencyObject.)
Public methodToStringReturns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodVerifyAccessEnforces that the calling thread has access to this DispatcherObject. (Inherited from DispatcherObject.)
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You can specify the visual behavior of a control when it transitions between states by adding VisualTransition objects. When you create a VisualTransition, you specify one or more of the following:

  • The time it takes for a transition between states to occur by setting the GeneratedDuration property.

  • Additional changes in the control's appearance that occur at the time of the transition by setting the Storyboard property.

  • When the VisualTransition is applied by setting the To and From properties.

The following example creates a VisualTransition that specifies that when the user moves the mouse away from the control, the control's border changes to blue, then to yellow, and then to black in 1.5 seconds. For the entire example, see Customizing the Appearance of an Existing Control by Creating a ControlTemplate.


<!--Take one and a half seconds to transition from the
    MouseOver state to the Normal state. 
    Have the SolidColorBrush, BorderBrush, fade to blue, 
    then to yellow, and then to black in that time.-->
<VisualTransition From="MouseOver" To="Normal" 
                      GeneratedDuration="0:0:1.5">
  <Storyboard>
    <ColorAnimationUsingKeyFrames
      Storyboard.TargetProperty="Color"
      Storyboard.TargetName="BorderBrush"
      FillBehavior="HoldEnd" >

      <ColorAnimationUsingKeyFrames.KeyFrames>

        <LinearColorKeyFrame Value="Blue" 
          KeyTime="0:0:0.5" />
        <LinearColorKeyFrame Value="Yellow" 
          KeyTime="0:0:1" />
        <LinearColorKeyFrame Value="Black" 
          KeyTime="0:0:1.5" />

      </ColorAnimationUsingKeyFrames.KeyFrames>
    </ColorAnimationUsingKeyFrames>
  </Storyboard>
</VisualTransition>


.NET Framework

Supported in: 4

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4

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.

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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