Animating pointer actions (Windows Store apps using C#/VB/C++ and XAML)
Use pointer animations to provide users with visual feedback of a tap or click on an item. The pointer down animation (PointerDownThemeAnimation) is played when a user taps or clicks on an item. The animation slightly shrinks the item to indicate that it is pressed. The pointer up animation (PointerUpThemeAnimation) can be played when the tap or click is released. This animation restores the item to its original size, to indicate that it has been released.
- ListViewItem and GridViewItem: each of these controls uses PointerDownThemeAnimation for visual states associated with pointer actions ("Pressed" and "PointerOverPressed"). This doesn't require PointerUpThemeAnimation because the animation stops running as soon as that visual state gets unloaded by control logic, which is tracking what's happening with the pointer.
- SearchBox: Uses PointerDownThemeAnimation for selection of items in a search suggestion popup that's part of the extended control template.
- Animating your UI
- Quickstart: Animating your UI using library animations
- Guidelines and checklist for pointer animations
Build date: 11/16/2013