VisualStateManager::GoToState Method (FrameworkElement^, String^, Boolean)

.NET Framework (current version)

Transitions the control between two states. Use this method to transition states on control that has a ControlTemplate.

Namespace:   System.Windows
Assembly:  PresentationFramework (in PresentationFramework.dll)

static bool GoToState(
	FrameworkElement^ control,
	String^ stateName,
	bool useTransitions


Type: System.Windows::FrameworkElement^

The control to transition between states.

Type: System::String^

The state to transition to.

Type: System::Boolean

true to use a VisualTransition object to transition between states; otherwise, false.

Return Value

Type: System::Boolean

true if the control successfully transitioned to the new state; otherwise, false.

Exception Condition

control is null.


stateName is null.

Call the GoToState method if you are changing states in a control that uses the VisualStateManager in its ControlTemplate. Call the GoToElementState method to change states on an element outside of a ControlTemplate (for example, if you use a VisualStateManager in a UserControl or in a single element).

The following example demonstrates a control that uses the GoToState method to transition between states. For the entire example, see Creating a Control That Has a Customizable Appearance.

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.NET Framework
Available since 4.0
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