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How to: Animate an EllipseGeometry

This example shows how to animate a Geometry within a Path element. In the following example, a PointAnimation is used to animate the Center of an EllipseGeometry.


<!-- EllipseGeometryExample.xaml
     This example shows how to animate an EllipseGeometry. -->
  WindowTitle="EllipseGeometry Animation Example">
  <Canvas Height="400" Width="400" Margin="20">
    <Path Name="myPathShape"
      Fill="Blue" Stroke="Black" StrokeThickness="5">
        <EllipseGeometry x:Name="MyEllipseGeometry" 
          Center="200,200" RadiusX="25" RadiusY="50" />
        <!-- Animates the Center position of the
             EllipseGeometry. -->
        <EventTrigger RoutedEvent="Path.Loaded">
                From="200,200" To="50,50" Duration="0:0:5" 
                AutoReverse="true" RepeatBehavior="Forever"/>

// EllipseGeometryExample.cs
// This sample demonstrates how to animate the center 
// position of an EllipseGeometry using a PointAnimation.

using System;
using System.Windows;
using System.Windows.Navigation;
using System.Windows.Media;
using System.Windows.Media.Animation;
using System.Windows.Shapes;
using System.Windows.Controls;

namespace Microsoft.Samples.Animation.AnimatePathShapeSample

    public class EllipseGeometryExample : Page {
        public EllipseGeometryExample()
            NameScope.SetNameScope(this, new NameScope());
            WindowTitle = "EllipseGeometry Animation Example";
            Canvas myCanvas = new Canvas();
            myCanvas.Width = 400;
            myCanvas.Height = 400;
            myCanvas.Margin = new Thickness(20);
            // Create a Path object to contain the geometry.
            System.Windows.Shapes.Path myPath =
                new System.Windows.Shapes.Path();           
            myPath.Fill = System.Windows.Media.Brushes.Blue;
            myPath.Stroke = System.Windows.Media.Brushes.Black;
            myPath.StrokeThickness = 5;
            // Create an EllipseGeometry.
            System.Windows.Media.EllipseGeometry myEllipseGeometry =
                new System.Windows.Media.EllipseGeometry();
            myEllipseGeometry.Center = new System.Windows.Point(200, 200);
            myEllipseGeometry.RadiusX = 25;
            myEllipseGeometry.RadiusY = 50;
            // Register a name for the geometry so that it can
            // be targeted by animations.
            this.RegisterName("MyEllipseGeometry", myEllipseGeometry);            
            // Add the geometry to the Path.
            myPath.Data = myEllipseGeometry;
            this.Content = myCanvas;
            // Create a PointAnimation to animate the center of the ellipse.
            PointAnimation myPointAnimation = new PointAnimation();
            myPointAnimation.From = new System.Windows.Point(200, 200);
            myPointAnimation.To = new System.Windows.Point(50, 50);
            myPointAnimation.Duration = 
                new Duration(TimeSpan.FromMilliseconds(5000));
            myPointAnimation.AutoReverse = true;
            myPointAnimation.RepeatBehavior = RepeatBehavior.Forever;
            Storyboard.SetTargetName(myPointAnimation, "MyEllipseGeometry");       
                new PropertyPath(EllipseGeometry.CenterProperty));
            Storyboard myStoryboard = new Storyboard();
            // Use an anonymous event handler to begin the animation
            // when the path is loaded.
            myPath.Loaded +=  delegate(object sender, RoutedEventArgs args)

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