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MediaElement.AutoPlay Property

[ This article is for Windows Phone 8 developers. If you’re developing for Windows 10, see the latest documentation. ]

Gets or sets a value that indicates whether media will begin playback automatically when the Source property is set.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Controls
Assembly:  System.Windows (in System.Windows.dll)
XMLNS for XAML: Not mapped to an xmlns.

public bool AutoPlay { get; set; }
<MediaElement AutoPlay="bool" .../>

Property Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if playback is automatic; otherwise, false. The default value is true.

Dependency property identifier field: AutoPlayProperty

In code, set this property to false before setting the Source property to pause the media at load time. Call the Play method to start media playback. When opened, the media will be in Stopped state.

Windows Phone OS

Supported in: 8.1, 8.0, 7.1, 7.0

Windows Phone