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Popup.PopupAnimation Property

Gets or sets an animation for the opening and closing of a Popup control.

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

public PopupAnimation PopupAnimation { get; set; }
<object PopupAnimation="PopupAnimation" .../>

Property Value

Type: System.Windows.Controls.Primitives.PopupAnimation
The PopupAnimation enumeration value that defines an animation to open and close a Popup control. The default is None.

Identifier field


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A Popup can only animate when the AllowsTransparency property is set to true. This requires the application that creates the Popup control to run with full trust.

If the PlacementTarget is animated, the Popup will not be animated.

The following example shows how to set the PopupAnimation property.

myPopup.AllowsTransparency = true;

<DockPanel  Width="500" Background="Aqua">
  <Popup Placement="Center" PlacementRectangle="0,0,30,50"  
          IsOpen ="True" AllowsTransparency="True"
    <TextBlock Background="Purple">Popup Text</TextBlock>

myTextBlockPopup.PopupAnimation = PopupAnimation.Fade;

More Code

How to: Animate a PopupThis example shows two ways to animate a Popup control.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

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.