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ColorAnimationBase Class

Abstract class that, when implemented, animates a Color value.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Media.Animation
Assembly:  PresentationCore (in PresentationCore.dll)

public abstract class ColorAnimationBase : AnimationTimeline
This class is abstract; see Inheritance Hierarchy for derived non-abstract classes usable in XAML.

Notes to Inheritors:

See the Custom Animations Overview for information about extending animation classes.

The following code example demonstrates how to use the derived ColorAnimationUsingKeyFrames class using Extensible Application Markup Language (XAML).

<Page  xmlns=""
  WindowTitle="ThicknessAnimationUsingKeyFrames Example">

  <StackPanel Orientation="Vertical" HorizontalAlignment="Center">
    <Border Background="#99FFFFFF"  BorderThickness="28"
    Margin="0,60,0,20" Padding="20" >
        <SolidColorBrush x:Name="MyAnimatedBrush" Color="Green" />
        <EventTrigger RoutedEvent="Border.Loaded">

              <!-- Animate from green to red using a linear key frame, from red to 
              yellow using a discrete key frame, and from yellow back to green with
              a spline key frame. This animation repeats forever. -->
                Duration="0:0:6" FillBehavior="HoldEnd" RepeatBehavior="Forever">

                  <!-- Go from green to red in the first 2 seconds. LinearColorKeyFrame creates
                  a smooth, linear animation between values. -->
                  <LinearColorKeyFrame Value="Red" KeyTime="0:0:2" />

                  <!-- In the next half second, go to yellow. DiscreteColorKeyFrame creates a 
                  sudden jump between values. -->
                  <DiscreteColorKeyFrame Value="Yellow" KeyTime="0:0:2.5" />

                  <!-- In the final 2 seconds of the animation, go from yellow back to green. SplineColorKeyFrame 
                  creates a variable transition between values depending on the KeySpline property. In this example,
                  the animation starts off slow but toward the end of the time segment, it speeds up exponentially.-->
                  <SplineColorKeyFrame Value="Green" KeyTime="0:0:4.5" KeySpline="0.6,0.0 0.9,0.00" />

        This example shows how to use the ColorAnimationUsingKeyFrames to create
        an animation on the BorderBrush property of a Border.


Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0