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Storyboard.Target Attached Property

Gets or sets the object that should be animated.

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

See GetTarget, SetTarget
<object Storyboard.Target="DependencyObject" .../>

Property Value

Type: System.Windows.DependencyObject
The object to animate.

Identifier field


Metadata properties set to true


The target object must be a dependency object.


The Target property is not serializable, because it can be set to any DependencyObject. There is no guaranteed that this object can be correctly referenced in XAML.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1, 3.0 SP2

.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.