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VisualStateGroup.Name Property

.NET Framework (current version)
 

Gets or sets the name of the VisualStateGroup.

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

public string Name { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.String

The name of the VisualStateGroup.

Control authors specify which states the control can be in by adding a TemplateVisualStateAttribute on its class definition. States with the same TemplateVisualStateAttribute.GroupName belong in the same VisualStateGroup. Set the Name of the VisualStateGroup to the value of the TemplateVisualStateAttribute.GroupName property.

The following example creates two VisualStateGroup objects that are named CommonStates and FocusStates. The control will be in exactly one state from each VisualStateGroup at all times. For the entire example, see Customizing the Appearance of an Existing Control by Creating a ControlTemplate.

<VisualStateManager.VisualStateGroups>

  <!--Define the states and transitions for the common states.
      The states in the VisualStateGroup are mutually exclusive to
      each other.-->
  <VisualStateGroup Name="CommonStates">

    <!--Define the VisualTransitions that can be used when the control
        transitions between VisualStates that are defined in the
        VisualStatGroup.-->
    <VisualStateGroup.Transitions>

      <!--Take one hundredth of a second to transition to the
          Pressed state.-->
      <VisualTransition To="Pressed" 
                        GeneratedDuration="0:0:0.01" />

      <!--Take one half second to trasition to the MouseOver state.-->
      <VisualTransition To="MouseOver" 
                        GeneratedDuration="0:0:0.5" />

      <!--Take one hundredth of a second to transition from the
          Pressed state to the MouseOver state.-->
      <VisualTransition From="Pressed" To="MouseOver" 
                        GeneratedDuration="0:0:0.01" />

      <!--Take one and a half seconds to transition from the
          MouseOver state to the Normal state. 
          Have the SolidColorBrush, BorderBrush, fade to blue, 
          then to yellow, and then to black in that time.-->
      <VisualTransition From="MouseOver" To="Normal" 
                            GeneratedDuration="0:0:1.5">
        <Storyboard>
          <ColorAnimationUsingKeyFrames
            Storyboard.TargetProperty="Color"
            Storyboard.TargetName="BorderBrush"
            FillBehavior="HoldEnd" >

            <ColorAnimationUsingKeyFrames.KeyFrames>

              <LinearColorKeyFrame Value="Blue" 
                KeyTime="0:0:0.5" />
              <LinearColorKeyFrame Value="Yellow" 
                KeyTime="0:0:1" />
              <LinearColorKeyFrame Value="Black" 
                KeyTime="0:0:1.5" />

            </ColorAnimationUsingKeyFrames.KeyFrames>
          </ColorAnimationUsingKeyFrames>
        </Storyboard>
      </VisualTransition>
    </VisualStateGroup.Transitions>

    <!--The Normal state is the state the button is in
        when it is not in another state from this VisualStateGroup.
        There is no special visual behavior for this state, but
        the VisualState must be defined in order for the button
        to return to its initial state.-->
    <VisualState x:Name="Normal" />

    <!--Change the border of the button to red when the
        mouse is over the button.-->
    <VisualState x:Name="MouseOver">
      <Storyboard>
        <ColorAnimation Storyboard.TargetName="BorderBrush"     
                        Storyboard.TargetProperty="Color"
                        To="Red" />

      </Storyboard>
    </VisualState>

    <!--Change the border of the button to Transparent when the
        button is pressed.-->
    <VisualState x:Name="Pressed">
      <Storyboard >
        <ColorAnimation Storyboard.TargetName="BorderBrush" 
                        Storyboard.TargetProperty="Color" 
                        To="Transparent" 
                        />
      </Storyboard>
    </VisualState>

    <!--Show the DisabledRect when the IsEnabled property on
        the button is false.-->
    <VisualState x:Name="Disabled">
      <Storyboard>
        <DoubleAnimation Storyboard.TargetName="DisabledRect" 
                         Storyboard.TargetProperty="Opacity"
                         To="1" Duration="0" />
      </Storyboard>
    </VisualState>
  </VisualStateGroup>

  <!--Define the states and transitions for the focus states.
      The states in the VisualStateGroup are mutually exclusive to
      each other.-->
  <VisualStateGroup x:Name="FocusStates">

    <!--Define the VisualStates in this VistualStateGroup.-->
    <VisualState x:Name="Focused">
      <Storyboard>
        <ObjectAnimationUsingKeyFrames 
          Storyboard.TargetName="FocusVisual" 
          Storyboard.TargetProperty="Visibility" Duration
          ="0">

          <DiscreteObjectKeyFrame KeyTime="0">
            <DiscreteObjectKeyFrame.Value>
              <Visibility>Visible</Visibility>
            </DiscreteObjectKeyFrame.Value>
          </DiscreteObjectKeyFrame>
        </ObjectAnimationUsingKeyFrames>
      </Storyboard>
    </VisualState>
    <VisualState x:Name="Unfocused">
      <Storyboard>
        <ObjectAnimationUsingKeyFrames 
          Storyboard.TargetName="FocusVisual" 
          Storyboard.TargetProperty="Visibility"
          Duration="0">

          <DiscreteObjectKeyFrame KeyTime="0">
            <DiscreteObjectKeyFrame.Value>
              <Visibility>Collapsed</Visibility>
            </DiscreteObjectKeyFrame.Value>
          </DiscreteObjectKeyFrame>
        </ObjectAnimationUsingKeyFrames>
      </Storyboard>
    </VisualState>
  </VisualStateGroup>
</VisualStateManager.VisualStateGroups>

.NET Framework
Available since 4.0
Silverlight
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
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