AnimationEffectTarget enumeration

AnimationEffectTarget enumeration

Specifies a participant in an animation.


var value = Windows.UI.Core.AnimationMetrics.AnimationEffectTarget.primary;


The AnimationEffectTarget enumeration has these members.

Primary | primary0

The only participant in an single-target animation.

Added | added1

Objects that are being added.

Affected | affected2

Objects affected by the animation, such as objects that move out of the way when another object is dropped between them.

Background | background3

The background object of the item.

Content | content4

The content of the item.

Deleted | deleted5

Objects that are being deleted.

Deselected | deselected6

Objects that have been deselected through a cross-slide deselect interaction.

DragSource | dragSource7

Objects that are being dragged.

Hidden | hidden8

Objects that are currently hidden.

Incoming | incoming9

New content to replace old content.

Outgoing | outgoing10

Old content that is being replaced by new content.

Outline | outline11

An outline border around an area.

Remaining | remaining12

Objects that are left behind after other items have been removed.

Revealed | revealed13

Objects that become visible in an expansion.

RowIn | rowIn14

A row that is being added to a grid.

RowOut | rowOut15

A row that is about to be removed from a grid.

Selected | selected16

Objects that are selected through a cross-slide select interaction.

Selection | selection17

Objects, such as checkmarks, that indicate that an item is selected.

Shown | shown18

Objects previously invisible that are becoming visible.

Tapped | tapped19

Objects that have been tapped or clicked on.


The AnimationDescription constructor uses the values of this enumeration to specify the animation target. The definition of each value can sometimes depend on which animation effect is being performed.

Not all animations can be applied to all targets. See the specific documentation and guidance for an animation to determine which targets are supported.

Requirements (Windows 10 device family)

Device family

Desktop, introduced version 10.0.10240.0

API contract

Windows.UI.Core.Animationmetrics.AnimationmetricsContract, introduced version 1.0


Windows::UI::Core::AnimationMetrics [C++]



Requirements (Windows 8.x and Windows Phone 8.x)

Minimum supported client

Windows 8

Minimum supported server

Windows Server 2012

Minimum supported phone

None supported


Windows::UI::Core::AnimationMetrics [C++]





See also

Animation metrics sample



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