Skip to main content
MediaPlayer Class
 

Provides media playback for drawings.

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

SystemObject
   System.Windows.ThreadingDispatcherObject
     System.WindowsDependencyObject
       System.WindowsFreezable
         System.Windows.Media.AnimationAnimatable
          System.Windows.MediaMediaPlayer

public class MediaPlayer : Animatable
public ref class MediaPlayer : Animatable
type MediaPlayer = 
    class
        inherit Animatable
    end
Public Class MediaPlayer
	Inherits Animatable
NameDescription
System_CAPS_pubmethod MediaPlayer

Initializes a new instance of the MediaPlayer class.

NameDescription
System_CAPS_pubproperty

Gets or sets the balance between the left and right speaker volumes.

System_CAPS_pubproperty

Gets the percentage of buffering completed for streaming content.

System_CAPS_pubproperty

Gets a value that indicates whether the object can be made unmodifiable. (Inherited from Freezable.)

System_CAPS_pubproperty

Gets a value indicating whether the media can be paused.

System_CAPS_pubproperty

Gets or sets the MediaClock associated with the MediaTimeline to be played.

System_CAPS_pubproperty

Gets the DependencyObjectType that wraps the CLR type of this instance. (Inherited from DependencyObject.)

System_CAPS_pubproperty

Gets the Dispatcher this DispatcherObject is associated with. (Inherited from DispatcherObject.)

System_CAPS_pubproperty

Gets the percentage of download progress for content located at a remote server.

System_CAPS_pubproperty

Gets a value that indicates whether one or more AnimationClock objects is associated with any of this object's dependency properties.(Inherited from Animatable.)

System_CAPS_pubproperty

Gets a value that indicating whether the media has audio output.

System_CAPS_pubproperty

Gets a value that indicates whether the media has video output.

System_CAPS_pubproperty

Gets a value that indicates whether the media is buffering.

System_CAPS_pubproperty

Gets a value that indicates whether the object is currently modifiable. (Inherited from Freezable.)

System_CAPS_pubproperty

Gets a value that indicates whether the media is muted.

System_CAPS_pubproperty

Gets a value that indicates whether this instance is currently sealed (read-only).(Inherited from DependencyObject.)

System_CAPS_pubproperty

Gets the natural duration of the media.

System_CAPS_pubproperty

Gets the pixel height of the video.

System_CAPS_pubproperty

Gets the pixel width of the video.

System_CAPS_pubproperty

Gets or sets the current position of the media.

System_CAPS_pubproperty

Gets or sets a value that indicates whether scrubbing is enabled.

System_CAPS_pubproperty

Gets the media Uri.

System_CAPS_pubproperty

Gets or sets the ratio of speed that media is played at.

System_CAPS_pubproperty

Gets or sets the media's volume.

NameDescription
System_CAPS_pubmethod ApplyAnimationClock

Applies an AnimationClock to the specified DependencyProperty. If the property is already animated, the SnapshotAndReplace handoff behavior is used.(Inherited from Animatable.)

System_CAPS_pubmethod ApplyAnimationClock

Applies an AnimationClock to the specified DependencyProperty. If the property is already animated, the specified HandoffBehavior is used.(Inherited from Animatable.)

System_CAPS_pubmethod BeginAnimation

Applies an animation to the specified DependencyProperty. The animation is started when the next frame is rendered. If the specified property is already animated, the SnapshotAndReplace handoff behavior is used.(Inherited from Animatable.)

System_CAPS_pubmethod BeginAnimation

Applies an animation to the specified DependencyProperty. The animation is started when the next frame is rendered. If the specified property is already animated, the specified HandoffBehavior is used. (Inherited from Animatable.)

System_CAPS_pubmethod CheckAccess

Determines whether the calling thread has access to this DispatcherObject.(Inherited from DispatcherObject.)

System_CAPS_pubmethod ClearValue

Clears the local value of a property. The property to be cleared is specified by a DependencyProperty identifier. (Inherited from DependencyObject.)

System_CAPS_pubmethod ClearValue

Clears the local value of a read-only property. The property to be cleared is specified by a DependencyPropertyKey. (Inherited from DependencyObject.)

System_CAPS_pubmethod Clone

Creates a modifiable clone of this Animatable, making deep copies of this object's values. When copying this object's dependency properties, this method copies resource references and data bindings (but they might no longer resolve) but not animations or their current values. (Inherited from Animatable.)

System_CAPS_protmethod CloneCore

Makes this instance a deep copy of the specified MediaPlayer. When copying dependency properties, this method copies resource references and data bindings (but they might no longer resolve) but not animations or their current values.(Overrides FreezableCloneCore.)

System_CAPS_pubmethod CloneCurrentValue

Creates a modifiable clone (deep copy) of the Freezable using its current values.(Inherited from Freezable.)

System_CAPS_protmethod CloneCurrentValueCore

Makes this instance a modifiable deep copy of the specified MediaPlayer using current property values. Resource references, data bindings, and animations are not copied, but their current values are.(Overrides FreezableCloneCurrentValueCore.)

System_CAPS_pubmethod Close

Closes the underlying media.

System_CAPS_pubmethod CoerceValue

Coerces the value of the specified dependency property. This is accomplished by invoking any CoerceValueCallback function specified in property metadata for the dependency property as it exists on the calling DependencyObject.(Inherited from DependencyObject.)

System_CAPS_protmethod CreateInstance

Initializes a new instance of the Freezable class. (Inherited from Freezable.)

System_CAPS_protmethod CreateInstanceCore

Creates a new MediaPlayer instance.(Overrides FreezableCreateInstanceCore.)

System_CAPS_pubmethod Equals

Determines whether a provided DependencyObject is equivalent to the current DependencyObject.(Inherited from DependencyObject.)

System_CAPS_protmethod Finalize

Allows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before it is reclaimed by garbage collection.(Inherited from Object.)

System_CAPS_pubmethod Freeze

Makes the current object unmodifiable and sets its property to true. (Inherited from Freezable.)

System_CAPS_protmethod FreezeCore

Makes this Animatable object unmodifiable or determines whether it can be made unmodifiable.(Inherited from Animatable.)

System_CAPS_pubmethod GetAnimationBaseValue

Returns the non-animated value of the specified DependencyProperty.(Inherited from Animatable.)

System_CAPS_pubmethod GetAsFrozen

Creates a frozen copy of the Freezable, using base (non-animated) property values. Because the copy is frozen, any frozen sub-objects are copied by reference. (Inherited from Freezable.)

System_CAPS_protmethod GetAsFrozenCore

Makes this instance a clone of the specified MediaPlayer object. (Overrides FreezableGetAsFrozenCore.)

System_CAPS_pubmethod GetCurrentValueAsFrozen

Creates a frozen copy of the Freezable using current property values. Because the copy is frozen, any frozen sub-objects are copied by reference.(Inherited from Freezable.)

System_CAPS_protmethod GetCurrentValueAsFrozenCore

Makes the current instance a frozen clone of the specified Freezable. If the object has animated dependency properties, their current animated values are copied.(Inherited from Freezable.)

System_CAPS_pubmethod GetHashCode

Gets a hash code for this DependencyObject.(Inherited from DependencyObject.)

System_CAPS_pubmethod GetLocalValueEnumerator

Creates a specialized enumerator for determining which dependency properties have locally set values on this DependencyObject. (Inherited from DependencyObject.)

System_CAPS_pubmethod GetType

Gets the Type of the current instance.(Inherited from Object.)

System_CAPS_pubmethod GetValue

Returns the current effective value of a dependency property on this instance of a DependencyObject. (Inherited from DependencyObject.)

System_CAPS_pubmethod InvalidateProperty

Re-evaluates the effective value for the specified dependency property(Inherited from DependencyObject.)

System_CAPS_protmethod MemberwiseClone

Creates a shallow copy of the current Object.(Inherited from Object.)

System_CAPS_protmethod OnChanged

Called when the current Freezable object is modified. (Inherited from Freezable.)

System_CAPS_protmethod OnFreezablePropertyChanged

Ensures that appropriate context pointers are established for a DependencyObjectType data member that has just been set.(Inherited from Freezable.)

System_CAPS_protmethod OnFreezablePropertyChanged

This member supports the Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) infrastructure and is not intended to be used directly from your code.(Inherited from Freezable.)

System_CAPS_protmethod OnPropertyChanged

Overrides the DependencyObject implementation of OnPropertyChanged to also invoke any Changed handlers in response to a changing dependency property of type Freezable.(Inherited from Freezable.)

System_CAPS_pubmethod Open

Opens the given Uri for media playback.

System_CAPS_pubmethod Pause

Pauses media playback.

System_CAPS_pubmethod Play

Plays media from the current .

System_CAPS_pubmethod ReadLocalValue

Returns the local value of a dependency property, if it exists. (Inherited from DependencyObject.)

System_CAPS_protmethod ReadPreamble

Ensures that the MediaPlayer is being accessed from a valid thread.

System_CAPS_pubmethod SetCurrentValue

Sets the value of a dependency property without changing its value source. (Inherited from DependencyObject.)

System_CAPS_pubmethod SetValue

Sets the local value of a dependency property, specified by its dependency property identifier. (Inherited from DependencyObject.)

System_CAPS_pubmethod SetValue

Sets the local value of a read-only dependency property, specified by the DependencyPropertyKey identifier of the dependency property. (Inherited from DependencyObject.)

System_CAPS_protmethod ShouldSerializeProperty

Returns a value that indicates whether serialization processes should serialize the value for the provided dependency property.(Inherited from DependencyObject.)

System_CAPS_pubmethod Stop

Stops media playback.

System_CAPS_pubmethod ToString

Returns a string that represents the current object.(Inherited from Object.)

System_CAPS_pubmethod VerifyAccess

Enforces that the calling thread has access to this DispatcherObject.(Inherited from DispatcherObject.)

System_CAPS_protmethod WritePostscript

Raises the Changed event for the Freezable and invokes its OnChanged method. Classes that derive from Freezable should call this method at the end of any API that modifies class members that are not stored as dependency properties.(Inherited from Freezable.)

System_CAPS_protmethod WritePreamble

Verifies that the MediaPlayer is not frozen and that it is being accessed from a valid threading context.

NameDescription
System_CAPS_pubevent BufferingEnded

Occurs when buffering has finished.

System_CAPS_pubevent BufferingStarted

Occurs when buffering has started.

System_CAPS_pubevent Changed

Occurs when the Freezable or an object it contains is modified. (Inherited from Freezable.)

System_CAPS_pubevent MediaEnded

Occurs when the media has finished playback.

System_CAPS_pubevent MediaFailed

Occurs when an error is encountered

System_CAPS_pubevent MediaOpened

Occurs when the media is opened.

System_CAPS_pubevent ScriptCommand

Occurs when a script command has been encountered within the media.

Although you can declare an instance of this class in Extensible Application Markup Language (XAML), you cannot load and play its media without using code. To play media in XAML only, use a MediaElement. Also, if you declare an instance in XAML, the only practical use is to fill property element syntax for the property.

When distributing media with your application, you cannot use a media file as a project resource. In your project file, you must instead set the media type to Content and set CopyToOutputDirectory to PreserveNewest or Always.

MediaPlayer can be used in two different modes, depending on what is driving the player: independent mode or clock mode. In independent mode, the MediaPlayer is analogous to an image and the media opened through the Open method drives playback. In Clock mode, the MediaPlayer can be thought of as a target for an animation, and thus it will have corresponding Timeline and Clock entries in the Timing tree which controls playback. For more information on media modes, see the Multimedia Overview.

MediaPlayer is different from a MediaElement in that it is not a control that can be added directly to the user interface (UI) of an application. To display media loaded using MediaPlayer, a VideoDrawing or DrawingContext must be used.

.NET Framework
Available since 3.0

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

Return to top