BeginStoryboard Class

BeginStoryboard Class

[ This article is for Windows Phone 8 developers. If you’re developing for Windows 10, see the latest documentation. ]

A trigger action that begins a Storyboard and distributes its animations to their targeted objects and properties.


Namespace:  System.Windows.Media.Animation
Assembly:  System.Windows (in System.Windows.dll)
XMLNS for XAML: Not mapped to an xmlns.

[ContentPropertyAttribute("Storyboard", true)]
public sealed class BeginStoryboard : TriggerAction
<BeginStoryboard ...>

XAML Values


A single Storyboard, object element.

The BeginStoryboard type exposes the following members.

Public methodBeginStoryboardInitializes a new instance of the BeginStoryboard class.

Public propertyDispatcherGets the Dispatcher this object is associated with. (Inherited from DependencyObject.)
Public propertyStoryboardGets or sets the Storyboard that this BeginStoryboard starts.

Public methodCheckAccessDetermines whether the calling thread has access to this object. (Inherited from DependencyObject.)
Public methodClearValueClears the local value of a dependency property. (Inherited from DependencyObject.)
Public methodEquals(Object)Determines whether the specified Object is equal to the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodFinalizeAllows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before the Object is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetAnimationBaseValueReturns any base value established for a Windows Phone dependency property, which would apply in cases where an animation is not active. (Inherited from DependencyObject.)
Public methodGetHashCodeServes as a hash function for a particular type. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetTypeGets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetValueReturns the current effective value of a dependency property from a DependencyObject. (Inherited from DependencyObject.)
Protected methodMemberwiseCloneCreates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodReadLocalValueReturns the local value of a dependency property, if a local value is set. (Inherited from DependencyObject.)
Public methodSetValueSets the local value of a dependency property on a DependencyObject. (Inherited from DependencyObject.)
Public methodToStringReturns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)

Public fieldStatic memberStoryboardPropertyIdentifies the Storyboard dependency property.

Triggers have only limited support in Windows Phone. For more information, see Triggers.

BeginStoryboard is used as a wrapper around a Storyboard that is being triggered. A BeginStoryboard can only contain one Storyboard, not a collection of them.

In addition to starting a storyboard automatically when an object loads, you can use the interactive methods of the Storyboard object to start, pause, resume, and stop an animation. For more information, seeAnimations, motion, and output for Windows Phone.

The XAML syntax for BeginStoryboard and its Storyboard property is an example of XAML content property syntax. For more information on XAML content property syntax, see XAML for Windows Phone 8.

Windows Phone OS

Supported in: 8.1, 8.0, 7.1, 7.0

Windows Phone

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

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