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troubleshooting Question

How to make my WPF button keep shining

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chenyuhao88 asked on
Microsoft Development
7 Comments1 Solution1049 ViewsLast Modified:
Dear All,

The attached code is style of the button. When moving mouse over the button it will be shining.

My question is: how to make the button always keep shining, even if I don't touch the mouse. (for example the button itself will keep shining every X seconds...)

Thanks heaps!

<Style x:Key="aquaButton" TargetType="Button">
        <Setter Property="FontWeight" Value="UltraBold"/>
        <Setter Property="Foreground" Value="#B3000000"/>
        <Setter Property="Template">
            <Setter.Value>
                <ControlTemplate TargetType="Button">
                    <Grid>
                        <Ellipse x:Name="backgroundGlow" Fill="Yellow"/>
                        <Ellipse x:Name="outterGlow" Fill="Yellow" Opacity="0">
                            <Ellipse.BitmapEffect>
                                <OuterGlowBitmapEffect GlowColor="Aqua" GlowSize="10"/>
                            </Ellipse.BitmapEffect>
                        </Ellipse>
                        <Ellipse x:Name="mainButton" Fill="Blue" Opacity="0.85"/>
                        <ContentPresenter HorizontalAlignment="Center" VerticalAlignment="Center" Panel.ZIndex="1"/>
                        <Ellipse x:Name="shine" Opacity="1">
                            <Ellipse.Fill>
                                <LinearGradientBrush StartPoint="0,-0.1" EndPoint="0,1">
                                    <GradientStop Color="White" Offset="0"/>
                                    <GradientStop Color="White" Offset="0.1"/>
                                    <GradientStop Color="Transparent" Offset="0.5"/>
                                </LinearGradientBrush>
                            </Ellipse.Fill>
                        </Ellipse>
                        <Ellipse x:Name="shadow" Opacity="0.50">
                            <Ellipse.Fill>
                                <LinearGradientBrush StartPoint="0,1" EndPoint="0,0">
                                    <GradientStop Color="#FF000337" Offset="0"/>
                                    <GradientStop Color="#FF000337" Offset="0.2"/>
                                    <GradientStop Color="Transparent" Offset="1"/>
                                </LinearGradientBrush>
                            </Ellipse.Fill>
                        </Ellipse>
                        <Ellipse x:Name="buttonBorder"  Stroke="#FF706CEA" StrokeThickness="2"/>
                        <Ellipse x:Name="buttonOutline" Stroke="DarkBlue" StrokeThickness="1"/>
                        <Ellipse x:Name="hoverShine" Opacity="0">
                            <Ellipse.Fill>
                                <LinearGradientBrush StartPoint="0,0" EndPoint="0,1">
                                    <GradientStop Color="White" Offset="0"/>
                                    <GradientStop Color="White" Offset="0.1"/>
                                    <GradientStop Color="Transparent" Offset="1"/>
                                </LinearGradientBrush>
                            </Ellipse.Fill>
                        </Ellipse>
                    </Grid>
                    <ControlTemplate.Triggers>
                        <MultiTrigger>
                            <MultiTrigger.Conditions>
                                <Condition Property="Button.IsMouseOver" Value="True"/>
                            </MultiTrigger.Conditions>
                            <MultiTrigger.EnterActions>
                                <BeginStoryboard>
                                    <Storyboard>
                                        <DoubleAnimation Storyboard.TargetName="hoverShine"
                                    Storyboard.TargetProperty="Opacity"
                                    To="0.40"
                                    Duration="0:0:0.1"/>
                                        <DoubleAnimation Storyboard.TargetName="outterGlow"
                                     Storyboard.TargetProperty="Opacity"
                                     To="1"
                                     Duration="0:0:0.1"/>
                                    </Storyboard>
                                </BeginStoryboard>
                            </MultiTrigger.EnterActions>
                            <MultiTrigger.ExitActions>
                                <BeginStoryboard>
                                    <Storyboard>
                                        <DoubleAnimation Storyboard.TargetName="hoverShine"
                                        Storyboard.TargetProperty="Opacity"
                                        To="0"
                                        Duration="0:0:0.25"/>
                                        <DoubleAnimation Storyboard.TargetName="outterGlow"
                                        Storyboard.TargetProperty="Opacity"
                                        To="0"
                                        Duration="0:0:0.25"/>
                                    </Storyboard>
                                </BeginStoryboard>
                            </MultiTrigger.ExitActions>
                        </MultiTrigger>
                        <MultiTrigger>
                            <MultiTrigger.Conditions>
                                <Condition Property="Button.IsMouseOver" Value="True"/>
                                <Condition Property="Button.IsPressed" Value="True"/>
                            </MultiTrigger.Conditions>
                            <Setter TargetName="shine" Property="Opacity" Value="0.85"/>
                            <Setter TargetName="shadow" Property="Opacity" Value="0.85"/>
                            <MultiTrigger.EnterActions>
                                <BeginStoryboard>
                                    <Storyboard>
                                        <DoubleAnimation Storyboard.TargetName="hoverShine"
                                         Storyboard.TargetProperty="Opacity"                                         
                                         To="0"
                                         Duration="0:0:0.1"/>
                                    </Storyboard>
                                </BeginStoryboard>
                            </MultiTrigger.EnterActions>
                            <MultiTrigger.ExitActions>
                                <BeginStoryboard>
                                    <Storyboard>
                                        <DoubleAnimation Storyboard.TargetName="hoverShine"
                                        Storyboard.TargetProperty="Opacity"
                                        To="0.40"
                                        Duration="0:0:0.25"/>
                                    </Storyboard>
                                </BeginStoryboard>
                            </MultiTrigger.ExitActions>
                        </MultiTrigger>
                    </ControlTemplate.Triggers>
                </ControlTemplate>
            </Setter.Value>
        </Setter>
    </Style>
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