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Silverlight Nested Storyboard: Completed Event not Firing for Children

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Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I am animating an electrical circuit in Silverlight with nested Storyboards, in which two of the nested storyboards need to trigger a C# routine upon completion (to change a switch).  I am only getting the first Completed event (sbOn_Completed); the sbOff_Completed does not fire, and in the second iteration of sbCycle neither Completed events fire.  If there is not a solution to getting these events, is there a way to trigger a C# routine based on the parent storyboard timer ("at 1.818 seconds into sbCycle execute such-and-such event handler routine")?  


            <!-- sbRun is a wrapper storyboard around the sbCycle sb, which repeats twice, with two nested sbs sbOn and sbOff -->
            <Storyboard x:Name="sbRun" >
                <DoubleAnimation Storyboard.TargetName="ttTimeMark" Storyboard.TargetProperty="X" BeginTime="0:0:0.1" Duration="0:0:20.2" From="0"  To="400" RepeatBehavior="1x"/>
                <Storyboard x:Name="sbCycle" BeginTime="0:0:0" Duration="0:0:10" RepeatBehavior="2x" >
                    <Storyboard x:Name="sbOn"  Completed="sbOn_Completed">
                        <DoubleAnimation Storyboard.TargetName="rectangle1" Storyboard.TargetProperty="Width" From="20" To="40" BeginTime="0:0:0" Duration="0:0:1.818" RepeatBehavior="1x" />
                    </Storyboard>
                    <Storyboard x:Name="sbOff" Completed="sbOff_Completed">
                        <DoubleAnimation Storyboard.TargetName="rectangle2" Storyboard.TargetProperty="Width" From="20" To="80"  BeginTime="0:0:1.819" Duration="0:0:8.182" RepeatBehavior="1x" />
                    </Storyboard>
                </Storyboard>
            </Storyboard>
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There has been no feedback on this.  I think Silverlight is fairly new so hopefully the knowledge base for this general area will increase on e-e.  Here is an update:

1.  I have a mistake: the two child Storyboards (sbOn, sbOff) within the parent Storyboard sbCycle are consecutive, with the second one ending exactly at the same time as the parent [sbCycle=10sec = sbOn(1.818) + sbOff(8.182)].  Caution: Be sure all child storyboards end prior to the parent!
2. The "Completed" event for children of the second execution of  sbCycle - they do not fire .  It would be nice to be able to nest storyboards and have a Completed event fired at the end of each child.  (It would also be handy to have a "BeforeStart" event.)
3. In the end I am not using nested storyboards, but just dumping all animations into one long storyboard.  However, this is not cool, as I would like to have a code-behind process execute in the middle of the storyboard based on elapsed time within the storyboard (there may be an easy way to do this but I do not know how).  

I am leaving this open for now. Any suggestions on synchronizing a storyboard with external C# code-behind processes, or on how to manage nested storyboards, would be most appreciated.  I really do think Silverlight is great, and enjoy working with it.
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