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Animate Border WPF

Posted on 2014-01-24
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So, I added a striped border to a rectangle from the code behind

 
   Dim myBrush As New LinearGradientBrush()
    myBrush.GradientStops.Add(New GradientStop(Colors.DeepPink, 0.0))
    myBrush.GradientStops.Add(New GradientStop(Colors.DeepPink, 0.5))
    myBrush.GradientStops.Add(New GradientStop(Colors.DarkRed, 0.5))
    myBrush.GradientStops.Add(New GradientStop(Colors.DarkRed, 1.0))
    'myBrush.RelativeTransform = ScaleTransform.ScaleXProperty
    Dim scale As New ScaleTransform(0.1, 0.1)
    myBrush.RelativeTransform = scale
    myBrush.SpreadMethod = GradientSpreadMethod.Repeat
    rect0.Fill = New SolidColorBrush(Colors.LightCoral)
    theBorder.BorderBrush = myBrush

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I want to animate this so it appears to be moving or rotating. I have seen quite a few examples on SO using XAML, but i want to do it purely using code. Can someone help me out with this? Thanks for any input you may have on this; I truly appreciate it.
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Can you post the links to the XAML examples you found?
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The animated borders are collapsed.  But this worked.

<UserControl x:Class="UserControl1"
             xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation"
             xmlns:x="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml"
             xmlns:mc="http://schemas.openxmlformats.org/markup-compatibility/2006" 
             xmlns:d="http://schemas.microsoft.com/expression/blend/2008" 
             mc:Ignorable="d" Height="148" Width="149">
    <UserControl.Resources>

        <LinearGradientBrush x:Key="_brush" SpreadMethod="Repeat">

            <LinearGradientBrush.RelativeTransform>
                <ScaleTransform ScaleX="0.1" ScaleY="0.1" ></ScaleTransform>
            </LinearGradientBrush.RelativeTransform>
            <GradientStop Offset="0.0" Color="Blue" />
            <GradientStop Offset="0.5" Color="Blue" />
            <GradientStop Offset="0.5" Color="Red" />
            <GradientStop Offset="1" Color="Red" />

            <LinearGradientBrush.Transform>

                <TransformGroup x:Name="_tranformGroup">

                    <TranslateTransform X="100" />

                </TransformGroup>
            </LinearGradientBrush.Transform>
        </LinearGradientBrush>

        <Style x:Key="_border" TargetType="{x:Type Border}">
            <Setter Property="BorderBrush" Value="{StaticResource _brush}"/>
            <Setter Property="BorderThickness" Value="3"/>
            <!--<Setter Property="CornerRadius" Value="40,40,40,40"/>-->
            <Style.Triggers>
                <Trigger Property="IsVisible" Value="True">
                    <Trigger.EnterActions>
                        <BeginStoryboard>
                            <Storyboard>
                                <DoubleAnimation 
                                   
                                    Storyboard.TargetProperty="BorderBrush.Transform.X"  
                                    From="0" To="800"  
                                    Duration="0:0:10"  
                                    RepeatBehavior="Forever" />
                            </Storyboard>
                        </BeginStoryboard>
                    </Trigger.EnterActions>
                </Trigger>
            </Style.Triggers>
        </Style>
    </UserControl.Resources>
    <Grid Margin="0,0,0,0">
        <Rectangle Fill="Yellow" HorizontalAlignment="Left" Height="147" Stroke="Black" VerticalAlignment="Top" Width="149" Name="wholecolor"/>
        <Label Content="MLD31A" VerticalAlignment="Top" FontSize="30" Margin="0,-7,25,0" Name="lblMold" x:FieldModifier="public"/>
        <Label Content="5053962" Margin="0,27,0,0" VerticalAlignment="Top" Name="lblTool" x:FieldModifier="public" FontSize="22"/>
        <Label Content="2324660-5B8" Margin="0,54,0,0" VerticalAlignment="Top" Name="lblJCI" x:FieldModifier="public" FontSize="13"/>
        <Label Content="CL34 16243A53 AA35B8" Margin="0,70,0,53" Name="lblCust" x:FieldModifier="public" FontSize="13"/>
        <Label Content="1800/1756/12" Margin="0,87,0,0" VerticalAlignment="Top" Name="lblNumbers" x:FieldModifier="public" FontSize="13"/>
        <Label Content="M000000006090010" Margin="0,105,0,0" VerticalAlignment="Top" Name="lblOrder" x:FieldModifier="public" FontSize="13"/>
        <Label Content="MC Wait For Mold Chg" Margin="0,122,0,-1" VerticalAlignment="Top" Name="lblStatus" x:FieldModifier="public" FontSize="13"/>
        <Border BorderBrush="White" Name="overBorder" x:FieldModifier="public" BorderThickness="1" HorizontalAlignment="Left" Height="147" VerticalAlignment="Top" Width="149" Visibility="Collapsed"/>
        <Label Content="Label" HorizontalAlignment="Left" Margin="99,39,0,0" VerticalAlignment="Top" Width="50" Name="lblTimer" FontSize="8" HorizontalContentAlignment="Right"/>
        <Label Content="Label" HorizontalAlignment="Left" Margin="99,28,0,0" VerticalAlignment="Top" Width="50" x:Name="lblTotal" FontSize="8" HorizontalContentAlignment="Right"/>
        <Border Width="148" Height="149"
            HorizontalAlignment="Center"
            VerticalAlignment="Center"
                Visibility="collapsed"
                x:FieldModifier="public"
            Style="{StaticResource _border}" Margin="0,-1,1,0" Name="SpinnerBorder" >
            <Border.BorderBrush>
                <LinearGradientBrush StartPoint="0,0" EndPoint="1,1" SpreadMethod="Repeat">
                    <LinearGradientBrush.Transform>
                        <TranslateTransform X="100"/>
                    </LinearGradientBrush.Transform>
                    <GradientStop Offset="0" Color="Red"/>
                    <GradientStop Offset="0.5" Color="Red"/>
                    <GradientStop Offset="0.5" Color="White"/>
                    <GradientStop Offset="1" Color="White"/>

                    <LinearGradientBrush.RelativeTransform>
                        <ScaleTransform ScaleX="0.1" ScaleY="0.1"/>
                        
                    </LinearGradientBrush.RelativeTransform>
                </LinearGradientBrush>
                <!--<LinearGradientBrush SpreadMethod="Repeat">
                    <LinearGradientBrush.Transform>
                        <TranslateTransform X="100"/>
                    </LinearGradientBrush.Transform>
                    <GradientStop Color="Blue" Offset="1"/>
                    <GradientStop Color="Red" Offset="0.5"/>
                    <GradientStop Color="Blue" Offset="0.5"/>
                    <GradientStop Color="Red"/>
                </LinearGradientBrush>-->
            </Border.BorderBrush>
        </Border>
        <Border Width="148" Height="149"
            HorizontalAlignment="Center"
            VerticalAlignment="Center"
                Visibility="Collapsed"
                x:FieldModifier="public"
            Style="{StaticResource _border}" Margin="0,0,1,-1" Name="SpinnerBorder2" >
            <Border.BorderBrush>
                <LinearGradientBrush StartPoint="0,0" EndPoint="1,1" SpreadMethod="Repeat">
                    <LinearGradientBrush.Transform>
                        <TranslateTransform X="100"/>
                    </LinearGradientBrush.Transform>
                    <GradientStop Offset="0" Color="Blue"/>
                    <GradientStop Offset="0.5" Color="Blue"/>
                    <GradientStop Offset="0.5" Color="White"/>
                    <GradientStop Offset="1" Color="White"/>

                    <LinearGradientBrush.RelativeTransform>
                        <ScaleTransform ScaleX="0.1" ScaleY="0.1"/>
                    </LinearGradientBrush.RelativeTransform>
                </LinearGradientBrush>
                <!--<LinearGradientBrush SpreadMethod="Repeat">
                    <LinearGradientBrush.Transform>
                        <TranslateTransform X="100"/>
                    </LinearGradientBrush.Transform>
                    <GradientStop Color="Blue" Offset="1"/>
                    <GradientStop Color="Red" Offset="0.5"/>
                    <GradientStop Color="Blue" Offset="0.5"/>
                    <GradientStop Color="Red"/>
                </LinearGradientBrush>-->
            </Border.BorderBrush>
        </Border>
        <Border Width="148" Height="149"
            HorizontalAlignment="Center"
            VerticalAlignment="Center"
                Visibility="Collapsed"
                x:FieldModifier="public"
            Style="{StaticResource _border}" Margin="0,0,1,-1" Name="SpinnerOverrun" >
            <Border.BorderBrush>
                <LinearGradientBrush StartPoint="0,0" EndPoint="1,1" SpreadMethod="Repeat">
                    <LinearGradientBrush.Transform>
                        <TranslateTransform X="100"/>
                    </LinearGradientBrush.Transform>
                    <GradientStop Offset="0" Color="Black"/>
                    <GradientStop Offset="0.5" Color="Black"/>
                    <GradientStop Offset="0.5" Color="White"/>
                    <GradientStop Offset="1" Color="White"/>

                    <LinearGradientBrush.RelativeTransform>
                        <ScaleTransform ScaleX="0.1" ScaleY="0.1"/>
                    </LinearGradientBrush.RelativeTransform>
                </LinearGradientBrush>
                <!--<LinearGradientBrush SpreadMethod="Repeat">
                    <LinearGradientBrush.Transform>
                        <TranslateTransform X="100"/>
                    </LinearGradientBrush.Transform>
                    <GradientStop Color="Blue" Offset="1"/>
                    <GradientStop Color="Red" Offset="0.5"/>
                    <GradientStop Color="Blue" Offset="0.5"/>
                    <GradientStop Color="Red"/>
                </LinearGradientBrush>-->
            </Border.BorderBrush>
        </Border>
    </Grid>
</UserControl>

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I just collapse and show borders as I need them.
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