How to place an image in a control template?

Posted on 2014-09-03
Last Modified: 2016-06-21
First, thank you for your time.

I need to place numerous Image controls on an InkCanvas. All of them need to animate when certain code conditions are met. After numerous attempts my ControlTemplate is still not right.

<ControlTemplate x:Key="AnimatedImage" TargetType="{x:Type Image}">
        <Image Name="image" 
               Source="{TemplateBinding Filename}"
               Width="{TemplateBinding Width}"
               Height="{TemplateBinding Height}"

                <VisualStateGroup Name="AnimationLocations">

                    <!-- When the image is first loaded move it to the center of the InkCanvas -->
                    <VisualState Name="AnimateToCenterScreen">
                            <DoubleAnimation Storyboard.TargetName="image"
                                             From="{TemplateBinding From}"
                                             To="{TemplateBinding To}"
                                             Duration="{TemplateBinding Duration}" />

                    <!-- Animate the image to an off screen position to effectively hide it.  -->
                    <VisualState Name="AnimateToOffScreen">
                        <!-- To be filled in later.  -->

                    <!-- Animate the image back to the original on screen position.  -->
                    <VisualState Name="AnimateToOnScreen">
                        <!-- To be filled in later.  -->

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And my main grid looks like this:
    <InkCanvas Name="inkCanvas" 
                         EditingMode="{Binding EditingMode}" 
                         ResizeEnabled="True" >

            <Image Name="image1" 
                          Template="{StaticResource AnimatedImage}"
                          Source="{Binding Path=Image1}" 
                          VerticalAlignment="Center" >

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What is wrong?
Thank you for your time.
Question by:MichaelDavidCarr
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by:Sytech Solutions
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Hi Michael

Please find attached working sample WPF application.  Let me know if you have any questions.


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