If you have worked with old (for now, it is better to say
"current") graphic engines to design a dynamic animation for your
user interface, surely you know it can be a time consuming task which needs
The next generation of user interfaces, which comes with
Windows Vista and Windows Presentation Foundation and uses XAML in its core,
has made this process much easier.
You can use XAML codes to write various types of animations
in a short time and enjoy them.
In this article I want to introduce you to animations in
XAML; it is a great markup language for designing your UI in Windows Vista and
.NET 3.0. My primary goal is to walk through common animation types. The way
to declare and use animations has changed a bit during the development of XAML
and Windows Presentation Foundation in the last year, but it seems to be stable
Before reading this article, note that I will try to show
animation results in a few snapshots, but they cannot represent the actual
output. The best way to see the output of examples is to run them yourself.