WPF - Visual C# | Triggers and animations exercise | Create a panic button which throbs, using a storyboard

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Software ==> WPF - Visual C#  (20 exercises)
Version ==> Any version of WPF
Topic ==> Triggers and animations  (3 exercises)
Level ==> Average difficulty
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Depending on how you're feeling, either create a window called Panic to hold a suitably reassuring looking text box and panic button, or open up the window in the folder shown above:

Panic button

All help systems should contain one of these!


Create an event trigger to handle the button's click event:

Starting event trigger

The start of an event trigger for the panic button.


Now add two double animations (each with duration 1 second) to set:

  • The storyboard's target property to Width or Height, depending on which double animation you're setting; and
  • The storyboard's target name property to txt (the name of the text box whose size you want to change).
  • The To property to 200 (width) or 60 (height).

Try running your application and clicking on your button:

The panic button bigger

You can now play the amusing game of trying to click on the moving cross to close down your window!


Close any windows that you have open. 

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