WinFormAnimation

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A simple library for animating controls/values in .Net WinForm (.Net 3.5 and later). Key frame (Path...

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Icon WinForm Animation Library [.Net3.5+]

A simple library for animating controls/values in .Net WinForm (.Net 3.5 and later). Key frame (Path) based and fully customizable.

Please note that even though this library designed for WinForm but its usage is not limited to WinForm and can be used in other environments. Only reference of the library is to 'System.Drawing' name space.

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This library is available as a NuGet package at nuget.org.

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Documentation

  • Float2D
    : A class containing two
    float
    values as Vertical and Horizontal coordinates representing a point in a 2D plane.
  • Float3D
    : A class containing three
    float
    values as Vertical, Horizontal and Depth coordinates representing a point in a 3D plane.
  • Path
    : A class containing a
    float
    starting and a
    float
    ending point for a single dimensional animation as well as duration and the function to control the animation.
  • Path2D
    : A class containing a
    Float2D
    starting and a
    Float2D
    ending point for a two dimensional animation as well as duration and the function to control the animation.
  • Path3D
    : A class containing a
    Float3D
    starting and a
    Float3D
    ending point for a three dimensional animation as well as duration and the function to control the animation.
  • Animator
    : A class for animating an array of
    Path
    objects. This class is one of the main classes and starting points of a basic animation.
  • Animator2D
    : A class for animating an array of
    Path2D
    objects. This class is one of the main classes and starting points of a basic animation.
  • Animator2D
    : A class for animating an array of
    Path3D
    objects. This class is one of the main classes and starting points of a basic animation.
  • SafeInvoker
    : A class holding a reference to a function to invoke in the correct thread, detected by a
    Control
    object passed to it. Useful for easier UI manipulations.
  • SafeInvoker
    : Same as
    SafeInvoker
    class but with a generic argument for the function to invoke.

For full documentation of the classes and their members, please take a look at our doxygen page at falahati.github.io.

Basic examples

ONE DIMENSIONAL ANIMATION OF A PROPERTY

Following code animates a property named

Value
of a
ProgressBar
named
pb_progress
in 5 seconds from zero to one hundred:
C#
new Animator(new Path(0, 100, 5000))
    .Play(pb_progress, Animator.KnownProperties.Value);

TWO DIMENSIONAL ANIMATION OF A PROPERTY

Following code animates a

Form
in two paths. First one moves the
Form
from (0, -100) to (100, 200) and second path waits for 3 seconds and then moved the
Form
to its initial location in 2 seconds. (
this
is a
Form
)
C#
new Animator2D(
        new Path2D(0, 100, -100, 200, 5000).ContinueTo(this.Location.ToFloat2D(), 2000, 3000))
    .Play(this, Animator2D.KnownProperties.Location);

THREE DIMENSIONAL ANIMATION OF A PROPERTY

Following code animates a property named

CustomColor
of a
Control
named
c_customLabel
in 2 seconds and after a delay of 1 second using the
AnimationFunctions.CubicEaseIn
function and with maximum of 10 frames per second.
C#
new Animator3D(
        new Path3D(Color.Blue.ToFloat3D(), Color.Red.ToFloat3D(), 2000, 1000, AnimationFunctions.CubicEaseIn), 
        FPSLimiterKnownValues.LimitTen)
    .Play(c_customLabel, "CustomColor");

KEYFRAMES

There are extension methods for

Path
,
Path2D
,
Path3D
and their arrays to let you continue the path easily and define the key frames as fast as possible. For example, following code moves a
Control
named
c_control
in a rectangular path infinitely:
C#
new Animator2D(
    new Path2D(new Float2D(100, 100), new Float2D(200, 100), 1000)
        .ContinueTo(new Float2D(200, 200), 1000)
        .ContinueTo(new Float2D(100, 200), 1000)
        .ContinueTo(new Float2D(100, 100), 1000))
{
    Repeat = true
}.Play(c_control, Animator2D.KnownProperties.Location);

CALLBACKS

It is possible to define a custom callback as frame handler as well as defining a call back to handle the end of the animation. Following example will call a method named

CustomSetMethod
for setting new values and handle the frames, and starts the animation in reverse path after its end for one more time:
var animator = new Animator(new Path(100, 200, 1000).ContinueTo(400, 500));
animator.Play(new SafeInvoker(CustomSetMethod), new SafeInvoker(() =>
{
    animator.Paths = animator.Paths.Select(path => path.Reverse()).Reverse().ToArray();
    animator.Play(new SafeInvoker(CustomSetMethod));
}));

Demo

Check the 'WinFormAnimation.Samples' project for simple usage examples. Screenshot

License

The MIT License (MIT)

Copyright (c) 2016-2020 Soroush Falahati

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