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Silverlight Page Flip Navigation

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It describes page to page navigation with flip animation in Silverlight


This article describes how to navigate between pages with flip animation in Silverlight.

Using the Code

The flip animation can be done with the help of PlaneProjection from the namespace System.Windows.Media. You must use the below code snippet in all the XAML pages that needs the flip animation:

   <PlaneProjection x:Name="Projection"/>

And in the code base, add a double animation storyboard to flip the page: 

DoubleAnimation daY1 = new DoubleAnimation { From = 0.00, To = 90.00 };
Storyboard.SetTargetName(daY1, "Projection");
Storyboard.SetTargetProperty(daY1, new PropertyPath("RotationX"));
this.Resources.Add("EndOfPage", stb1);
Storyboard stb = new Storyboard();
stb.Duration = new Duration(TimeSpan.FromSeconds(1));
stb.SpeedRatio = 3;
DoubleAnimation daY = new DoubleAnimation { From = -90.00, To = 0.00 };
Storyboard.SetTargetName(daY, "Projection");
Storyboard.SetTargetProperty(daY, new PropertyPath("RotationX"));
this.Resources.Add("StartOfPage", stb);

And use this method to navigate from page to page:

public void SwitchToPage(UserControl p)
    NextPage = p;
    if (CurrentPage != p)
        Storyboard currStb = CurrentPage.Resources["EndOfPage"] as Storyboard;
        currStb.Completed += new EventHandler(currStb_Completed);


  • 21st July, 2009: Initial post


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About the Authors

Venkatesan Jagadisan
Software Developer iSOFT
India India
Working as a Software Engineer in iSOFT at Chennai, India.

Balaji Ganesaan
Software Developer (Senior) iSOFT
India India
Working as a Senior Software Engineer in iSOFT at Chennai, India.

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BugI need Help with public void SwitchToPage(UserControl p) in Pin
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GeneralMy vote of 2 Pin
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GeneralMy vote of 1 Pin
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QuestionExcellent Article,but one question! Pin
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AnswerRe: Excellent Article,but one question! Pin
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QuestionGood work but i dont know what am I missing Pin
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Generaldocumentation please Pin
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Generalcool code Pin
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