Ive seen other similiar issues but they alwayse seem to be doing this in XAML, since this is in an event handler I need to figure out the answer in c#. basically I just need the sending menu item to blink red.
ColorAnimation ca = new ColorAnimation()
From = Color.FromRgb(0, 0, 0),
To = Color.FromRgb(255,0,0),
AutoReverse = true,
RepeatBehavior = new RepeatBehavior(3),
(sender as MenuItem).Foreground.BeginAnimation(SolidColorBrush.ColorProperty, ca);
You would have to assign a mutable
SolidColorBrush instance to the element's
Foreground property before it can be animated, either in XAML or in code behind:
var item = (MenuItem)sender; item.Foreground = new SolidColorBrush(Colors.Black); item.Foreground.BeginAnimation(SolidColorBrush.ColorProperty, ca);
If you animate from the current color value (e.g.
Black here), you don't have to set the
From property of the animation.
Note also that you shouldn't use the
as operator without checking whether the result is
null. Better use an explicit type cast instead of
as, because in case
sender is not a
MenuItem, you would correctly get an
InvalidCastException instead of a