SfPulsingTile

SfPulsingTile control allows to create a tile similar to Music and Video hub tile in Windows Phone. The content zooms in/out randomly with random translation in X and Y axis.

Features

Animation properties are completely customizable

Getting Started

This section explains how to create a Windows Phone “Music” tile using SfPulsing control.

Adding SfSplitMosaicTile control

Create a Universal Windows Platform project in Visual Studio and refer to the following assemblies.

  • Syncfusion.SfHubTile.UWP

  • Syncfusion.SfShared.UWP

1.Include the namespace for Syncfusion.SfHubTile.UWP assembly in MainPage.xaml

<Page xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation"

xmlns:x="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml"

xmlns:notification="using:Syncfusion.UI.Xaml.Controls.Notification">

2.Now add the SfPulsingTile control with a required optimal name using the included namespace

<notification:SfPulsingTile x:Name="pulsingTile">
SfPulsingTile pulsingTile = new SfPulsingTile();
Dim pulsingTile As New SfPulsingTile()

Adding image to the tile

Set the image as Content of SfPulsingTile as given below:

<notification:SfPulsingTile Width="183" Height="173"
                            Header="Pulsing tile">
                            
<Image Source="Assets/PulsingTile.jpg" Stretch="UniformToFill"
       VerticalAlignment="Center" HorizontalAlignment="Center"
       Height="200" />
       
</notification:SfPulsingTile>
SfPulsingTile pulsingTile = new SfPulsingTile() { Width = 183, Height = 173, Header = "Pulsing tile" };

  pulsingTile.Content = new Image() { Source = new BitmapImage(new Uri(@"ms-appx:///Assets/PulsingTile.jpg", UriKind.RelativeOrAbsolute)),Height=200 , Stretch = Stretch.UniformToFill };
Dim pulsingTile As New SfPulsingTile() With {
	  .Width = 183,
	  .Height = 173,
	  .Header = "Pulsing tile"
  }

   pulsingTile.Content = New Image() With {
				.Source = New BitmapImage(New Uri("ms-appx:///Assets/PulsingTile.jpg", UriKind.RelativeOrAbsolute)),
				.Height=200,
				.Stretch = Stretch.UniformToFill
			}

Pulsing tile displayed bitmap

Applying zoom animation

Adjusts the values of properties such as PulseScale, RadiusX and RadiusY.

<notification:SfPulsingTile Width="183" Height="173"
                            Header="Pulsing tile" RadiusX="0"
                            RadiusY="0" PulseScale="2">
                            
<Image Source="Assets/PulsingTile.jpg" Stretch="UniformToFill"
       VerticalAlignment="Center" HorizontalAlignment="Center"
       Height="200" />
       
</notification:SfPulsingTile>
SfPulsingTile pulsingTile = new SfPulsingTile() { Width = 183, Height = 173, Header = "Pulsing tile", RadiusX = 0, RadiusY = 0, PulseScale = 2};

 pulsingTile.Content = new Image() { Source = new BitmapImage(new Uri(@"ms-appx:///Assets/PulsingTile.jpg", UriKind.RelativeOrAbsolute)),Height=200 , Stretch = Stretch.UniformToFill };
Dim pulsingTile As New SfPulsingTile() With {
	 .Width = 183,
	 .Height = 173,
	 .Header = "Pulsing tile",
	 .RadiusX = 0,
	 .RadiusY = 0,
	 .PulseScale = 2
 }

pulsingTile.Content = New Image() With {
				.Source = New BitmapImage(New Uri("ms-appx:///Assets/PulsingTile.jpg", UriKind.RelativeOrAbsolute)),
				.Height=200,
				.Stretch = Stretch.UniformToFill}

Pulsing tile zoom displayed bitmap content

Configuring the tile

SfSplitMosaicTile can be configured with header and images as follows:

Setting the header

Header property is used to set a display text at the bottom of the tile.

<notification:SfPulsingTile Header="Pulsing tile" x:Name="pulsingTile"/>
pulsingTile.Header = "Pulsing Tile";
pulsingTile.Header = "Pulsing Tile"

Pulsing tile displayed header

Setting the content

Animation is performed on the content of pulsing tile regardless of its type. Here is an example to set an image as content of pulsing tile.

<notification:SfPulsingTile Header="Pulsing tile" x:Name="pulsingTile">

<Image Source="Assets/PulsingTile.jpg" Stretch="UniformToFill" VerticalAlignment="Center"

HorizontalAlignment="Center"/>

</notification:SfPulsingTile>
SfPulsingTile pulsingTile = new SfPulsingTile() { Width = 183, Height = 173, Header = "Pulsing tile" };

pulsingTile.Content = new Image() { Source = new BitmapImage(new Uri(@"ms-appx:///Assets/PulsingTile.jpg", UriKind.RelativeOrAbsolute)),Height=200 , Stretch = Stretch.UniformToFill };
Dim pulsingTile As New SfPulsingTile() With {
	.Width = 183,
	.Height = 173,
	.Header = "Pulsing tile"
}

pulsingTile.Content = New Image() With {
	.Source = New BitmapImage(New Uri("ms-appx:///Assets/PulsingTile.jpg", UriKind.RelativeOrAbsolute)),
	.Height=200,
	.Stretch = Stretch.UniformToFill
}

Pulsing tile displayed bitmap content

Customizing animation

The animation properties that can be changed are pulsing depth, pulsing duration, translation duration, height and width.

Pulse depth

PulseScale property specifies the range of translation in the x- and y-axis while pulsing the content.

<notification:SfPulsingTile PulseScale="1.2" x:Name="pulsingTile">

<Image Source="Assets/PulsingTile.jpg" Stretch="UniformToFill"
       VerticalAlignment="Center" HorizontalAlignment="Center" Height="150" />

</notification:SfPulsingTile>
pulsingTile.PulseScale = 1.2;
pulsingTile.PulseScale = 1.2

Pulse duration

PulseDuration property specifies the time taken for a single scaling animation to complete in pulsing tile. Animation happens repeatedly if it is not frozen.

<notification:SfPulsingTile Height="150" Width="150"
                            PulseDuration="0:0:2" PulseScale="1.2" x:Name="pulsingTile">

<Image Source="Assets/PulsingTile.jpg" Stretch="UniformToFill"
       VerticalAlignment="Center" HorizontalAlignment="Center" Height="150" />

</notification:SfPulsingTile>
pulsingTile.PulseDuration = TimeSpan.FromSeconds(2);
pulsingTile.PulseDuration = TimeSpan.FromSeconds(2)

Translation width

RadiusX property specifies the range of translation in pulsing tile along x-axis.

<notification:SfPulsingTile RadiusX="2" x:Name="pulsingTile">

<Image Source="Assets/PulsingTile.jpg" Stretch="UniformToFill"
       VerticalAlignment="Center" HorizontalAlignment="Center" Height="150" />

</notification:SfPulsingTile>
pulsingTile.RadiusX = 2.0;
pulsingTile.RadiusX = 2.0

Translation height

RadiusY property specifies the range of translation in pulsing tile along y-axis.

<notification:SfPulsingTile RadiusY="2" x:Name="pulsingTile">

<Image Source="Assets/PulsingTile.jpg" Stretch="UniformToFill"
       VerticalAlignment="Center" HorizontalAlignment="Center" Height="150" />

</notification:SfPulsingTile>
pulsingTile.RadiusY = 2.0;
pulsingTile.RadiusY = 2.0

Translation duration

TranslateDuration property specifies the time taken for a single translation animation to complete in pulsing tile. Animation happens repeatedly if it is not frozen.

<notification:SfPulsingTile RadiusX="2" RadiusY="2" TranslationDuration="0:0:2" x:Name="pulsingTile">

<Image Source="Assets/PulsingTile.jpg" Stretch="UniformToFill"
       VerticalAlignment="Center" HorizontalAlignment="Center" Height="150" />

</notification:SfPulsingTile>
pulsingTile.TranslationDuration = TimeSpan.FromSeconds(2);
pulsingTile.TranslationDuration = TimeSpan.FromSeconds(2)

Flip effect customization, tile click & command, pausing and resuming animation, AccentBrush, TitleStyle topics are available under HubTileBase section.