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The RadLightBox control provides options for using advanced animations, which are transitions between the images.You can apply animation effects when you show an image, navigate to the next or previous images and when you hide the image.The four different properties that control the animation effects are ShowAnimation, NextAnimation,PrevAnimation and HideAnimation. Each property provides a list with a different animation types.

You can additionally modify the animation effects by using the Easing and Speed properties.Those properties are applicable for ShowAnimationSettings, NextAnimationSettings,PrevAnimationSettings and HideAnimationSettings sub properties of the AnimationSettings property.

Example 1 gives you a better look how to use these properties and Figure 1 shows the output.

<AnimationSettings NextAnimation="Blocks" HideAnimation="Blocks" PrevAnimation="Blocks" ShowAnimation="Blocks">
    <HideAnimationSettings Easing="EaseInOutSine" Speed="1000" />
    <NextAnimationSettings Easing="EaseInOutSine" Speed="1000" />
    <PrevAnimationSettings Easing="EaseInOutSine" Speed="1000" />
    <ShowAnimationSettings Easing="EaseInOutSine" Speed="1000" />

Figure 1: Blocks animation in action.


Animation Types

The ShowAnimation, NextAnimation, PrevAnimation and HideAnimation properties allow you to choose an animation effect. RadLightBox offers 14 different animation effects, which will apply a different effect between the image transitions. You can check out the different animation effects in the live example and Table 1 shows the different animations.

Table 1: All available animation effects.

Fade Resize Blocks BigBlocks
SmallBlocks HorizontalResize VerticalResize DiagonalResize
HorizontalSlide VerticalSlide HorizontalStripes VerticalStripes
CollapsingHorizontalStripes CollapsingVerticalStripes


Easing functions makes animation look more realistic by controlling the rate of the transition between the images.The simplest easing function, the line, is linear interpolation at constant rate.More advanced easing functions can have accelerating or decelerating at the beginning, the end or both.You could read the following MSDN Easing Function help article, which provides detailed information about the different easing functions. Table 2 shows the different easing functions.

Table 2: All available easing functions.

Linear EaseInSine EaseOutSine EaseInOutSine
EaseInQuad EaseOutQuad EaseInOutQuad EaseInCubic
EaseOutCubic EaseInOutCubic EaseInQuart EaseOutQuart
EaseInOutQuart EaseInQuint EaseOutQuint EaseInOutQuint
EaseInExpo EaseOutExpo EaseInOutExpo EaseInCirc
EaseOutCirc EaseInOutCirc EaseInBack EaseOutBack
EaseInOutBack EaseInElastic EaseOutElastic EaseInOutElastic
EaseInBounce EaseOutBounce EaseInOutBounce


The Speed property determines the duration of the animation, measured in milliseconds.

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