Defines methods for implementing custom animator objects.
- iOS 10.0+
- tvOS 10.0+
UIView protocol defines the methods for implementing the basic flow control for animations, including the ability to start, stop, and pause animations. There are also several properties for reflecting the current state of the animation and for modifying that state while an animation is in progress.
Normally, you use the methods of this protocol to manage animations associated with a
UIView object. Specifically, you use these methods to start and stop your animations, to reverse animations, and to change the completion progress of the animation. You might also use these capabilities to implement interactive animations. You can also adopt this protocol to implement custom animator objects.
Animator objects move through a set of states during the processing of a set of animations. These states define the animator’s behavior, including how it handles changes. When implementing your own animators, you must respect these state transitions and keep the
state property updated accurately. Figure 1 shows the states and the state transitions that occur.
The inactive state is the animator’s initial state. Every newly created animator starts off in the inactive state. Similarly, an animator that has finished its animations returns to the inactive state. While in the inactive state, you configure the animations that you want to execute for the full duration that you specify.
When you call the
pause method, the animator moves to the active state. An animator in this state is either running its animations or is paused so that you can modify those animations. When the current animations run to their intended end, the animator returns to the inactive state so that it can be reconfigured with a new set of animations.
stop method stops any running animations and updates the properties of the corresponding views to their current in-progress values. After calling this method, the animator object moves to the stopped or inactive state and must be reconfigured before it can be used again.