One of the themes in WPF is extending what you can do declaratively. Whether you're using styles, resources, or data binding, you'll find that you can do quite a bit without resorting to code.

Triggers are another example of this trend. Using triggers, you can automate simple style changes that would ordinarily require boilerplate event-handling logic. For example, you can react when a property is changed and adjust a style automatically.

Triggers are linked to styles through the Style.Triggers collection. Every style can have an unlimited number of triggers, and each trigger is an instance of a class that derives from System.Windows.TriggerBase. WPF gives you the choices listed in Table 12-2.

You can apply triggers directly to elements, ...

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