Drop Shadow example in WPF

November 17, 2015 0 Comments

In this article, I will show you, How to create Shadow of controls. Through this, we can show 3d view of control. First of all, I will apply this style on manually created designs like Ellipse, Rectangle etc. After that I will apply same things on controls. So, add a new window in the project. Add this code in between the <grid> ...</grid> section of xaml file.



 <Rectangle Height="150" Width="150" Stroke="Black" StrokeThickness="2">
            <Rectangle.BitmapEffect>
                <DropShadowBitmapEffect Color="Black" Direction="-50" ShadowDepth="40" Softness=".8"/>
               
            </Rectangle.BitmapEffect>
            <Rectangle.Fill>
                <ImageBrush ImageSource="apple.png"/>
               
            </Rectangle.Fill>
        </Rectangle>      

BitmapEffect creates the shadow effect behind the object. In the above-mentioned code we have Direction attribute. With the help of Direction attribute we can show shadow of control at user defined position. 

<Button Width="150" Margin="71,167,71,59">
            <Button.BitmapEffect>
                <DropShadowBitmapEffect Color="Black" Direction="-50" ShadowDepth="40" Softness=".7"/>
            </Button.BitmapEffect>
            <Image Source="apple.png" Stretch="Fill"/>


Code generates the following output

Drop Shadow example in WPF

Jacob Lefore

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