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Bitmap Effects In WPF - Part III

Posted by Diptimaya Patra Articles | WPF April 08, 2010
In previous article we saw remaining three effects DropShadow, Bevel and Emboss. In this article we will see how to group effects, and we will see how we can achieve the effects with triggers.
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Group Effects

Suppose we need multiple effects for controls. We can achieve this by grouping the effects.

If you see in XAML behind, we have this:

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Let's see how we can group multiple effects.

Let's say we need DropShadow as well as OuterGlow Bitmap effect for a TextBlock then how can we achieve this!

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As you see in above XAML display, we have both effects with different colors.

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Like this you can do effect combinations based on your imagination!

Effect When Event is Triggered

An effect can be triggered by an event, such as MouseOver, Focus, etc.

Let's have two triggers for two different controls, first one will be for image when we MouseOver the Image would have OuterGlow and the second one will be for a Focused and it would have OuterGlow effect.

Let's do it!

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And to apply the styles use as following:

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Now we can have the following effects when MouseOver or Focus for respective controls.

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Hope this article helps.

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