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Drop Shadow Effects For Beginners

Posted By: Asim Sajjad     Posted Date: September 14, 2010    Points: 2   Category :Silverlight
It is very easy to create drop shadow in the expression blend. In this post I will show you how you can use the expression blend 4 to create the drop shadow of the object.DropShadowEffect is a pixel shader effect that applies a shadow behind an object. The shadow is positioned at a specified distance from the object and at a specified angle.The output of this exercise will be as shown in the Image 1.

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Wicked Code: Drag and Drop with ASP.NET AJAX


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