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WPF Bitmap Effects in V4

Posted By:      Posted Date: September 25, 2010    Points: 0   Category :WPF

Hi All,

I realise that the WPF Bitmap Effects were deprecated as of V3. However, they did still work correctly in V3, in .NET 4 they appear to be completely broken/removed. Is this definitely the case? Also is there any way to turn them back on again? A compatibility mode maybe. 

If these have been removed, I don't understand why. Firstly they worked fine, slow but fine. In my case, speed is not an issue, I'm generating font glyph graphics using them. Most frustratingly, there doesn't seem to be an alternative to half of them only drop shadow and glow?

I'm currently building an effect group:

this.effects = new BitmapEffectGroup();
this.effects.Add(bevel); // set up elsewhere
this.effects.Add(blur); // set up elsewhere
element.BitmapEffect = this.effects;

I wouldnt mind if there were actually alternatives to this, but there doesn't seem to be, has WPF lost some functionality here?

Any help would be appreciated.

-- Rob

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