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set the shadow of object to {true | false}
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MacOS,Mac OS X,Windows,Linux
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Specifies whether a button, field, or stack window is drawn with a drop shadow.

set the shadow of field ID 18 to true
set the shadow of this stack to false

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Use the shadow property to draw a drop shadow.


The shadow of an object is true or false.

By default, the shadow of a newly created stack is set to true. The shadow of a newly created control is false by default, but may be true if it is created by the development environment. (For example, choosing Object menuNew ControlShadow Button creates a bu whose shadow is true.)


While the shadow property can be set for any control, it affects the appearance of only fields and buttons. Other controls do not display a drop shadow, regardless of the setting of their shadow property.

The shadow of a stack window is drawn by the operating system. On Mac OS, Unix, and Windows systems, the setting of a stack's shadow property has no effect.

The setting of this property for a stack affects the stack's decorations property, and vice versa. Setting a stack's shadow property determines whether its decorations property includes "noShadow" (or is "default", for window styles that normally include a drop shadow). Conversely, setting a stack's decorations property sets its shadow to true or false depending on whether the decorations includes "noShadow" (or is "default").

By default, the shadow extends 4 pixels to the left and below the object. You can change the size and direction of the drop shadow with the shadowOffset property. (The shadowOffset has no effect on stack windows.)

Changes to Revolution:

The ability to specify the shadow of a stack was added in version 2.1.

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