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HTML canvas shadowOffsetX Property

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Example

Draw a rectangle with a shadow placed 20 pixels to the right (from the rectangle's left position):

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JavaScript:

var c=document.getElementById("myCanvas");
var ctx=c.getContext("2d");
ctx.shadowBlur=10;
ctx.shadowOffsetX=20;
ctx.shadowColor="black";
ctx.fillStyle="red";
ctx.fillRect(20,20,100,80);

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Browser Support

Internet Explorer Firefox Opera Google Chrome Safari

Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Opera, Chrome, and Safari support the shadowOffsetX property.

Note: Internet Explorer 8 and earlier versions, do not support the <canvas> element.


Definition and Usage

The shadowOffsetX property sets or returns the horizontal distance of the shadow from the shape.

shadowOffsetX=0 indicates that the shadow is right behind the shape.

shadowOffsetX=20 indicates that the shadow starts 20 pixels to the right (from the shape's left position).

shadowOffsetX=-20 indicates that the shadow starts 20 pixels to the left (from the shape's left position).

Tip: To adjust the vertical distance of the shadow from the shape, use the shadowOffsetY property.

Default value: 0
JavaScript syntax: context.shadowOffsetX=number;

Property Values

Value Description Play it
number A positive or negative number that defines the horizontal distance of the shadow from the shape Play it »

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