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HTML canvas shadowColor Property

❮ HTML Canvas Reference


Draw a red rectangle with a black shadow:



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

The numbers in the table specify the first browser version that fully supports the property.

shadowColor Yes 9.0 Yes Yes Yes

Definition and Usage

The shadowColor property sets or returns the color to use for shadows.

Note: Use the shadowColor property together with the shadowBlur property to create a shadow.

Tip: Adjust the shadow by using the shadowOffsetX and shadowOffsetY properties.

Default value: #000000
JavaScript syntax: context.shadowColor=color;

Property Values

Value Description Play it
color The CSS color value to use for shadows. Default value is #000000 Play it »

❮ HTML Canvas Reference