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SpotLight.OuterConeAngle Property

Gets or sets an angle that specifies the proportion of a SpotLight's cone-shaped projection outside which the light does not illuminate objects in the scene.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Media.Media3D
Assembly:  PresentationCore (in PresentationCore.dll)
XMLNS for XAML: http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation, http://schemas.microsoft.com/netfx/2007/xaml/presentation
member OuterConeAngle : float with get, set
<object OuterConeAngle="double" .../>

Property Value

Type: System.Double
The angle in degrees that specifies the proportion of a SpotLight's cone-shaped projection outside which the light does not illuminate objects in the scene. The default value is 90.

Identifier field

OuterConeAngleProperty

Metadata properties set to true

None

The intensity of the SpotLight's illumination diminishes from full illumination to none in that angle of the light's projection between the InnerConeAngle and the OuterConeAngle. The light provides no illumination outside the angle specified by this property.

Spotlight diagram

The following example shows how to create a SpotLight in a 3-D scene.

<!-- A SpotLight is used to light the scene. The InnerConeAngle and OuterConeAngle are used
     to control the size of the light cone created by the SpotLight. The Direction and Position
     properties determine where the SpotLight is pointing in the scene. In this example, the Position
     of the SpotLight is set so that the SpotLight is only illuminating the upper right-hand corner
     of the 3D object. -->
<ModelVisual3D>
  <ModelVisual3D.Content>
    <SpotLight x:Name="mySpotLight" InnerConeAngle="20" OuterConeAngle="20" Color="#FFFFFF" Direction="0,0,-1" 
      Position="1,1,6" Range="20"/>
  </ModelVisual3D.Content>
</ModelVisual3D>

The following code shows the entire sample.

<Page xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation"
  xmlns:x="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml" >
  <DockPanel>
    <Viewbox>
      <Canvas Width="321" Height="201">

        <!-- The Viewport3D provides a rendering surface for 3-D visual content. -->
        <Viewport3D ClipToBounds="True" Width="150" Height="150" Canvas.Left="0" Canvas.Top="10">

          <!-- Defines the camera used to view the 3D object. -->
          <Viewport3D.Camera>
            <PerspectiveCamera Position="0,0,2" LookDirection="0,0,-1" FieldOfView="60" />
          </Viewport3D.Camera>

          <!-- The ModelVisual3D children contain the 3D models -->
          <Viewport3D.Children>
            <!-- A SpotLight is used to light the scene. The InnerConeAngle and OuterConeAngle are used
                 to control the size of the light cone created by the SpotLight. The Direction and Position
                 properties determine where the SpotLight is pointing in the scene. In this example, the Position
                 of the SpotLight is set so that the SpotLight is only illuminating the upper right-hand corner
                 of the 3D object. -->
            <ModelVisual3D>
              <ModelVisual3D.Content>
                <SpotLight x:Name="mySpotLight" InnerConeAngle="20" OuterConeAngle="20" Color="#FFFFFF" Direction="0,0,-1" 
                  Position="1,1,6" Range="20"/>
              </ModelVisual3D.Content>
            </ModelVisual3D>
            <ModelVisual3D>
              <ModelVisual3D.Content>
                <GeometryModel3D>

                  <!-- The geometry specifes the shape of the 3D plane. In this sample, a flat sheet is created. -->
                  <GeometryModel3D.Geometry>
                    <MeshGeometry3D
                     TriangleIndices="0,1,2 3,4,5 "
                     Normals="0,0,1 0,0,1 0,0,1 0,0,1 0,0,1 0,0,1 "
                     TextureCoordinates="0,0 1,0 1,1 1,1 0,1 0,0 "
                     Positions="-0.5,-0.5,0.5 0.5,-0.5,0.5 0.5,0.5,0.5 0.5,0.5,0.5 -0.5,0.5,0.5 -0.5,-0.5,0.5 " />
                  </GeometryModel3D.Geometry>

                  <!-- The material specifies the material applied to the 3D object. In this sample a linear gradient 
                       covers the surface of the 3D object.-->
                  <GeometryModel3D.Material>
                    <MaterialGroup>
                      <DiffuseMaterial>
                        <DiffuseMaterial.Brush>
                          <LinearGradientBrush StartPoint="0,0.5" EndPoint="1,0.5">
                            <LinearGradientBrush.GradientStops>
                              <GradientStop Color="Yellow" Offset="0" />
                              <GradientStop Color="Red" Offset="0.25" />
                              <GradientStop Color="Blue" Offset="0.75" />
                              <GradientStop Color="LimeGreen" Offset="1" />
                            </LinearGradientBrush.GradientStops>
                          </LinearGradientBrush>
                        </DiffuseMaterial.Brush>
                      </DiffuseMaterial>
                    </MaterialGroup>
                  </GeometryModel3D.Material>
                </GeometryModel3D>
              </ModelVisual3D.Content>
            </ModelVisual3D>
          </Viewport3D.Children>

        </Viewport3D>
      </Canvas>
    </Viewbox>
  </DockPanel>
</Page>

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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