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ShdwBkgnd cell (Fill Format section)

ShdwBkgnd cell (Fill Format section)

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Determines the color used for the background (fill) of the shape's drop shadow fill pattern.


To set the color, enter a number from 0 to 23, which is an index into a collection of colors. You can view the collection in the Color Palette dialog box (click Color Palette on the Tools menu).

To enter a custom color, use the RGB or HSL function. The value of a custom color is its RGB color, and RGB(r, g, b), rather than a number, will be shown in the ShapeSheet window. When used in numeric operations, custom colors have values of 24 and above.

You can set the transparency of the background color of the shape's drop shadow fill pattern in the ShdwBkgndTrans cell.

To reference the ShdwBkgnd cell by name from another formula, or from a program using the Cells property, use:

Cell name:


To reference the ShdwBkgnd cell by index from a program, use the CellsSRC property with the following arguments:

Section index:


Row index:


Cell index: