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ShdwBkgndTrans Cell (Fill Format Section)

Office 2007

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


0 - 100

Represents the percentage of transparency. The default is 0% (completely opaque).


Values are rounded to the nearest half percent. A value of 100% is completely transparent. Although a shadow with a completely transparent fill appears the same as a shadow with no fill on the drawing page, it will interact with other objects on the page in the same ways as if its transparency is 0%.

You can also set this value using the slider control in the Shadow dialog box (Format menu). This value controls the value of both the background and foreground shadow transparencies. To set these values independently, you must enter them in the ShapeSheet window.

To get a reference to the ShdwBkgndTrans cell by name from another formula, or from a program using the CellsU property, use:

Cell name:


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

Section index:


Row index:


Cell index: