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UIElement.Effect Property

Gets or sets the bitmap effect to apply to the UIElement. This is a dependency property.

Namespace:  System.Windows
Assembly:  PresentationCore (in PresentationCore.dll)

member Effect : Effect with get, set

Property Value

Type: System.Windows.Media.Effects.Effect
An Effect that represents the bitmap effect.

Identifier field


Metadata properties set to true


Use the Effect property to apply a bitmap effect to a UIElement.

The following XAML shows how to assign a custom ShaderEffect to the Effect property.

<Window x:Class="ShaderEffectDemo.Window1"
    Title="Window1" Height="300" Width="300">
        <local:ThresholdEffect x:Key="thresholdEffect" Threshold="0.25" BlankColor="Orange" />

    <Grid Effect="{StaticResource thresholdEffect}">


.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1, 3.0 SP2

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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