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Effect Property

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)

public Effect Effect { 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: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5 SP1, 3.0 SP2

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1
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