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FillFormat.GradientDegree Property (PowerPoint)

office 365 dev account|Last Updated: 6/12/2017
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Returns a value that indicates how dark or light a one-color gradient fill is. Read-only.


expression. GradientDegree

expression A variable that represents a FillFormat object.

Return Value



A value of 0 (zero) means that black is mixed in with the shape's foreground color to form the gradient; a value of 1 means that white is mixed in; and values between 0 and 1 mean that a darker or lighter shade of the foreground color is mixed in.

This property is read-only. Use the OneColorGradient method to set the gradient degree for the fill.


This example adds a rectangle to myDocument and sets the degree of its fill gradient to match that of the shape named "Rectangle 2." If Rectangle 2 doesn't have a one-color gradient fill, this example fails.

Set myDocument = ActivePresentation.Slides(1)

With myDocument.Shapes

    gradDegree1 = .Item("Rectangle 2").Fill.GradientDegree

    With .AddShape(msoShapeRectangle, 0, 0, 40, 80).Fill

        .ForeColor.RGB = RGB(128, 0, 0)

        .OneColorGradient msoGradientHorizontal, 1, gradDegree1

    End With

End With

See also


FillFormat Object

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