JavaFX Effects - DropShadow


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On applying this effect to a node, a shadow will be created behind the specified node.

The class named DropShadow of the package javafx.scene.effect represents the drop shadow effect. This class contains nine properties, which are −

  • color − This property is of Color type representing the color of the shadow.

  • blur type − This property is of the type − BlurType and it represents the type of the blur effect used to blur the shadow.

  • radius − This property is of the type double and it represents the radius of the shadow blur kernel.

  • width − This property is of the type double and it represents the width of the shadow blur kernel.

  • height − This property is of the type double and it represents the height of the shadow blur kernel.

  • input − This property is of the type Effect and it represents an input to the shadow effect.

  • spread − This property is of the type double; it represents the spread of the shadow.

  • offsetX − This property is of the type double and it represents the shadow offset in the x direction in pixels.

  • offset − This property is of the type double and it represents the shadow offset in the y direction in pixels.

Example

The following program is an example demonstrating the drop shadow effect of JavaFX. In here, we are drawing a text “Welcome to Tutorialspoint” and a circle in a scene.

To these, we are applying the drop shadow effect. Save this code in a file with the name DropShadowEffectExample.java.

import javafx.application.Application; 
import javafx.scene.Group; 
import javafx.scene.Scene; 
import javafx.scene.effect.BlurType; 
import javafx.scene.effect.DropShadow; 
import javafx.scene.paint.Color; 
import javafx.scene.shape.Circle; 
import javafx.stage.Stage; 
import javafx.scene.text.Font; 
import javafx.scene.text.FontWeight; 
import javafx.scene.text.Text; 
         
public class DropShadowEffectExample extends Application {
   @Override 
   public void start(Stage stage) {       
      //Creating a Text object 
      Text text = new Text();        
      
      //Setting font to the text 
      text.setFont(Font.font(null, FontWeight.BOLD, 40));        
      
      //setting the position of the text 
      text.setX(60); 
      text.setY(50);  
      
      //Setting the text to be embedded.  
      text.setText("Welcome to Tutorialspoint");        
      
      //Setting the color of the text 
      text.setFill(Color.DARKSEAGREEN);       
       
      //Drawing a Circle 
      Circle circle = new Circle();         
      
      //Setting the centre of the circle 
      circle.setCenterX(300.0f); 
      circle.setCenterY(160.0f); 
      
      //Setting the radius of the circle 
      circle.setRadius(100.0f); 
       
      //Instantiating the Shadow class 
      DropShadow dropShadow = new DropShadow(); 
      
      //setting the type of blur for the shadow 
      dropShadow.setBlurType(BlurType.GAUSSIAN); 
      
      //Setting color for the shadow 
      dropShadow.setColor(Color.ROSYBROWN); 
      
      //Setting the height of the shadow
      dropShadow.setHeight(5); 
      
      //Setting the width of the shadow 
      dropShadow.setWidth(5); 
      
      //Setting the radius of the shadow 
      dropShadow.setRadius(5); 
      
      //setting the offset of the shadow 
      dropShadow.setOffsetX(3); 
      dropShadow.setOffsetY(2); 
      
      //Setting the spread of the shadow 
      dropShadow.setSpread(12);  
      
      //Applying shadow effect to the text 
      text.setEffect(dropShadow);      
      
      //Applying shadow effect to the circle 
      circle.setEffect(dropShadow); 
          
      //Creating a Group object   
      Group root = new Group(circle, text);   
               
      //Creating a scene object 
      Scene scene = new Scene(root, 600, 300);  
      
      //Setting title to the Stage 
      stage.setTitle("Drop Shadow effect example"); 
         
      //Adding scene to the stage 
      stage.setScene(scene); 
         
      //Displaying the contents of the stage 
      stage.show();         
   } 
   public static void main(String args[]){ 
      launch(args);
   } 
}       

Compile and execute the saved java file from the command prompt using the following commands.

javac DropShadowEffectExample.java 
java DropShadowEffectExample    

On executing, the above program generates a JavaFX window as shown below.

Drop Shadow Effect Example
javafx_effects.htm
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