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Using AJAX DropShadow control - can't set Opacity

Posted on 2013-01-26
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Just updated to the latest AJAX Toolkit and now no matter what I set the Opacity figure at (0.1 to 1), it is like the default setting is 1 and cannot be changed.  The shadow is simply black.  I need it to be Opacity of .25.  

I updated from a 2010 toolkit version, to the Jan 2013 toolkit.

The issue exists for all my projects, and exists in Firefox, Chrome and IE.

Is this a bug?


<%@ Page Title="Home Page" Language="VB" MasterPageFile="~/Site.Master" AutoEventWireup="false"
    CodeFile="Default.aspx.vb" Inherits="_Default" %>

<%@ Register Assembly="AjaxControlToolkit" Namespace="AjaxControlToolkit" TagPrefix="asp" %>

<asp:Content ID="HeaderContent" runat="server" ContentPlaceHolderID="HeadContent">
</asp:Content>
<asp:Content ID="BodyContent" runat="server" ContentPlaceHolderID="MainContent">
    <h2>
        Welcome to ASP.NET!
    </h2>
    <p>
        To learn more about ASP.NET visit <a href="http://www.asp.net" title="ASP.NET Website">www.asp.net</a>.
    </p>
    <p>
        You can also find <a href="http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=152368&amp;clcid=0x409"
            title="MSDN ASP.NET Docs">documentation on ASP.NET at MSDN</a>.
    </p>

    <asp:Panel ID="Panel1" runat="server" BackColor="Orange" ForeColor="White">
    Testing 123
    </asp:Panel>

    <asp:DropShadowExtender ID="DropShadowExtender1" runat="server" TargetControlID="Panel1" Rounded="true" Opacity=".1">
    </asp:DropShadowExtender>
    
    
    <asp:ScriptManager ID="ScriptManager1" runat="server">
    </asp:ScriptManager>
</asp:Content>

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by:badzster
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Here is a screenshot of the DropShadow
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Using Visual Studio 2010 - SP1 if that helps
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by:Roopesh Reddy
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Hi,

You need to use AjaxToolKitScriptManager instead of ScriptManager!

Check the sample code -

 <asp:Panel ID="Panel1" runat="server" BackColor="Orange" ForeColor="White">
        Testing 123
    </asp:Panel>

<asp:ToolkitScriptManager runat="server">
</asp:ToolkitScriptManager>

<asp:DropShadowExtender ID="DropShadowExtender1" runat="server" TargetControlID="Panel1" Rounded="true" Opacity=".25">
</asp:DropShadowExtender>

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Moreover, installing AjaxConrolToolKit from Nuget is easy and safe - http://roopeshreddy.wordpress.com/2012/10/07/installingconfiguring-ajaxcontroltoolkit-through-nuget/

Hope it helps u...
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badzster earned 0 total points
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Spot on!  Thanks very much...that helped a great deal.  

In the example I did use ScriptManager instead of the asp:ToolkitScriptManager...but even changing to asp:ToolkitScriptManager didn't change the shadow.  However I used the code sample you attached and it did work...turns out that the shadow will cast normally (be opaque) if you specify the opacity as .25, .5, .75, 1

If you specify .1, .2, .7 etc, then the shadow appears as it would if you entered 1.  

Your answer helped me discover this.  Thankyou.
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by:Roopesh Reddy
ID: 38823557
Hi,

Glad it helped you. So please mark it as answer then!
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by:badzster
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