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How to manage surface lighting

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Starting from version 2 of the control, you can decide from which direction the light impacts the 3d button surface. The simplest way to change the light direction at design-time is to use, inside 3D Button Visual Editor, the Lighting tab. At run-time each of these properties can be referenced by name.

Note: The images below have hot links to take you to explanations of the various button settings.

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Item name

Description

Corresponding property


Light direction

The direction from which the light impacts the control

LightDirection


Use spotlight

Adds/removes a spotlight to surfaces that, by default, don't have it

SpotlightVisible


Spotlight color

Spotlight color

SpotlightColor


"Change..." button

This button will open the color choice dialog box

 


Spotlight type

The type of spotlight

SpotlightType


Spotlight offset Horiz

Horizontal offset applied to the spotlight

SpotlightOffsetX


Spotlight offset Vert

Vertical offset applied to the spotlight

SpotlightOffsetY


Spotlight resize Width

Horizontal resize applied to the spotlight

SpotlightResizeWidth


Spotlight resize Height

Vertical resize applied to the spotlight

SpotlightResizeHeight