CanvasRenderingContext2D.shadowOffsetX

The CanvasRenderingContext2D.shadowOffsetX property of the Canvas 2D API specifies the distance that shadows will be offset horizontally.

Note: Shadows are only drawn if the shadowColor property is set to a non-transparent value. One of the shadowBlur, shadowOffsetX, or shadowOffsetY properties must be non-zero, as well.

Syntax

ctx.shadowOffsetX = offset;
offset
A float specifying the distance that shadows will be offset horizontally. Positive values are to the right, and negative to the left. The default value is 0 (no horizontal offset). Infinity and NaN values are ignored.

Examples

Moving a shadow horizontally

This example adds a blurred shadow to a rectangle. The shadowColor property sets its color, shadowOffsetX sets its offset 25 units to the right, and shadowBlur gives it a blur level of 10.

HTML

<canvas id="canvas"></canvas>

JavaScript

const canvas = document.getElementById('canvas');
const ctx = canvas.getContext('2d');

// Shadow
ctx.shadowColor = 'red';
ctx.shadowOffsetX = 25;
ctx.shadowBlur = 10;

// Rectangle
ctx.fillStyle = 'blue';
ctx.fillRect(20, 20, 150, 100);

Result

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
HTML Living Standard
The definition of 'CanvasRenderingContext2D.shadowOffsetX' in that specification.
Living Standard  

Browser compatibility

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Basic supportChrome Full support YesEdge Full support 12Firefox Full support YesIE Full support YesOpera Full support YesSafari Full support YesWebView Android Full support YesChrome Android Full support YesEdge Mobile Full support YesFirefox Android Full support YesOpera Android Full support YesSafari iOS Full support YesSamsung Internet Android Full support Yes

Legend

Full support  
Full support

See also

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