Controlling Graphic Effects in Scripts

Timothy Bleiler bleiler at
Fri Aug 26 10:46:29 EDT 2011

Wow I'm tired!

The script that doesn't work is supposed to be:

on mouseUp
   get the Properties of me
  set the Dropshadow of me to EMPTY
end mouseUp

The other one is obviously wrong.


On Aug 26, 2011, at 10:31 AM, Timothy Bleiler wrote:

> Hi,
> This is pretty weird. I was having trouble setting the dropShadow to  
> empty. It seemed not to work sometimes. I've isolated the problem to  
> this -
> Create a button with the dropShadow property set from the property  
> inspector.
> Put this script into the button
> on mouseUp
>   get the Properties of me
>  SET THE Dropshadow of me to it
> end mouseUp
> What I'm seeing is that commenting out the first line allows the  
> dropShadow to be set to empty.
> With the first line in, the dropShadow doesn't change.
> Is this a bug? Or is there some reason for this?
> Tim Bleiler, Ph.D.
> Instructional Designer, HSIT
> University at Buffalo
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