#533 – Using the Gradient Tool to Modify a Radial Gradient

You can use the Gradient Tool in Blend to adjust a radial gradient, as well as a linear gradient.

Below is a radial gradient that transitions from a darker green at the center of the region to a light green at the outside of the circle.

		<Border.Background>
			<RadialGradientBrush RadiusY="0.496" RadiusX="0.496">
				<GradientStop Color="#FF239D23"/>
				<GradientStop Color="#FFABD2AB" Offset="0.762"/>
				<GradientStop Color="#FFD9F1D9" Offset="1"/>
			</RadialGradientBrush>
		</Border.Background>

When you click on the Gradient Tool, you’ll see an arrow appear in Blend that represents the gradient.

As with linear gradients, you can click and drag any of the gradient stops, represented by the small circles on the arrow.  This will change the point on the radial line at which the gradient achieves the color specified for that gradient stop.

The origin of a radial gradient defaults to the center of the control.  You can change this origin by dragging the tail end of the arrow.


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Software developer in the Twin Cities area, passionate about .NET technologies. Equally passionate about my own personal projects related to family history and preservation of family stories and photos.

One Response to #533 – Using the Gradient Tool to Modify a Radial Gradient

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