shape with shadow

by Benjamin » Wed, 16 Dec 2009 02:20:18 GMT

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 Hey guys,

how can i add shadow to a shape?

My shape.xml:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<shape xmlns:android="" ;
        <gradient android:startColor="#272828" android:endColor="#272828"
                android:angle="90" />

        <padding android:left="0px" android:top="10px" android:right="0px"
                android:bottom="10px" />

        <corners android:bottomRightRadius="30px"
                android:bottomLeftRadius="30px" android:topLeftRadius="0.1dp"
                android:topRightRadius="0.1dp" />

I tried to add this shape as background to a linearlayout. After this
i added following style to the linearlayout:

<style name="shape_with_shadow">
                <item name="android:background">@drawable/shape</item>
                <item name="android:shadowColor">#ff00ff</item>
                <item name="android:shadowDx">1.2</item>
                <item name="android:shadowRadius">1.5</item>

But i don't se any shadow.  How can i fix that?

please help, thanks


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