To be able to create animated visual transitions between Web pages. To be able to modify filters dynamically, using DHTML. Prentice Hall, Inc. All rights. DHTML Filter Session There are two types of filters: visual filter and transitions. A visual filter affects the appearance of the content. greater variety of special effects. To be able to create animated visual transitions between Web pages. To be able to modify filters dynamically, using DHTML.

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In the following example, the opacity of the content of an object is dynamically changed by changing the opacity property of the Alpha filter. The play method then invokes the transition.

By combining filters and transitions with basic scripting, you have a powerful tool for creating visually engaging and interactive documents.

You can also apply a filter to the BODY element. You can apply an interpage transition to a page when it is loaded or exited using the same transitions described vhtml the Transitions section above.

This allows changes to be made without affecting the display immediately.

Filters and Transitions

If you change the position of the object, the play method moves the initial content to the new position, and then makes a transition to the new content. Some filters use transparency to create a visual effect. Filters are applied to HTML controls through the filter property. Another benefit of filters is that they are easier to author and can be applied to entire classes of elements, because they use the declarative and inherited syntax of CSS.

Processing time is required to calculate the trransitions of filter effects, and some effects require more time than others to apply. The BasicImage and MotionBlur filters are both applied to the object. This raises the question, “Why use filters if script can do the job?


Visual effects can be animated using a timer script. The Style object also has a filter property. This example also demonstrates the difference between asynchronous and synchronous changes. The script then sets an alternative transitioms and calls the play method on the filter to proceed with the transition.

By continuing to browse this site, you agree to this use. If you are developing your site for multiple browsers, then it may not be a good idea to use CSS filters because there is a possibility that it would not give any advantage.

These filters may not work in your browser. The following examples provide a glimpse of the versatile effects provided by filters. X-Ray effect grayscales and flattens the color depth.

Introduction to Filters and Transitions (Internet Explorer)

The BODY element automatically has layout because it specifically contains the client area of the window. It is important to consider performance when designing Web pages with filters. Like other object model collections, the filters collection supports several kinds of access. The default value is left.

You can apply one or more filter effects to a group of objects by wrapping them in a parent element which has one or more filters applied to it. As interactive objects, links can change state in response to mouse events, as this example demonstrates.

This is a filter that lies in between Dropshadow and Glow. Additional changes to that collection’s filter string modify the new string. The Alpha filter is a good example of a visual filter. Although the actual src property changes immediately, the display of filterw object isn’t fully updated until the new image is completely downloaded. Also, if the shape of the new content is changed, the play method clips the filtets content to the new size and then makes a transition to the new content.

The filter property is a string of filter descriptions that uses a function-like notation, but you do not need to know script to implement this property.


One example is changing the filterz attribute of an image to display a new image on-screen. Flip effect is used to create a mirror image of the object.

Static visual filters affect the display of content, while transitions affect the way content changes in an object are displayed. Number of pixels the drop shadow is offset from the visual object, along the y-axis. Invert effect is used to map the colors of the object to their opposite values in the color spectrum, i.

For complex filter manipulation, you must keep track of the current states of the filter collections. You can use it with scrollbars also. Some objects, like form controls, have layout by default. Writing to this property overwrites the existing value, and the browser renders the new string immediately. Just as programs such as Microsoft PowerPoint enable transitions between slides, you can provide wipes and fades, and create custom transitions when the content on dhmtl Web page changes.

Filters are considered subobjects of the object to which they are attached.

Dynamic HTML: Filters and Transitions

The collection can be accessed like any other object model collection. It also avoids future name clashes with other CSS parsers. Web authors often use multiple graphics to indicate a user state for a single element, filtfrs as a navigation bar button. Invert Maps the colors of the object to their opposite value in the color spectrum. The syntax for interpage transitions consists of two parts: The following example shows how to perform an automatic slide show of images.

The following example demonstrates the versatility of visual effects that you can use in Internet Explorer. The -ms-filter Attribute is an extension to CSS.