Text shadow for IE

By : J.D
Source: Stackoverflow.com
Question!

I am building a website and I am using the text-shadow function, however it doesnt work for IE.

Graphic:

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text-shadow: 0.1em 0.1em 0.2em black;

Is there any solution or hack to over come this, or something that mimics the text-shadow function for IE.

By : J.D


Answers
For some versions of IE, Dropshadow filter may do what you need:

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms532985%28v=vs.85%29.aspx

By : Osvaldo


I was looking for a cross-browser text-stroke solution that works when overlaid on background images. think I have a solution for this that doesn't involve extra mark-up, js and works in IE7-9 (I haven't tested 6), and doesn't cause aliasing problems.

This is a combination of using CSS3 text-shadow, which has good support except IE, then using a combination of filters for IE. CSS3 text-stroke support is poor at the moment.

IE Filters:

The glow filter looks terrible, so I didn't use that.

David Hewitt's answer involved adding dropshadow filters in a combination of directions. ClearType is then removed unfortunately so we end up with badly aliased text.

I then combined some of the elements suggested on useragentman with the dropshadow filters.

Putting it together

This example would be black text with a white stroke. I'm using conditional HTML classes by the way to target IE (http://paulirish.com/2008/conditional-stylesheets-vs-css-hacks-answer-neither/).

#myelement {
    color: #000000;
    text-shadow:
    -1px -1px 0 #ffffff,  
    1px -1px 0 #ffffff,
    -1px 1px 0 #ffffff,
    1px 1px 0 #ffffff;
}

html.ie7 #myelement,
html.ie8 #myelement,
html.ie9 #myelement {
    background-color: white;
    filter: progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.Chroma(color='white') progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.Alpha(opacity=100) progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.dropshadow(color=#ffffff,offX=1,offY=1) progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.dropshadow(color=#ffffff,offX=-1,offY=1) progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.dropshadow(color=#ffffff,offX=1,offY=-1) progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.dropshadow(color=#ffffff,offX=-1,offY=-1);
    zoom: 1;
}
By : crdunst


The IE filter class also puts a shadow on any background images you have. For instance, I have an H1 tag that has a line as part of the background, when I put the IE text shadow filter on, the line in the background inherits that shadow.



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