This topic documents a feature of Visual Filters and Transitions, which is deprecated as of Windows Internet Explorer 9.
Displays the content of the object in grayscale.
Internet Explorer 5.5 or later Scripting object
Internet Explorer 5.5 or later
The following table lists the members exposed by the Gray object.
Attribute Property Description enabled Enabled
Sets or retrieves a value that indicates whether the filter is enabled.
You can create this effect more efficiently with the BasicImage filter.
The object that the filter is applied to must have layout before the filter effect will display. You can give the object layout by setting the height or width property, setting the position property to
absolute, setting the writingMode property to
tb-rl, or setting the contentEditable property to
You can assign multiple filters or transitions to an object by declaring each in the filter property of the object. The following div declaration assigns two filters and a
Wheeltransition to a div element.
<DIV STYLE="width:100%; filter: progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.MotionBlur(strength=13, direction=310) progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.Blur(pixelradius=2) progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.Wheel(duration=3);"> Blurry text with smudge of gray.</div>
When multiple filters are applied to an object, each filter is processed in source order, with the exception of procedural surfaces, which are computed first. To emphasize a filter's effect, place it last in source order or on the object's parent. Always place transitions last in source order.
A, ABBR, ACRONYM, ADDRESS, B, BDO, BIG, BLOCKQUOTE, BODY, BUTTON, CAPTION, CENTER, CITE, CODE, CUSTOM, DD, DEL, DFN, DIR, DIV, DL, DT, EM, FIELDSET, FONT, FORM, FRAME, hn, I, IFRAME, IMG, INPUT type=button, INPUT type=checkbox, INPUT type=file, INPUT type=image, INPUT type=password, INPUT type=radio, INPUT type=reset, INPUT type=submit, INPUT type=text, INS, KBD, LABEL, LEGEND, LI, MARQUEE, MENU, NOBR, OL, OBJECT, P, PLAINTEXT, PRE, Q, RT, RUBY, runtimeStyle, S, SAMP, SMALL, SPAN, STRIKE, STRONG, style, SUB, SUP, TABLE, TD, TEXTAREA, TH, TT, U, UL, VAR, XMP