SunShadow helps to calculate the amount of sun or shade for a three-dimensional surface or a two-dimensional gridded surface. A sun shadow specifies the brightness or darkness for each cell on a raster grid. This depends on how a cell is positioned with respect to a light source, for example, the sun.


Table 1 lists the elements that can contain, or be contained by, a SunShadow element.

Table 1. Context
Contained by Element Contains





Table 2 lists the attributes of a SunShadow.
Table 2. Attributes
Attributes Description
enable Represents a Boolean value. Set as True to enable the sunshadow effect, else set as False.


This example specifies a grid image style that contains a RenderStyle of type LUTColor, a Custom DataTransform having a collection of six color breaks, and a collection of three grid inflection points.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<NamedStyle xmlns="" version="MXP_WorkSpace_1_5">
   <GridStyle id="migridstyle" name="migridstyle" contrast="0.5" brightness="0.5" opacity="1" grayscale="false" show-hillshade="false" null-color="black" null-transparent="true">
      <RenderStyle type="LUTColor" underviewInterpolation="None">
         <Component type="color" field="0" band="1" dataTransform="MapInfoDataTransform">
            <SunShadow enable="True" />
            <Highlight enable="True" />
         <DataTransform type="Custom" name="MapInfoDataTransform">
               <ColorBreak value="-182.586959838867" color="#0000ff" />
               <ColorBreak value="57420.302986145" color="#1919ff" />
               <ColorBreak value="115023.192932129" color="#5e5eff" />
               <ColorBreak value="172626.082878113" color="#eeeeff" />
               <ColorBreak value="230228.972824097" color="#7f7f7f" />
               <ColorBreak value="287831.862770081" color="#a5a5a5" />
         <GridInflection value="0.4" color="yellow" />
         <GridInflection value="0.5" color="green" />
         <GridInflection value="0.6" color="blue" />