Creating a Magnifying Glass Effect in Silverlight
This article will show you the basics of creating a Silverlight magnifying glass control, where you will be able to position the cursor over an image and click to zoom in on the image portion under the cursor.
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The XAML here contains two image elements, the first is the original image and the second is the image as viewed through the magnifying glass. Notice how this has a scale transform applied to it:
In the C# we will need to handle the three mouse events MouseLeftButtonDown, MouseLeftButtonUp and MouseMove:
In the code we respond to the mouse events and calculate the position of the zoomed in area. The magnified area is only visible when the mouse button is pressed.
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