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Pro Silverlight 5 in VB by Matthew MacDonald

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Deep Zoom

Now that you've explored the fine details of Silverlight's audio and video support, it's time to branch out to a very different type of multimedia: Silverlight's new Deep Zoom feature.

The idea behind Deep Zoom is to present a “zoomable” interface for huge images. The typical Deep Zoom image is far too large to be shown on the screen at once at its native resolution. Initially, the Deep Zoom image is shown at a greatly reduced size, so that the user gets a bird's-eye view of the entire picture. The user can then click to zoom in on a specific spot. As the user clicks, Silverlight zooms in more and more, eventually enlarging the selected area of the image to its native resolution (and beyond) and exposing the fine details that weren't ...

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