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Windows® Phone 8 Unleashed by Daniel Vaughan

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Viewing High-Resolution Images with the MultiScaleImage Element

Providing web content optimized for mobile devices is an important challenge facing developers today. The high cost of data plans and relatively low connection speeds provided by many telcos mean phone app developers need to be mindful of techniques that can minimize network usage.

The MultiScaleImage class is one of the key elements of Silverlight’s Deep Zoom technology. Deep Zoom allows an application to interactively view high-resolution images and to limit the download of image content to portions of an image that are being viewed on the screen and at a resolution appropriate to the scale of the image at the time.

Downloading only part of an image can vastly decrease the time ...

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