Information
The topic you requested is included in another documentation set. For convenience, it's displayed below. Choose Switch to see the topic in its original location.

ScaleTransform Class

Scales an object in the 2-D x-y coordinate system.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Media
Assembly:  PresentationCore (in PresentationCore.dll)
XMLNS for XAML: http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation, http://schemas.microsoft.com/netfx/2007/xaml/presentation

public sealed class ScaleTransform : Transform
<ScaleTransform .../>

Use a ScaleTransform to stretch or shrink an object horizontally or vertically. The ScaleX property specifies by how much to stretch or shrink an object along the x-axis, and the ScaleY property specifies by how much to stretch or shrink an object along the y-axis. Scale operations are centered on the point specified by the CenterX and CenterY properties.

Freezable Features: Because it inherits from the Freezable class, the ScaleTransform class provides several special features: ScaleTransform objects can be declared as resources, shared among multiple objects, made read-only to improve performance, cloned, and made thread-safe. For more information about the different features provided by Freezable objects, see Freezable Objects Overview.

This example shows how to use a ScaleTransform to scale an element.

Use the ScaleX and ScaleY properties to resize the element by the factor you specify. For example, a ScaleX value of 1.5 stretches the element to 150 percent of its original width. A ScaleY value of 0.5 shrinks the height of an element by 50 percent.

Use the CenterX and CenterY properties to specify the point that is the center of the scale operation. By default, a ScaleTransform is centered at the point (0,0), which corresponds to the upper-left corner of the rectangle. This has the effect of moving the element and also of making it appear larger, because when you apply a Transform, you change the coordinate space in which the object resides.

The following example uses a ScaleTransform to double the size of a 50-by-50 Rectangle. The ScaleTransform has a value of 0 (the default) for both CenterX and CenterY.

<!-- Scales a rectangle by 200% from a center of (0,0).-->
<Rectangle Height="50" Width="50" Fill="#CCCCCCFF" 
  Stroke="Blue" StrokeThickness="2"
  Canvas.Left="100" Canvas.Top="100">
  <Rectangle.RenderTransform>
    <ScaleTransform CenterX="0" CenterY="0" ScaleX="2" ScaleY="2" />
  </Rectangle.RenderTransform>
</Rectangle>

Typically, you set CenterX and CenterY to the center of the object that is scaled: (Width/2, Height/2).

The following example shows another Rectangle that is doubled in size; however, this ScaleTransform has a value of 25 for both CenterX and CenterY, which corresponds to the center of the rectangle.

<!-- Scales a rectangle by 200% from a center of (25,25).-->
<Rectangle Height="50" Width="50" Fill="#CCCCCCFF"
  Canvas.Left="100" Canvas.Top="100" Stroke="Blue" StrokeThickness="2">
  <Rectangle.RenderTransform>
    <ScaleTransform CenterX="25" CenterY="25" ScaleX="2" ScaleY="2" />
  </Rectangle.RenderTransform>
</Rectangle>

The following illustration shows the difference between the two ScaleTransform operations. The dotted line shows the size and position of the rectangle before scaling.

Two ScaleTransform operations with identical ScaleX and ScaleY values but different centers

2x scales with different center points

For the complete sample, see 2-D Transforms Sample.

More Code

How to: Flip a UIElement Horizontally or Vertically This example shows how to use a ScaleTransform to flip a UIElement horizontally or vertically. In this example, a Button control (a type of UIElement) is flipped by applying a ScaleTransform to its RenderTransform property.
How to: Animate the Size of a FrameworkElement To animate the size of a FrameworkElement, you can either animate its Width and Height properties or use an animated ScaleTransform.
How to: Apply a Transform to an Element When an Event Occurs This example shows how to apply a ScaleTransform when an event occurs. The concept that is shown here is the same that you use for applying other types of transformations. For more information about the available types of transformations, see the Transform class or Transforms Overview.

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0

Community Additions

Show:
© 2014 Microsoft