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How to adjust the zoom setting in the emulator for Windows Phone 8

[ This article is for Windows Phone 8 developers. If you’re developing for Windows 10, see the latest documentation. ]

You can change the size of the emulator on the host computer screen. The dots per inch (DPI) for the emulator is based on the host monitor DPI, regardless of the zoom value.

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The zoom feature lets you set the size of Windows Phone Emulator on the host screen at the desired percent. A zoom setting of 100 percent indicates the maximum resolution of the emulator.

To change the zoom setting

  1. On the emulator toolbar, click the zoom button. The Zoom dialog box opens.

    zoom button

  2. In the Zoom dialog box, enter a zoom value between 33 and 100.

To fit the emulator to the screen

  • On the emulator toolbar, click the fit to screen button.

    Maximize button