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A dojox.gfx-based version of the MagnifierLite widget.


The dojox.image.Magnifier widget is experimental and places an SVG “viewport” over an image and magnifies the image underneath. The widget is an unobtrusive way to add an unstyled overlay above the srcNode image element. The overlay is a scaled version of the src image. You might use this widget to magnify a larger image which was scaled down.

Over-ride the _createGlass method to create your custom surface, being sure to create an img node on that surface.


Programmatic example

The following code fragment is from Dojo nightly archive and shows how dojox.image.Magnifier can be programmatically created. The code fragment creates two buttons, the first button with id=”foob” creates a dojox.image.Magnifier and associates it with the image. The second button destroys it.

<button data-dojo-type="dijit.form.Button" id="foob">Make It

  <script type="dojo/method" data-dojo-event="onClick">
     this.setAttribute("disabled", true);
     dijit.byId("foobd").setAttribute("disabled", false);
     new dojox.image.Magnifier({ scale:4.2, glassSize:200 }, "foobar");

<button data-dojo-type="dijit.form.Button" id="foobd" disabled="disabled">Destroy It
  <script type="dojo/method" data-dojo-event="onClick">
      this.setAttribute("disabled", true);
      console.log('layout changed:');

<img id="foobar" style="width:300px; height:195px;" src="images/spanke.jpg" />

Declarative example

The code fragment creates a dojox.image.Magnifier and associates it with the src image.

Scale= 2.34, 5.67, and 8.90: <br>
<img id="testImage" data-dojo-type="dojox.image.Magnifier" src="images/spanke.jpg"
  style="width:200px; height:130px;" scale="2.34" />

<img id="testImage4" data-dojo-type="dojox.image.Magnifier" src="images/spanke.jpg"
  style="width:200px; height:130px;" scale="5.67" />

<img id="testImage5" data-dojo-type="dojox.image.Magnifier" src="images/spanke.jpg"
  style="width:200px; height:130px;" scale="8.90" />
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