WPF – how to bind ScaleTransform to Slider, percentage style!

Check out my new course Learn you some Lambda best practice for great good! and learn the best practices for performance, cost, security, resilience, observability and scalability.

Whilst working on an image view I needed the ability to bind the value of a Slider to a ScaleTransform as a percentage value and at the same time display the value of the slider in a label. So for a zoom range from 1% to 250% you would usually set the Minimum and Maximum property of your Slider to 0.01 and 2.5 respectively, by then you wouldn’t be able to display the zoom value as a percentage, e.g. Zoom 148%.

So to get around this limitation, in the end I used the range 1 to 250 for the Slider and added another ScaleTransform with ScaleX and ScaleY set to 0.01, like this:

<StackPanel x:Name="LayoutRoot" Background="Gray">
    <StackPanel Orientation="Horizontal">
        <TextBlock Margin="5,5,10,5">Zoom</TextBlock>
        <TextBlock Margin="5,5,0,5" Text="{Binding Path=Value, ElementName=sldZoom, Mode=OneWay}"/>
        <TextBlock Margin="0,5">%</TextBlock>
    </StackPanel>

    <Slider x:Name="sldZoom" Orientation="Horizontal" Minimum="1" Maximum="250" Value="100"/>

    <Image Source="bingonet.png" RenderTransformOrigin="0, 0">
        <Image.RenderTransform>
            <TransformGroup>
                <ScaleTransform ScaleX="0.01" ScaleY="0.01"/>
                <ScaleTransform>
                    <ScaleTransform.ScaleX>
                        <Binding ElementName="sldZoom" Path="Value" Mode="OneWay"/>
                    </ScaleTransform.ScaleX>
                    <ScaleTransform.ScaleY>
                        <Binding ElementName="sldZoom" Path="Value" Mode="OneWay"/>
                    </ScaleTransform.ScaleY>
                </ScaleTransform>
            </TransformGroup>
        </Image.RenderTransform>
    </Image>
</StackPanel>
Liked this article? Support me on Patreon and get direct help from me via a private Slack channel or 1-2-1 mentoring.
Subscribe to my newsletter


Hi, I’m Yan. I’m an AWS Serverless Hero and the author of Production-Ready Serverless.

I specialise in rapidly transitioning teams to serverless and building production-ready services on AWS.

Are you struggling with serverless or need guidance on best practices? Do you want someone to review your architecture and help you avoid costly mistakes down the line? Whatever the case, I’m here to help.

Hire me.


Check out my new course, Learn you some Lambda best practice for great good! In this course, you will learn best practices for working with AWS Lambda in terms of performance, cost, security, scalability, resilience and observability. Enrol now and enjoy a special preorder price of £9.99 (~$13).

Start Learning


Are you working with Serverless and looking for expert training to level-up your skills? Or are you looking for a solid foundation to start from? Look no further, register for my Production-Ready Serverless workshop to learn how to build production-grade Serverless applications!

Find a workshop near you