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Method of css/media_queries


var object =;

Return Value

Returns an object of type DOM Node


The following example applies the -ms-interpolation-mode attribute to determine the resampling algorithm of stretched images. The sample requires Internet Explorer 7 or later to view.

img.highqual { -ms-interpolation-mode:bicubic }
img.nearestn { -ms-interpolation-mode:nearest-neighbor }
<img src="sphere.jpg" width="175" height="350" class="nearestn">
<img src="sphere.jpg" width="175" height="350">
<img src="sphere.jpg" width="175" height="350" class="highqual">
<p>Change the zoom level of the page to see the difference.</p>

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The -ms-interpolation-mode property is obsolete as of Windows Internet Explorer 9. Do not use. The -ms-interpolation-mode property was introduced in Windows Internet Explorer 7. The -ms-interpolation-mode property applies to stretched images only. For example, if the natural width of the image is 200x200 but the page designer specifies that the height and width should be 400x400, then the image will be stretched to the new dimensions using the nearest-neighbor algorithm, unless otherwise specified. If the zoom level of the page is 100%, the default interpolation is nearest-neighbor, otherwise bicubic mode is used.


-ms-interpolation-mode: nearest-neighbor | bicubic

See also

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Media Queries

  • ms-interpolation-mode

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Portions of this content come from the Microsoft Developer Network: [Windows Internet Explorer API reference Article]