Zoom a Collection View

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This recipe shows how to use a gesture recognizer to allow the user to zoom in a Collection View.


To allow a user to zoom in a Collection View, you first need to add a gesture recognizer to your View:

public override void ViewDidLoad ()
        base.ViewDidLoad ();

        UIPinchGestureRecognizer pinch = new UIPinchGestureRecognizer (handlePinchGesture);
        this.CollectionView.AddGestureRecognizer (pinch);

Then add a handler method to respond to the gesture:

public void handlePinchGesture (UIPinchGestureRecognizer gesture)
    if (gesture.State == UIGestureRecognizerState.Began)
        scaleStart = this.scale;
    else if (gesture.State == UIGestureRecognizerState.Changed)
        this.scale = scaleStart * gesture.Scale;

        this.CollectionView.CollectionViewLayout.InvalidateLayout ();

Finally, in the Collection View's delegate, you will need to override the GetSizeForItem() method to apply the zoom's scale factor to the size of each item:

public override System.Drawing.CGSize GetSizeForItem (UICollectionView collectionView, UICollectionViewLayout layout, NSIndexPath indexPath)
        return new System.Drawing.CGSize (50 * parent.scale, 50 * parent.scale);

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