msInterpolationMode property

Obsolete. Gets the interpolation (resampling) method used to stretch images.


Integer value = object.put_msInterpolationMode( v);Integer value = object.get_msInterpolationMode(* sMode);

Property values

Type: BSTR

nearest-neighbor (nearest-neighbor)

Always use nearest neighbor interpolation mode.

bicubic (bicubic)

Always use high-quality bicubic interpolation mode.

String format

nearest-neighbor | bicubic

CSS information

Applies To All elements
Media visual
Inherited no
Initial Value


The IHTMLCSSStyleDeclaration::msInterpolationMode property is obsolete as of Windows Internet Explorer 9. Do not use. The IHTMLCSSStyleDeclaration::msInterpolationMode property was introduced in Windows Internet Explorer 7.

The IHTMLCSSStyleDeclaration::msInterpolationMode 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.


The following example applies the IHTMLCSSStyleDeclaration::msInterpolationMode attribute to determine the resampling algorithm of stretched images. The sample requires Internet Explorer 7 or later to view.

Code example:

      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>


Minimum supported client

Windows XP with SP2

Minimum supported server

Windows Server 2003