How to use BitmapEncoder Class

How do you use the BitmapEncoder Class to resize an image.  For example; I want to take an image that is 96 x 96 and resize it to 48 x 48 or take an image that is 96 x 96 and reduce it by 20%

I want to use this class because it is ASyncable.
Ray TurnerSenior ConsultantAsked:
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Bob LearnedCommented:
Here is an example:

 async private void BitmapTransformTest()
            // hard coded image location
            string filePath = "C:\\Users\\Public\\Pictures\\Sample Pictures\\fantasy-dragons-wallpaper.jpg";

            StorageFile file = await StorageFile.GetFileFromPathAsync(filePath);
            if (file == null)

            // create a stream from the file and decode the image
            var fileStream = await file.OpenAsync(Windows.Storage.FileAccessMode.Read);
            BitmapDecoder decoder = await BitmapDecoder.CreateAsync(fileStream);

            // create a new stream and encoder for the new image
            InMemoryRandomAccessStream ras = new InMemoryRandomAccessStream();
            BitmapEncoder enc = await BitmapEncoder.CreateForTranscodingAsync(ras, decoder);

            // convert the entire bitmap to a 100px by 100px bitmap
            enc.BitmapTransform.ScaledHeight = 100;
            enc.BitmapTransform.ScaledWidth = 100;
            BitmapBounds bounds = new BitmapBounds();
            bounds.Height = 50;
            bounds.Width = 50;
            bounds.X = 50;
            bounds.Y = 50;
            enc.BitmapTransform.Bounds = bounds;
            // write out to the stream
                await enc.FlushAsync();
            catch (Exception ex)
                string s = ex.ToString();

            // render the stream to the screen
            BitmapImage bImg = new BitmapImage();
            img.Source = bImg; // image element in xaml


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