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Buttons scrolling without scrollbar

Post by Nelson Joseph » Tue Jun 19, 2012 12:43 pm

Hi All,

Is it possible to scroll a set of buttons inside the pannel without using scroll bar(similar to jQuery sliding effect)
Instead of scroll bar I will have left and right navigation buttons.

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Re: Buttons scrolling without scrollbar

Post by doublemax » Tue Jun 19, 2012 1:02 pm

I don't know exactly what you mean, but the answer is probably no. If you want to animate the position of any control, you need to do it yourself.
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Re: Buttons scrolling without scrollbar

Post by Mikey Boy » Tue Jun 19, 2012 3:26 pm

If the buttons are drawn inside their own wxPanel, then it should be possible to scroll the contents of the panel left and right using the wxWindow::ScrollWindow method. You can call this method on receiving a button-press event from your navigation buttons.

Or am I missing something?

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Re: Buttons scrolling without scrollbar

Post by Nelson Joseph » Tue Jun 19, 2012 4:10 pm

@doublemax

Thanks for your reply.
Please find attached picture. Is there any built-in class?
I tried with wxSHOW_EFFECT_SLIDE_TO_RIGHT But I need the scrolling effect. Totally I have 10 buttons.

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Re: Buttons scrolling without scrollbar

Post by Mikey Boy » Tue Jun 19, 2012 4:27 pm

Maybe I'm thinking about this too simplistically, but as far as I can see, it should be possible to do this as follows:

1) create a wxPanel which contains just the buttons 1 - 10 - we'll call this myButtonPanel
2) create a wxBoxSizer with a horizontal orientation - we'll call this myButtonSizer,
3) set myButtonSizer to be the top-level sizer for myButtonWindow

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myButtonWindow->SetSizer(myButtonSizer);
4) add the buttons to the sizer

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myButtonSizer->Add(buttonOne);
myButtonSizer->Add(buttonTwo);
// etc
3) call FitInside to ensure that the virtual window for myButtonPanel expands to be big enough to hold all the buttons:

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myButtonSizer->FitInside(myButtonWindow);
4) Create an event handler method in an appropriate class to handle the button-click events from your navigation buttons. In that event handler, call:

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myButtonWindow->ScrollWindow(20, 0);
Replace "20" with the number of pixels you want to scroll the buttons by.

I've been doing something similar myself (not using buttons to scroll controls, but using scrollbars from a different window) and it works for me.
Hope this helps!
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Re: Buttons scrolling without scrollbar

Post by Nelson Joseph » Tue Jun 19, 2012 4:28 pm

@Mikey:

Thank you Mikey. I have applied your suggestion. but still I am trying to get the effect something like wxSHOW_EFFECT_SLIDE_TO_RIGHT
Any suggestions?
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Re: Buttons scrolling without scrollbar

Post by Mikey Boy » Tue Jun 19, 2012 4:31 pm

Nelson Joseph wrote:@Mikey:

Thank you Mikey. I have applied your suggestion. but still I am trying to get the effect something like wxSHOW_EFFECT_SLIDE_TO_RIGHT
Any suggestions?
I'm afraid I'm not familiar with the wxWindow effects, so I can't help you - sorry!

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Re: Buttons scrolling without scrollbar

Post by Nelson Joseph » Tue Jun 19, 2012 4:41 pm

Mikey Boy wrote:
Nelson Joseph wrote:@Mikey:

Thank you Mikey. I have applied your suggestion. but still I am trying to get the effect something like wxSHOW_EFFECT_SLIDE_TO_RIGHT
Any suggestions?
I'm afraid I'm not familiar with the wxWindow effects, so I can't help you - sorry!
@Mikey:

Thank you for your help. Is there any way to move the buttons slowly (cool effects)
Thanks.
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Re: Buttons scrolling without scrollbar

Post by Mikey Boy » Tue Jun 19, 2012 4:45 pm

Nelson Joseph wrote:Thank you for your help. Is there any way to move the buttons slowly (cool effects)
Thanks.
Ah, so you want it to slowly slide to its new scroll position, rather than jumping instantly?

The only way I can think of is a real brute force method, like looping 20 (say) times, and each time scrolling by 1 pixel, possibly adding some sort of delay after each scroll to achieve the desired speed. I don't know if there's any more sophisticated built-in way of doing it.

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Re: Buttons scrolling without scrollbar

Post by Nelson Joseph » Wed Jun 20, 2012 2:29 am

Mikey Boy wrote: like looping 20 (say) times, and each time scrolling by 1 pixel, possibly adding some sort of delay after each scroll to achieve the desired speed.
Thanks MiKey. Problem solved. :D
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Re: Buttons scrolling without scrollbar

Post by Mikey Boy » Thu Jun 21, 2012 12:57 pm

Nelson Joseph wrote:
Mikey Boy wrote: like looping 20 (say) times, and each time scrolling by 1 pixel, possibly adding some sort of delay after each scroll to achieve the desired speed.
Thanks MiKey. Problem solved. :D
Glad I could help :)

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