Mouse messages in scrollers

scott at scott at
Tue May 19 21:00:52 EDT 2020

You have probably already looked at these but here are (some of) the scroller settings I use for the below-mentioned field:

mobileControlSet sScrollerId, "pagingEnabled", "false"

mobileControlSet sScrollerId, "decelerationRate", "normal" -- fast --iOS only

mobileControlSet sScrollerId, "canScrollToTop", "true"

mobileControlSet sScrollerId, "delayTouches", "false"

mobileControlSet sScrollerId, "canCancelTouches", “true"


> On May 19, 2020, at 4:41 PM, J. Landman Gay via use-livecode <use-livecode at> wrote:
> I'm doing something very similar but the problem is that I don't get any mouse or touch messages at all, which is why I'm thinking it must be the settings for my ios scroller.
> Whatever the defaults are for delayTouches and canCancelTouches, I think at least one of them needs to be changed.
> --
> Jacqueline Landman Gay | jacque at
> HyperActive Software |
> On May 19, 2020 5:39:07 PM scott--- via use-livecode <use-livecode at> wrote:
>> Of course I forgot to declare the local and global variables...
>> global gHorizontalSwipeDistance
>> global gVerticalSwipeDistance
>> local lMouseStartV
>> local lMouseStartH
>>> On May 19, 2020, at 3:20 PM, scott--- via use-livecode <use-livecode at> wrote:
>>> I’m using this script on iOS directly inside a LC field object in order to get a "delete button” to appear. (Ya, I know that is pretty ancient UI) But it requires a swipe on iOS which is what you are after. I don’t think it is responsive enough to do some of the fancy pushes that differentiate between showing and sending things. It has been a long time since I worked on this (and I chopped out a lot of code) so it is possible that I’ve missed something. FYI: the field is a “List” field.
>>> -- I use these values for swiping
>>> put 40 into gHorizontalSwipeDistance
>>> put 15 into gVerticalSwipeDistance
>>> -- I'm assuming the list behavior of the field needs to be true
>>> -- field script
>>> on touchStart pID
>>>  put the mouseV into lMouseStartV
>>>  put the mouseH into lMouseStartH
>>>  -- some actions night need to go here
>>> end touchStart	
>>> on touchMove pTouchID, pTouchH, pTouchV
>>>  -- see if there was a swipe for delete
>>>  if ((abs(pTouchH - lMouseStartH) > gHorizontalSwipeDistance)) AND\
>>>  (abs(pTouchV - lMouseStartV) < gVerticalSwipeDistance) then
>>>     -- they swiped
>>>     --  unhilite the line
>>>     set the hilitedLine of fld "ScrollingList" of cd "ListOfLists" to empty
>>>    -- do stuff here
>>> end touchMove
>>> on touchRelease pID
>>>  -- unhilite the line
>>>  set the hilitedLine of fld "ScrollingList" of cd "ListOfLists" to empty
>>> end touchRelease
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>>>> On May 19, 2020, at 2:21 PM, J. Landman Gay via use-livecode <use-livecode at> wrote:
>>>> I have a tall field inside a shorter group that uses a mobile scroller. A behavior assigned to the group handles the scrolling and checks for swipes by capturing mouseDown and mouseUp to determine touch locations so it can calculate the direction of the swipe. This works on Android.
>>>> On iOS I do not get mouseUp or mouseDown messages when swiping horizontally, though I do get scrolerDidScroll when swiping vertically. But since the group is exactly as wide as the field it encloses, it does not scroll horizontally and so no scrollerDidScroll message is sent. I also do not get scrollerBegin/EndDrag, touchStart or touchEnd, or any other message I can think of to track a horizontal swipe. I do get mouseUp/Down when tapping on the scroller but that doesn't help here.
>>>> How would I detect a horizontal swipe on a non-moving scroller? The user can't navigate without it.
>>>> --
>>>> Jacqueline Landman Gay         |     jacque at
>>>> HyperActive Software           |
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