In the article A Simple Scroll Controller for Winforms I mentioned that I was working on a FlickScrolling framework for Winforms.
I finished a version of this code a couple of months ago and it seems to work well.
The code never went into production because I think that Windows 7 will provide this functionality automatically for winforms applications.
Nevertheless, some people have showed an interest in what I came up with, so I’m posting it here for your edification. I hope someone finds it useful.
To use, simply instantiate the “ApplicationFlickScrolling” class, passing in the datatypes of the container controls you wish to scroll.
Private Shared moApplicationFlick As New ApplicationFlickScrolling(GetType(Panel))
To switch it on and off, used the “Enabled” property:
moApplicationFlick.Enabled = True
The code consists of 3 classes:
- ApplicationFlickScrolling to act as the master controller class
- ApplicationMouseEvents class for detecting mouse events
- FlickDetector for detecting simple gestures
- ScrollController for performing elastic-style easing of scrolling
If I’d have continued developing this I would have modified ScrollController to use “proper” easing functions.
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