How can I set the unit increment for a scroll pane in JavaFX?


The ScrollBar class in JavaFX contains a property for setting the unit increment, which is what I'm after - however I can't find how to get at this ScrollBar, or set the unit increment some other way from the ScrollPane class! I presume I must be missing something obvious - how do I achieve this?

7/16/2013 9:18:25 PM

Accepted Answer

Technically, you should be able to get to it using the .lookup("scrollbar") method after the skin is initialized (if the scrollbar is visible). I don't like that answer though.

I don't think you're missing anything according to this bug ticket:

I'd encourage you to jump on that, present your use case, vote, and see if you can get some sort of response in the future.

4/12/2018 9:39:23 AM

you can setup a ScrollEventListener to the ScrollPane and thus override the original behavior. This way, for example, I implemented a ScrollPane that scrolls horizontally instead of vertically. This is what the relevant part of my code looks like:

public class Overview extends ScrollPane {


  private void setupHorizontalScrolling() {
    this.setOnScroll(new EventHandler<ScrollEvent>() {
      public void handle(ScrollEvent scrollEvent) {
        double deltaY = scrollEvent.getDeltaY()*2; // *2 to make the scrolling a bit faster
        double width = Overview.this.getContent().getBoundsInLocal().getWidth();
        double hvalue = Overview.this.getHvalue();
        Overview.this.setHvalue(hvalue + -deltaY/width); // deltaY/width to make the scrolling equally fast regardless of the actual width of the component



To meet your requirement, you can just change the line where the get/setHvalue is called to get/setVvalue and then you can adjust the scrolling like you want.

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