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enyo.Scroller provides a viewport in which the user may scroll content using touch or mouse actions. (The scrolling of content exceeding the size of a viewport is not automatic; for content to scroll, it must be placed inside a Scroller control.) enyo.Scroller is suitable for use in both desktop and mobile applications.

The strategyKind property determines the type of scrolling used by a given scroller. The default value is "ScrollStrategy", which lets the framework choose an appropriate strategy based on the runtime platform.

While desktop browsers have their own native scrolling mechanisms, some mobile environments do not have a default scrolling solution for DOM elements. In such cases, enyo.Scroller implements a scrolling solution based on touch events. You may opt into touch-based scrolling either globally (by setting enyo.Scroller.touchScrolling to true) or on a per-instance basis (by specifying a strategyKind of "TouchScrollStrategy"). Note that if you opt in, the scroller will use the touch-based mechanism, even if the app is running in a desktop browser (in which case, the browser will not display its native scrollbars, and the user will scroll by clicking and dragging in the content area).

A third strategy kind, "TranslateScrollStrategy", implements touch scrolling using translations. It is currently recommended only for Android 3 and 4.

The vertical and horizontal properties control scrolling behavior along their respective axes. Both properties have the same four possible values:

  • "scroll" always shows a scrollbar.
  • "auto" scrolls only if needed (i.e., if content size exceeds viewport size).
  • "hidden" never scrolls.
  • "default" (the default value) is the same as "auto".

To programmatically scroll to a specific position with animation, call scrollTo(inX, inY); to snap to a position without animation, call setScrollLeft(inX) and setScrollTop(inY).

When touch-based scrolling is in effect, the user may drag beyond a valid scroll position. When this occurs, the scroller moves with increased tension before returning to a valid position with an accompanying animation. To avoid this behavior, set the touchOverscroll property to false.

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