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GetScrollPosition...how do you interpret the point?

Posted on 2004-08-23
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Hi.  I am trying to do something very simple.  I have a CScrollView, and I've made my document size 500x500.  When I scroll the view vertically and then click in it, I write to the view at two different points -- one where I clicked and one at the y-coordinate of the scrollPosition  Here is the code:

void CMyScrollView::OnLButtonDown(UINT nFlags, CPoint point)
{
  CPoint scrollPos = GetScrollPosition();      
  CDC *pDC = GetDC();
  pDC->TextOut(0, point.y, "point");
  pDC->TextOut(0, scrollPos.y, "scrPos");
}

The problem is that when I write to scrollPos.y, it consistently writes at a point below the top of the thumb in the scroll bar.  What does scrollPos.y really represent?   Is it the top of the thumb, bottom of the thumb, middle of the thumb, etc...?  Do I need to do some more math on the scroll position or is the scroll position some other point on the scroll bar?  Thanks.

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scrollPos.y reflect the position of the top visible portion of the document (not of the thumb), expressed in logical units. If you want the coordinate expressed in device units, then use GetDeviceScrollPosition().

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Get the whole size of the document in pixels (visible plus invisible parts) and divide it to the scroll range. The number you get is scroll unit in pixels. When user clicks scrollbar arrow, document is scrolled to one unit. Scroll position is number of such units from the beginning of the document.
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So, jaime, are you saying that the scroll position.y represnets the top portion of the document that you cannot see and that it does NOT include the position that the thumb is scrolled to?  To me, this means that if a user clicks in the view, the "real" point that was clicked is point + scroll position.  Does this sound correct?
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I think we're trying to say the same thing in two different ways.  What I was trying to say was that the scroll position is positioned at the point where visible and invisible parts of the window meet.  For example:

  ------------------------------------
  |                                          |
  |                                          |
  |                                          |
  ------------------------------------   <--  scroll pos = 60 (there are 60 pixels above line)
  |                                          |  
  |       . <-- pt = 25                 |
  |                                          |
  |                                          |
   ------------------------------------

If there are 60 pixels above the line and 80 below, then to get the "real" position of the point, you need to add 60 + 25.  

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Jaime Olivares earned 150 total points
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Sorry, a little bussy.

About your question: YES. Just do this:

void CMyScrollView::OnLButtonDown(UINT nFlags, CPoint point)
{
  CPoint scrollPos = GetScrollPosition();
  pos += point;

   // continue working with pos
}

Also, it is recommendable to use   SetScrollSizes(MM_TEXT, CSize(width,height)); with the MM_TEXT attribute to avoid to deal with scaling issues: 1 logical unit = 1 pixel in this case.
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