How can I sync div scroll position?

Posted on 2011-10-11
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
So I needed a vertical scroll bar separate from the container it scrolls. I have my scroll bar and container setup the way I believe they need to be, but I don't know how to wire them up so that when I move the scrollbar in one div the content in the other div moves. Here is what I've got.

<div id="scrollbox" style="height: 450px; overflow: hidden;">
    <asp:GridView ID="gvData" runat="server" >

<div id="scrollbar" style="height: 450px; width: 20px; overflow: auto; overflow-x: hidden;">
    <asp:GridView ID="gvScroll" runat="server">
             <asp:BoundField DataField="DataID" /> 

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gvData and gvScroll are both bound to the same data, but gvScroll only has 1 field and the width of the scrollbar div hides it so that only the scroll bar shows.

I imagine jquery/javascript is the way to go for smooth scrolling. Any help getting the scrollbar div to control the position of the scrollbox div would be greatly appreciated.
Question by:RMAHelpDesk
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Accepted Solution

Miguel Oz earned 2000 total points
ID: 36953320
In Jquery, you can use scroll top:
An example is here:

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ID: 36956618
Thanks for pointing me in the right direction.
This is what I came up with...

    <script type="text/javascript">
        $(document).ready(function () {
            $('#scrollbar').scroll(function () {
                var scrollY = $('#scrollbar').scrollTop();

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