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Unity UI Scroll View does not scroll with MouseWheel when mouse is over a button inside the scroll view?

Discussion in 'UGUI & TextMesh Pro' started by TheGameNewBie, Mar 18, 2020.

  1. TheGameNewBie

    TheGameNewBie

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    As you can see, I have a scroll view that is filled with Buttons and the scroll view works as expected except one thing.
    If the mouse is hovering over a button, then I can't scroll with the MouseWheel.
    If the mouse is in the space between the buttons, then scrolling works.
    I know this must be the intended behavior as raycasts are blocked by the buttons. But it makes navigating the scroll view harder.
    Is there any way to overcome this?
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  2. Hosnkobf

    Hosnkobf

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    Not sure if my answer in this thread also works for the mouse wheel, but i think it does:
     
  3. kmeboe

    kmeboe

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    It's been a few years since you asked. But if anyone else has this issue, I wrote some code to address it.

    Create a subclass of ScrollRect, and use it where you would normally use a ScrollRect. It also amplifies the mouse wheel, because the default is very slow. Here's the code:

    Code (CSharp):
    1. using UnityEngine;
    2. using UnityEngine.EventSystems;
    3. using UnityEngine.UI;
    4.  
    5. public class ChiScrollRect : ScrollRect, IPointerEnterHandler, IPointerExitHandler
    6. {
    7.     private static string mouseScrollWheelAxis = "Mouse ScrollWheel";
    8.     private bool swallowMouseWheelScrolls = true;
    9.     private bool isMouseOver = false;
    10.  
    11.     public void OnPointerEnter(PointerEventData eventData)
    12.     {
    13.         isMouseOver = true;
    14.     }
    15.  
    16.     public void OnPointerExit(PointerEventData eventData)
    17.     {
    18.         isMouseOver = false;
    19.     }
    20.  
    21.     private void Update()
    22.     {
    23.         // Detect the mouse wheel and generate a scroll. This fixes the issue where Unity will prevent our ScrollRect
    24.         // from receiving any mouse wheel messages if the mouse is over a raycast target (such as a button).
    25.         if (isMouseOver && IsMouseWheelRolling())
    26.         {
    27.             var delta = UnityEngine.Input.GetAxis(mouseScrollWheelAxis);
    28.  
    29.             PointerEventData pointerData = new PointerEventData(EventSystem.current);
    30.             pointerData.scrollDelta = new Vector2(0f, delta);
    31.  
    32.             swallowMouseWheelScrolls = false;
    33.             OnScroll(pointerData);
    34.             swallowMouseWheelScrolls = true;
    35.         }
    36.     }
    37.  
    38.     public override void OnScroll(PointerEventData data)
    39.     {
    40.         if (IsMouseWheelRolling() && swallowMouseWheelScrolls)
    41.         {
    42.             // Eat the scroll so that we don't get a double scroll when the mouse is over an image
    43.         }
    44.         else
    45.         {
    46.             // Amplify the mousewheel so that it matches the scroll sensitivity.
    47.             if (data.scrollDelta.y < -Mathf.Epsilon)
    48.                 data.scrollDelta = new Vector2(0f, -scrollSensitivity);
    49.             else if (data.scrollDelta.y > Mathf.Epsilon)
    50.                 data.scrollDelta = new Vector2(0f, scrollSensitivity);
    51.  
    52.             base.OnScroll(data);
    53.         }
    54.     }
    55.  
    56.     private static bool IsMouseWheelRolling()
    57.     {
    58.         return UnityEngine.Input.GetAxis(mouseScrollWheelAxis) != 0;
    59.     }
    60. }
     
  4. VIV-prod

    VIV-prod

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    Well this is exactly what i've searched for a lot of time, i'm just wondering why we do no get more acces and details on this from Unity team itself, i mean having to write custom things to scroll in a scrollview that is already made is kinda wierd, @kmeboe u're a hero
     
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  5. yengNami

    yengNami

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    Thank you so much!
     
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