ScrollView component reference

ScrollView is a container with a scroll function. It provides a way to browse more contents within a limited display area. Generally, ScrollView will be used along with the Mask component and the ScrollBar component can also be added to show the location of the browsing content.



Click the Add Component button at the bottom of the Properties panel and select ScrollView from UI Component. You can then add the ScrollView component to the node.

ScrollView properties

Property Function Explanation
Content A reference node for creating scrollable content from ScrollView. It could be a node containing a very large picture.
Horizontal Boolean value, whether horizontal scroll is allowed or not.
Vertical Boolean value, whether vertical scroll is allowed or not.
Inertia Is there an accelerating velocity when scrolling
Brake Floating point number, the deceleration coefficient after scrolling. The value range is 0-1 where if set to 1, then the scroll will stop immediately; if set to 0, then the scroll will continue until the content border.
Elastic Boolean value, whether to bounce back or not.
Bounce Duration Floating point number, the time duration for bounce back. The value range is 0-10.
Horizontal ScrollBar A reference node for creating a scroll bar showing the horizontal position of the contents.
Vertical ScrollBar A reference node for creating a scroll bar showing vertical position of the contents.
Scroll Events Default list type is null. Each event added by the user is composed of the node reference, component name and a response function. Please see the ScrollView Event section below for details.
CancelInnerEvents If cancelInnerEvents is set to true, the scroll behavior will cancel touch events on inner content nodes.

ScrollView Event


Property Function Explanation
Target Node with the script component.
Component Script component name.
Handler Assign a callback function which will be triggered when the scrollview events emitted.
customEventData A user-defined string value passed as the last event argument of the event callback.

The scrollview event callback will have two parameters, the first one is the ScrollView itself and the second one is the event type.

ScrollBar settings

ScrollBar is optional. You can choose to set either a horizontal or vertical ScrollBar or of course set them both.

To build a connection, you can drag a node with the ScrollBar component in the Node Tree over to the corresponding field in ScrollView.

Detailed explanation

The ScrollView component can only work with the specified content node. It calculates location information during scrolling using both the designated scroll direction and the length of the content node in this direction. The content node can also set to auto resize through the UI Widget.

Normally a ScrollView node tree resembles the following:


Here, the Viewport is used to define a scroll area that can be displayed. As a result, the Mask component will normally be added to the Viewport. Contents that can scroll can be put in the content node or added to its child node.

Add a callback through the script code

Method one

The event callback added by this method is the same as the event callback added by the editor, all added by code. First you need to construct a cc.Component.EventHandler object, and then set the corresponding target, component, handler and customEventData parameters.

// here is your component file, file name = MyComponent.js
    extends: cc.Component,
    properties: {},

    onLoad: function () {
        var scrollViewEventHandler = new cc.Component.EventHandler(); = this.node; // This node is the node to which your event handler code component belongs
        scrollViewEventHandler.component = "MyComponent";// This is the code file name
        scrollViewEventHandler.handler = "callback";
        scrollViewEventHandler.customEventData = "foobar";

        var scrollview = node.getComponent(cc.ScrollView);

    // Note that the order and type of parameters are fixed
    callback: function (scrollview, eventType, customEventData) {
        // here scrollview is a Scrollview component object instance
        // here the eventType === value in the cc.ScrollView.EventType enum
        // here the customEventData parameter is equal to you set before the "foobar"

Method two

By scrollview.node.on ('scroll-to-top', ...) way to add

// Suppose we add an event handler callback to the onLoad method of a component and handle the event in the callback function:

    extends: cc.Component,

    properties: {
       scrollview: cc.ScrollView

    onLoad: function () {
       this.scrollview.node.on('scroll-to-top', this.callback, this);

    callback: function (scrollView) {
       // The parameter of the callback is the ScrollView component.
       // do whatever you want with scrollview

Similarly, you can register events such as scrolling, touch-up, scroll-began, etc. The parameters of the callback function for these events are consistent with the parameters of scroll-to-top.

For a full list of ScrollView events, refer to the ScrollView API for details.

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