ScrollBar.SmallChange ScrollBar.SmallChange ScrollBar.SmallChange ScrollBar.SmallChange Property

Definition

Gets or sets the value to be added to or subtracted from the Value property when the scroll box is moved a small distance.

public:
 property int SmallChange { int get(); void set(int value); };
public int SmallChange { get; set; }
member this.SmallChange : int with get, set
Public Property SmallChange As Integer

Property Value

A numeric value. The default value is 1.

Exceptions

Examples

The following example assumes that you have created a Form, added a PictureBox to the Form, and added a horizontal HScrollBar and a vertical VScrollBar to the PictureBox. This code example is part of a larger example provided for the ScrollBar class overview.

In this example, the SmallChange property is set relative to the size of the PictureBox.

You must add references to the System.Drawing and System.Windows.Forms namespaces to run this example.

Note

For instructions about how to run this example in Visual Studio, see How to: Compile and Run a Complete Windows Forms Code Example Using Visual Studio.

public void SetScrollBarValues()
{
    //Set the following scrollbar properties:

    //Minimum: Set to 0

    //SmallChange and LargeChange: Per UI guidelines, these must be set
    //    relative to the size of the view that the user sees, not to
    //    the total size including the unseen part.  In this example,
    //    these must be set relative to the picture box, not to the image.

    //Maximum: Calculate in steps:
    //Step 1: The maximum to scroll is the size of the unseen part.
    //Step 2: Add the size of visible scrollbars if necessary.
    //Step 3: Add an adjustment factor of ScrollBar.LargeChange.


    //Configure the horizontal scrollbar
    //---------------------------------------------
    if (this.hScrollBar1.Visible)
    {
        this.hScrollBar1.Minimum = 0;
        this.hScrollBar1.SmallChange = this.pictureBox1.Width / 20;
        this.hScrollBar1.LargeChange = this.pictureBox1.Width / 10;

        this.hScrollBar1.Maximum = this.pictureBox1.Image.Size.Width - pictureBox1.ClientSize.Width;  //step 1

        if (this.vScrollBar1.Visible) //step 2
        {
            this.hScrollBar1.Maximum += this.vScrollBar1.Width;
        }

        this.hScrollBar1.Maximum += this.hScrollBar1.LargeChange; //step 3
    }

    //Configure the vertical scrollbar
    //---------------------------------------------
    if (this.vScrollBar1.Visible)
    {
        this.vScrollBar1.Minimum = 0;
        this.vScrollBar1.SmallChange = this.pictureBox1.Height / 20;
        this.vScrollBar1.LargeChange = this.pictureBox1.Height / 10;

        this.vScrollBar1.Maximum = this.pictureBox1.Image.Size.Height - pictureBox1.ClientSize.Height; //step 1

        if (this.hScrollBar1.Visible) //step 2
        {
            this.vScrollBar1.Maximum += this.hScrollBar1.Height;
        }

        this.vScrollBar1.Maximum += this.vScrollBar1.LargeChange; //step 3
    }
}
Public Sub SetScrollBarValues()

    'Set the following scrollbar properties:

    'Minimum: Set to 0

    'SmallChange and LargeChange: Per UI guidelines, these must be set
    '    relative to the size of the view that the user sees, not to
    '    the total size including the unseen part.  In this example,
    '    these must be set relative to the picture box, not to the image.

    'Maximum: Calculate in steps:
    'Step 1: The maximum to scroll is the size of the unseen part.
    'Step 2: Add the size of visible scrollbars if necessary.
    'Step 3: Add an adjustment factor of ScrollBar.LargeChange.


    'Configure the horizontal scrollbar
    '---------------------------------------------
    If (Me.hScrollBar1.Visible) Then

        Me.hScrollBar1.Minimum = 0
        Me.hScrollBar1.SmallChange = CInt(Me.pictureBox1.Width / 20)
        Me.hScrollBar1.LargeChange = CInt(Me.pictureBox1.Width / 10)

        Me.hScrollBar1.Maximum = Me.pictureBox1.Image.Size.Width - pictureBox1.ClientSize.Width  'step 1

        If (Me.vScrollBar1.Visible) Then 'step 2

            Me.hScrollBar1.Maximum += Me.vScrollBar1.Width
        End If

        Me.hScrollBar1.Maximum += Me.hScrollBar1.LargeChange 'step 3
    End If

    'Configure the vertical scrollbar
    '---------------------------------------------
    If (Me.vScrollBar1.Visible) Then

        Me.vScrollBar1.Minimum = 0
        Me.vScrollBar1.SmallChange = CInt(Me.pictureBox1.Height / 20)
        Me.vScrollBar1.LargeChange = CInt(Me.pictureBox1.Height / 10)

        Me.vScrollBar1.Maximum = Me.pictureBox1.Image.Size.Height - pictureBox1.ClientSize.Height 'step 1

        If (Me.hScrollBar1.Visible) Then 'step 2

            Me.vScrollBar1.Maximum += Me.hScrollBar1.Height
        End If

        Me.vScrollBar1.Maximum += Me.vScrollBar1.LargeChange 'step 3
    End If
 End Sub

Remarks

When the user presses one of the arrow keys or clicks one of the scroll bar buttons, the Value property changes according to the value set in the SmallChange property.

User interface guidelines suggest that the SmallChange and LargeChange properties are set relative to the size of the view that the user sees, not to the total size including the unseen part. For example, if you have a picture box with scroll bars displaying a large image, the SmallChange and LargeChange properties should be set relative to the size of the picture box, not to the size of the image.

Applies to

See also