Stewart Dale Stewart Dale - 3 months ago 30
C# Question

Track Bar Only fire event on final value not ever time value changes

I am working on a pretty basic C# visual studio forms application but am having some issue getting the track bar to act as I want it to so hoping someone in the community might have a solution for this.

What I have is a pretty basic application with the main part being a track bar with a value of 0 to 100. The user sets the value of the track to represent "the amount of work to perform" at which point the program reaches out to some devices and tells them to do "x" amount of work (x being the value of the trackbar). So what I do is use the track bars scroll event to catch when the track bars value has changed and inside the handler call out to the devices and tells them how much work to do.

My issue is that my event handler is called for each value between where the track bar currently resides and where ever it ends. So if it is slid from 10 to 30, my event handler is called 20 times which means I am reaching out to my devices and telling them to run at values I don't even want them to run at. Is there someway only to event when scroll has stopped happening so you can check the final value?

Answer

Just check a variable, if the user clicked the track bar. If so, delay the output.

bool clicked = false;
trackBar1.Scroll += (s,
                        e) =>
{
    if (clicked)
        return;
    Console.WriteLine(trackBar1.Value);
};
trackBar1.MouseDown += (s,
                        e) =>
{
    clicked = true;
};
trackBar1.MouseUp += (s,
                        e) =>
{
    if (!clicked)
        return;

    clicked = false;
    Console.WriteLine(trackBar1.Value);
};

For the problem @roken mentioned, you can set LargeChange and SmallChange to 0.

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