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Thread: Ext.ux.plugin.TapToScroll

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    Default Ext.ux.plugin.TapToScroll

    A common design pattern is to scroll to the top of a list (or other long scrollable container) when the user taps on a toolbar. Implementing this behavior is pretty easy to do and only takes a few lines, but I found myself doing it so frequently that it made sense to create a plugin that takes care of it automatically.

    As a simple example, consider the following:

    Ext.define("MyApp.view.MyList", {
        extend: "Ext.dataview.List",
        requires: [
        config: {
            items: [{
                xtype: 'toolbar',
                docked: 'top',
                title: 'Toolbar'
            plugins: [{
                xclass: 'Ext.ux.plugin.TapToScroll'
                // config options go here...
            scrollable: 'vertical',
            itemTpl: '{name}',
            data: [
               // A really long list of items...
    Now, when the user "doubletap"s on the 'toolbar', the list will be scrolled to the top. This would achieve the same results, but is more verbose:

      plugins: [{
        xclass: 'Ext.ux.plugin.TapToScroll'
        tapSelector: 'toolbar',  // or 'titlebar', or a function that returns a component
        tapEvent: 'doubletap', // or an array of events
        scrollTo: {
          x: 0,
          y: 0
        scrollAnimation: true // false to disable animation on scroll
    For fun we could listen to more events by passing `tapEvent` as an array of events, like:

    tapEvent: ['doubletap', 'longpress']
    For more details, check out the plugin over at GitHub.

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    Sencha - Sr Software Engineer mitchellsimoens's Avatar
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    Thanks for the contribution. Love the comments!
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