Hello devs! So I am working on Radio system for my game and I want my ScrollingFrame to automatically scroll when text goes off frame.
Not exactly sure what you mean. Could you please be a bit more specific or provide screenshots? Thanks!
what you can do is make a while loop and see if the text bounds are out of the UI’s absolutesize and then use mafs to calculate canvas position
what he wants to do is make a scrolling frame scroll if a descendent goes off the scrolling frame
you can keep checking until it goes off the ScrollingFrame
U could try this youtube tutorial! It looks kinda easy but I think this is what u mean.
OK I am gonna check it out. If it works I am gonna mark your answer as solution.
Alright! Goodluck with working on it.
I didn’t mean like text scrolling, I meant to make ScrollingFrame automatically scroll down when something goes off the frame, like a chat.
For like a custom chat? Or just the classic ROBLOX Chat?
It’s for radio, or walkie-talkie, when you equip it gui pops up with list of things people said in radio.
You just need to use
CanvasPosition property in scrolling frame ,I made several auto scrool scrolling frames so try to check with that property
Be sure to check if the player is already scrolled all the way down, you don’t want them scrolling and a new message appears you don’t want it kicking them to the bottom of the frame
Have you got any examples please because I’m stuck, here is (part) my code :
script.Parent.RadioChat.Chat.DescendantAdded:Connect(function(i) if i:IsA("TextLabel") then local bottom = script.Parent.RadioChat.Chat.AbsolutePosition.Y * 0.58 if i.AbsolutePosition.Y > bottom then script.Parent.RadioChat.Chat.CanvasPosition = Vector2.new(0,i.AbsolutePosition.Y * 0.435) end end end)
See how much each textlabel takes up:
At first its
Now scroll until your gui object totally becomes impossible to see it
Now see the difference in canvas position
In simple words:
First keep make your textlabel:
Now scroll until your textlabel is totally impossible to see
Now notice the change in canvas position
Starting of textlabel = (0,0)
Ending of textlabel = (0,125)
Now what you understood is, the gui object takes 125 pixels tall
Now thats the constant we want now
Now, if you add 125 to canvas position you go to the next textlabel position
(0,0) First textlabel is seen/focused now
(0,125) Second is seen, as 125 pixels is now added, the first textlabel goes up and second becomes visible
(0,250) Third textlabel is seen/focused now
(0,375) Fourth textlabel is seen/focused now
(0,500) Fifth textlabel is seen/focused now
Now coming back to the question you’ve asked:
You use absolute position to get the position of an object on the player screen, but thats not what we want now
We replace the absolute position with the number of objects the scrolling frame have and multiply it with 125
How that works?
Now if you have 2 textlabels, you get
0,300 as the canvas position but both the textlabels wont be seen as 150 x 2 = 300, we only keep 150, in other words we subtract 1 time the value of each gui object size in pixels on scrolling frame
Now keep 10 text labels, and you want to focus the 9th textlabel
This is how you do:
local numberofguiobjects = #scrollingframe:GetChildren() local textlabel_to_focus = 9 local toadd = (9 - 2) *150 -- 7 * 150 = 1050 canvaspostion = Udim.new(0,toadd)
Vector3 is used to define a vector quantity like x,y,z
But this is gui, it supports Udim2 or Udim
There are some aspects where vector 3 is used even in gui but its rarely used
Now in your script do the same:
script.Parent.RadioChat.Chat.DescendantAdded:Connect(function(i) if i:IsA("TextLabel") then local bottom = script.Parent.RadioChat.Chat.AbsolutePosition.Y * 0.58 if i.AbsolutePosition.Y > bottom then script.Parent.RadioChat.Chat.CanvasPosition = Udim.new(0,#scrollingframe:GetChildren() * 0.435) end end end)
However this is not meant for copy paste, its just an idea to tell you how it works
If you still need help in this topic, feel free to tell me
Also vector 2 is often used for mouse position where its 2 vectors
However, I suggest you to check these articles:
And I’ve tested it on baseplate too:
Here’s some images
CanvasPosition = (0,(8 - 2)*125)
We need 8th frame and here the 8th textlabel appeared in the middle
That’s how it works:
Attempting to add 130, instead of 125, will result in a bit less accurate presentation
Also absoluted size refers to the pixels of the players current camera
To get it you need to do:
Each player will have a different viewport size, so it isnt recommended to use absolute size for scrolling frame, when your going for large/moderate stuff
You could go for ratios, but thats too hard and it will confuse basic/moderate scripts, its better to go with pixels for gui rather than viewport size pixels