Instance Method


Copies the visible portion of the view’s rendered image within a region and lays that portion down again at a specified offset .


func scroll(_ rect: NSRect, by delta: NSSize)



A rectangle defining a region of the view.


A NSSize structure that specifies an offset from from aRect’s origin.


This method is useful during scrolling or translation of the coordinate system to efficiently move as much of the view’s rendered image as possible without requiring it to be redrawn, following these steps:

  1. Invoke scroll(_:by:) to copy the rendered image.

  2. Move the view object’s origin or scroll it within its superview.

  3. Calculate the newly exposed rectangles and either set the needsDisplay property to true or call setNeedsDisplay(_:) to draw them.

You should rarely need to use this method, however. The scroll(_:), scrollToVisible(_:), and autoscroll(with:) methods automatically perform optimized scrolling.

See Also


func prepareContent(in: NSRect)

Prepares the overdraw region for drawing.

var preparedContentRect: NSRect

The portion of the view that has been rendered and is available for responsive scrolling.

func scroll(NSPoint)

Scrolls the view’s closest ancestor NSClipView object so a point in the view lies at the origin of the clip view's bounds rectangle.

func scrollToVisible(NSRect) -> Bool

Scrolls the view’s closest ancestor NSClipView object the minimum distance needed so a specified region of the view becomes visible in the clip view.

func autoscroll(with: NSEvent) -> Bool

Scrolls the view’s closest ancestor NSClipView object proportionally to the distance of an event that occurs outside of it.

func adjustScroll(NSRect) -> NSRect

Overridden by subclasses to modify a given rectangle, returning the altered rectangle.

var enclosingScrollView: NSScrollView?

The nearest ancestor scroll view that contains the current view.

func scroll(NSClipView, to: NSPoint)

Notifies the superview of a clip view that the clip view needs to reset the origin of its bounds rectangle.

func reflectScrolledClipView(NSClipView)

Notifies a clip view’s superview that either the clip view’s bounds rectangle or the document view’s frame rectangle has changed, and that any indicators of the scroll position need to be adjusted.