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These functions are useful for decoding scroll bar events.
This function returns the fractional vertical position of a scroll bar
event within the scroll bar. The value is a cons cell
(portion . whole) containing two integers whose ratio
is the fractional position.
This function multiplies (in effect) ratio by total,
rounding the result to an integer. The argument ratio is not a
number, but rather a pair
(num . denom)—typically a
value returned by
This function is handy for scaling a position on a scroll bar into a buffer position. Here’s how to do that:
(+ (point-min) (scroll-bar-scale (posn-x-y (event-start event)) (- (point-max) (point-min))))
Recall that scroll bar events have two integers forming a ratio, in place of a pair of x and y coordinates.