Dragging the Screen with Mouse and Touch

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The first thing you need to do is add an extra action to both of the events already created. When the mouse is pressed, you need to Set Value of the Global variable Dragging to 1 and when the mouse is not pressed, you need to Set Value of the Global variable Dragging to 0.

This sets up so that it will drag the screen (once we have set up the code) when the mouse is pressed and stop when the mouse is released. Now for the code to make the screen move:

Create a new event:

System, you need to Compare variable, select Dragging, = Equal to and the Value to 1.

Then, add an action:

System, Scroll to position. Set the X and Y values to:



There we have it, now the screen will move when you drag it with the mouse and the finished code should look like:


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  • Is there a modification to the expression that can take layoutScale into account? If the scale is anything other than 1 this system breaks. I've been trying to figure this out to no avail. Your tutorial is great BTW! Cheers!

  • Thank you very much!

  • Thanks heaps! worked a treat