Unable to get scrollable div in JQM app

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  1. Denise
    Denise avatar
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    Oct 2013

    Posted 12 Jun 2014 Link to this post

    Caveat: I'm a relative newcomer to mobile, jQuery, etc., so I may have some basic misconceptions.
    I've been trying to get a simple scrollable div to work.  I thought it should be pretty straight forward, but I've been unable to get it to work, either in the simulator, or on my Android phone.

    Finally I thought to try the same code in jsbin, and what do you know: I get a scrollbar!

    So why does this code sample produce a scrollable div on jsbin, but not in AppBuilder?   And what am I supposed to do to get a scrollable div in a mobile app?

    (BTW, I know about iscroll.js.  I tried to use it and also didn't get any scrolling.  It was working back from that that got me to this simpler example.)


  2. Kaloyan
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    878 posts

    Posted 17 Jun 2014 Link to this post

    Hello Denise,

    I checked the jsbin, provided by you.

    In order to test it inside AppBuilder application, I created a new jQuery Mobile project and replaced the whole <body> form its Index.html with the code from the <body> inside the above mentioned jsbin. This resulted in the following:
    <!DOCTYPE html>
        <meta charset="UTF-8" />
        <title>Hello, World</title>
        <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1">
        <link href="jquery-mobile/styles/jquery.mobile-1.3.1.min.css" rel="stylesheet" />
        <link href="styles/main.css" rel="stylesheet" />
        <script src="cordova.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
        <script src="jquery-mobile/js/jquery-1.9.1.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
        <script src="jquery-mobile/js/jquery.mobile-1.3.1.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
            <div id="main-page" data-role="page">
                <div data-role="header" data-position="fixed">
                    <h1>Next Ferry</h1>
                <div id="mainlist" data-role="main" role="main" class="ui-content">
                    <div id="wrapper">
                            <p>Main Content will be here.</p>
                            <p>This is a longish-page, with a bunch of content.</p>
                            <p>There is enough content to require scrolling</p>
                            <p>Really, there is.</p>
                            <p>Mary saw a little lamb, little lamb, little lamb. Mary saw a little lamb, wool
                                as white as snow. Everywhere that Mary went, the lamb was sure to go. </p>
                            <p>Somewhere, over the rainbow, way up high. Somewhere over the rainbow..how does it go?
                                When you wish upon a star, da-da-da-ta-da-ta-da. I don't remember this at all! </p>
                                Down by the river, I <b>shot</b> my baby!
                            <p>Bye, bye Miss American Pie; drove my Chevy to the levee but the levy was dry; And good ol'
                                boys were drinking whiskey and rye, singin' "This will be the day that I die,
                                This will be the day that I die."
                            <p>Ramblin Rose, you're a store-bought woman.</p>

    And it worked as expected both in the AppBuilder simulator and on actual Android device. I have attached my project for clarification.

    Further, I noticed that in the jsbin, you are missing a reference to cordova.js which is mandatory for Cordova hybrid applications. So, please try if adding this line inside your AppBuilder project will solve the issue:
    <script src="cordova.js" type="text/javascript"></script>

    I hope this helps. Please, let me know if I can be of further assistance.


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