Mousewheel edits affect multiple controls on Windows

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Mousewheel edits affect multiple controls on Windows

Postby ray » Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:36 am

I’ve had multiple users reporting that on some Windows setups the mousewheel affects multiple (non-overlapping) controls and I finally had the chance to boil down the issue. I'm sure that this is in fact a bug in VSTGUI and not related to my particular implementation whatsoever, see below.

It can be reproduced on e.g. Windows 10, Cubase 8 or newer in 64 Bits and only occurs when the zoom factor is set to anything other than 1.0 via CFrame::setZoom().

Here is a quick demonstration of what happens:


Below is a VSTGUI only code snippet that outlines a minimal editor implementation that allows to reproduce the issue. If you play around with the two knobs a little, it should be easy to hit a state in which both knobs are "linked". I haven't yet figured out any further systematics except for the prerequisites mentioned above. This does not happen for normal click+drag editing, so I'm guessing the root probably sits in the cases WM_MOUSEWHEEL and WM_MOUSEHWHEEL in Win32Frame::proc() or the IPlatformFrameCallback::platformOnMouseWheel() implementation.

Code: Select all

static const double scale = 2;

static const CCoord width = 200;
static const CCoord height = 100;

class TestView :
   public VSTGUIEditor,
   public IControlListener
   TestView(EditController* controller) : VSTGUIEditor(controller)
      rect.left = 0; = 0;
      rect.right = int32(scale * width);
      rect.bottom =  int32(scale * height);

   virtual ~TestView()

   virtual bool PLUGIN_API open(void* parent, const PlatformType& platformType = kDefaultNative)

      CRect size(0, 0, width, height);
      frame = new CFrame(size, this);

      if(frame && frame->open(parent, platformType))

         // Add two knobs to demonstrate the odd mousewheel behavior
         CRect knobSize(0, 0, 0.8*height, 0.8*height);

         knobSize.offset(-knobSize.getWidth()/2.0 - 4.0, 0);
         auto knob1 = new CKnob(knobSize, this, -1, nullptr, nullptr);

         knobSize.offset(+knobSize.getWidth()/2.0 + 4.0, 0);
         auto knob2 = new CKnob(knobSize, this, -1, nullptr, nullptr);

         // Mousewheel editing works flawlessly when scale == 1.0

         return true;

      return false;

   virtual void PLUGIN_API close()
         frame = nullptr;

   virtual void valueChanged(CControl* pControl)
      // Do nothing here...


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