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There's a text-dragging UI component I want to use, which can be seen in detail here (drag the cookies!).

This is a pretty common idea, and is used a lot in native production applications. I would just make it, but there's probably a thousand JS libraries for one.

My problem, is I don't know the standard name for it! Any search for text sliders or text scrolling leads to other types of UI components.

What do you call this thing?

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    To be honest I've never seen that anywhere until now and I don't if it's just me but it works horrible on a mobile device. – rink.attendant.6 Sep 1 '14 at 5:36
  • True that, but the application I intend it for does not have to be mobile-responsive. – dthree Sep 1 '14 at 5:48
  • Maybe Swipe(able) Input Control? Haven't seen this before either.. – Vince C Sep 1 '14 at 10:01
  • Even on a desktop, I don't think its behaviour is obvious. It's affordable leads us to expec it's a link, when in reality it behaves as either a numerical stepper or a drop-down box. I know those two components are probably clunkier than what you want, but at least it provides immediately recognizable cues as to what is modifiable and how it works. – Tim FitzGerald Sep 1 '14 at 13:12
  • True. It only like is because, when you do understand it, it makes for fast changes in context, which is what I am looking for. This is for a Single Page App where users are few and trained on it. But maybe it should borrow a different color than a hyperlink, such as orange or something. – dthree Sep 1 '14 at 16:49
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NumericBox control is it called in Windows, although the visual is really a box, but the swipe interaction is part of that control.

Source: http://www.telerik.com/windows-8/numeric-textbox-html

Where might make sense to search: Autodesk uses these swipe/scroll sensitive controls and they use Vault API and DevExpress frameworks for their UI.

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  • based on that link I guess you could call the control a 'numeric input' but the actual gesture/action could be called 'Swipe to Increment' – Dave Haigh Sep 1 '14 at 8:51

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