The slider UI component is a draggable item used to select a value within a certain range. For more information, see the Slider API.

This feature is supported in wearable applications only.

Basic Usage

To use a slider component in your application:

  1. Create a new slider with the elm_slider_add() function:

    Evas_Object *slider = NULL;
    slider = elm_slider_add(parent);
  2. Configure the slider. The following configurations are optional. Unless you set other options, the slider uses the default styles.

    • Set the slider indicator:

      elm_slider_indicator_show_set(slider, EINA_TRUE);
      elm_slider_indicator_format_set(slider, "%.0f");
    • Set the range and value of the slider:

      elm_slider_min_max_set(slider, 0.0, 10.0);
      elm_slider_value_set(slider, 5.0);
    • The slider for wearable devices does not support additional features, such as horizontal or inverted slider.

  3. Register the callback functions.

    The following example shows how to define and register a callback for the changed signal:

    evas_object_smart_callback_add(slider, "changed", slider_changed_cb, NULL);
    slider_changed_cb(void *data, Evas_Object *obj, void *event_info)
        double _val = elm_slider_value_get(obj);
        dlog_print(DLOG_INFO, LOG_TAG, "Slider value changed. %0.1f\n", _val);

The following example shows a simple use case of the slider component.

Example: Slider use case

Slider Slider

Evas_Object *box;
Evas_Object *slider;
Evas_Object *nf;

/* Starting right after the basic EFL UI layout code */
/* (win - conformant - naviframe) */

box = elm_box_add(nf);
elm_naviframe_item_push(nf, "Slider", NULL, NULL, box, NULL);
/* Add a slider */
slider = elm_slider_add(box);
evas_object_size_hint_align_set(slider, EVAS_HINT_FILL, 0.5);

/* Indicator shows the value of the slider */
elm_slider_indicator_show_set(slider, EINA_TRUE);
elm_slider_indicator_format_set(slider, "%.0f");

/* Set the slider range */
elm_slider_min_max_set(slider, 0.0, 10.0);

/* Show the slider */
elm_box_pack_end(box, slider);


The following table lists the available component styles.

Table: Slider styles

Style Sample
default elm/slider/horizontal/warning


You can register callback functions connected to the following signals for a slider object.

Table: Slider callback signals

Signal Description event_info
changed The slider value is changed by the user. NULL
delay,changed A short time after the value is changed by the user. This is called only when the user stops dragging for a very short period or when they release their finger or mouse, so it avoids possibly expensive reactions to the value change. NULL
slider,drag,start Dragging the slider indicator around has started. NULL
slider,drag,stop Dragging the slider indicator around has stopped. NULL

The signal list in the API reference can be more extensive, but only the above signals are actually supported in Tizen.

Except as noted, this content is licensed under LGPLv2.1+.

  • Dependencies
    • Tizen 2.3.1 and Higher for Wearable