Top level Scroll-bar to control inside scrolling

Is there a way to have a scroll on the outside top level layout that controls all other components added to this layout so that scrolling automatically works with any other panels defined.

For example, i have an absolute-layout that has a panel in it. I want the capability of having scrolling defined for the outside layout that also works for inside panel. I am trying to avoid two scroll bars, one for the panel and one for the container holding the panel?