JavaTM 2 Platform
Std. Ed. v1.3.1

java.awt.event
Interface MouseListener

All Superinterfaces:
EventListener
All Known Subinterfaces:
MouseInputListener
All Known Implementing Classes:
AWTEventMulticaster, MouseDragGestureRecognizer, MouseAdapter, DefaultCaret, BasicButtonListener

public interface MouseListener
extends EventListener

The listener interface for receiving "interesting" mouse events (press, release, click, enter, and exit) on a component. (To track mouse moves and mouse drags, use the MouseMotionListener.)

The class that is interested in processing a mouse event either implements this interface (and all the methods it contains) or extends the abstract MouseAdapter class (overriding only the methods of interest).

The listener object created from that class is then registered with a component using the component's addMouseListener method. A mouse event is generated when the mouse is pressed, released clicked (pressed and released). A mouse event is also generated when the mouse cursor enters or leaves a component. When a mouse event occurs the relevant method in the listener object is invoked, and the MouseEvent is passed to it.

Since:
1.1
See Also:
MouseAdapter, MouseEvent, Tutorial: Writing a Mouse Listener, Reference: The Java Class Libraries (update file)

Method Summary
 void mouseClicked(MouseEvent e)
          Invoked when the mouse has been clicked on a component.
 void mouseEntered(MouseEvent e)
          Invoked when the mouse enters a component.
 void mouseExited(MouseEvent e)
          Invoked when the mouse exits a component.
 void mousePressed(MouseEvent e)
          Invoked when a mouse button has been pressed on a component.
 void mouseReleased(MouseEvent e)
          Invoked when a mouse button has been released on a component.
 

Method Detail

mouseClicked

public void mouseClicked(MouseEvent e)
Invoked when the mouse has been clicked on a component.

mousePressed

public void mousePressed(MouseEvent e)
Invoked when a mouse button has been pressed on a component.

mouseReleased

public void mouseReleased(MouseEvent e)
Invoked when a mouse button has been released on a component.

mouseEntered

public void mouseEntered(MouseEvent e)
Invoked when the mouse enters a component.

mouseExited

public void mouseExited(MouseEvent e)
Invoked when the mouse exits a component.

JavaTM 2 Platform
Std. Ed. v1.3.1

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