11.13. Mouse Event Handling

This section presents the MouseListener and MouseMotionListener event-listener interfaces for handling mouse events. Mouse events can be trapped for any GUI component that derives from java.awt.Component. The methods of interfaces MouseListener and MouseMotionListener are summarized in Figure 11.27. Package javax.swing.event contains interface MouseInputListener, which extends interfaces MouseListener and MouseMotionListener to create a single interface containing all the MouseListener and MouseMotionListener methods. The MouseListener and MouseMotionListener methods are called when the mouse interacts with a Component if appropriate event-listener objects are registered for that Component.

Figure 11.27. MouseListener ...

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