In this chapter, you will learn:
- What an event is
- What an event source, an event target, and event type are
- About the event processing mechanism
- How to handle events using event filters and event handlers
- How to handle mouse events, key events, and window events
What Is an Event?
In general, the term event is used to describe an occurrence of interest. In a GUI application, an event is an occurrence of a user interaction with the application. Clicking the mouse and pressing a key on the keyboard are examples of events in a JavaFX application.
An event in JavaFX is represented by an object of the javafx.event.Event class ...