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public interface: MouseListener [javadoc | source]

All Implemented Interfaces:

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.

Method from java.awt.event.MouseListener Summary:
mouseClicked,   mouseEntered,   mouseExited,   mousePressed,   mouseReleased
Method from java.awt.event.MouseListener Detail:
 public  void mouseClicked(MouseEvent e)
    Invoked when the mouse button has been clicked (pressed and released) on a component.
 public  void mouseEntered(MouseEvent e)
    Invoked when the mouse enters a component.
 public  void mouseExited(MouseEvent e)
    Invoked when the mouse exits a component.
 public  void mousePressed(MouseEvent e)
    Invoked when a mouse button has been pressed on a component.
 public  void mouseReleased(MouseEvent e)
    Invoked when a mouse button has been released on a component.