JavaTM 2 Platform
Standard Ed. 5.0

Class MouseAdapter

  extended by java.awt.event.MouseAdapter
All Implemented Interfaces:
MouseListener, EventListener
Direct Known Subclasses:
BasicComboPopup.InvocationMouseHandler, BasicComboPopup.ListMouseHandler, BasicFileChooserUI.DoubleClickListener, BasicScrollBarUI.ArrowButtonListener, BasicScrollBarUI.TrackListener, BasicSplitPaneDivider.MouseHandler, BasicTabbedPaneUI.MouseHandler, BasicTreeUI.MouseHandler, FormView.MouseEventListener, HTMLEditorKit.LinkController, MetalFileChooserUI.SingleClickListener, ToolTipManager

public abstract class MouseAdapter
extends Object
implements MouseListener

An abstract adapter class for receiving mouse events. The methods in this class are empty. This class exists as convenience for creating listener objects.

Mouse events let you track when a mouse is pressed, released, clicked, when it enters a component, and when it exits. (To track mouse moves and mouse drags, use the MouseMotionAdapter.)

Extend this class to create a MouseEvent listener and override the methods for the events of interest. (If you implement the MouseListener interface, you have to define all of the methods in it. This abstract class defines null methods for them all, so you can only have to define methods for events you care about.)

Create a listener object using the extended class and then register it with a component using the component's addMouseListener method. When a mouse button is pressed, released, or clicked (pressed and released), or when the mouse cursor enters or exits the component, the relevant method in the listener object is invoked and the MouseEvent is passed to it.

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

Constructor Summary
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.
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object
clone, equals, finalize, getClass, hashCode, notify, notifyAll, toString, wait, wait, wait

Constructor Detail


public MouseAdapter()
Method Detail


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

Specified by:
mouseClicked in interface MouseListener


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

Specified by:
mousePressed in interface MouseListener


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

Specified by:
mouseReleased in interface MouseListener


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

Specified by:
mouseEntered in interface MouseListener


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

Specified by:
mouseExited in interface MouseListener

JavaTM 2 Platform
Standard Ed. 5.0

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