Java™ Platform
Standard Ed. 6

Package java.awt.event

Provides interfaces and classes for dealing with different types of events fired by AWT components.

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Interface Summary
ActionListener The listener interface for receiving action events.
AdjustmentListener The listener interface for receiving adjustment events.
AWTEventListener The listener interface for receiving notification of events dispatched to objects that are instances of Component or MenuComponent or their subclasses.
ComponentListener The listener interface for receiving component events.
ContainerListener The listener interface for receiving container events.
FocusListener The listener interface for receiving keyboard focus events on a component.
HierarchyBoundsListener The listener interface for receiving ancestor moved and resized events.
HierarchyListener The listener interface for receiving hierarchy changed events.
InputMethodListener The listener interface for receiving input method events.
ItemListener The listener interface for receiving item events.
KeyListener The listener interface for receiving keyboard events (keystrokes).
MouseListener The listener interface for receiving "interesting" mouse events (press, release, click, enter, and exit) on a component.
MouseMotionListener The listener interface for receiving mouse motion events on a component.
MouseWheelListener The listener interface for receiving mouse wheel events on a component.
TextListener The listener interface for receiving text events.
WindowFocusListener The listener interface for receiving WindowEvents, including WINDOW_GAINED_FOCUS and WINDOW_LOST_FOCUS events.
WindowListener The listener interface for receiving window events.
WindowStateListener The listener interface for receiving window state events.
 

Class Summary
ActionEvent A semantic event which indicates that a component-defined action occurred.
AdjustmentEvent The adjustment event emitted by Adjustable objects.
AWTEventListenerProxy A class which extends the EventListenerProxy, specifically for adding an AWTEventListener for a specific event mask.
ComponentAdapter An abstract adapter class for receiving component events.
ComponentEvent A low-level event which indicates that a component moved, changed size, or changed visibility (also, the root class for the other component-level events).
ContainerAdapter An abstract adapter class for receiving container events.
ContainerEvent A low-level event which indicates that a container's contents changed because a component was added or removed.
FocusAdapter An abstract adapter class for receiving keyboard focus events.
FocusEvent A low-level event which indicates that a Component has gained or lost the input focus.
HierarchyBoundsAdapter An abstract adapter class for receiving ancestor moved and resized events.
HierarchyEvent An event which indicates a change to the Component hierarchy to which a Component belongs.
InputEvent The root event class for all component-level input events.
InputMethodEvent Input method events contain information about text that is being composed using an input method.
InvocationEvent An event which executes the run() method on a Runnable when dispatched by the AWT event dispatcher thread.
ItemEvent A semantic event which indicates that an item was selected or deselected.
KeyAdapter An abstract adapter class for receiving keyboard events.
KeyEvent An event which indicates that a keystroke occurred in a component.
MouseAdapter An abstract adapter class for receiving mouse events.
MouseEvent An event which indicates that a mouse action occurred in a component.
MouseMotionAdapter An abstract adapter class for receiving mouse motion events.
MouseWheelEvent An event which indicates that the mouse wheel was rotated in a component.
PaintEvent The component-level paint event.
TextEvent A semantic event which indicates that an object's text changed.
WindowAdapter An abstract adapter class for receiving window events.
WindowEvent A low-level event that indicates that a window has changed its status.
 

Package java.awt.event Description

Provides interfaces and classes for dealing with different types of events fired by AWT components. See the java.awt.AWTEvent class for details on the AWT event model. Events are fired by event sources. An event listener registers with an event source to receive notifications about the events of a particular type. This package defines events and event listeners, as well as event listener adapters, which are convenience classes to make easier the process of writing event listeners.

Since:
JDK1.1

Java™ Platform
Standard Ed. 6

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