- Direct Known Subclasses:
public abstract class MouseAdapter extends Object implements MouseListener, MouseWheelListener, MouseMotionListenerAn 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, moved, dragged, when it enters a component, when it exits and when a mouse wheel is moved.
Extend this class to create a
MouseEvent(including drag and motion events) or/and
MouseWheelEventlistener and override the methods for the events of interest. (If you implement the
MouseMotionListenerinterface, 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
addMouseWheelListenermethods. The relevant method in the listener object is invoked and the
MouseWheelEventis passed to it in following cases:
- when a mouse button is pressed, released, or clicked (pressed and released)
- when the mouse cursor enters or exits the component
- when the mouse wheel rotated, or mouse moved or dragged
Constructors Constructor Description
All Methods Instance Methods Concrete Methods Modifier and Type Method Description
mouseDragged(MouseEvent e)Invoked when a mouse button is pressed on a component and then dragged.
mouseMoved(MouseEvent e)Invoked when the mouse cursor has been moved onto a component but no buttons have been pushed.
mouseWheelMoved(MouseWheelEvent e)Invoked when the mouse wheel is rotated.
Methods declared in interface java.awt.event.MouseListener
mouseClicked, mouseEntered, mouseExited, mousePressed, mouseReleased
public void mouseWheelMoved(MouseWheelEvent e)Invoked when the mouse wheel is rotated.
public void mouseDragged(MouseEvent e)Invoked when a mouse button is pressed on a component and then dragged.
MOUSE_DRAGGEDevents will continue to be delivered to the component where the drag originated until the mouse button is released (regardless of whether the mouse position is within the bounds of the component).
Due to platform-dependent Drag&Drop implementations,
MOUSE_DRAGGEDevents may not be delivered during a native Drag&Drop operation.