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EventHandler[expr, {"event1":>action1, "event2":>action2, ...}]
displays as expr, evaluating actioni whenever "eventi" occurs in connection with expr.
  • Standard mouse-related event specifications include:
"MouseDown"primary mouse button depressed
{"MouseDown",i}mouse button i depressed
"MouseDragged"mouse moving with primary button depressed
{"MouseDragged",i}mouse moving with button i depressed
"MouseMoved"mouse moves in the region defined by expr
"MouseUp"primary mouse button released
{"MouseUp",i}mouse button i released
  • For mouse events, EventHandler[expr, ...] handles events for which the mouse is within the rectangular region defined by the display of expr.
  • Standard keyboard-related event specifications include:
"KeyDown"any key on the keyboard depressed
{"KeyDown","x"}key x depressed
"ReturnKeyDown"Return or Enter key depressed
"EscapeKeyDown"Esc key depressed
"LeftArrowKeyDown"left arrow key depressed
"RightArrowKeyDown"right arrow key depressed
"UpArrowKeyDown"up arrow key depressed
"DownArrowKeyDown"down arrow key depressed
  • Standard interface events include:
{"MenuCommand","name"}menu command with specified name chosen
"WindowClose"closing of window requested
  • If functions like MousePosition or CurrentValue are evaluated in a particular actioni, the values they give are those associated with the event that triggered that actioni.
  • When EventHandler expressions are nested, events are by default shared by all the expressions, with the innermost expression operating first on a particular event.
  • The following options can be given:
PassEventsDownAutomaticwhether to pass events to inner event handlers
PassEventsUpTruewhether to pass events to outer event handlers
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