- When you receive an event either in handleEvent() or in another event method, the event you receive is described by an Event object defined in (java.awt.Event).
- An event object contains a number of public variables that describe the event. For example, the most often used is event.target, which is the originator of the event. Thus, if a button is pressed and an action event is posted, the target field will equal the button that generated the event.
- The following table outlines some of the other properties
|Object target||The object receiving the event.|
|long when||Event time stamp.|
|int id||The type of the event.|
|int x||The x coordinate of the event.|
|int y||The y coordinate of the event.|
|int key||The key that was pressed, if any.|
|int modifiers||The state of the modifier keys, if any.|
|int clickCount||The number of consecutive mouse clicks, if any.|
|Object arg||An arbitrary argument.|
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- You can easily use any of this information inyour event handling logic in order to perform tests, debugging or anything else.