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III. Event-Handling

Chapter 11. Events




Mouse Entered


Method signature

addActionTarget = "[String] widget name, [Constant] event,[Method] execute method"
[String] is the name of the widget
[Constant] the event to listen on
[Method] the method signature



Examples

A mouseentered event occurs when the mouse pointer crosses into the boundaries of the widget.


To demostrate the mouseentered event we will create a popup on a mouseentered event, and a popdown on a mouseexited event



<Widget setShape="0,0,100,80">
<Widget setShape="10,10,80,25" setLabel="Popup" setName="popup" setBorder="flat" setVisible="false"/>
<Button setShape="10,40,80,25" setLabel="Enter Me" setName="enterme" addActionTarget="popup,mouseentered,setVisible='true',popup,mouseexited,setVisible='false'"/>
</Widget>

The Widget, 'popup', will execute the method 'setVisible'
On the mouseentered event we execute popup.setVisible="true", the Widget Pops up
On the mouseexited event we execute popup.setVisible="false", the Widget Pops down
To handle more than one event, we append them to the addActionTarget, the addActionTarget accepts parameters in tuples (3,6,9,etc...)



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