Gdk.EventButton

Fields

Name Type Access Description
axes float r/w x, y translated to the axes of device, or None if device is the mouse.
button int r/w the button which was pressed or released, numbered from 1 to 5. Normally button 1 is the left mouse button, 2 is the middle button, and 3 is the right button. On 2-button mice, the middle button can often be simulated by pressing both mouse buttons together.
device Gdk.Device r/w the master device that the event originated from. Use Gdk.Event.get_source_device() to get the slave device.
send_event int r/w True if the event was sent explicitly.
state Gdk.ModifierType r/w a bit-mask representing the state of the modifier keys (e.g. Control, Shift and Alt) and the pointer buttons. See Gdk.ModifierType.
time int r/w the time of the event in milliseconds.
type Gdk.EventType r/w the type of the event (Gdk.EventType.BUTTON_PRESS, Gdk.EventType._2BUTTON_PRESS, Gdk.EventType._3BUTTON_PRESS or Gdk.EventType.BUTTON_RELEASE).
window Gdk.Window r/w the window which received the event.
x float r/w the x coordinate of the pointer relative to the window.
x_root float r/w the x coordinate of the pointer relative to the root of the screen.
y float r/w the y coordinate of the pointer relative to the window.
y_root float r/w the y coordinate of the pointer relative to the root of the screen.

Methods

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Details

class Gdk.EventButton

Used for button press and button release events. The type field will be one of Gdk.EventType.BUTTON_PRESS, Gdk.EventType._2BUTTON_PRESS, Gdk.EventType._3BUTTON_PRESS or Gdk.EventType.BUTTON_RELEASE,

Double and triple-clicks result in a sequence of events being received. For double-clicks the order of events will be:

Note that the first click is received just like a normal button press, while the second click results in a Gdk.EventType._2BUTTON_PRESS being received just after the Gdk.EventType.BUTTON_PRESS.

Triple-clicks are very similar to double-clicks, except that Gdk.EventType._3BUTTON_PRESS is inserted after the third click. The order of the events is:

For a double click to occur, the second button press must occur within 1/4 of a second of the first. For a triple click to occur, the third button press must also occur within 1/2 second of the first button press.