Anyway to detect cotnrol key is down when mouse is clicked?

asked 2008-08-04 17:18:01 +0800

siamakh gravatar image siamakh

I want to implement multiple selection by detecting if the CTRL key is down when the mouse is clicked, Is there anyway to do that?

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answered 2008-08-06 15:59:15 +0800

mcoughlin gravatar image mcoughlin

Yes there is. MouseEvent.getKeys() returns an integer indicating which keys are being held. If MouseEvent.getKeys() == MouseEvent.CTRL_KEY that means that the CTRL key was held at the time of the mouse click.

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answered 2008-08-07 01:12:03 +0800

dennis gravatar image dennis
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'keys' is bit flag, so i think the code logic should be

if(event.getKeys()&MouseEvent.CTRL_KEY != 0){




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