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Thread: How do I select an object in a JFrame using the mouse?

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    Default How do I select an object in a JFrame using the mouse?

    I have a JFrame with a JPanel in it. In the JPanel I have a list of objects that consist of panels and JLabels and JFields. I am trying to select one of these nested panels with the mouse. Is there a method of the MouseEvent that let's you figure out which object was clicked on?


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    Default Re: How do I select an object in a JFrame using the mouse?

    The event object passed to the listener has a method that will return the source of the event.
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    Default Re: How do I select an object in a JFrame using the mouse?

    Any idea what that method is? I tried the .getClass() and all that does is return the java..... whatever the library is.

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    Default Re: How do I select an object in a JFrame using the mouse?

    You may have to look at the methods for the classes that are extended by the MouseEvent class to see what method gets the source of the event. They are all listed below the doc for the MouseEvent class.
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    Default Re: How do I select an object in a JFrame using the mouse?

    I looked at all the methods that are inherited by the MousEvent in the official documentation.I can't find anything that returns what object was clicked on =(

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    Did you search for the String: "source"?
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    @nicz17: Care to try for strike three?

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