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MouseButtonState Enumeration

Specifies the possible states of a mouse button.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Input
Assembly:  PresentationCore (in PresentationCore.dll)

public enum MouseButtonState
<object property="enumerationMemberName" .../>

Member nameDescription
ReleasedThe button is released.
PressedThe button is pressed.

The MouseButtonState enumeration specifies constants which correlate to the state of a mouse button.

The following example shows a mouse event handler that determines which buttons are currently pressed by checking the button state of each mouse button.


private void MouseDownHandler(object sender, MouseEventArgs e)
{
    if (e.RightButton == MouseButtonState.Pressed)
    {
        MessageBox.Show("The Right Mouse Button is pressed");
    }

    if (e.LeftButton == MouseButtonState.Pressed)
    {
        MessageBox.Show("The Left Mouse Button is pressed");
    }

    if (e.MiddleButton == MouseButtonState.Pressed)
    {

        MessageBox.Show("The Middle Mouse Button is pressed");
    }

    if (e.XButton1 == MouseButtonState.Pressed)
    {
        MessageBox.Show("The XButton1 Mouse Button is pressed");
    }

    if (e.XButton2 == MouseButtonState.Pressed)
    {
        MessageBox.Show("The XButton2 Mouse Button is pressed");
    }
}


.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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