PointerRoutedEventArgs class

Applies to Windows and Windows Phone

Contains the arguments returned by the last pointer event message.

In most cases, we recommend that you get pointer info through the event argument of the pointer event handlers in your chosen Windows 8 language framework (Windows Store apps using JavaScript, Windows Store apps using C++, C#, or Visual Basic, or Windows Store apps using DirectX with C++).

If the event argument doesn't intrinsically expose the pointer details required by your app, you can get access to extended pointer data through the GetCurrentPoint and GetIntermediatePoints methods of PointerRoutedEventArgs. Use these methods to specify the context of the pointer data.

The static PointerPoint methods, GetCurrentPoint and GetIntermediatePoints, always use the context of the app.

Inheritance

Object
  RoutedEventArgs
    PointerRoutedEventArgs

Syntax

Public NotInheritable Class PointerRoutedEventArgs
    Inherits RoutedEventArgs

Attributes

[MarshalingBehavior(Agile)]
[Threading(Both)]
[Version(0x06020000)]
[WebHostHidden()]

Members

The PointerRoutedEventArgs class has these types of members:

Methods

The PointerRoutedEventArgs class has these methods. It also inherits methods from the Object class.

MethodDescription
GetCurrentPoint Retrieves a PointerPoint object that provides basic info on the pointer associated with the event.
GetIntermediatePoints Retrieves a collection of PointerPoint objects that represent the pointer history from the last pointer event up to and including the current pointer event. Each PointerPoint in the collection provides basic info on the pointer associated with the event.

 

Properties

The PointerRoutedEventArgs class has these properties.

PropertyAccess typeDescription

Handled

Read/writeGets or sets a value that marks the routed event as handled, and prevents most handlers along the event route from handling the same event again.

KeyModifiers

Read-onlyGets a value that indicates which key modifiers were active at the time that the pointer event was initiated.

OriginalSource

Read-onlyGets a reference to the object that raised the event. (Inherited from RoutedEventArgs)

Pointer

Read-onlyGets a reference to a pointer token.

 

Remarks

The PointerRoutedEventArgs event data class is used for these events:

Important  Mouse input is associated with a single pointer assigned when mouse input is first detected. Clicking a mouse button (left, wheel, or right) creates a secondary association between the pointer and that button through the PointerPressed event. The PointerReleased event is fired only when that same mouse button is released (no other button can be associated with the pointer until this event is complete). Because of this exclusive association, other mouse button clicks are routed through the PointerMoved event. You can test the mouse button state when handling this event, as shown in the following example.


private void Target_PointerMoved(object sender, PointerRoutedEventArgs e)
{
    Windows.UI.Xaml.Input.Pointer ptr = e.Pointer;

    // Multiple, simultaneous mouse button inputs are processed here.
    // Mouse input is associated with a single pointer assigned when 
    // mouse input is first detected. 
    // Clicking additional mouse buttons (left, wheel, or right) during 
    // the interaction creates secondary associations between those buttons 
    // and the pointer through the pointer pressed event. 
    // The pointer released event is fired only when the last mouse button 
    // associated with the interaction (not necessarily the initial button) 
    // is released. 
    // Because of this exclusive association, other mouse button clicks are 
    // routed through the pointer move event.          
    if (ptr.PointerDeviceType == Windows.Devices.Input.PointerDeviceType.Mouse)
    {
        // To get mouse state, we need extended pointer details.
        // We get the pointer info through the getCurrentPoint method
        // of the event argument. 
        Windows.UI.Input.PointerPoint ptrPt = e.GetCurrentPoint(Target);
        if (ptrPt.Properties.IsLeftButtonPressed)
        {
            eventLog.Text += "\nLeft button: " + ptrPt.PointerId;
        }
        if (ptrPt.Properties.IsMiddleButtonPressed)
        {
            eventLog.Text += "\nWheel button: " + ptrPt.PointerId;
        }
        if (ptrPt.Properties.IsRightButtonPressed)
        {
            eventLog.Text += "\nRight button: " + ptrPt.PointerId;
        }
    }

    // Prevent most handlers along the event route from handling the same event again.
    e.Handled = true;

    // Display pointer details.
    updateInfoPop(e);
}


Data that might be relevant to your handler might be:

Specific events often have information available in the various pointer device and pointer point classes that is mainly only relevant for that event. For example, when you handle PointerWheelChanged, you might be interested in the MouseWheelDelta from PointerPointProperties.

Examples

The following code example shows scenario 2 from the Input sample. This code shows some usage patterns for direct manipulation using the PointerPressed, PointerReleased, PointerEntered, PointerExited, and PointerMoved events.


<StackPanel x:Name="Scenario2Output" ManipulationMode="All">
  <StackPanel Orientation="Horizontal" Margin="0,10,0,0">
    <Button x:Name="scenario2Reset" Content="Reset" 
      Margin="0,0,10,0" Click="Scenario2Reset"/>
  </StackPanel>
  <StackPanel Orientation="Horizontal" >
    <ToggleSwitch x:Name="tbPointerCapture" 
      Header="Pointer Capture" FontSize="20"/>
    <TextBlock x:Name="txtCaptureStatus" 
      Style="{StaticResource BasicTextStyle}"/>
  </StackPanel>
  <Border x:Name="bEnteredExited" Background="Red" 
    Height="300" Width="450" CornerRadius="20" 
    HorizontalAlignment="Left">
    <Grid>
      <TextBlock Style="{StaticResource BasicTextStyle}" Text="" 
        HorizontalAlignment="Center" VerticalAlignment="Center" 
        x:Name="bEnteredExitedTextBlock"/>
      <Ellipse VerticalAlignment="Bottom" Stroke="Silver" 
        StrokeDashArray="2,2" StrokeThickness="2" Margin="2" 
        x:Name="bEnteredExitedTimer" Width="20" Height="20" 
        RenderTransformOrigin="0.5,0.5">
        <Ellipse.RenderTransform >
          <RotateTransform Angle="0" />
        </Ellipse.RenderTransform>
      </Ellipse>
    </Grid>
  </Border>
</StackPanel>


Private _pointerCount As Integer

Public Sub New()
    Me.InitializeComponent()
    AddHandler bEnteredExited.PointerEntered, AddressOf bEnteredExited_PointerEntered
    AddHandler bEnteredExited.PointerExited, AddressOf bEnteredExited_PointerExited
    AddHandler bEnteredExited.PointerPressed, AddressOf bEnteredExited_PointerPressed
    AddHandler bEnteredExited.PointerReleased, AddressOf bEnteredExited_PointerReleased
    AddHandler bEnteredExited.PointerMoved, AddressOf bEnteredExited_PointerMoved

    'To code for multiple Pointers (i.e. Fingers) we track how many entered/exited.
    _pointerCount = 0
End Sub

''' <summary>
''' Invoked when this page is about to be displayed in a Frame.
''' </summary>
''' <param name="e">Event data that describes how this page was reached.  The Parameter
''' property is typically used to configure the page.</param>
Protected Overrides Sub OnNavigatedTo(e As NavigationEventArgs)
End Sub

Private Sub bEnteredExited_PointerMoved(sender As Object, e As PointerRoutedEventArgs)
    Scenario2UpdateVisuals(TryCast(sender, Border), "Moved")
End Sub

Private Sub bEnteredExited_PointerReleased(sender As Object, e As PointerRoutedEventArgs)
    DirectCast(sender, Border).ReleasePointerCapture(e.Pointer)
    txtCaptureStatus.Text = String.Empty
End Sub

'Can only get capture on PointerPressed (i.e. touch down, mouse click, pen press)
Private Sub bEnteredExited_PointerPressed(sender As Object, e As PointerRoutedEventArgs)
    If tbPointerCapture.IsOn Then
        Dim _hasCapture As Boolean = DirectCast(sender, Border).CapturePointer(e.Pointer)
        txtCaptureStatus.Text = "Got Capture: " & _hasCapture
    End If
End Sub

Private Sub bEnteredExited_PointerExited(sender As Object, e As PointerRoutedEventArgs)
    _pointerCount -= 1
    Scenario2UpdateVisuals(TryCast(sender, Border), "Exited")
End Sub

Private Sub bEnteredExited_PointerEntered(sender As Object, e As PointerRoutedEventArgs)
    _pointerCount += 1
    Scenario2UpdateVisuals(TryCast(sender, Border), "Entered")

End Sub

Private Sub Scenario2UpdateVisuals(border As Border, eventDescription As String)
    Select Case eventDescription.ToLower()
        Case "exited"
            If _pointerCount <= 0 Then
                border.Background = New SolidColorBrush(Colors.Red)
                bEnteredExitedTextBlock.Text = eventDescription
            End If
            Exit Select
        Case "moved"

            Dim rt As RotateTransform = DirectCast(bEnteredExitedTimer.RenderTransform, RotateTransform)
            rt.Angle += 2
            If rt.Angle > 360 Then
                rt.Angle -= 360
            End If
            Exit Select
        Case Else
            border.Background = New SolidColorBrush(Colors.Green)
            bEnteredExitedTextBlock.Text = eventDescription
            Exit Select

    End Select
End Sub

Private Sub Scenario2ResetMethod(sender As Object, e As RoutedEventArgs)
    Reset()
End Sub

Private Sub Reset()
    bEnteredExited.Background = New SolidColorBrush(Colors.Green)
    bEnteredExitedTextBlock.Text = String.Empty
End Sub

Requirements

Minimum supported client

Windows 8 [Windows Store apps only]

Minimum supported server

Windows Server 2012 [Windows Store apps only]

Minimum supported phone

Windows Phone 8.1 [Windows Runtime apps only]

Namespace

Windows.UI.Xaml.Input
Windows::UI::Xaml::Input [C++]

Metadata

Windows.winmd

See also

RoutedEventArgs
PointerPressed

 

 

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