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MouseButtonState Enumeration

Specifies the possible states of a mouse button.

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

'Declaration
Public Enumeration 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 Sub MouseDownHandler(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As MouseEventArgs)
    If e.RightButton = MouseButtonState.Pressed Then
        MessageBox.Show("The Right Mouse Button is pressed")
    End If

    If e.LeftButton = MouseButtonState.Pressed Then
        MessageBox.Show("The Left Mouse Button is pressed")
    End If

    If e.MiddleButton = MouseButtonState.Pressed Then

        MessageBox.Show("The Middle Mouse Button is pressed")
    End If

    If e.XButton1 = MouseButtonState.Pressed Then
        MessageBox.Show("The XButton1 Mouse Button is pressed")
    End If

    If e.XButton2 = MouseButtonState.Pressed Then
        MessageBox.Show("The XButton2 Mouse Button is pressed")
    End If
End Sub


.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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