SWING Event Listeners

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The Event listener represent the interfaces responsible to handle events. Java provides us various Event listener classes but we will discuss those which are more frequently used. Every method of an event listener method has a single argument as an object which is subclass of EventObject class. For example, mouse event listener methods will accept instance of MouseEvent, where MouseEvent derives from EventObject.

EventListner interface

It is a marker interface which every listener interface has to extend.This class is defined in java.util package.

Class declaration

Following is the declaration for java.util.EventListener interface:

public interface EventListener

SWING Event Listener Interfaces:

Following is the list of commonly used event listeners.

Sr. No.Control & Description
1ActionListener
This interface is used for receiving the action events.
2ComponentListener
This interface is used for receiving the component events.
3ItemListener
This interface is used for receiving the item events.
4KeyListener
This interface is used for receiving the key events.
5MouseListener
This interface is used for receiving the mouse events.
6WindowListener
This interface is used for receiving the window events.
7AdjustmentListener
This interface is used for receiving the adjusmtent events.
8ContainerListener
This interface is used for receiving the container events.
9MouseMotionListener
This interface is used for receiving the mouse motion events.
10FocusListener
This interface is used for receiving the focus events.


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