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  1. #1
    newbie225 is offline Member
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    Post Help on understanding a program

    I have been learning JAVA on my own pace .

    I am trying to understand a program .Two variables are initialized "xsquare and ysquare"

    int xsquare;
    int ysquare;

    I can not find anywhere in the body of the program in which above mentioned variables point to x and y location of the moving sqaure ?

    How does the compiler recognize that xsquare and ysqaure is in fact is x and y location of square ?

    any tips or help will be great Thank you

    here are the codes

    import java.awt.Frame;
    import java.awt.Canvas;
    import java.awt.Graphics;
    import java.awt.AWTEvent;
    import java.awt.Color;
    import java.awt.Rectangle;
    import java.awt.event.WindowEvent;
    import java.awt.event.MouseListener;
    import java.awt.event.MouseEvent;

    public class Mover extends Frame {
    public static void main(String arg[]){
    new Mover();
    Mover (){
    add(new MoverCanvas());
    public void processWindowEvent(WindowEvent event){
    if(event.getID() == WindowEvent.WINDOW_CLOSING)
    class MoverCanvas extends Canvas implements MouseListener {
    final int SIDE =20;
    boolean moving = false;
    int xsquare;
    int ysquare;
    int xoffset;
    int yoffset;

    public void mouseClicked(MouseEvent event) {

    public void mouseEntered(MouseEvent event) {

    public void mouseExited(MouseEvent event){
    public void mousePressed(MouseEvent event){
    int x = event.getX();
    if ((x < xsquare) || (x > (xsquare + SIDE)))
    int y = event.getY();
    if (( y < ysquare) || (y > (ysquare + SIDE)))
    xoffset = x - xsquare;
    yoffset = y - ysquare;
    moving = true;

    public void mouseReleased (MouseEvent event){
    if (moving){
    xsquare = event.getX() - xoffset;
    ysquare =event.getY() -yoffset;
    moving = false;

    public void paint (Graphics g){
    Rectangle rect = getBounds();


  2. #2
    gcampton Guest


    Java Code:
    int x = event.getX();
    if ((x < xsquare) || (x > (xsquare + SIDE)))
    int y = event.getY();
    if (( y < ysquare) || (y > (ysquare + SIDE)))
    xoffset = x - xsquare;
    yoffset = y - ysquare;
    x and y are being used as comparison operators, and just being initialized halfway through the code.
    so it assigns x to even.getx() and y to event.gety() compares against the sides of square and if true, the offset equals the the values minus the sides.
    Last edited by gcampton; 11-10-2009 at 12:55 AM.

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