This class is defined in java.awt.event package. The ActionEvent is generated when button is clicked or the item of a list is double clicked.

Class declaration

Following is the declaration for java.awt.event.ActionEvent class:

  1. public class ActionEvent
  2. extends AWTEvent

Field

Following are the fields for java.awt.event.ActionEvent class:

  • static int ACTION_FIRST — The first number in the range of ids used for action events.

  • static int ACTION_LAST — The last number in the range of ids used for action events.

  • static int ACTION_PERFORMED — This event id indicates that a meaningful action occured.

  • static int ALT_MASK — The alt modifier.

  • static int CTRL_MASK — The control modifier.

  • static int META_MASK — The meta modifier.

  • static int SHIFT_MASK — The shift modifier.

Class constructors

S.N.Constructor & Description
1 ActionEvent(java.lang.Object source, int id, java.lang.String command) Constructs an ActionEvent object.
2 ActionEvent(java.lang.Object source, int id, java.lang.String command, int modifiers) Constructs an ActionEvent object with modifier keys.
3 ActionEvent(java.lang.Object source, int id, java.lang.String command, long when, int modifiers) Constructs an ActionEvent object with the specified modifier keys and timestamp.

Class methods

S.N.Method & Description
1 java.lang.String getActionCommand() Returns the command string associated with this action.
2 int getModifiers() Returns the modifier keys held down during this action event.
3 long getWhen() Returns the timestamp of when this event occurred.
4 java.lang.String paramString() Returns a parameter string identifying this action event.

Methods inherited

This class inherits methods from the following classes:

  • java.awt.AWTEvent

  • java.util.EventObject

  • java.lang.Object