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How do I add event handlers? Specifically buttons

asked in CSC305 Fall 2023 by (1 point)

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The lab includes this line of code:

btnD4.setOnMouseClicked(evt -> rollDie(4))

OnMouseClicked is an event, and we want to associate a "handler" for it -- i.e. some code that runs whenever the mouse gets clicked within the btnD4 UI widget.

To understand this deeper, Java is technically passing in a new object of a class that implements the EventHandler interface, and includes a method that looks like this:

    btnD4.setOnMouseClicked(new EventHandler<MouseEvent>() {

		public void handle(MouseEvent evt) {

However, this all gets hidden within the arrow "lambda expression"

(evt -> rollDie(4))
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