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Mouse

Mouse.isPressed()

Description

Checks the current status of all mouse buttons, and reports if any are pressed or not.

Syntax

Mouse.isPressed();
Mouse.isPressed(button);

Parameters

When there is no value passed, it checks the status of the left mouse button.

button: which mouse button to check - char

  • MOUSE_LEFT (default)
  • MOUSE_RIGHT
  • MOUSE_MIDDLE

Returns

boolean : reports whether a button is pressed or not

Example

void setup(){
  //The switch that will initiate the Mouse press
  pinMode(2,INPUT);
  //The switch that will terminate the Mouse press
  pinMode(3,INPUT);
  //Start serial communication with the computer
  Serial1.begin(9600);
  //initiate the Mouse library
  Mouse.begin();
}

void loop(){
  //a variable for checking the button's state
  int mouseState=0;
  //if the switch attached to pin 2 is closed, press and hold the left mouse button and save the state in a variable
  if(digitalRead(2) == HIGH){
    Mouse.press();
    mouseState=Mouse.isPressed();
  }
  //if the switch attached to pin 3 is closed, release the left mouse button and save the state in a variable
  if(digitalRead(3) == HIGH){
    Mouse.release();
    mouseState=Mouse.isPressed();
  }
  //print out the current mouse button state
  Serial1.println(mouseState);
  delay(10);
}
 

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