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10 June 2013

Learn Python - PyGame Events

A key part of PyGame coding is handling events.

Remember, we've already used events when we explored handling GUI events.

The PyGame module defines a number of events. Here's the list:

QUIT
KEYDOWN
KEYUP
MOUSEMOTION
MOUSEBUTTONUP
MOUSEBUTTONDOWN
JOYAXISMOTION
JOYBALLMOTION
JOYHATMOTION
JOYBUTTONUP
JOYBUTTONDOWN
VIDEORESIZE
VIDEOEXPOSE
ACTIVEEVENT
USEREVENT

As you can see they cover keyboard, mouse and joystick actions plus the quit event generated by closing the game window.

Importantly there's a userevent which allows use to handle our own custom events.

A typical program will use at least one or two of these events. Later we'll create a function to handle these events.

A post from my Learn Python on the Raspberry Pi tutorial.