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Demonstrating the MouseWheelListener

Demonstrating the MouseWheelListener
import java.awt.Color;
import java.awt.Container;
import java.awt.event.MouseWheelEvent;
import java.awt.event.MouseWheelListener;

import javax.swing.JFrame;

public class MouseWheelTest extends JFrame {
  private static final Color colors[] = { Color.BLACK, Color.BLUE,
      Color.CYAN, Color.DARK_GRAY, Color.GRAY, Color.GREEN,
      Color.LIGHT_GRAY, Color.MAGENTA, Color.ORANGE, Color.PINK,
      Color.RED, Color.WHITE, Color.YELLOW };

  public MouseWheelTest() {
    final Container contentPane = getContentPane();

    MouseWheelListener listener = new MouseWheelListener() {
      int colorCounter;

      private static final int UP = 1;

      private static final int DOWN = 2;

      public void mouseWheelMoved(MouseWheelEvent e) {
        int count = e.getWheelRotation();
        int direction = (Math.abs(count) > 0) ? UP : DOWN;

      private void changeBackground(int direction) {

        if (direction == UP) {
        } else {

        if (colorCounter == colors.length) {
          colorCounter = 0;
        } else if (colorCounter < 0) {
          colorCounter = colors.length - 1;

  public static void main(String args[]) {
    JFrame frame = new MouseWheelTest();
    frame.setSize(300, 300);;

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