Creating a Custom Event : Event « Swing Event « Java Tutorial

import java.util.EventListener;
import java.util.EventObject;

import javax.swing.event.EventListenerList;

class MyEvent extends EventObject {
  public MyEvent(Object source) {

interface MyEventListener extends EventListener {
  public void myEventOccurred(MyEvent evt);

class MyClass {
  protected EventListenerList listenerList = new EventListenerList();

  public void addMyEventListener(MyEventListener listener) {
    listenerList.add(MyEventListener.class, listener);
  public void removeMyEventListener(MyEventListener listener) {
    listenerList.remove(MyEventListener.class, listener);
  void fireMyEvent(MyEvent evt) {
    Object[] listeners = listenerList.getListenerList();
    for (int i = 0; i < listeners.length; i = i+2) {
      if (listeners[i] == MyEventListener.class) {
        ((MyEventListener) listeners[i+1]).myEventOccurred(evt);

public class Main {
  public static void main(String[] argv) throws Exception {
    MyClass c = new MyClass();
    c.addMyEventListener(new MyEventListener() {
      public void myEventOccurred(MyEvent evt) {


15.1.1.In the event model, there are three participants
15.1.2.Subclasses of AWTEvent
15.1.3.ActionEvent Example with One Button That Demonstrates Sources, Events, and Their ListenersActionEvent Example with One Button That Demonstrates Sources, Events, and Their Listeners
15.1.4.Enabling Other Low-level Events
15.1.5.Event maskEvent mask
15.1.6.Managing Listener Lists with AWTEventMulticasterManaging Listener Lists with AWTEventMulticaster
15.1.7.Semantic Events
15.1.8.Semantic Event Listeners
15.1.9.Managing Listener Lists with EventListenerListManaging Listener Lists with EventListenerList
15.1.10.Writing a Listener as an Anonymous ClassWriting a Listener as an Anonymous Class
15.1.11.Writing a listener as a nested class
15.1.12.Creating a Custom Event
15.1.13.Event object has information about an event, that has happened.
15.1.14.implements AWTEventListener java.awt.AWTEvent.getID()
15.1.16.Event source and listener
15.1.17.Process On Swing Event Thread