Android APIs
public static final class

MotionEvent.PointerCoords

extends Object
java.lang.Object
   ↳ android.view.MotionEvent.PointerCoords

Class Overview

Transfer object for pointer coordinates. Objects of this type can be used to specify the pointer coordinates when creating new MotionEvent objects and to query pointer coordinates in bulk. Refer to InputDevice for information about how different kinds of input devices and sources represent pointer coordinates.

Summary

Fields
public float orientation The orientation of the touch area and tool area in radians clockwise from vertical.
public float pressure A normalized value that describes the pressure applied to the device by a finger or other tool.
public float size A normalized value that describes the approximate size of the pointer touch area in relation to the maximum detectable size of the device.
public float toolMajor The length of the major axis of an ellipse that describes the size of the approaching tool.
public float toolMinor The length of the minor axis of an ellipse that describes the size of the approaching tool.
public float touchMajor The length of the major axis of an ellipse that describes the touch area at the point of contact.
public float touchMinor The length of the minor axis of an ellipse that describes the touch area at the point of contact.
public float x The X component of the pointer movement.
public float y The Y component of the pointer movement.
Public Constructors
MotionEvent.PointerCoords()
Creates a pointer coords object with all axes initialized to zero.
MotionEvent.PointerCoords(MotionEvent.PointerCoords other)
Creates a pointer coords object as a copy of the contents of another pointer coords object.
Public Methods
void clear()
Clears the contents of this object.
void copyFrom(MotionEvent.PointerCoords other)
Copies the contents of another pointer coords object.
float getAxisValue(int axis)
Gets the value associated with the specified axis.
void setAxisValue(int axis, float value)
Sets the value associated with the specified axis.
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Inherited Methods
From class java.lang.Object

Fields

public float orientation

Added in API level 9

The orientation of the touch area and tool area in radians clockwise from vertical. An angle of 0 radians indicates that the major axis of contact is oriented upwards, is perfectly circular or is of unknown orientation. A positive angle indicates that the major axis of contact is oriented to the right. A negative angle indicates that the major axis of contact is oriented to the left. The full range is from -PI/2 radians (finger pointing fully left) to PI/2 radians (finger pointing fully right).

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public float pressure

Added in API level 9

A normalized value that describes the pressure applied to the device by a finger or other tool. The pressure generally ranges from 0 (no pressure at all) to 1 (normal pressure), although values higher than 1 may be generated depending on the calibration of the input device.

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public float size

Added in API level 9

A normalized value that describes the approximate size of the pointer touch area in relation to the maximum detectable size of the device. It represents some approximation of the area of the screen being pressed; the actual value in pixels corresponding to the touch is normalized with the device specific range of values and scaled to a value between 0 and 1. The value of size can be used to determine fat touch events.

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public float toolMajor

Added in API level 9

The length of the major axis of an ellipse that describes the size of the approaching tool. The tool area represents the estimated size of the finger or pen that is touching the device independent of its actual touch area at the point of contact. If the device is a touch screen, the length is reported in pixels, otherwise it is reported in device-specific units.

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public float toolMinor

Added in API level 9

The length of the minor axis of an ellipse that describes the size of the approaching tool. The tool area represents the estimated size of the finger or pen that is touching the device independent of its actual touch area at the point of contact. If the device is a touch screen, the length is reported in pixels, otherwise it is reported in device-specific units.

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public float touchMajor

Added in API level 9

The length of the major axis of an ellipse that describes the touch area at the point of contact. If the device is a touch screen, the length is reported in pixels, otherwise it is reported in device-specific units.

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public float touchMinor

Added in API level 9

The length of the minor axis of an ellipse that describes the touch area at the point of contact. If the device is a touch screen, the length is reported in pixels, otherwise it is reported in device-specific units.

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public float x

Added in API level 9

The X component of the pointer movement.

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public float y

Added in API level 9

The Y component of the pointer movement.

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Public Constructors

public MotionEvent.PointerCoords ()

Added in API level 9

Creates a pointer coords object with all axes initialized to zero.

public MotionEvent.PointerCoords (MotionEvent.PointerCoords other)

Added in API level 12

Creates a pointer coords object as a copy of the contents of another pointer coords object.

Parameters
other MotionEvent.PointerCoords: The pointer coords object to copy.

Public Methods

public void clear ()

Added in API level 12

Clears the contents of this object. Resets all axes to zero.

public void copyFrom (MotionEvent.PointerCoords other)

Added in API level 12

Copies the contents of another pointer coords object.

Parameters
other MotionEvent.PointerCoords: The pointer coords object to copy.

public float getAxisValue (int axis)

Added in API level 12

Gets the value associated with the specified axis.

Parameters
axis int: The axis identifier for the axis value to retrieve.
Returns
float The value associated with the axis, or 0 if none.

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public void setAxisValue (int axis, float value)

Added in API level 12

Sets the value associated with the specified axis.

Parameters
axis int: The axis identifier for the axis value to assign.
value float: The value to set.

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