Re: Question about EventHandler - missing documentation

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg80034] Re: [mg79989] Question about EventHandler - missing documentation*From*: Murray Eisenberg <murray at math.umass.edu>*Date*: Sat, 11 Aug 2007 02:05:27 -0400 (EDT)*Organization*: Mathematics & Statistics, Univ. of Mass./Amherst*References*: <200708100548.BAA10734@smc.vnet.net>*Reply-to*: murray at math.umass.edu

This sort of thing is, and more or less always has been, a shortcoming with the Mathematica documentation -- the lack of complete information about admissible values. It think the Version 6 reference pages for named objects do a better job at this than was done in earlier version, namely, in the initial specification of syntax and the More Information section that follows it. But still, as for earlier versions, in many cases the totality of admissible values is only suggested, through the examples. At least we often have more examples than before, with their neat division into Basic Examples, Scope, Options, etc. I can see at least three reasons for why complete specifications for admissible values are not available: (1) it would be a herculean undertaking; (2) the docs would become unmanageably huge; (3) for the newest functionalities, there has not been sufficient time to do it. I can imagine how unhappy many of us would have been had the release of Mathematica 6 been delayed for many more months while such "complete" documentation was completed. Mariusz Jankowski wrote: > Hello, I guess this is another one of those "Missing in the > documentation" posts. I am working with EventHandler and cannot find > complete documentation on the type of "events" supported. For example, > "MouseClicked" is not listed although it shows up in many examples! For > the partial listing see EventHandler in Doc. Center. > > Specifically, I wanted to define an Alt-Click event but cannot figure > out how to refer to a mouse click while holding down the "Alt" key. > > > Thanks for any help, Mariusz > > -- Murray Eisenberg murray at math.umass.edu Mathematics & Statistics Dept. Lederle Graduate Research Tower phone 413 549-1020 (H) University of Massachusetts 413 545-2859 (W) 710 North Pleasant Street fax 413 545-1801 Amherst, MA 01003-9305

**References**:**Question about EventHandler - missing documentation***From:*Mariusz Jankowski <mjankowski@usm.maine.edu>