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Constructor

Phaser. Pointer

new Pointer(game, id)

A Pointer object is used by the Mouse, Touch and MSPoint managers and represents a single finger on the touch screen.

Parameters
Name Type Description
game Phaser.Game

A reference to the currently running game.

id number

The ID of the Pointer object within the game. Each game can have up to 10 active pointers.

Source code: input/Pointer.js (Line 15)

Public Properties

active : boolean

An active pointer is one that is currently pressed down on the display. A Mouse is always active.

Default Value
  • false
Source code: input/Pointer.js (Line 217)

button :any

The button property of the Pointer as set by the DOM event when this Pointer is started.

Default Value
  • null
Source code: input/Pointer.js (Line 61)

circle : Phaser.Circle

A Phaser.Circle that is centered on the x/y coordinates of this pointer, useful for hit detection. The Circle size is 44px (Apples recommended "finger tip" size).

Source code: input/Pointer.js (Line 245)

clientX : number

The horizontal coordinate of the Pointer within the application's client area at which the event occurred (as opposed to the coordinates within the page).

Source code: input/Pointer.js (Line 96)

clientY : number

The vertical coordinate of the Pointer within the application's client area at which the event occurred (as opposed to the coordinates within the page).

Source code: input/Pointer.js (Line 101)

dirty : boolean

A dirty pointer needs to re-poll any interactive objects it may have been over, regardless if it has moved or not.

Default Value
  • false
Source code: input/Pointer.js (Line 223)

[readonly] duration : number

How long the Pointer has been depressed on the touchscreen. If not currently down it returns -1.

Source code: input/Pointer.js (Line 816)

exists : boolean

A Pointer object that exists is allowed to be checked for physics collisions and overlaps.

Default Value
  • true
Source code: input/Pointer.js (Line 37)

game : Phaser.Game

A reference to the currently running game.

Source code: input/Pointer.js (Line 20)

id : number

The ID of the Pointer object within the game. Each game can have up to 10 active pointers.

Source code: input/Pointer.js (Line 25)

identifier : number

The identifier property of the Pointer as set by the DOM event when this Pointer is started.

Default Value
  • 0
Source code: input/Pointer.js (Line 43)

isDown : boolean

If the Pointer is touching the touchscreen, or the mouse button is held down, isDown is set to true.

Default Value
  • false
Source code: input/Pointer.js (Line 169)

isMouse : boolean

If the Pointer is a mouse this is true, otherwise false.

Default Value
  • false
Source code: input/Pointer.js (Line 163)

isUp : boolean

If the Pointer is not touching the touchscreen, or the mouse button is up, isUp is set to true.

Default Value
  • true
Source code: input/Pointer.js (Line 175)

movementX : number

The horizontal processed relative movement of the Pointer in pixels since last event.

Default Value
  • 0
Source code: input/Pointer.js (Line 139)

movementY : number

The vertical processed relative movement of the Pointer in pixels since last event.

Default Value
  • 0
Source code: input/Pointer.js (Line 145)

msSinceLastClick : number

The number of milliseconds since the last click or touch event.

Source code: input/Pointer.js (Line 205)

pageX : number

The horizontal coordinate of the Pointer relative to whole document.

Source code: input/Pointer.js (Line 106)

pageY : number

The vertical coordinate of the Pointer relative to whole document.

Source code: input/Pointer.js (Line 111)

pointerId : number

The pointerId property of the Pointer as set by the DOM event when this Pointer is started. The browser can and will recycle this value.

Default Value
  • null
Source code: input/Pointer.js (Line 49)

position : Phaser.Point

A Phaser.Point object containing the current x/y values of the pointer on the display.

Source code: input/Pointer.js (Line 228)

positionDown : Phaser.Point

A Phaser.Point object containing the x/y values of the pointer when it was last in a down state on the display.

Source code: input/Pointer.js (Line 233)

positionUp : Phaser.Point

A Phaser.Point object containing the x/y values of the pointer when it was last released.

Source code: input/Pointer.js (Line 238)

previousTapTime : number

A timestamp representing when the Pointer was last tapped or clicked.

Default Value
  • 0
Source code: input/Pointer.js (Line 193)

rawMovementX : number

The horizontal raw relative movement of the Pointer in pixels since last event.

Default Value
  • 0
Source code: input/Pointer.js (Line 127)

rawMovementY : number

The vertical raw relative movement of the Pointer in pixels since last event.

Default Value
  • 0
Source code: input/Pointer.js (Line 133)

screenX : number

The horizontal coordinate of the Pointer relative to the screen.

Source code: input/Pointer.js (Line 116)

screenY : number

The vertical coordinate of the Pointer relative to the screen.

Source code: input/Pointer.js (Line 121)

target :any

The target property of the Pointer as set by the DOM event when this Pointer is started.

Default Value
  • null
Source code: input/Pointer.js (Line 55)

targetObject :any

The Game Object this Pointer is currently over / touching / dragging.

Default Value
  • null
Source code: input/Pointer.js (Line 211)

timeDown : number

A timestamp representing when the Pointer first touched the touchscreen.

Default Value
  • 0
Source code: input/Pointer.js (Line 181)

timeUp : number

A timestamp representing when the Pointer left the touchscreen.

Default Value
  • 0
Source code: input/Pointer.js (Line 187)

totalTouches : number

The total number of times this Pointer has been touched to the touchscreen.

Default Value
  • 0
Source code: input/Pointer.js (Line 199)

[readonly] type : number

The const type of this object.

Source code: input/Pointer.js (Line 31)

withinGame : boolean

true if the Pointer is over the game canvas, otherwise false.

Source code: input/Pointer.js (Line 91)

[readonly] worldX

Gets the X value of this Pointer in world coordinates based on the world camera.

Properties:
Name Type Description
duration number

The X value of this Pointer in world coordinates based on the world camera.

Source code: input/Pointer.js (Line 837)

[readonly] worldY

Gets the Y value of this Pointer in world coordinates based on the world camera.

Properties:
Name Type Description
duration number

The Y value of this Pointer in world coordinates based on the world camera.

Source code: input/Pointer.js (Line 853)

x : number

The horizontal coordinate of the Pointer. This value is automatically scaled based on the game scale.

Source code: input/Pointer.js (Line 151)

y : number

The vertical coordinate of the Pointer. This value is automatically scaled based on the game scale.

Source code: input/Pointer.js (Line 157)

Public Methods

<internal> addClickTrampoline(name, callback, callbackContext, callbackArgs)

Add a click trampoline to this pointer.

A click trampoline is a callback that is run on the DOM 'click' event; this is primarily needed with certain browsers (ie. IE11) which restrict some actions like requestFullscreen to the DOM 'click' event and reject it for 'pointer' and 'mouse' events.

This is used internally by the ScaleManager; click trampoline usage is uncommon. Click trampolines can only be added to pointers that are currently down.

Parameters
Name Type Description
name string

The name of the trampoline; must be unique among active trampolines in this pointer.

callback function

Callback to run/trampoline.

callbackContext object

Context of the callback.

callbackArgs Array.<object> | null

Additional callback args, if any. Supplied as an array.

Internal:
  • This member is internal (protected) and may be modified or removed in the future.
Source code: input/Pointer.js (Line 698)

justPressed(duration) → {boolean}

The Pointer is considered justPressed if the time it was pressed onto the touchscreen or clicked is less than justPressedRate. Note that calling justPressed doesn't reset the pressed status of the Pointer, it will return true for as long as the duration is valid. If you wish to check if the Pointer was pressed down just once then see the Sprite.events.onInputDown event.

Parameters
Name Type Argument Description
duration number <optional>

The time to check against. If none given it will use InputManager.justPressedRate.

Returns
boolean -

true if the Pointer was pressed down within the duration given.

Source code: input/Pointer.js (Line 666)

justReleased(duration) → {boolean}

The Pointer is considered justReleased if the time it left the touchscreen is less than justReleasedRate. Note that calling justReleased doesn't reset the pressed status of the Pointer, it will return true for as long as the duration is valid. If you wish to check if the Pointer was released just once then see the Sprite.events.onInputUp event.

Parameters
Name Type Argument Description
duration number <optional>

The time to check against. If none given it will use InputManager.justReleasedRate.

Returns
boolean -

true if the Pointer was released within the duration given.

Source code: input/Pointer.js (Line 682)

leave(event)

Called when the Pointer leaves the target area.

Parameters
Name Type Description
event MouseEvent | PointerEvent | TouchEvent

The event passed up from the input handler.

Source code: input/Pointer.js (Line 583)

move(event, fromClick)

Called when the Pointer is moved.

Parameters
Name Type Argument Default Description
event MouseEvent | PointerEvent | TouchEvent

The event passed up from the input handler.

fromClick boolean <optional>
false

Was this called from the click event?

Source code: input/Pointer.js (Line 385)

<internal> processInteractiveObjects(fromClick) → {boolean}

Process all interactive objects to find out which ones were updated in the recent Pointer move.

Parameters
Name Type Argument Default Description
fromClick boolean <optional>
false

Was this called from the click event?

Returns
boolean -

True if this method processes an object (i.e. a Sprite becomes the Pointers currentTarget), otherwise false.

Internal:
  • This member is internal (protected) and may be modified or removed in the future.
Source code: input/Pointer.js (Line 473)

reset()

Resets the Pointer properties. Called by InputManager.reset when you perform a State change.

Source code: input/Pointer.js (Line 771)

resetMovement()

Resets the movementX and movementY properties. Use in your update handler after retrieving the values.

Source code: input/Pointer.js (Line 801)

start(event)

Called when the Pointer is pressed onto the touchscreen.

Parameters
Name Type Description
event any

The DOM event from the browser.

Source code: input/Pointer.js (Line 271)

stop(event)

Called when the Pointer leaves the touchscreen.

Parameters
Name Type Description
event MouseEvent | PointerEvent | TouchEvent

The event passed up from the input handler.

Source code: input/Pointer.js (Line 596)

update()

Called by the Input Manager.

Source code: input/Pointer.js (Line 337)