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    Need help with a programing assignment in Java! +Rep!

    I signed up for a Java class and to be honest I've gotten lost already. Here is the assignment; I do NOT want you to simply do it because I know it would take a real programmer all of two seconds to do. I want you to help EXPLAIN this assignment to me and help me understand so I can be prepared for future assignments and tests. I assume you already have a program to run whatever, but if not here is a link to the one we are using. It's free. http://processing.org/download/

    Now, here is the assignment. I have to make three colored buttons. Each button is a switch that turns the background to a different color. Here is a picture of what pressing some buttons looks like:


    I've written code to make the shapes and colors right but I need help setting up variables and whatnot. Most likely what I have written is totally wrong in terms of what the finished program should look like, but visually it looks right (size/colors of squares; have not yet made the borders bold.)

    This project is due tuesday but I would really like to get some understanding of it today. I have some "hints" given too that I can write up if it will help. Thanks!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Zachafer View Post
    Thank you for the help but I have no idea what a mouse listener is or how to use one. I am in an introductory class and what I am mainly looking for is a way to make the program recognize that the mouse is being pressed in a certain area (the squares) and to then do something (change border of square and background color) because of this.

    ---------- Post added at 06:23 PM ---------- Previous post was at 06:05 PM ----------

    Here's another attempt, based on modifying a switch example that was given:



    I understand the boolean switchPressed being set to false and then to on when the mouse is pressed in the area given by the last part. What I don't understand is how to set up THREE squares to do this because of the single variable switchPressed. In addition, I'm a bit stumped on making the grey borders.

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