mouse_getx, mouse_gety, mouse_getbutton - query the mouse state
These three routines do the obvious, namely returning current mouse
pointer position and button state. mouse_getbutton() returns an
integer which can be bitwise &’d with MOUSE_LEFTBUTTON,
MOUSE_MIDDLEBUTTON, MOUSE_RIGHTBUTTON, MOUSE_FOURTHBUTTON,
MOUSE_FIFTHBUTTON, MOUSE_SIXTHBUTTON, or MOUSE_RESETBUTTON.
A 1 on any of these bits means the button has been pressed, a 0 means
Please note that you need to call mouse_update(3) or
mouse_waitforupdate(3) for the mouse state actually to change.
For 3d pointer devices, there is actually another interface. See
svgalib(7), vgagl(7), libvga.config(5), eventtest(6), mouse_close(3),
mouse_init(3), mouse_getposition_6d(3), mouse_setposition(3),
mouse_setscale(3), mouse_setwrap(3), mouse_setxrange(3),
mouse_update(3), mouse_waitforupdate(3), vga_setmousesupport(3),
This manual page was edited by Michael Weller <firstname.lastname@example.org-
essen.de>. The exact source of the referenced function as well as of
the original documentation is unknown.
It is very likely that both are at least to some extent are due to Harm
Occasionally this might be wrong. I hereby asked to be excused by the
original author and will happily accept any additions or corrections to
this first version of the svgalib manual.