target(), mouseControl(), etc. with mouse button depressed

Trevor DeVore trevordevore at
Thu Oct 16 17:39:28 EDT 2003

What is the best way to find out which control the mouse is over when 
the mouse button is depressed?  Functions such as target() within a 
mouseMove handler and mouseControl() placed in the group script always 
return the control the user clicked on rather than the control the 
mouse is currently over.

I have a scenario where I have a series of buttons grouped together.  
If a user clicks on one of the buttons and moves over another button 
with the mouse button still depressed then I want to shift focus to 
that button.  I haven't fond an efficient way of shifting focus since 
it is difficult to find out when the user moves over different controls 
with the mouse button down.

Trevor DeVore
Blue Mango Multimedia
trevor at

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