Pointer​Event​Handler Pointer​Event​Handler Pointer​Event​Handler Pointer​Event​Handler Delegate


Represents the method that will handle pointer message events such as PointerPressed.

public : delegate void PointerEventHandler(PlatForm::Object sender, PointerRoutedEventArgs e)public delegate void PointerEventHandler(Object sender, PointerRoutedEventArgs e)Public Delegate PointerEventHandler(sender As Object, e As PointerRoutedEventArgs)// This API is not available in Javascript.
PlatForm::Object Object Object Object

The object where the event handler is attached.

Windows 10 requirements
Device family
Windows 10 (introduced v10.0.10240.0)
API contract
Windows.Foundation.UniversalApiContract (introduced v1)


The following code example shows scenario 2 from the Input sample. This code shows some usage patterns for direct manipulation using the PointerPressed, PointerReleased, PointerEntered, PointerExited, and PointerMoved events.

<StackPanel x:Name="Scenario2Output" ManipulationMode="All">
  <StackPanel Orientation="Horizontal" Margin="0,10,0,0">
    <Button x:Name="scenario2Reset" Content="Reset" 
      Margin="0,0,10,0" Click="Scenario2Reset"/>
  <StackPanel Orientation="Horizontal" >
    <ToggleSwitch x:Name="tbPointerCapture" 
      Header="Pointer Capture" FontSize="20"/>
    <TextBlock x:Name="txtCaptureStatus" 
      Style="{StaticResource BasicTextStyle}"/>
  <Border x:Name="bEnteredExited" Background="Red" 
    Height="300" Width="450" CornerRadius="20" 
      <TextBlock Style="{StaticResource BasicTextStyle}" Text="" 
        HorizontalAlignment="Center" VerticalAlignment="Center" 
      <Ellipse VerticalAlignment="Bottom" Stroke="Silver" 
        StrokeDashArray="2,2" StrokeThickness="2" Margin="2" 
        x:Name="bEnteredExitedTimer" Width="20" Height="20" 
        <Ellipse.RenderTransform >
          <RotateTransform Angle="0" />
int _pointerCount;

public Scenario2()
    bEnteredExited.PointerEntered += bEnteredExited_PointerEntered;
    bEnteredExited.PointerExited += bEnteredExited_PointerExited;
    bEnteredExited.PointerPressed += bEnteredExited_PointerPressed;
    bEnteredExited.PointerReleased += bEnteredExited_PointerReleased;
    bEnteredExited.PointerMoved += bEnteredExited_PointerMoved;

    // To code for multiple Pointers (that is, fingers), 
    // we track how many entered/exited.
    _pointerCount = 0;

private void bEnteredExited_PointerMoved(object sender, 
    PointerRoutedEventArgs e)
    Scenario2UpdateVisuals(sender as Border, "Moved");

private void bEnteredExited_PointerReleased(object sender, 
    PointerRoutedEventArgs e)
    txtCaptureStatus.Text = string.Empty;

//Can only get capture on PointerPressed (i.e. touch down, mouse click, pen press)
private void bEnteredExited_PointerPressed(object sender, 
    PointerRoutedEventArgs e)
    if (tbPointerCapture.IsOn)
        bool _hasCapture = ((Border)sender).CapturePointer(e.Pointer);
        txtCaptureStatus.Text = "Got Capture: " + _hasCapture;

private void bEnteredExited_PointerExited(object sender, 
    PointerRoutedEventArgs e)
    Scenario2UpdateVisuals(sender as Border, "Exited");

private void bEnteredExited_PointerEntered(object sender, 
    PointerRoutedEventArgs e)
    Scenario2UpdateVisuals(sender as Border, "Entered");

private void Scenario2UpdateVisuals(Border border, 
    String eventDescription)
    switch (eventDescription.ToLower())
        case "exited":
            if (_pointerCount <= 0)
                border.Background = new SolidColorBrush(Colors.Red);
                bEnteredExitedTextBlock.Text = eventDescription;
        case "moved":
            RotateTransform rt = 
            rt.Angle += 2;
            if (rt.Angle > 360) rt.Angle -= 360;
            border.Background = new SolidColorBrush(Colors.Green);
            bEnteredExitedTextBlock.Text = eventDescription;

private void Scenario2Reset(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)

private void Scenario2Reset()
    bEnteredExited.Background = new SolidColorBrush(Colors.Green);
    bEnteredExitedTextBlock.Text = string.Empty;
Private _pointerCount As Integer

Public Sub New()
    AddHandler bEnteredExited.PointerEntered, AddressOf bEnteredExited_PointerEntered
    AddHandler bEnteredExited.PointerExited, AddressOf bEnteredExited_PointerExited
    AddHandler bEnteredExited.PointerPressed, AddressOf bEnteredExited_PointerPressed
    AddHandler bEnteredExited.PointerReleased, AddressOf bEnteredExited_PointerReleased
    AddHandler bEnteredExited.PointerMoved, AddressOf bEnteredExited_PointerMoved

    'To code for multiple Pointers (i.e. Fingers) we track how many entered/exited.
    _pointerCount = 0
End Sub

''' <summary>
''' Invoked when this page is about to be displayed in a Frame.
''' </summary>
''' <param name="e">Event data that describes how this page was reached.  The Parameter
''' property is typically used to configure the page.</param>
Protected Overrides Sub OnNavigatedTo(e As NavigationEventArgs)
End Sub

Private Sub bEnteredExited_PointerMoved(sender As Object, e As PointerRoutedEventArgs)
    Scenario2UpdateVisuals(TryCast(sender, Border), "Moved")
End Sub

Private Sub bEnteredExited_PointerReleased(sender As Object, e As PointerRoutedEventArgs)
    DirectCast(sender, Border).ReleasePointerCapture(e.Pointer)
    txtCaptureStatus.Text = String.Empty
End Sub

'Can only get capture on PointerPressed (i.e. touch down, mouse click, pen press)
Private Sub bEnteredExited_PointerPressed(sender As Object, e As PointerRoutedEventArgs)
    If tbPointerCapture.IsOn Then
        Dim _hasCapture As Boolean = DirectCast(sender, Border).CapturePointer(e.Pointer)
        txtCaptureStatus.Text = "Got Capture: " & _hasCapture
    End If
End Sub

Private Sub bEnteredExited_PointerExited(sender As Object, e As PointerRoutedEventArgs)
    _pointerCount -= 1
    Scenario2UpdateVisuals(TryCast(sender, Border), "Exited")
End Sub

Private Sub bEnteredExited_PointerEntered(sender As Object, e As PointerRoutedEventArgs)
    _pointerCount += 1
    Scenario2UpdateVisuals(TryCast(sender, Border), "Entered")

End Sub

Private Sub Scenario2UpdateVisuals(border As Border, eventDescription As String)
    Select Case eventDescription.ToLower()
        Case "exited"
            If _pointerCount <= 0 Then
                border.Background = New SolidColorBrush(Colors.Red)
                bEnteredExitedTextBlock.Text = eventDescription
            End If
            Exit Select
        Case "moved"

            Dim rt As RotateTransform = DirectCast(bEnteredExitedTimer.RenderTransform, RotateTransform)
            rt.Angle += 2
            If rt.Angle > 360 Then
                rt.Angle -= 360
            End If
            Exit Select
        Case Else
            border.Background = New SolidColorBrush(Colors.Green)
            bEnteredExitedTextBlock.Text = eventDescription
            Exit Select

    End Select
End Sub

Private Sub Scenario2ResetMethod(sender As Object, e As RoutedEventArgs)
End Sub

Private Sub Reset()
    bEnteredExited.Background = New SolidColorBrush(Colors.Green)
    bEnteredExitedTextBlock.Text = String.Empty
End Sub


This delegate is used for handling each of the following events: