panda3d.core.ButtonNode

class ButtonNode

Bases: DataNode

This is the primary interface to on/off button devices associated with a ClientBase. This creates a node that connects to the named button device, if it exists, and provides hooks to the user to read the state of any of the sequentially numbered buttons associated with that device.

It also can associate an arbitrary ButtonHandle with each button; when buttons are associated with ButtonHandles, this node will put appropriate up and down events on the data graph for each button state change.

Inheritance diagram

Inheritance diagram of ButtonNode

__init__(param0: ButtonNode) → None
__init__(client: ClientBase, device_name: str) → None
__init__(device: InputDevice) → None
isValid() → bool

Returns true if the ButtonNode is valid and connected to a server, false otherwise.

getNumButtons() → int

Returns the number of buttons known to the ButtonNode. This includes those buttons whose state has been seen, as well as buttons that have been associated with a ButtonHandle even if their state is unknown. This number may change as more buttons are discovered.

setButtonMap(index: int, button: ButtonHandle) → None

Associates the indicated ButtonHandle with the button of the indicated index number. When the given button index changes state, a corresponding ButtonEvent will be generated with the given ButtonHandle. Pass ButtonHandle.none() to turn off any association.

It is not necessary to call this if you simply want to query the state of the various buttons by index number; this is only necessary in order to generate ButtonEvents when the buttons change state.

getButtonMap(index: int) → ButtonHandle

Returns the ButtonHandle that was previously associated with the given index number by a call to setButtonMap(), or ButtonHandle.none() if no button was associated.

Return type

ButtonHandle

getButtonState(index: int) → bool

Returns true if the indicated button (identified by its index number) is currently known to be down, or false if it is up or unknown.

isButtonKnown(index: int) → bool

Returns true if the state of the indicated button is known, or false if we have never heard anything about this particular button.

static getClassType() → TypeHandle
Return type

TypeHandle