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## Simulate Mouse Clicks on a Chart

Hi - I've created a chart which responds to mouse clicks in a number of ways; that is, several areas of the chart are clickable, and the mouse clicks are detected using the mousetrap functionality within the chart, and interpreted accordingly.  I now want to "pre-record" a sequence of mouse clicks to show in a demo what the effects of a specific sequence of mouse clicks are.  Is it possible to simulate the effect of clicking on a specific pair of {x, y} coordinates on a chart, in the same sort of way that a click can be sent to a button box by using the << click() property?

Many thanks

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## Re: Simulate Mouse Clicks on a Chart

Hi - I came across the above query when searching for material on simulating mouse clicks on a chart, because I would like to do precisely this.  The original question goes way back to 2012, and was unanswered - but with several new JMP releases in the intervening years, I was wondering if a mechanism has been created to do such a thing since then.  I've created an interactive display within a graph box, and would like if possible to pre-record a series of actions performed on it for a demo.

Many thanks.

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## Re: Simulate Mouse Clicks on a Chart

Mousetrap sounds like it's exactly what you want.

``````New Window( "Example",
exx = 20,
exy = 50;
Graph Box(
Frame Size( 200, 200 ),
Mousetrap(
exx = x;
exy = y;
);
Circle( {0, 0}, Sqrt( exx * exx + exy * exy ) );
);
);``````
Vince Faller - Predictum
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Super User

## Re: Simulate Mouse Clicks on a Chart

And as soon as I posted this I realized you said simulate, not capture.
Vince Faller - Predictum
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Level IV

## Re: Simulate Mouse Clicks on a Chart

No worries - and I've actually worked out how to do what I want in the meantime. All I need to do is to bundle up everything within the mousetrap function into an expression which I define elsewhere, and then just call that expression as many times as I need from the button which runs the animation, each time setting the values of x and y (which would otherwise be defined by the mouse click) beforehand. I've just finished writing it, and it works perfectly.