click (show text if mousePressed)

edited May 2018 in Questions about Code

Hello, how to make that click on the mouse would be the text that appears

void setup() {
  size(100, 100);

void draw() {
  if (mousePressed == true) {
    if (mouseButton == LEFT) {
      fill(0); // Black
    } else if (mouseButton == RIGHT) {
      fill(255); // White
 } else {
   fill(126); // Gray
 rect(25, 25, 50, 50);


  • text (mouseX , mouseX, mouseY);

  • but me make clicking on an item to display the text

  • please don't post duplicates.

    i've copied the code here and deleted the other.

  • edited May 2018

    thanks koogs

  • Post your entire code

    For example draw a rectangle with rect()

    see reference for rect()

    Then write text on it using text() , e.g. click me

    Then in function mousePressed () check if the mouse is on the rect (don’t confuse the function mousePressed () with the variable mousePressed. The function has the brackets () the variable has not)

    You want

    void mousePressed () {


    The function gets called automatically on mouse press

    in it you want to check with if if mouseX>rectX position and if mouseX < rectX + rectWidth && same for mouseY

    So you know mouse is inside rectangle

    Then set a variable hasBeenPressed to true

    Declare it before setup as false

    boolean hasBeenPressed=false;

    Now finally in draw if(hasBeenPressed) text(“Yes“,33,33);

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