How to simulate a touch event in Android?


Question

How to simulate a touch event with Android while giving the X and Y coordinates manually?

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4/2/2015 5:47:08 AM

Valentin Rocher's method works if you've extended your view, but if you're using an event listener, use this:

view.setOnTouchListener(new OnTouchListener()
{
    public boolean onTouch(View v, MotionEvent event)
    {
        Toast toast = Toast.makeText(
            getApplicationContext(), 
            "View touched", 
            Toast.LENGTH_LONG
        );
        toast.show();

        return true;
    }
});


// Obtain MotionEvent object
long downTime = SystemClock.uptimeMillis();
long eventTime = SystemClock.uptimeMillis() + 100;
float x = 0.0f;
float y = 0.0f;
// List of meta states found here: developer.android.com/reference/android/view/KeyEvent.html#getMetaState()
int metaState = 0;
MotionEvent motionEvent = MotionEvent.obtain(
    downTime, 
    eventTime, 
    MotionEvent.ACTION_UP, 
    x, 
    y, 
    metaState
);

// Dispatch touch event to view
view.dispatchTouchEvent(motionEvent);

For more on obtaining a MotionEvent object, here is an excellent answer: Android: How to create a MotionEvent?

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5/23/2017 12:03:08 PM

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