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exec2.C File Reference

Detailed Description

Echo object at mouse position and show a graphics line.

Example of macro called when a mouse event occurs in a pad.

Example:

Root > TFile f("hsimple.root");
Root > hpxpy.Draw();
Root > c1.AddExec("ex2",".x exec2.C");

When moving the mouse in the canvas, a second canvas shows the projection along X of the bin corresponding to the Y position of the mouse. The resulting histogram is fitted with a gaussian. A "dynamic" line shows the current bin position in Y. This more elaborated example can be used as a starting point to develop more powerful interactive applications exploiting CINT as a development engine.

void exec2()
{
if (!gPad) {
Error("exec2", "gPad is null, you are not supposed to run this macro");
return;
}
TObject *select = gPad->GetSelected();
if(!select) return;
if (!select->InheritsFrom(TH2::Class())) {gPad->SetUniqueID(0); return;}
gPad->GetCanvas()->FeedbackMode(kTRUE);
//erase old position and draw a line at current position
int pyold = gPad->GetUniqueID();
int px = gPad->GetEventX();
int py = gPad->GetEventY();
float uxmin = gPad->GetUxmin();
float uxmax = gPad->GetUxmax();
int pxmin = gPad->XtoAbsPixel(uxmin);
int pxmax = gPad->XtoAbsPixel(uxmax);
if(pyold) gVirtualX->DrawLine(pxmin,pyold,pxmax,pyold);
gVirtualX->DrawLine(pxmin,py,pxmax,py);
gPad->SetUniqueID(py);
Float_t upy = gPad->AbsPixeltoY(py);
Float_t y = gPad->PadtoY(upy);
//create or set the new canvas c2
TVirtualPad *padsav = gPad;
TCanvas *c2 = (TCanvas*)gROOT->GetListOfCanvases()->FindObject("c2");
if(c2) delete c2->GetPrimitive("Projection");
else c2 = new TCanvas("c2");
c2->cd();
//draw slice corresponding to mouse position
TH2 *h = (TH2*)select;
Int_t biny = h->GetYaxis()->FindBin(y);
TH1D *hp = h->ProjectionX("",biny,biny);
char title[80];
sprintf(title,"Projection of biny=%d",biny);
hp->SetName("Projection");
hp->SetTitle(title);
hp->Fit("gaus","ql");
c2->Update();
padsav->cd();
}
Author
Rene Brun

Definition in file exec2.C.