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25  
26  package java.awt.event;
27  
28  import java.util.EventListener;
29  import java.awt.AWTEvent;
30  
31  /**
32   * The listener interface for receiving notification of events
33   * dispatched to objects that are instances of Component or
34   * MenuComponent or their subclasses.  Unlike the other EventListeners
35   * in this package, AWTEventListeners passively observe events
36   * being dispatched in the AWT, system-wide.  Most applications
37   * should never use this class; applications which might use
38   * AWTEventListeners include event recorders for automated testing,
39   * and facilities such as the Java Accessibility package.
40   * <p>
41   * The class that is interested in monitoring AWT events
42   * implements this interface, and the object created with that
43   * class is registered with the Toolkit, using the Toolkit's
44   * <code>addAWTEventListener</code> method.  When an event is
45   * dispatched anywhere in the AWT, that object's
46   * <code>eventDispatched</code> method is invoked.
47   *
48   * @see java.awt.AWTEvent
49   * @see java.awt.Toolkit#addAWTEventListener
50   * @see java.awt.Toolkit#removeAWTEventListener
51   *
52   * @author Fred Ecks
53   * @since 1.2
54   */
55  public interface AWTEventListener extends EventListener {
56  
57      /**
58       * Invoked when an event is dispatched in the AWT.
59       */
60      public void eventDispatched(AWTEvent event);
61  
62  }