Type of View.OnTouchListener

I found the documentation on the type of android.view.View.OnTouchListener misleading. It says: “Return true if the listener has consumed the event, false otherwise.”

For me, it looks like it should almost be the opposite:

“Return true if the event is allowed to propagate, false otherwise.”

//Sample code

public boolean onTouch(View v, evt:MotionEvent) {
switch(evt.getAction) {
case MotionEvent.ACTION_DOWN:
return true; // should allow propagate since we need to handle it in MOTION_MOVE block
case MotionEvent.ACTION_MOVE:
Log.d(“TOUCH”, “historical size is “+getHistoricalSize());
return false;
return false;//for any motions other than DOWN, we choose to block them. Unless other code want to handle it.

Please do feel free to correct me if I am wrong. Thanks.


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