The Accelerometer class dispatches events based on activity detected by the device's motion sensor. This data represents the device's location or movement along a 3-dimensional axis. When the device moves, the sensor detects this movement and returns acceleration data. The Accelerometer class provides methods to query whether or not accelerometer is supported, and also to set the rate at which acceleration events are dispatched.

Note: Use the Accelerometer.isSupported property to test the runtime environment for the ability to use this feature. While the Accelerometer class and its members are accessible to the Runtime Versions listed for each API entry, the current environment for the runtime determines the availability of this feature. For example, you can compile code using the Accelerometer class properties for Flash Player 10.1, but you need to use the Accelerometer.isSupported property to test for the availability of the Accelerometer feature in the current deployment environment for the Flash Player runtime. If Accelerometer.isSupported is true at runtime, then Accelerometer support currently exists.

AIR profile support: This feature is supported only on mobile devices. It is not supported on desktop or AIR for TV devices. See AIR Profile Support for more information regarding API support across multiple profiles.

@event status Dispatched when an accelerometer changes its status.

          **Note:** On some devices, the accelerometer is always
          available. On such devices, an Accelerometer object never
          dispatches a `status` event.

@event update The update event is dispatched in response to

          updates from the accelerometer sensor. The event is
          dispatched in the following circumstances:

          
          
           * When a new listener function is attached through
          `addEventListener()`, this event is delivered once
          to all the registered listeners for providing the current
          value of the accelerometer.
           * Whenever accelerometer updates are obtained from the
          platform at device determined intervals.
           * Whenever the application misses a change in the
          accelerometer(for example, the runtime is resuming after
          being idle).

Constructor

new ()

Creates a new Accelerometer instance.

Variables

muted:Bool

Specifies whether the user has denied access to the accelerometer (true) or allowed access(false). When this value changes, a status event is dispatched.

Methods

setRequestedUpdateInterval (interval:Int):Void

The setRequestedUpdateInterval method is used to set the desired time interval for updates. The time interval is measured in milliseconds. The update interval is only used as a hint to conserve the battery power. The actual time between acceleration updates may be greater or lesser than this value. Any change in the update interval affects all registered listeners. You can use the Accelerometer class without calling the setRequestedUpdateInterval() method. In this case, the application receives updates based on the device's default interval.

Parameters:

interval

The requested update interval. If interval is set to 0, then the minimum supported update interval is used.

Throws:

ArgumentError

The specified interval is less than zero.

Static variables

staticread onlyisSupported:Bool

The isSupported property is set to true if the accelerometer sensor is available on the device, otherwise it is set to false.

Inherited Variables

Inherited Methods

Defined by EventDispatcher

dispatchEvent (event:Event):Bool

Dispatches an event into the event flow. The event target is the EventDispatcher object upon which the dispatchEvent() method is called.

Parameters:

event

The Event object that is dispatched into the event flow. If the event is being redispatched, a clone of the event is created automatically. After an event is dispatched, its target property cannot be changed, so you must create a new copy of the event for redispatching to work.

Throws:

Error

The event dispatch recursion limit has been reached.

Returns:

A value of true if the event was successfully dispatched. A value of false indicates failure or that preventDefault() was called on the event.

hasEventListener (type:String):Bool

Checks whether the EventDispatcher object has any listeners registered for a specific type of event. This allows you to determine where an EventDispatcher object has altered handling of an event type in the event flow hierarchy. To determine whether a specific event type actually triggers an event listener, use willTrigger().

The difference between hasEventListener() and willTrigger() is that hasEventListener() examines only the object to which it belongs, whereas willTrigger() examines the entire event flow for the event specified by the type parameter.

When hasEventListener() is called from a LoaderInfo object, only the listeners that the caller can access are considered.

Parameters:

type

The type of event.

Returns:

A value of true if a listener of the specified type is registered; false otherwise.

removeEventListener (type:String, listener:Dynamic ‑> Void, useCapture:Bool = false):Void

Removes a listener from the EventDispatcher object. If there is no matching listener registered with the EventDispatcher object, a call to this method has no effect.

Parameters:

type

The type of event.

useCapture

Specifies whether the listener was registered for the capture phase or the target and bubbling phases. If the listener was registered for both the capture phase and the target and bubbling phases, two calls to removeEventListener() are required to remove both, one call with useCapture() set to true, and another call with useCapture() set to false.

toString ():String

willTrigger (type:String):Bool

Checks whether an event listener is registered with this EventDispatcher object or any of its ancestors for the specified event type. This method returns true if an event listener is triggered during any phase of the event flow when an event of the specified type is dispatched to this EventDispatcher object or any of its descendants.

The difference between the hasEventListener() and the willTrigger() methods is that hasEventListener() examines only the object to which it belongs, whereas the willTrigger() method examines the entire event flow for the event specified by the type parameter.

When willTrigger() is called from a LoaderInfo object, only the listeners that the caller can access are considered.

Parameters:

type

The type of event.

Returns:

A value of true if a listener of the specified type will be triggered; false otherwise.