SOLVED LV_EVENT_PRESS_LOST event not functional


I am not receiving the LV_EVENT_PRESS_LOST event on a button or image button. When I press down on the button and drag off of the button and then release, the button is still clicked.

What MCU/Processor/Board and compiler are you using?

I have tested this on the simulator. Ubuntu Linux 22.04.

What LVGL version are you using?


What do you want to achieve?

I want to know when the user drags their finger off of a button to avoid it being pressed. Ideally if the LV_EVENT_PRESS_LOST is ever triggered it should indicate an attempt to stop whatever action was going to take place.

What have you tried so far?

Check the code below.

Code to reproduce

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Copy this code and call the test() function

static void event(lv_event_t * event)
    static uint8_t processEvent = 1;

    if(event->code == LV_EVENT_CLICKED)
            printf("Button Clicked\n");
        processEvent = 1;
    else if(event->code == LV_EVENT_PRESS_LOST)
        processEvent = 0;

void test()
    lv_obj_t * btn = lv_btn_create(lv_scr_act());                  /*Add a button the current screen*/
    lv_obj_set_pos(btn, 10, 80);                                    /*Set its position*/
    lv_obj_set_size(btn, 120, 50);                                  /*Set its size*/
    lv_obj_add_event_cb(btn, event, LV_EVENT_ALL, NULL);     /*Assign a callback to the button*/

    lv_obj_t * label = lv_label_create(btn);                        /*Add a label to the button*/
    lv_label_set_text(label, "New Button");                         /*Set the labels text*/

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It could be that your button has this flag activated:

You could clear that flag like
lv_obj_clear_flag(btn, LV_OBJ_FLAG_PRESS_LOCK);

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This did the trick, thank you

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