You are reading documentation for the unreleased version of Matplotlib. Try searching for the released version of this page instead?
Applications are open for the 2018 John Hunter Matplotlib Summer Fellowship. Apply now!
Version 2.2.2.post1695+gedd053d16
matplotlib
Fork me on GitHub

matplotlib.artist.Artist.contains

Artist.contains(mouseevent)[source]

Test whether the artist contains the mouse event.

Returns the truth value and a dictionary of artist specific details of selection, such as which points are contained in the pick radius. See individual artists for details.