andy andy - 1 month ago 6x
Swift Question

Swift: How to calculate the distance CGPoint travelled from one place to another?

What the method do I have to use for calculating the distance that CGPoint travelled from its old position to its new position?

var point: CGPoint = CGPointMake(x:50.0, y:50.0)

and there is a method for dragging a point with LMB:

func mouseDragged(event: NSEvent) {

var pointDragged = self.convertPoint(event.locationInWindow, fromView: nil)

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Use Pythagorean theorem and mouseLocation = event.mouseLocation() where event in your case is of type NSEvent.

let point1: CGPoint = CGPointMake(30.0, 20.0)
let point2: CGPoint = CGPointMake(50.0, 50.0)

let xDist = (point1.x - point2.x)
let yDist = (point1.y - point2.y)
let distance = sqrt((xDist * xDist) + (yDist * yDist))


point1 would be your starting position and you can obtain the position where the user clicked - point2, from the NSEvent in your mouseDragged function:

mouseLocation = event.mouseLocation()
point2 = CGPointMake(mouseLocation.x, mouseLocation.y)