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I am making a little tile-based game where each tile is a JPanel and I need to know which tile was clicked with the mouse. What I did is have each tile implement the MouseListener Interface, that way I can simply use event.getComponent() to get the correct instance. However since each map in this game can have like 50x50 tiles (2500 tiles) I wonder if this is memory demanding and perhaps I should just use one listener and map the click coordinates to the correct tile on the map.
What do you think?