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onmousemove Event

Event Object Reference Event Object

Example

Execute a JavaScript when moving the mouse pointer over a <div> element:

<div onmousemove="myFunction()">Move the cursor over me</div>

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More "Try it Yourself" examples below.


Definition and Usage

The onmousemove event occurs when the pointer is moving while it is over an element.


Browser Support

Event
onmousemove Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes


Syntax

In HTML:

<element onmousemove="myScript">Try it

In JavaScript:

object.onmousemove=function(){myScript};Try it

In JavaScript, using the addEventListener() method:

object.addEventListener("mousemove", myScript);Try it

Note: The addEventListener() method is not supported in Internet Explorer 8 and earlier versions.


Technical Details

Bubbles: Yes
Cancelable: Yes
Event type: MouseEvent
Supported HTML tags: All HTML elements, EXCEPT: <base>, <bdo>, <br>, <head>, <html>, <iframe>, <meta>, <param>, <script>, <style>, and <title>


Examples

More Examples

Example

This example demonstrates the difference between the onmousemove, onmouseenter and mouseover events:

<div onmousemove="myMoveFunction()">
  <p id="demo">I will demonstrate onmousemove!</p>
</div>

<div onmouseenter="myEnterFunction()">
  <p id="demo2">I will demonstrate onmouseenter!</p>
</div>

<div onmouseover="myOverFunction()">
  <p id="demo3">I will demonstrate onmouseover!</p>
</div>

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Example

This example demonstrates the difference between the onmousemove, onmouseleave and onmouseout events:

<div onmousemove="myMoveFunction()">
  <p id="demo">I will demonstrate onmousemove!</p>
</div>

<div onmouseleave="myLeaveFunction()">
  <p id="demo2">I will demonstrate onmouseleave!</p>
</div>

<div onmouseout="myOutFunction()">
  <p id="demo3">I will demonstrate onmouseout!</p>
</div>

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Event Object Reference Event Object

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