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MouseEvent relatedTarget Property

Example

Get the element the cursor just exited:

<div onmouseover="getRelatedElement(event)">
</div>
<script>
function getRelatedElement(event) {
  let text = "The cursor entered " + event.relatedTarget.tagName;
}
</script>
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Definition and Usage

The relatedTarget property returns the element that triggered the mouse event.

The relatedTarget property is read-only.

Note

The relatedTarget property can be used with the mouseover event, to get the element the cursor entered, or the mouseout event, to get the element the cursor exited.

See Also:

The Mouse Event Object


Syntax

event.relatedTarget

Technical Details

Return Value: An Object.
The related element.
DOM Version: DOM Level 2 Mouse Events.

Browser Support

event.relatedTarget is a DOM Level 2 (2001) feature.

It is fully supported in all browsers:

Chrome Edge Firefox Safari Opera IE
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