More "Try it Yourself" examples below.
Definition and Usage
The onmouseenter event occurs when the mouse pointer is moved onto an element.
Tip: This event is often used together with the onmouseleave event, which occurs when the mouse pointer is moved out of an element.
Tip: The onmouseenter event is similar to the onmouseover event. The only difference is that the onmouseenter event does not bubble (does not propagate up the document hierarchy). See "More Examples" at the bottom of this page to better understand the differences.
The numbers in the table specify the first browser version that fully supports the event.
Note: The addEventListener() method is not supported in Internet Explorer 8 and earlier versions.
|Supported HTML tags:||All HTML elements, EXCEPT: <base>, <bdo>, <br>, <head>, <html>, <iframe>, <meta>, <param>, <script>, <style>, and <title>|
|DOM Version:||Level 2 Events|
This example demonstrates the difference between the onmousemove, onmouseenter and mouseover events:
<p id="demo">I will demonstrate onmousemove!</p>
<p id="demo2">I will demonstrate onmouseenter!</p>
<p id="demo3">I will demonstrate onmouseover!</p>
❮ Event Object