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HTML onwheel Attribute

Definition and Usage

The onwheel attribute fires when the wheel of a pointing device is rolled up or down over an element.

The onwheel attribute also fires when the user scrolls or zooms on an element by using a touchpad (like the "mouse" of a laptop).

Applies to

The onwheel attribute is part of the Event Attributes, and can be used on any HTML elements.

Elements Event
All HTML elements onwheel


Div Example

Execute a JavaScript when the user rolls the mouse wheel over a <div> element:

<div onwheel="myFunction()">Roll the mouse wheel over me</div>
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Browser Support

The numbers in the table specify the first browser version that fully supports the event attribute.

Event Attribute
onwheel 31.0 Not supported 17.0 Not supported 18.0