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mouseenter | onmouseenter event

Fires when the user moves the mouse pointer into the object.

Syntax

HTML Attribute <element onmouseenter = "handler(event)">
Event Property object.onmouseenter = handler;
addEventListener Method object.addEventListener("mouseenter", handler, useCapture)

Event information

SynchronousNo
BubblesNo
CancelableNo

Event handler parameters

pEvtObj [in]

Type: IHTMLEventObj

Standards information

There are no standards that apply here.

Remarks

The event fires only if the mouse pointer is outside the boundaries of the object and the user moves the mouse pointer inside the boundaries of the object. If the mouse pointer is currently inside the boundaries of the object, for the event to fire, the user must move the mouse pointer outside the boundaries of the object and then back inside the boundaries of the object.

Unlike the onmouseover event, the onmouseenter event does not bubble. In other words, the onmouseenter event does not fire when the user moves the mouse pointer over elements contained by the object, whereas onmouseover does fire.

Initiates any action associated with this event.

To invoke this event, do one of the following:

  • Move the mouse pointer inside the boundaries of an object.

See also

a
abbr
address
area
b
base
bdo
bgSound
blockQuote
body
button
caption
cite
code
custom
dd
dfn
div
dl
dt
em
embed
fieldSet
form
hn
hr
html
i
img
input type=button
input type=checkbox
input type=email
input type=file
input type=image
input type=number
input type=password
input type=radio
input type=range
input type=reset
input type=search
input type=submit
input type=tel
input type=text
input type=url
kbd
label
legend
li
map
menu
ol
p
pre
rt
ruby
s
samp
select
small
span
strong
sub
sup
table
tBody
td
textArea
tFoot
th
tHead
tr
u
ul
var