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HTML | DOM onmouseover event

  • Last Updated : 04 Aug, 2021

The DOM onmouseover event in HTML occurs when the mouse pointer is moved onto an element or its children.
Supported Tags: It supports All HTML elements, EXCEPT: 

  • <base>
  • <bdo>
  • <br>
  • <head>
  • <html>
  • <iframe>
  •  <meta>
  • <param>
  • <script>
  • <style>
  • <title>

Syntax: 
 

  • In HTML: 
     
<element onmouseover="myScript">
  • In JavaScript: 
     
object.onmouseover = function(){myScript};
  • In JavaScript, using the addEventListener() method: 
     
object.addEventListener("mouseover", myScript);

Example: 
 

html




<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
 
<head>
    <title>
      DOM onmouseover event
  </title>
</head>
 
<body>
    <center>
 
        <h1 id="hID">
          GeeksforGeeks
      </h1>
        <h2>
          HTML DOM onmouseover event
      </h2>
 
        <script>
            document.getElementById(
              "hID").addEventListener(
              "mouseover", over);
           
            document.getElementById(
              "hID").addEventListener(
              "mouseout", out);
 
            function over() {
                document.getElementById(
                  "hID").style.color = "green";
            }
 
            function out() {
                document.getElementById(
                  "hID").style.color = "black";
            }
        </script>
    </center>
</body>
 
</html>

Output: 
 

Supported Browsers: The browsers supported by HTML DOM onmouseover event are listed below: 
 

  • Google Chrome
  • Internet Explorer
  • Firefox
  • Apple Safari
  • Opera

 




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