jQuery mouseover() Method

jQuery | mouseover() Method: Learn about the jQuery mouseover() Method with its usages, syntax, and examples.
Submitted by Pratishtha Saxena, on October 20, 2022

mouseover() Method

Events in jQuery are the actions that the user performs on the web page. It can be anything – related to mouse clicks, keyboard presses, etc. Using jQuery, we can control these events in the order we want and can also attach some custom functions to it if needed. That means, we can use predefined event methods for the actions and also define a function that gets fired when the event method is triggered. Overall, this makes the website more dynamic on the user's end. Let's learn about the mouseover() method here.

The mouseover() method is a built-in jQuery method. This event gets triggered when the mouse pointer moves over the selected element on the page. It gets executed once, every time the pointer enters the particular element. The attached function is then fired for the same.

The mouseover() method detects the pointer when the mouse moves over the parent element as well as the child element. Unlike, the mouseenter() method, which is only used to work for parent elements, the mouseover() method executes for both – parent & child elements.

mouseover() Method Syntax

$('selector').mouseover();
$('selector').mouseover(function);

It takes one optional parameter – function. The function is the custom function that can be defined to do some tasks when this method gets triggered.

The below example shows how the mouseover() method gets executed once the mouse enters the selected div element. Generally, mouseover() is used along with the mouseout() method in jQuery.

jQuery mouseover() Method Example

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  <head>
    <script src="https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/3.6.0/jquery.min.js"></script>
  </head>

  <body>
    <h2>jQuery Event - Mouse Over</h2>
    <p>Get to know when the mouse pointer is over an element.</p>
    <hr>
    <div style="font-size: larger; color: teal; font-weight: bolder;" id="one">Welcome to Include Help !!! </div>
    <hr>
    <h3 style="color: #F58311;"></h3>
  </body>

  <script type="text/javascript">
    $(document).ready(function(){
        $('div').mouseover(function(){
            $('h3').html('Mouse Over Triggered');
        });
        $('div').mouseout(function(){
            $('h3').html('');
        });
    });  
  </script>
</html>

Output:

Example 1: jQuery mouseover() Method


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