Execute a Function on Hover Using JQuery

In this tutorial we will see how to Execute a Function on Hover Using JQuery. The jQuery hover() method is used for this which executes a function when mouse hovers over an html element and when mouse leaves that element.


HTML Code is given below, This code contains HTML h1 heading element.

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
<meta charset="utf-8">
<title>Execute a Function on Hover Using JQuery</title>
<script src="https://code.jquery.com/jquery-3.5.1.min.js"></script>
<h1>Hover Over Me!</h1>

jQuery hover() Method

The jQuery hover() Method specifies two functions to run when the mouse cursor hovers over html element and when the cursor leaves that element.

In other words we can define two functions for each hover method. The method will execute first function when mouse cursor will hover over the selected html element and the method will execute second function when mouse cursor will leave the html element.

If one function is defined inside hover method, that function will be executed for both mouseenter and mouseleave events.

JQuery Code

JQuery Code is given below, In this code the jQuery hover() Method has two functions defined inside it. The function one will change the background color of h1 element to red when mouse hovers over it.

The second function will change it's background color to yellow when mouse leaves the h1 element.

Take a look at the code given below.

  $(this).css("background-color", "red");
  }, function(){
  $(this).css("background-color", "yellow");


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