Highlight Table Row On Hover using JQuery

In this tutorial we will see how to Highlight Table Row On Hover using JQuery. jQuery mouseover() Method, mouseout() Method and css() Method is used for this purpose.

HTML Code

HTML code is given below, in this code we have a main HTML table with some rows.

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
<head>
<meta charset="utf-8">
<title>Highlight Table Row On Hover using JQuery</title>
    
<style>
table,td,tr,th
{
border: 1px solid #000;
cursor: pointer;
}
table
{
border-collapse: collapse;
}
</style>
    
<script src="https://code.jquery.com/jquery-3.5.1.min.js"></script>
</head>
<body>

<table>
 <thead>
  <tr>
   <th>Instructor</th>
   <th>Contact</th>
   <th>Class</th>
  </tr>
 </thead> 
    
 <tbody>
  <tr>
   <td>John</td>
   <td>1243</td>
   <td>HTML</td>
  </tr>
     
   <tr>
   <td>Sara</td>
   <td>9672</td>
   <td>CSS</td>
  </tr>
     
   <tr>
   <td>Rock</td>
   <td>7734</td>
   <td>JavaScript</td>
  </tr> 
     
   <tr>
   <td>Taylor</td>
   <td>6565</td>
   <td>PHP</td>
  </tr>      
 </tbody>    
</table>    
       
</body>
</html>

JQuery Code

JQuery Code is given below, in this code jQuery mouseover() Method, mouseout() Method and css() Method is used.

mouseover() Method attaches a function with mouseover event. This function will be executed when pointer is over the selected element.

mouseout() Method attaches a function with mouseout event. This function will be executed when pointer leaves the selected element.

css() Method is used to change CSS properties of the selected element.

In this example mouseover() method will trigger a function which will change background color of table row to yellow using css() Method.

Then, when mouse leaves the row of table, mouseout method will trigger a function which will change background color of row to white again.

<script>
$(document).ready(function(){
   
 $("table tbody tr").mouseover(function(){
   
    $(this).css('background-color','yellow'); 
     
 });   
    
    
 $("table tbody tr").mouseout(function(){
   
    $(this).css('background-color','white'); 
     
 });     
    
    
});
</script>

Demo

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