jQuery Display Message on Mouse Enter and Leave

In this tutorial we will learn How to handle mouse enter and leave events with jQuery. We will display a simple message as soon as the mouse enters or leaves our main HTML element.

jQuery mouseenter() Method

jQuery mouseenter() Method triggers the mouseenter event or it executes the function on mouseenter event which is how we can handle it.

In this example mouseenter() Method will display the message as soon as the mouse enters the main element.

jQuery mouseleave() Method

jQuery mouseleave() Method triggers the mouseleave event or it executes the function when the mouse leaves the HTML element.

mouseleave() method will display the new message when the mouse leaves the main tag or element.

HTML Code

HTML Code is given below, in this code we have a main div tag and a p tag.

A message will be displayed using p tag on mouseenter and mouseleave events.

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
<title>jQuery Mouse Enter and Leave Events Handling Example</title>
<script src="https://code.jquery.com/jquery-3.5.1.min.js"></script>     
<style>
#div
{
background-color: red;
color: #fff;
padding: 50px 10px;
margin: 10px 0px;    
}
</style>    
</head>             
<body> 
    
<div id="div">I am the main div.</div>   

<p id="output"></p>    
    
<script src="script.js"></script>    
</body>
</html>

JQuery Code

JQuery Code is given below.

$('#div') is an id selector used to target or select the main div.

On mouseenter event "Mouse has Entered!" message is displayed using html() method.

On mouseleave event "Mouse has Left!" message is displayed using html() method.

$('#output') represents the p tag.

<script>
$(document).ready(function(){
   $('#div').mouseenter(function(){
     $('#output').html("Mouse has Entered!");
   });
   
   $('#div').mouseleave(function(){
     $('#output').html("Mouse has Left!");
   });
});
</script>

Demo

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