Element: pointermove event

The pointermove event is fired when a pointer changes coordinates, and the pointer has not been canceled by a browser touch-action.

Syntax

Use the event name in methods like addEventListener(), or set an event handler property.

addEventListener('pointermove', (event) => {});

onpointermove = (event) => { };

Event type

Event properties

This interface inherits properties from MouseEvent and Event.

PointerEvent.pointerId Read only

A unique identifier for the pointer causing the event.

PointerEvent.width Read only

The width (magnitude on the X axis), in CSS pixels, of the contact geometry of the pointer.

PointerEvent.height Read only

The height (magnitude on the Y axis), in CSS pixels, of the contact geometry of the pointer.

PointerEvent.pressure Read only

The normalized pressure of the pointer input in the range 0 to 1, where 0 and 1 represent the minimum and maximum pressure the hardware is capable of detecting, respectively.

PointerEvent.tangentialPressure Read only

The normalized tangential pressure of the pointer input (also known as barrel pressure or cylinder stress) in the range -1 to 1, where 0 is the neutral position of the control.

PointerEvent.tiltX Read only

The plane angle (in degrees, in the range of -90 to 90) between the Y–Z plane and the plane containing both the pointer (e.g. pen stylus) axis and the Y axis.

PointerEvent.tiltY Read only

The plane angle (in degrees, in the range of -90 to 90) between the X–Z plane and the plane containing both the pointer (e.g. pen stylus) axis and the X axis.

PointerEvent.twist Read only

The clockwise rotation of the pointer (e.g. pen stylus) around its major axis in degrees, with a value in the range 0 to 359.

PointerEvent.pointerType Read only

Indicates the device type that caused the event (mouse, pen, touch, etc.)

PointerEvent.isPrimary Read only

Indicates if the pointer represents the primary pointer of this pointer type.

Usage notes

The event, which is of type PointerEvent, provides all the information you need to know about the user's interaction with the pointing device, including the position, movement distance, button states, and much more.

Examples

To add a handler for pointermove events using addEventListener():

const para = document.querySelector('p');

para.addEventListener('pointermove', (event) => {
  console.log('Pointer moved');
});

You can also use the onpointermove event handler property:

const para = document.querySelector('p');

para.onpointermove = (event) => {
  console.log('Pointer moved');
};

Specifications

Specification
Pointer Events
# the-pointermove-event
Pointer Events
# dom-globaleventhandlers-onpointermove

Browser compatibility

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See also

Internet Explorer also used to support an event named MSPointerHover, which fired when a contact (normally a pen) moves over an element without touching the surface. This proprietary method is specific to Internet Explorer and, as of Internet Explorer 11, has been deprecated. Starting with IE11 the pointermove event will fire for all pen movement (regardless if its hovering or not).