GlobalEventHandlers.onmousewheel

Non-standard
This feature is non-standard and is not on a standards track. Do not use it on production sites facing the Web: it will not work for every user. There may also be large incompatibilities between implementations and the behavior may change in the future.

The onmousewheel property sets and returns the event handler for the mousewheel event.

Do not use this wheel event. This interface is non-standard and deprecated. It was used in non-Gecko browsers only. Instead use the standard wheel event.

Syntax

element.onmousewheel = handlerFunction;
var handlerFunction = element.onmousewheel;

handlerFunction should be either null or a JavaScript function specifying the handler for the event.

Notes

See the DOM event handlers page for information on working with on... handlers.

The mousewheel event is fired asynchronously when a mouse wheel or similar device is operated. It's represented by the MouseWheelEvent interface.

See the mousewheel event documentation for more information about the event.

Browser compatibility

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DesktopMobile
ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge MobileFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
Basic support
DeprecatedNon-standard
Chrome Full support YesEdge ? Firefox No support NoIE ? Opera ? Safari ? WebView Android ? Chrome Android ? Edge Mobile ? Firefox Android No support NoOpera Android ? Safari iOS ? Samsung Internet Android ?

Legend

Full support  
Full support
No support  
No support
Compatibility unknown  
Compatibility unknown
Non-standard. Expect poor cross-browser support.
Non-standard. Expect poor cross-browser support.
Deprecated. Not for use in new websites.
Deprecated. Not for use in new websites.

Document Tags and Contributors

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