The onwheel property returns the onwheel event handler code on the current element.


element.onwheel = function() { .. }


Specification Status Comment
HTML Living Standard
The definition of 'onwheel' in that specification.
Living Standard  

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Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari (WebKit)
Basic support 61 (Yes) (Yes) 48 (Yes)
Feature Android Webview Chrome for Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) Firefox OS IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support 61 61 (Yes) (Yes) (Yes) 48 (Yes)


The wheel event is raised when the user scrolls the contents of a element.

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