The global event handler for the pointerleave event, which is delivered to a Node when the pointer (mouse cursor, fingertip, etc.) exits its hit test area (for example, if the cursor exits an Element or Window's content area). This event is part of the Pointer Events API.


EventTarget.onpointerleave = leaveHandler;

var leaveHandler = EventTarget.onpointerleave;


The EventListener which will be invoked to handle pointerleave events sent to the target.


This example shows two ways to use onpointerleave to set an element's pointerleave event handler.

function leaveHandler(ev) {
 // Process the pointerleave event
function init() {
 var el=document.getElementById("target1");
 el.onpointerleave = leaveHandler;
<body onload="init();">
<div id="target1"> Touch me ... </div>
<div id="target2" onpointerleave="leaveHandler(event)"> Touch me ... </div>

See Using Pointer Events for additional details.


Specification Status Comment
Pointer Events – Level 2
The definition of 'onpointerleave' in that specification.
Recommendation Non-stable version
Pointer Events
The definition of 'onpointerleave' in that specification.
Obsolete Initial definition

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