A global event handler for the pointermove event.


var moveHandler = targetElement.onpointermove;

Return value

The pointermove event handler for element targetElement.


This example shows two ways to use onpointermove to set an element's pointermove event handler.

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


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

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Edge Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari (WebKit)
Basic support 55.0 (Yes) (Yes) 10 42 No support
Feature Android Android Webview Edge Firefox Mobile (Gecko) Firefox OS IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile Chrome for Android
Basic support No support 55.0 (Yes) No support No support 10 42 No support 55.0

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