fromElement property (event)
Returns a reference to the object that lost the active state or that the mouse pointer left.
This property can be used for the onactivate, onfocus, onmouseenter, onmouseleave, onmouseout and onmouseover events.
The pair of the fromElement property is the toElement property. For example, in case of onmouseover and onmouseout events, the fromElement property retrieves the element that the mouse pointer left, and the toElement property retrieves the element that the mouse pointer entered.You can use the relatedTarget property for similar functionality in Firefox, Opera, Google Chrome, Safari and Internet Explorer from version 9.
The fromElement, toElement and relatedTarget properties can only be used for activation and mouse move events. In general, if you need the object on which an event occurred, use the target and srcElement properties. If you need the element on which the event listener was registered, use the currentTarget property.
You can find the related objects in the Supported by objects section below.
This property is read-only.
Retrieves a reference to the related element.
Default: this property has no default value.
Example HTML code 1:
This example illustrates the use of the fromElement property:
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