[javascript] Angular 2 Hover event

In the new Angular2 framework, does anyone know the proper way to do a hover like an event?

In Angular1 there was ng-Mouseover, but that doesn't seem to have been carried over.

I've looked through the docs and haven't found anything.

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The answer is

If you are interested in the mouse entering or leaving one of your components you can use the @HostListener decorator:

import { Component, HostListener, OnInit } from '@angular/core';

  selector: 'my-component',
  templateUrl: './my-component.html',
  styleUrls: ['./my-component.scss']
export class MyComponent implements OnInit {

  onMouseEnter() {

  onMouseLeave() {



As explained in the link in @Brandon comment to OP (https://angular.io/docs/ts/latest/guide/attribute-directives.html)

You can do it with a host:

import { Directive, ElementRef, Input } from '@angular/core';

  selector: '[myHighlight]',
  host: {
    '(mouseenter)': 'onMouseEnter()',
    '(mouseleave)': 'onMouseLeave()'
export class HighlightDirective {
  private _defaultColor = 'blue';
  private el: HTMLElement;

  constructor(el: ElementRef) { this.el = el.nativeElement; }

  @Input('myHighlight') highlightColor: string;

  onMouseEnter() { this.highlight(this.highlightColor || this._defaultColor); }
  onMouseLeave() { this.highlight(null); }

   private highlight(color:string) {
    this.el.style.backgroundColor = color;


Just adapt it to your code (found at: https://angular.io/docs/ts/latest/guide/attribute-directives.html )

For handling the event on overing, you can try something like this (it works for me):

In the Html template:

<div (mouseenter)="onHovering($event)" (mouseleave)="onUnovering($event)">
  <img src="../../../contents/ctm-icons/alarm.svg" class="centering-me" alt="Alerts" />

In the angular component:

    onHovering(eventObject) {
    var regExp = new RegExp(".svg" + "$");

    var srcObj = eventObject.target.offsetParent.children["0"];
    if (srcObj.tagName == "IMG") {
        srcObj.setAttribute("src", srcObj.getAttribute("src").replace(regExp, "_h.svg"));       

   onUnovering(eventObject) {
    var regExp = new RegExp("_h.svg" + "$");

    var srcObj = eventObject.target.offsetParent.children["0"];
    if (srcObj.tagName == "IMG") {
        srcObj.setAttribute("src", srcObj.getAttribute("src").replace(regExp, ".svg"));

If the mouse over for all over the component is your option, you can directly is @hostListener to handle the events to perform the mouse over al below.

  import {HostListener} from '@angular/core';

  @HostListener('mouseenter') onMouseEnter() {
    this.hover = true;
    this.elementRef.nativeElement.addClass = 'edit';

  @HostListener('mouseleave') onMouseLeave() {
    this.hover = false;
    this.elementRef.nativeElement.addClass = 'un-edit';

Its available in @angular/core. I tested it in angular 4.x.x

    selector: 'drag-drop',
    template: `
        <h1>Drag 'n Drop</h1>
        <div #container 
             (mousemove)="onMouseMove( container)">
            <div #draggable 
                 (mousedown)="onMouseButton( container)"
                 (mouseup)="onMouseButton( container)">



yes there is on-mouseover in angular2 instead of ng-Mouseover like in angular 1.x so you have to write this :-

<div on-mouseover='over()' style="height:100px; width:100px; background:#e2e2e2">hello mouseover</div>

    console.log("Mouseover called");

As @Gunter Suggested in comment there is alternate of on-mouseover we can use this too. Some people prefer the on- prefix alternative, known as the canonical form.


HTML Code -

<div (mouseover)='over()' (mouseout)='out()' style="height:100px; width:100px; background:#e2e2e2">hello mouseover</div>

Controller/.TS Code -

import { Component } from '@angular/core';

  selector: 'my-app',
  templateUrl: './app.component.html',
  styleUrls: [ './app.component.css' ]
export class AppComponent  {
  name = 'Angular';

    console.log("Mouseover called");

    console.log("Mouseout called");

Working Example

Some other Mouse events can be used in Angular -


In your js/ts file for the html that will be hovered

@Output() elemHovered: EventEmitter<any> = new EventEmitter<any>();
onHoverEnter(): void {
    this.elemHovered.emit([`The button was entered!`,this.event]);

onHoverLeave(): void {
    this.elemHovered.emit([`The button was left!`,this.event])

In your HTML that will be hovered

 (mouseenter) = "onHoverEnter()" (mouseleave)="onHoverLeave()"

In your js/ts file that will receive info of the hovering

elemHoveredCatch(d): void {

In your HTML element that is connected with catching js/ts file

(elemHovered) = "elemHoveredCatch($event)"

Simply do (mouseenter) attribute in Angular2+...

In your HTML do:

<div (mouseenter)="mouseHover($event)">Hover!</div> 

and in your component do:

import { Component, OnInit } from '@angular/core';

  selector: 'component',
  templateUrl: './component.html',
  styleUrls: ['./component.scss']

export class MyComponent implements OnInit {

  mouseHover(e) {
    console.log('hovered', e);

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