#665 – Reacting to MouseEnter / MouseLeave Events

If there’s some action that you want to take when a user hovers over a control, you can add handlers for the MouseEnter and MouseLeave events.

For example, let’s say that you want to change a Button’s text when the user hovers over the button.  You could define handlers for the MouseEnter and MouseLeave events in XAML:

    <StackPanel Margin="20" >
        <Button Content="Click Me" HorizontalAlignment="Center" Padding="10,5"
                MouseEnter="Button_MouseEnter_1" MouseLeave="Button_MouseLeave_1"/>
    </StackPanel>

Then, in your handlers, you could set (or restore) the Button’s Content property.

        private void Button_MouseEnter_1(object sender, MouseEventArgs e)
        {
            ((Button)sender).Content = "CLICK Me";
        }

        private void Button_MouseLeave_1(object sender, MouseEventArgs e)
        {
            ((Button)sender).Content = "Click Me";
        }



We’ll see next time that there’s a much easier way to do this, using a trigger.

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