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Dispatched after pointer capture is released for a pointer.

Overview Table

Synchronous No
Bubbles Yes
Target dom/Element
Cancelable No
Default action None
This event is dispatched prior to any subsequent events for the pointer after capture was released. This event is dispatched to the element from which pointer capture was removed. Subsequent events for that pointer follow normal hit testing mechanisms for determining the event target. See [releasePointerCapture](/dom/Element/releasePointerCapture).


Note As of Internet Explorer 11, the Microsoft vendor prefixed version of this event (MSLostPointerCapture) is no longer supported and may be removed in a future release. Instead, use the non-prefixed lowercase name, lostpointercapture, which is better for standards compliance and future compatibility.

Related specifications

Pointer Events
Working Draft

See also

Other articles

code.MSDN Pointers and Gestures Example

Feature Detection and Touch Support Testing

Hand.js - A polyfill for supporting pointer events on every browser.

PointerEvents Polyfill on Github