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onkeypress Event

Event Object Reference Event Object

Example

Execute a JavaScript when a user presses a key:

<input type="text" onkeypress="myFunction()">

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Definition and Usage

The onkeypress event occurs when the user presses a key (on the keyboard).

Tip: The order of events related to the onkeypress event:

  1. onkeydown
  2. onkeypress
  3. onkeyup

Note: The onkeypress event is not fired for all keys (e.g. ALT, CTRL, SHIFT, ESC) in all browsers. To detect only whether the user has pressed a key, use the onkeydown event instead, because it works for all keys.

Syntax

In HTML:

<element onkeypress="SomeJavaScriptCode">

In JavaScript:

object.onkeypress=function(){SomeJavaScriptCode};

Parameter Description
SomeJavaScriptCode Required. Specifies a JavaScript to be executed when the event occurs


Browser Support

Internet Explorer Firefox Opera Google Chrome Safari

The onkeypress event is supported in all major browsers.


onkeypress In HTML

The onkeypress attribute can be used within ALL HTML elements, EXCEPT: <base>, <bdo>, <br>, <head>, <html>, <iframe>, <meta>, <param>, <script>, <style>, and <title>.


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