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HTML onkeydown Event Attribute

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Example

Execute a JavaScript when a user is pressing a key:

<input type="text" onkeydown="displayResult()">

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Browser Support

Internet Explorer Firefox Opera Google Chrome Safari

The onkeydown event attribute is supported in all major browsers.


Definition and Usage

The onkeydown attribute fires when the user is pressing a key (on the keyboard).

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

  1. onkeydown
  2. onkeypress
  3. onkeyup

Note: The onkeydown attribute CANNOT be used with: <base>, <bdo>, <br>, <head>, <html>, <iframe>, <meta>, <param>, <script>, <style>, or <title>.


Differences Between HTML 4.01 and HTML5

None.


Syntax

<element onkeydown="script">

Attribute Values

Value Description
script The script to be run on onkeydown


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