X
HOME HTML CSS JAVASCRIPT SQL PHP JQUERY ANGULAR BOOTSTRAP XML ASP.NET MORE...
REFERENCES | EXAMPLES | FORUM | ABOUT

HTML onkeypress Event Attribute

HTML Event Attributes HTML Event Attributes

Example

Execute a JavaScript when a user presses a key:

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

Try it yourself »

Definition and Usage

The onkeypress attribute fires 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 onkeydown instead, because it works for all keys.


Browser Support

Event Attribute
onkeypress Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes


Differences Between HTML 4.01 and HTML5

None.


Syntax

<element onkeypress="script">

Attribute Values

Value Description
script The script to be run on onkeypress

Technical Details

Supported HTML tags: All HTML elements, EXCEPT: <base>, <bdo>, <br>, <head>, <html>, <iframe>, <meta>, <param>, <script>, <style>, and <title>


Related Pages

HTML DOM reference: onkeypress event


HTML Event Attributes HTML Event Attributes

Your suggestion:

Close [X]

Thank You For Helping Us!

Your message has been sent to W3Schools.

Close [X]
Search w3schools.com:

WEB HOSTING

UK Reseller Hosting

WEB BUILDING

Download XML Editor FREE Website BUILDER Free HTML5 Templates

SHARE THIS PAGE

facebook