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How TO - Trigger Button Click on Enter


Trigger a button click on keyboard "enter" with JavaScript.


Trigger a Button Click on Enter

Press the "Enter" key inside the input field to trigger the button:

Example

// Get the input field
var input = document.getElementById("myInput");

// Execute a function when the user releases a key on the keyboard
input.addEventListener("keyup", function(event) {
  // Cancel the default action, if needed
  event.preventDefault();
  // Number 13 is the "Enter" key on the keyboard
  if (event.keyCode === 13) {
    // Trigger the button element with a click
    document.getElementById("myBtn").click();
  }
});
Try it Yourself »

Tip: Learn more about the event.keyCode property in our JavaScript Reference.