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jQuery keyup() Method

❮ jQuery Event Methods


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Definition and Usage

The order of events related to the keyup event:

  1. keydown - The key is on its way down
  2. keypress - The key is pressed down
  3. keyup - The key is released

The keyup event occurs when a keyboard key is released.

The keyup() method triggers the keyup event, or attaches a function to run when a keyup event occurs.

Tip: Use the event.which property to return which key was pressed.


Trigger the keyup event for the selected elements:

$(selector).keyup() Try it

Attach a function to the keyup event:

$(selector).keyup(function) Try it

Parameter Description
function Optional. Specifies the function to run when the keyup event is triggered.

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Determine which key was pressed
How use the event.which property to determine which key was pressed.

❮ jQuery Event Methods