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HTML onkeypress Event Attribute

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Execute a JavaScript when a user presses a key:

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


<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