How to know which key was pressed in a form input using jQuery?

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To know which key was pressed in a form input using jQuery, use the jQuery keydown event. You can try to run the following code to learn how to detect key pressed in a form input −

Example

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<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  <head>
    <script src="https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/3.2.1/jquery.min.js"></script>
    <script>
    $(document).ready(function(){
      $('#myinput').keydown(function(e) {
        var newkey = 'Key code = ' + e.which + ' ' + (e.ctrlKey ? 'Ctrl' : '') + ' ' + (e.shiftKey ? 'Shift' : '') + ' ' + (e.altKey ? 'Alt' : '');
        $('#mykey').text(newkey);
        return false;
      });
    });
</script>
</head>
<body>
  <form id="myform">
    Press any key: <input id='myinput' type='text' />
  </form>
  <div id='mykey'>The key you press is visible here with keycode.</div>
</body>
</html>
raja
Published on 30-Jul-2018 16:22:44
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