# 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

Live Demo

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<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>
</html>