HTML DOM KeyboardEvent location Property

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The HTML DOM KeyboardEvent loaction property returns the number corresponding to location of key pressed on the keyboard.

Syntax

Following is the syntax −

Returning location of pressed key −

event.location

Numbers

Here, number returned can be the following −

number
Descriptions
0
It represents almost all values on the keyboard. (every key in the middle section of keyboard, eg: ‘Q’, ’\’, ’spacebar’)
1
It represents the values on the left-keyboard. (every key in the left section of keyboard, eg: ‘left ctrl’, ’left Shift’, ’left alt’)
2
It represents the values on the right-keyboard. (every key in the right section of keyboard, eg: ‘right ctrl’, ’right Shift’, ’right alt’)
3
It represents the values on the numpad-keyboard. (every key in the numpad section of keyboard, eg: ‘1’, ’/’, ’.’)

Example

Let us see an example for KeyboardEvent location property −

 Live Demo

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
<title>KeyboardEvent location</title>
<style>
   form {
      width:70%;
      margin: 0 auto;
      text-align: center;
   }
   * {
      padding: 2px;
      margin:5px;
   }
   input[type="button"] {
      border-radius: 10px;
   }
</style>
</head>
<body>
<form>
<fieldset>
<legend>KeyboardEvent-location</legend>
<label>Fill in the blanks:
<input type="text" id="textSelect" placeholder="type here..." onkeydown="getEventData(event)" autocomplete="off">
</label>
<div id="divDisplay"></div>
</fieldset>
</form>
<script>
   var divDisplay = document.getElementById("divDisplay");
   var textSelect = document.getElementById("textSelect");
   function getEventData(InputEvent) {
      if(InputEvent.location === 0)
         divDisplay.textContent = 'key Pressed in middle section';
      else if(InputEvent.location === 1)
         divDisplay.textContent = 'key Pressed in left section';
      else if(InputEvent.location === 2)
         divDisplay.textContent = 'key Pressed in right section';
      else
      divDisplay.textContent = 'key Pressed in numpad section';
   }
</script>
</body>
</html>

Output

This will produce the following output −

Before typing anything in the text field −

After typing ‘w’ in the text field −

After pressing ‘+’ in the text field from numpad −

raja
Published on 29-Jul-2019 12:17:10
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