Javascript – keyboard events

List with keyboard events

  • keydown – triggered when a key is pressed
  • keyup – triggered when a key is released
  • keypress (deprecated) – triggered when a key pressed and releaded

List with keyboard event properties

  • keycode – returns the Unicode code
  • key – returns the pressed key in string format
  • code – returns the pressed key in string format. It is totally independent of the keyboard layout
  • shiftkey – returns if Shift key is pressed
  • ctrlkey – returns if Ctrl key is pressed
  • altkey – returns if Alt key is pressed

Here is a list with keycode values

Keycode
backspace8
tab9
enter13
shift16
ctrl17
alt18
pause/break19
caps lock20
escape27
(space)32
page up33
page down34
end35
home36
left arrow37
up arrow38
right arrow39
down arrow40
insert45
delete46
048
149
250
351
452
553
654
755
856
957
a65
b66
c67
d68
e69
f70
g71
h72
i73
j74
k75
l76
m77
n78
o79
p80
q81
r82
s83
t84
u85
v86
w87
x88
y89
z90
left window key91
right window key92
select key93
numpad 096
numpad 197
numpad 298
numpad 399
numpad 4100
numpad 5101
numpad 6102
numpad 7103
numpad 8104
numpad 9105
multiply106
add107
subtract109
decimal point110
divide111
f1112
f2113
f3114
f4115
f5116
f6117
f7118
f8119
f9120
f10121
f11122
f12123
num lock144
scroll lock145
semi-colon186
equal sign187
comma188
dash189
period190
forward slash191
grave accent192
open bracket219
back slash220
close braket221
single quote222
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