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onkeypress event

Fires when the user presses an alphanumeric key.

HTML 4.01 Specification, Section 18.2.3

 

Syntax

HTML Attribute <element onkeypress = "handler(event)">
Event Property object.onkeypress = handler;
attachEvent Method object.attachEvent("onkeypress", handler)
addEventListener Method object.addEventListener("keypress", handler, useCapture)

 

Event information

SynchronousNo
BubblesYes
CancelableYes

 

Event handler parameters

pEvtObj [in]

Type: IHTMLEventObj

Standards information

Remarks

As of Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0, the HTMLAreaEvents2::onkeypress event fires and can be canceled for the following keys:

  • Letters: A - Z (uppercase and lowercase)
  • Numerals: 0 - 9
  • Symbols: ! @ # $ % ^ & * ( ) _ - + = < [ ] { } , . / ? \ | ' ` " ~
  • System: ESC, SPACEBAR, ENTER

Returns a number specifying the Unicode value of the key that was pressed.

To invoke this event, do one of the following:

  • Press any alphanumeric keyboard key.

See also

Reference
HTMLSelectElementEvents::onchange
HTMLAreaEvents2::onkeydown
HTMLAreaEvents2::onkeyup

 

 

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