Gets the numeric key code of a key that is pressed.
The numeric code of the key that is pressed.
- Document Object Model (DOM) Level 3 Events Specification, Section 5.2.6
The keyCode property represents the character code during the onkeypress event and the unmodified scan code of the key during onkeydown and onkeyup events. To detect whether the Alt, Ctrl, Meta, or Shift key is also pressed, see the altKey, ctrlKey, metaKey, or shiftKey property of the event.
The keyCode property is provided for compatibility only. The latest version of the Document Object Model (DOM) Events specification defines a key property instead.