KeyboardEvent objects describe a user interaction with the keyboard; each event describes a single interaction between the user and a key (or combination of a key with modifier keys) on the keyboard. The event type ( keydown , keypress , or keyup ) identifies what kind of keyboard activity occurred.
Is it possible to simulate key press event programmatically?
The answer is: There is no way to programmatically trigger input keys in the sandboxed browser environment under normal circumstances.
In the above example we have created a function which is called on keypress event. As soon as the enter key is pressed in the text box the function will be called and e.keyCode will give the 13 which will generate a alert as above. Enter Key Press Event : Output Of Example
Try different key combinations in the text field. The keydown events happens when a key is pressed down, and then keyup – when it’s released. The key property of the event object allows to get the character, while the code property of the event object allows to get the “physical key code”.
When does the onkeypress event occur on the keyboard?
The onkeypress event occurs when the user presses a key (on the keyboard). Tip: The order of events related to the onkeypress event: Note: The onkeypress event is not fired for all keys (e.g. ALT, CTRL, SHIFT, ESC) in all browsers. To detect only whether the user has pressed a key, use the onkeydown event instead, because it works for all keys.