JavaScript KeyboardEvent code Property

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JavaScript KeyboardEvent code Property

The event.code property returns the key that triggered the event.

Warning: This property returns different values for physical keyboard, virtual keyboard, and accessibility device.

Advantage: This property is useful when you want to handle keys based on their physical positions on the input device rather than the characters associated with those keys.

Note: This property is read-only.


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<!DOCTYPE html> <html> <body> <input type="text" onkeydown="myFunction(event)"> <p id="point"></p> <script> function myFunction(e){ document.getElementById("point").innerHTML = e.code; } </script> </body> </html>



Return Values

StringReturns a String representing the pressed keyboard button.


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