JavaScript KeyboardEvent which Property

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JavaScript KeyboardEvent which Property

The event.which property returns the numeric keyCode of the key pressed, or the character code (charCode) for an alphanumeric key pressed.

Warning: The event.which property is deprecated and is no longer recommended.

Note: This property is read-only.


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<!DOCTYPE html> <html> <body> <p>Press a key on the keyboard in the input field</p> <input type="text" onkeydown="myFunction(event)"> <p>The pressed key was: <span id="point"></span></p> <script> function myFunction(event){ document.getElementById("point").innerHTML = event.which; } </script> </body> </html>



Return Values

NumberReturns a number representing either a Unicode character code or the Unicode key code.


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