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HTML | onkeypress Attribute
  • Difficulty Level : Basic
  • Last Updated : 19 Jul, 2019

This attribute fires when a user presses a key on the Keyboard. This event attribute can not be used for all keys (e.g. ALT, CTRL, SHIFT, ESC) in all browsers.


<element onkeypress="script">

Attribute: The onkeydown attribute works for all keys in all browsers. The script will be run when onkeypress attribute call.

Note: The order of events that is related to the onkeypress events:

  • onkeydown
  • onkeypress
  • onkeyup


<!DOCTYPE html>
        <title>onkeypress attribute</title>
            body {
            h1 {
        <h2>onkeypress attribute</h2>
        <input type="text" onkeypress="GeeksForGeeks()">
            function GeeksForGeeks() {
                alert("Welcome to GeeksForGeeks!");

Before click in the text box:

After click on the text box:

Supported Browsers: The browser supported by onkeypress event attribute are listed below:

  • Google Chrome
  • Internet Explorer
  • Firefox
  • Opera
  • Apple Safari
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