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HTML | onkeypress Attribute

  • Difficulty Level : Basic
  • Last Updated : 12 Aug, 2021

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.
Supported Tags: All HTML elements, EXCEPT:

  • <base>
  • <bdo>
  • <br>
  • <head>
  • <html>
  • <iframe>
  • <meta>
  • <param>
  • <script>
  • <style>
  • <title>

Syntax: 
 

<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

Example: 
 

html




<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
    <head>
        <title>onkeypress attribute</title>
        <style>
            body {
                text-align:center;
            }   
            h1 {
                color:green;
            }
        </style>
    </head>
    <body>
        <h1>GeeksforGeeks</h1>
        <h2>onkeypress attribute</h2>
        <input type="text" onkeypress="GeeksForGeeks()">
        <script>
            function GeeksForGeeks() {
                alert("Welcome to GeeksForGeeks!");
            }
        </script>
    </body>
</html>                   

Output: 
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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