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jQuery | event.which property with Examples

  • Last Updated : 12 Feb, 2019

The event.which is an inbuilt property in jQuery which is used to return which keyboard key or mouse button was pressed for the event.
Syntax:

event.which

Parameter: It does not accept any parameter because it is a property not a function.
Return Value: It returns which keyboard key or mouse button was pressed.

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jQuery code to show the working of this property:

Code #1:
In the below code, ascii value of the key is displayed.




<html>
  
<head>
    </script>
    <script>
        $(document).ready(function() {
            <!-- jQuery code to show event.which property -->
            $("input").keydown(function(event) {
                $("div").html("Key: " + event.which);
            });
        });
    </script>
    <style>
        div {
            margin: 20px;
            width: 80px;
            height: 60px;
            padding: 20px;
            border: 2px solid green;
        }
    </style>
</head>
  
<body>
    <!-- Here ascii value of the key will be shown -->
    <div>
        <p></p>
    </div>
    Name :
    <input type="text">
</body>
  
</html>

Output:
Ascii value of “G” is shown-

Code #2:
In the below code, which mouse button was pressed is displayed.




<html>
  
<head>
    <script 
    </script>
    <script>
        <!-- jQuery code to show event.which property -->
        $(document).ready(function() {
            $("div").mousedown(function(event) {
                $("div").append("<br>Mouse button : " + event.which);
            });
        });
    </script>
    <style>
        div {
            border: 2px solid green;
            width: 400px;
            height: 300px;
            padding: 20px;
        }
    </style>
</head>
  
<body>
    <!-- click inside and see -->
    <div style="">Click anywhere in this box !!!</div>
</body>
  
</html>

Output:
When left button of mouse is clicked:




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