window.onkeydown Redirect 1

Summary

An event handler for the keydown event on the window.

Syntax

window.onkeydown = funcRef;
  • funcRef is a reference to a function.

Example

window.onkeydown = doFunc;
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
<head>
<meta charset="UTF-8" />
<title>onkeydown test</title>

<script>
window.onkeydown = keydown;

function keydown() {
  alert("keydown event detected!");
}
</script>

</head>
<body>
<p>press and hold down any key to fire the keydown event.</p>
</body>
</html>

Notes

The keydown event is raised when the user presses any key.

Specification

Not part of specification.

Document Tags and Contributors

 Last updated by: Sheppy,