KeyboardLayoutMap.get()

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Check the Browser compatibility table carefully before using this in production.

The get() method of the KeyboardLayoutMap interface returns the element with the given key. A list of valid keys is found in the UI Events KeyboardEvent code Values spec.

Syntax

var value = KeyboardLayoutMap.get(key)

Parameters

key
The key of the item to return from the map.

Return value

The value of the specified key.

Example

The following example demonstrates how to get the location- or layout-specific string associated with the key that corresponds to the 'W' key on an English QWERTY keyboard.

var keyboard = navigator.keyboard;
keyboard.getLayoutMap()
.then(keyboardLayoutMap => {
  var upKey = keyboardLayoutMap.get('KeyW');
  window.alert('Press ' + upKey + ' to move up.');
}

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
Keyboard Map
The definition of 'get()' in that specification.
Editor's Draft Initial definition.

Browser compatibility

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ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
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Experimental
Chrome Full support 69Edge Full support 79Firefox No support NoIE No support NoOpera Full support 56Safari No support NoWebView Android No support NoChrome Android No support NoFirefox Android No support NoOpera Android Full support 48Safari iOS No support NoSamsung Internet Android No support No

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Experimental. Expect behavior to change in the future.