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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.


var value = KeyboardLayoutMap.get(key)



The key of the item to return from the map.

Return value

The value of the specified key.


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


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