jQuery Keydown Event Method

jQuery keydown event method; Through this tutorial, i am going to show you what is jQuery keydown event and how to use jQuery keydown event with example.

The Jquery keydown event happens when a keyboard key is pressed down. When you press a key on the keyboard, the keydown () event occurs and once the keydown () event occurs, it executes the function associated with the keydown () method to run.

Syntax of jQuery Keydown Event Method

$(selector).keydown()  

This triggers the keydown event for the selected elements.

This triggers the keydown event for the selected elements.

$(selector).keydown(function)  

Parameters of jQuery keydown()

ParameterDescription
FunctionIt is an optional parameter. It is executed itself when the keydown event is triggered.

Example of jQuery keydown()

Let’s see an example with demonstrate jQuery keydown().

<!DOCTYPE html>  
<html>  
<head>  
<script src="https://code.jquery.com/jquery-3.3.1.min.js"></script>
<script>  
$(document).ready(function(){  
    $("input").keydown(function(){  
        $("input").css("background-color", "red");  
    });   
});  
</script>  
</head>  
<body>  
Write something: <input type="text">  
</body>  
</html> 

In this jquery keydown event, set the background color “red” of an <input> field when a keyboard key is pressed down.

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