Javascript Char Codes (Key Codes)

Javascript is often used on the browser client side to perform simple tasks that would otherwise require a full postback to the server. Many of those simple tasks involve processing text or characters entered into a form element on a web page, and it is often necessary to know the javascript keycode associated with a character. Here is a reference



Key

Code

backspace
8
tab
9
enter
13
shift
16
ctrl
17
alt
18
pause/break
19
caps lock
20
escape
27
page up
33
page down
34
end
35
home
36
left arrow
37
up arrow
38
right arrow
39
down arrow
40
insert
45
delete
46
0
48
1
49
2
50
3
51
4
52
5
53
6
54
7
55
8
56
9
57
a
65
b
66
c
67
d
68
e
69
f
70
g
71
h
72
i
73
j
74
k
75
l
76
m
77
n
78
o
79
p
80
q
81
r
82
s
83
t
84
u
85
v
86
w
87
x
88
y
89
z
90
left window key
91
right window key
92
select key
93
numpad 0
96
numpad 1
97
numpad 2
98
numpad 3
99
numpad 4
100
numpad 5
101
numpad 6
102
numpad 7
103
numpad 8
104
numpad 9
105
multiply
106
add
107
subtract
109
decimal point
110
divide
111
f1
112
f2
113
f3
114
f4
115
f5
116
f6
117
f7
118
f8
119
f9
120
f10
121
f11
122
f12
123
num lock
144
scroll lock
145
semi-colon
186
equal sign
187
comma
188
dash
189
period
190
forward slash
191
grave accent
192
open bracket
219
back slash
220
close braket
221
single quote
222

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