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@wordpress/keycodes Edit

Keycodes utilities for WordPress, used to check the key pressed in events like onKeyDown. Contains keycodes constants for keyboard keys like DOWN, UP, ENTER, etc.

Installation Installation

Install the module

npm install @wordpress/keycodes --save

This package assumes that your code will run in an ES2015+ environment. If you’re using an environment that has limited or no support for ES2015+ such as lower versions of IE then using core-js or @babel/polyfill will add support for these methods. Learn more about it in Babel docs.

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Usage Usage

Check which key was used in an onKeyDown event:

import { DOWN, ENTER } from '@wordpress/keycodes';

// [...]

onKeyDown( event ) {
    const { keyCode } = event;

    if ( keyCode === DOWN ) {
        alert( 'You pressed the down arrow!' );
    } else if ( keyCode === ENTER ) {
        alert( 'You pressed the enter key!' );
    } else {
        alert( 'You pressed another key.' );
    }
}

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API API

# ALT

Keycode for ALT key.

# BACKSPACE

Keycode for BACKSPACE key.

# COMMAND

Keycode for COMMAND/META key.

# CTRL

Keycode for CTRL key.

# DELETE

Keycode for DELETE key.

# displayShortcut

An object that contains functions to display shortcuts.
E.g. displayShortcut.primary( ‘m’ ) will return ‘⌘M’ on Mac.

Type

  • Object Keyed map of functions to display shortcuts.

# displayShortcutList

Return an array of the parts of a keyboard shortcut chord for display
E.g displayShortcutList.primary( ‘m’ ) will return [ ‘⌘’, ‘M’ ] on Mac.

Type

  • Object keyed map of functions to shortcut sequences

# DOWN

Keycode for DOWN key.

# ENTER

Keycode for ENTER key.

# ESCAPE

Keycode for ESCAPE key.

# F10

Keycode for F10 key.

# isKeyboardEvent

An object that contains functions to check if a keyboard event matches a
predefined shortcut combination.
E.g. isKeyboardEvent.primary( event, ‘m’ ) will return true if the event
signals pressing ⌘M.

Type

  • Object Keyed map of functions to match events.

# LEFT

Keycode for LEFT key.

# modifiers

Object that contains functions that return the available modifier
depending on platform.

  • primary: takes a isApple function as a parameter.
  • primaryShift: takes a isApple function as a parameter.
  • primaryAlt: takes a isApple function as a parameter.
  • secondary: takes a isApple function as a parameter.
  • access: takes a isApple function as a parameter.
  • ctrl
  • alt
  • ctrlShift
  • shift
  • shiftAlt

# rawShortcut

An object that contains functions to get raw shortcuts.
E.g. rawShortcut.primary( ‘m’ ) will return ‘meta+m’ on Mac.
These are intended for user with the KeyboardShortcuts component or TinyMCE.

Type

  • Object Keyed map of functions to raw shortcuts.

# RIGHT

Keycode for RIGHT key.

# SHIFT

Keycode for SHIFT key.

# shortcutAriaLabel

An object that contains functions to return an aria label for a keyboard shortcut.
E.g. shortcutAriaLabel.primary( ‘.’ ) will return ‘Command + Period’ on Mac.

# SPACE

Keycode for SPACE key.

# TAB

Keycode for TAB key.

# UP

Keycode for UP key.

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