@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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