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CSS jQuery Basics (2014) Creating a Password Confirmation Form Perform: Part 1

Naivedya Bansal
Naivedya Bansal
5,483 Points

keyup() and keypress()

What is the difference between keyup() and keypress()? and how did we decide which to use in this case?

2 Answers

12,045 Points

When the key on the keyboard is pressed DOWN, it triggers keydown(), when the key on the keyboard is released ( When your finger lets go ), the keys pop back UP and thus triggers keyup(). When the key is PRESSED ( no matter if the key is pressed down or up, it'll be triggered once the key is pressed ) , it triggers keypress().

Nicholas Woods
Nicholas Woods
6,260 Points

I think video games explain this well. Say you are swinging a sword and you need to hold down a button to charge up it's power keydown(), and then let go of the button to attack keyup(). This may be a really bad analogy as I am still very much a beginner myself. But this how I understand it.