Key Event/Listener in LWC (Lightning Web Component)

By | August 9, 2021

Lot of times user needs to enter data quickly.  In this case we would like to share with you how we have built a custom screen to enter Order Lines data quickly. But we had a unique requirement is that wherein when the user enters ENTER keyword, control needs to go to next line on same field.

We built this screen in Lightning Web Component (LWC) but there is no direct event to catch keypress for lightning-input. As a workaround we have used below code to listen ENTER key.

span onkeypress={key_event}>
    <lightning-input id="Input_Id" label="Enter" 
                         type="text" onchange={Test_Event}>

Here we have added HTML <span> element across lightning-input to catch the keypress event. Since span is standard HTML element and have inbuilt keypress event so we have utilized same in our code.

Below code is for JS file

Key_event (component, event, helper) {
        if (component.which == 13) {
            alert (Perform some action ');

Here we have used component.which property to identify the key code. Likewise, you can use component.which property to identify the key codes.

You can find all key code at the web site

Using the details mentioned in the blog we hope you are able to make use of the keypress event for capturing the details.

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