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JavaScript KeyboardEvent shiftKey Property

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JavaScript KeyboardEvent shiftKey Property

The event.shiftKey property indicates whether the shift key was pressed or not when the event occured.

Note: This property is read-only.

Example

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<!DOCTYPE html> <html> <body onkeydown="myFunction(event)"> <script> function myFunction(event){ if(event.shiftKey) alert("shiftKey was Pressed"); else alert("shiftKey was not Pressed"); } </script> </body> </html>

Syntax

event.shiftKey

Return Values

ValueExplanation
true If the shift key was pressed.
false If the shift key was not pressed.

Browser Support

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