How to detect pressing Enter on keyboard using jQuery?

How to detect pressing Enter on keyboard using jQuery?

I would like to detect whether the user has pressed Enter using jQuery.
How is this possible? Does it require a plugin?
EDIT: It looks like I need to use the keypress() method.
I wanted to know if anyone knows if there are browser issues with that command – like are there any browser compatibility issues I should know about?

Solutions/Answers:

Solution 1:

The whole point of jQuery is that you don’t have to worry about browser differences. I am pretty sure you can safely go with enter being 13 in all browsers. So with that in mind, you can do this:

$(document).on('keypress',function(e) {
    if(e.which == 13) {
        alert('You pressed enter!');
    }
});

Solution 2:

I wrote a small plugin to make it easier to bind the “on enter key pressed” a event:

$.fn.enterKey = function (fnc) {
    return this.each(function () {
        $(this).keypress(function (ev) {
            var keycode = (ev.keyCode ? ev.keyCode : ev.which);
            if (keycode == '13') {
                fnc.call(this, ev);
            }
        })
    })
}

Usage:

$("#input").enterKey(function () {
    alert('Enter!');
})

Solution 3:

I couldn’t get the code posted by @Paolo Bergantino to work but when I changed it to $(document) and e.which instead of e.keyCode then I found it to work faultlessly.

$(document).keypress(function(e) {
    if(e.which == 13) {
        alert('You pressed enter!');
    }
});

Link to example on JS Bin

Solution 4:

I found this to be more cross-browser compatible:

$(document).keypress(function(event) {
    var keycode = event.keyCode || event.which;
    if(keycode == '13') {
        alert('You pressed a "enter" key in somewhere');    
    }
});

Solution 5:

You can do this using the jquery ‘keydown’ event handle

   $( "#start" ).on( "keydown", function(event) {
      if(event.which == 13) 
         alert("Entered!");
    });

Solution 6:

I spent sometime coming up with this solution i hope it helps someone.

$(document).ready(function(){

  $('#loginforms').keypress(function(e) {
    if (e.which == 13) {
    //e.preventDefault();
    alert('login pressed');
    }
  });

 $('#signupforms').keypress(function(e) {
    if (e.which == 13) {
      //e.preventDefault();
      alert('register');
    }
  });

});