How To Trigger Enter Key In Jquery

In this blog post, we will learn how to trigger the Enter key event in jQuery. This is a common requirement in web development, as it allows users to submit form data or perform other actions by simply pressing the Enter key on their keyboard instead of manually clicking a button.

Step 1: Include jQuery in Your Project

Before you can use jQuery, you need to include it in your project. You can either download it from the official jQuery website or use the CDN link provided by jQuery’s official CDN. Add the following line to your HTML file within the head tag:

<script src=""></script>

Step 2: Add an Input Field and a Button

Next, let’s add an input field and a button to our HTML file. This is what we’ll use to demonstrate triggering the Enter key event using jQuery:

<input type="text" id="myInput" placeholder="Type something...">
<button id="myButton">Submit</button>

Step 3: Trigger the Enter Key Event

Now, let’s write the jQuery code to trigger the Enter key event. We will use the keypress event to detect when a key is pressed inside our input field. If the pressed key is the Enter key (key code 13), we will simulate a click on our button:

    $(document).ready(function() {
        $('#myInput').keypress(function(event) {
            if (event.which == 13) {

Here’s a breakdown of the code above:

  • We use the $(document).ready() function to make sure our jQuery code runs only after the entire HTML document has been loaded.
  • We select the input field with the ID myInput using the $(‘#myInput’) selector.
  • We attach the keypress event to our input field using the .keypress() method.
  • Inside the event handler function, we check if the pressed key is the Enter key by comparing the event.which property to the key code for Enter, which is 13.
  • If the Enter key is pressed, we prevent the default behavior of submitting the form using the event.preventDefault() method.
  • Finally, we simulate a click on the button with the ID myButton using the $(‘#myButton’).click() method.

Step 4: Add an Event Handler for the Button Click

To complete our example, let’s add an event handler for our button’s click event. In this case, we will simply display an alert with the text that was typed into our input field:

    $(document).ready(function() {
        $('#myButton').click(function() {
            alert('You typed: ' + $('#myInput').val());


In this blog post, we’ve learned how to trigger the Enter key event in jQuery by using the keypress event and simulating a button click. This technique can be very useful for improving the user experience on your website and streamlining user interactions.