payling payling - 7 months ago 46
Javascript Question

jquery how to catch enter key and change event to tab

I want a jquery solution, I must be close, what needs to be done?

$('html').bind('keypress', function(e)
{
if(e.keyCode == 13)
{
return e.keyCode = 9; //set event key to tab
}
});


I can return false and it prevents the enter key from being pressed, I thought I could just change the keyCode to 9 to make it tab but it doesn't appear to work. I've got to be close, what's going on?

Answer

Here is a solution :

$('input').on("keypress", function(e) {
            /* ENTER PRESSED*/
            if (e.keyCode == 13) {
                /* FOCUS ELEMENT */
                var inputs = $(this).parents("form").eq(0).find(":input");
                var idx = inputs.index(this);

                if (idx == inputs.length - 1) {
                    inputs[0].select()
                } else {
                    inputs[idx + 1].focus(); //  handles submit buttons
                    inputs[idx + 1].select();
                }
                return false;
            }
        });