darpet darpet - 5 months ago 25
AngularJS Question

angularjs move focus to next control on enter

What is the best way, when hitting enter inside a form, the focus to go to the next input instead submitting the form with angularjs.

I have a form with a lot of fields and customers are used to hit enter to move to the next input (comming from desktop applications). The angularjs saves the form when the user hits enter. I like to change this. Is it possible ?


I suggest making a custom directive. Something like this. I haven't tested this.

.directive('focus', function() {
  return {
    restrict: 'A',
    link: function($scope,elem,attrs) {

      elem.bind('keydown', function(e) {
        var code = e.keyCode || e.which;
        if (code === 13) {

Something like that should work. You might have to tweek something. Good luck.