AGuyCalledGerald AGuyCalledGerald - 7 months ago 48
jQuery Question

Simulate pressing tab key with jQuery

I have some textboxes on a .net-page and want to achieve the following with jQuery: if the user presses return, the program should behave "as if" he had used the tab key, thus, selecting the next element. I tried the following code (and some more):

<script type="text/javascript">

jQuery(document).ready(function () {

$('.tb').keypress(function (e) {
if (e.keyCode == 13)
$(this).trigger("keydown", [9]);
alert("return pressed");

<asp:TextBox ID="TextBox1" runat="server" CssClass="tb"></asp:TextBox>
<asp:TextBox ID="TextBox2" runat="server" CssClass="tb"></asp:TextBox>

but it just does not work! Missing something, making a mistake?

Here some links I used


and here


Try this:

$('.tg').bind('keypress', function(event) {
  if(event.which === 13) {

or the loop version: