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KeyCode Modifiers


Here is a quick summary of what has changed:

  • BREAKING: Using numbers, i.e. keyCodes, as v-on modifiers is no longer supported
  • BREAKING: config.keyCodes is no longer supported

2.x Syntax

In Vue 2, keyCodes were supported as a way to modify a v-on method.

<!-- keyCode version -->
<input v-on:keyup.13="submit" />

<!-- alias version -->
<input v-on:keyup.enter="submit" />

In addition, you could define your own aliases via the global config.keyCodes option.

Vue.config.keyCodes = {
  f1: 112
<!-- keyCode version -->
<input v-on:keyup.112="showHelpText" />

<!-- custom alias version -->
<input v-on:keyup.f1="showHelpText" />

3.x Syntax

Since KeyboardEvent.keyCode has been deprecated, it no longer makes sense for Vue 3 to continue supporting this as well. As a result, it is now recommended to use the kebab-case name for any key you want to use as a modifier.

<!-- Vue 3 Key Modifier on v-on -->

<!-- Matches both q and Q -->
<input v-on:keydown.q="quit">

As a result, this means that config.keyCodes is now also deprecated and will no longer be supported.

Migration Strategy

For those using keyCode in their codebase, we recommend converting them to their kebab-cased named equivalents.

The keys for some punctuation marks can just be included literally. e.g. For the , key:

<input v-on:keydown.,="commaPress">

Limitations of the syntax prevent certain characters from being matched, such as ", ', /, =, >, and .. For those characters you should check event.key inside the listener instead.

Migration build flags: