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Does javascript provide any way of specifying the keycode without writing the number

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HI,
Currently in my javascript code inside keydown evenListener i am using code :
e.keyCode == 38
38 is for up button.. Is there a better way to write the same by getting rid of 38 magic number something inbuilt in javascript ?

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Question by:Rohit Bajaj
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in short no

you can use this site to figure them out

http://keycode.info/

if you really want you could create a javascript object that could store them, sort of like an enum in c# with friendly names
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@Pawel is right, nothing inbuilt in javascript
Example of object below :
Test page : https://jsfiddle.net/86hnL05s/

	var KEY = {
		UP: 38,
		DOWN: 40,
		DEL: 46,
		TAB: 9,
		RETURN: 13,
		ESC: 27,
		COMMA: 188,
		PAGEUP: 33,
		PAGEDOWN: 34,
		BACKSPACE: 8
	};

document.onkeydown = function(e) {
    switch(e.keyCode) {
        case KEY.UP: write("you pressed up key");break;
        case KEY.DOWN: write("you pressed down key");break;
        default: break;
   }
}

var write = function(what) {
   document.getElementsByTagName("div")[0].innerHTML = what;
}

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