Keypress vs Keycode - What's the difference?

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In computing|lang=en terms the difference between keypress and keycode

is that keypress is (computing) the buffered electrical signal resulting from such an event, sometimes distinguished from the release while keycode is (computing) a code that represents a keypress.

As nouns the difference between keypress and keycode

is that keypress is the depression of an input key; a keystroke while keycode is (computing) a code that represents a keypress.

keypress

English

Alternative forms

* key press

Noun

(es)
  • The depression of an input key; a keystroke.
  • (computing) The buffered electrical signal resulting from such an event, sometimes distinguished from the release.
  • keycode

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (computing) A code that represents a keypress.
  • A code that serves to unlock something, such as an electronic door or a car stereo (as an antitheft measure).
  • See also

    * scancode