jQuery Integer Only Text Inputs using qTip for notification

I needed a great, unobtrusive way to notify a web site visitor that they can only enter whole numbers into fields on a web form. This is the JavaScript I came up with using jQuery and qTip  This is easily modified to support numeric characters of any sort – decimal points, commas, whatever you want.  It does not enforce any particular rules – it is primarily a keystroke filter.

I allow numbers and navigation keys, but disallow everything else. The code is documented inline.

Please don’t forget that if you use this to not rely on it for anything except relieving user frustration. You should always do server side validation as well

And this is the way it looks in my project:

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One thing I should note: I’m using this together with Knockout.js  without any weird side effects – they are working nicely together.

$(function()
{
    $('input.intOnly' ).live( 'paste',
    function(event)
    {
        // we could loop across the value and validate it, but I'm too lazy
        event.preventDefault();
    });

    $("input.intOnly").live( 'blur',
    function( event )
    {
        $(this).qtip('destroy');
    });

    $("input.intOnly").live( 'keydown',
    function( event )
    {
        if (
            event.keyCode == 46  || // delete
            event.keyCode == 8   || // backspace
            event.keyCode == 9   || // tab
            event.keyCode == 224 || // command key on mac
            event.keyCode == 18  || // alt key
            event.keyCode == 16  || // shift key
            event.keyCode == 17  || // control key
            ( event.keyCode >= 48 && event.keyCode <= 57  ) || // numbers
            ( event.keyCode >= 96 && event.keyCode <= 105 ) || // numeric keypad
            ( event.keyCode >= 37 && event.keyCode <= 40  )    // arrow keys
        )
        {
            return;
        }
        event.stopImmediatePropagation();
        event.preventDefault();
        $(this).qtip(
        {
            content: 'Only whole numbers are allowed.',
            show: { ready: true },
            hide: { fixed: true, delay: 100000 }
        });
    });
});
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