Perform grid actions by keyboard short cut keys in EJ2 JavaScript Grid control

13 Apr 20235 minutes to read

Using keyboard shortcuts, Grid performs navigation and actions.

In addition, You can also perform grid actions with custom keyboard shortcuts. This operation has to be achieved outside of the grid with the help of keydown event.

The following example demonstrates on Adding a new row when Enter key is pressed in the grid.

ej.grids.Grid.Inject(ej.grids.Toolbar, ej.grids.Edit);
var grid = new ej.grids.Grid({
    dataSource: data,
    toolbar: ['Add', 'Edit', 'Delete', 'Update', 'Cancel'],
    editSettings: { allowEditing: true, allowAdding: true, allowDeleting: true },
    columns: [
        { field: 'OrderID', headerText: 'Order ID', textAlign: 'Right', validationRules: { required: true }, width: 100, isPrimaryKey: true },
        { field: 'CustomerID', headerText: 'Customer ID', width: 120 },
        { field: 'ShipCountry', headerText: 'Ship Country', width: 150 }
    ],
    height: 265
});
grid.appendTo('#Grid');

grid.element.addEventListener("keydown", keyDownHandler);

function keyDownHandler(e) {
    if(e.keyCode === 13) {
        var gridIns = document.getElementById("Grid").ej2_instances[0];
        gridIns.addRecord();
    }
}
<!DOCTYPE html><html lang="en"><head>
    <title>EJ2 Grid</title>
    <meta charset="utf-8">
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0">
    <meta name="description" content="Typescript Grid Control">
    <meta name="author" content="Syncfusion">
    <link href="index.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/23.1.36/ej2-base/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/23.1.36/ej2-grids/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/23.1.36/ej2-buttons/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/23.1.36/ej2-popups/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/23.1.36/ej2-richtexteditor/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/23.1.36/ej2-navigations/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/23.1.36/ej2-dropdowns/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/23.1.36/ej2-lists/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/23.1.36/ej2-inputs/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/23.1.36/ej2-calendars/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/23.1.36/ej2-notifications/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/23.1.36/ej2-splitbuttons/styles/material.css" rel="stylesheet">

    
    
    <style>
        .e-row[aria-selected="true"] .e-customizedExpandcell {
            background-color: #e0e0e0;
        }
        .e-grid.e-gridhover tr[role='row']:hover {
            background-color: #eee;
        }
        .e-expand::before {
        content: '\e5b8';
    }
    .empImage {
        margin: 6px 16px;
        float: left;
        width: 50px;
        height: 50px;
    }
    </style>
<script src="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/23.1.36/dist/ej2.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
<script src="es5-datasource.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
<script src="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/syncfusion-helper.js" type ="text/javascript"></script>
</head>
<body>
    
    <div id="container">
        <div id="Grid"></div>
    </div>

<script>
var ele = document.getElementById('container');
if(ele) {
  ele.style.visibility = "visible";
}   
      </script>
<script src="index.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
</body></html>