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Perform Grid actions by keyboard shortcut keys

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.

import { ColumnDirective, ColumnsDirective, EditSettingsModel, GridComponent, Inject } from '@syncfusion/ej2-react-grids';
import { Edit, Grid, Toolbar, ToolbarItems } from '@syncfusion/ej2-react-grids';
import * as React from 'react';
import { data } from './datasource';

export default class App extends React.Component<{}, {}> {
  public editOptions: EditSettingsModel = { allowEditing: true, allowAdding: true, allowDeleting: true, mode: 'Normal' };
  public toolbarOptions: ToolbarItems[] = ['Add', 'Edit', 'Delete'];
  private grid: Grid | null;

  public load(): void {
    if (this.grid) {
      this.grid.element.addEventListener('keydown', this.keyDownHandler);

  public keyDownHandler(e: any): void {
    if (this.grid && e.keyCode === 13) {

  public render() {
    this.load = this.load.bind(this);
    this.keyDownHandler = this.keyDownHandler.bind(this);
    return <GridComponent dataSource={data} load={this.load}
    editSettings={this.editOptions} toolbar={this.toolbarOptions} height={265}
      ref={g => this.grid = g}>
        <ColumnDirective field='OrderID' headerText='Order ID' width='100' textAlign="Right" isPrimaryKey={true}/>
        <ColumnDirective field='CustomerID' headerText='Customer ID' width='120'/>
        <ColumnDirective field='Freight' headerText='Freight' width='80' textAlign="Right" format='C2' editType='numericedit'/>
        <ColumnDirective field='ShipCountry' headerText='Ship Country' width='150'/>
      <Inject services={[Edit, Toolbar]} />