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Keyboard Support in React RichTextEditor component

The editor has full keyboard accessibility that includes shortcuts to open and other actions with toolbar items, drop-down lists, and dialogs.

HTML formation shortcut key

You can use the following key shortcuts when the Rich Text Editor renders with HTML edit mode.

Actions Keyboard shortcuts
Toolbar focus alt + f10
Insert link ctrl + k
Insert image ctrl + shift + i
Insert table ctrl + shift + e
Undo ctrl + z
Redo ctrl + y
Copy ctrl + c
Cut ctrl + x
Paste ctrl + v
Bold ctrl + b
Italic ctrl + i
Underline ctrl + u
Strikethrough ctrl + shift + s
Uppercase ctrl + shift + u
Lowercase ctrl + shift + l
Superscript ctrl + shift + =
Subscript ctrl + =
Indents ctrl + ]
Outdents ctrl + [
HTML source ctrl + shift + h
Fullscreen ctrl + shift + f
Justify center ctrl + e
Justify full ctrl + j
Justify left ctrl + l
Justify right ctrl + r
Clear format ctrl + shift + r
Ordered list ctrl + shift + o
Unordered list ctrl + alt + o
Source
Preview
App.tsx
App.css.jsx
App.jsx
index.jsx
/**
 * Rich Text Editor - HTMLEditor KeyConfig sample
 */
import { HtmlEditor, Image, Inject, Link, QuickToolbar, RichTextEditorComponent, Toolbar } from '@syncfusion/ej2-react-richtexteditor';
import * as React from 'react';
import './App.css';

class App extends React.Component<{},{}> {
  private rteObj: RichTextEditorComponent;

  private toolbarSettings: object = {
    items: ['Bold', 'Italic', 'Underline', 'StrikeThrough',
      'FontName', 'FontSize', 'FontColor', 'BackgroundColor',
      'LowerCase', 'UpperCase', '|',
      'Formats', 'Alignments', 'OrderedList', 'UnorderedList',
      'Outdent', 'Indent', '|',
      'CreateLink', 'Image', '|', 'ClearFormat', 'Print',
      'SourceCode', 'FullScreen', '|', 'Undo', 'Redo']
  }

  public docKeyUp(e: any) {
    if (e.altKey && e.keyCode === 84) { /* t */
      // press alt+t to focus the component.
      this.rteObj.focusIn();
    }
  }

  public componentDidMount() {
    document.addEventListener('keyup', this.docKeyUp.bind(this));
  }

  public render() {
    return (
      <RichTextEditorComponent ref={(richtexteditor) => { this.rteObj = richtexteditor! }} height={450} toolbarSettings={this.toolbarSettings}>
        <p>The Rich Text Editor component is WYSIWYG ("what you see is what you get") editor that provides the best user experience to create and update the content.
          Users can format their content using standard toolbar commands.</p>
        <p><b>Key features:</b></p>
        <ul>
          <li>
            <p>Provides &lt;IFRAME&gt; and &lt;DIV&gt; modes</p>
          </li>
          <li>
            <p>Capable of handling markdown editing.</p>
          </li>
          <li>
            <p>Contains a modular library to load the necessary functionality on demand.</p>
          </li>
          <li>
            <p>Provides a fully customizable toolbar.</p>
          </li>
          <li>
            <p>Provides HTML view to edit the source directly for developers.</p>
          </li>
          <li>
            <p>Supports third-party library integration.</p>
          </li>
          <li>
            <p>Allows preview of modified content before saving it.</p>
          </li>
          <li>
            <p>Handles images, hyperlinks, video, hyperlinks, uploads, etc.</p>
          </li>
          <li>
            <p>Contains undo/redo manager.</p>
          </li>
          <li>
            <p>Creates bulleted and numbered lists.</p>
          </li>
        </ul>
        <Inject services={[Toolbar, Image, Link, HtmlEditor, QuickToolbar]} />
      </RichTextEditorComponent>
    );
  }
}

export default App;
/**
 * Rich Text Editor - HTMLEditor KeyConfig sample
 */
import { HtmlEditor, Image, Inject, Link, QuickToolbar, RichTextEditorComponent, Toolbar } from '@syncfusion/ej2-react-richtexteditor';
import * as React from 'react';
import './App.css';
class App extends React.Component {
    constructor() {
        super(...arguments);
        this.toolbarSettings = {
            items: ['Bold', 'Italic', 'Underline', 'StrikeThrough',
                'FontName', 'FontSize', 'FontColor', 'BackgroundColor',
                'LowerCase', 'UpperCase', '|',
                'Formats', 'Alignments', 'OrderedList', 'UnorderedList',
                'Outdent', 'Indent', '|',
                'CreateLink', 'Image', '|', 'ClearFormat', 'Print',
                'SourceCode', 'FullScreen', '|', 'Undo', 'Redo']
        };
    }
    docKeyUp(e) {
        if (e.altKey && e.keyCode === 84) { /* t */
            // press alt+t to focus the component.
            this.rteObj.focusIn();
        }
    }
    componentDidMount() {
        document.addEventListener('keyup', this.docKeyUp.bind(this));
    }
    render() {
        return (<RichTextEditorComponent ref={(richtexteditor) => { this.rteObj = richtexteditor; }} height={450} toolbarSettings={this.toolbarSettings}>
        <p>The Rich Text Editor component is WYSIWYG ("what you see is what you get") editor that provides the best user experience to create and update the content.
          Users can format their content using standard toolbar commands.</p>
        <p><b>Key features:</b></p>
        <ul>
          <li>
            <p>Provides &lt;IFRAME&gt; and &lt;DIV&gt; modes</p>
          </li>
          <li>
            <p>Capable of handling markdown editing.</p>
          </li>
          <li>
            <p>Contains a modular library to load the necessary functionality on demand.</p>
          </li>
          <li>
            <p>Provides a fully customizable toolbar.</p>
          </li>
          <li>
            <p>Provides HTML view to edit the source directly for developers.</p>
          </li>
          <li>
            <p>Supports third-party library integration.</p>
          </li>
          <li>
            <p>Allows preview of modified content before saving it.</p>
          </li>
          <li>
            <p>Handles images, hyperlinks, video, hyperlinks, uploads, etc.</p>
          </li>
          <li>
            <p>Contains undo/redo manager.</p>
          </li>
          <li>
            <p>Creates bulleted and numbered lists.</p>
          </li>
        </ul>
        <Inject services={[Toolbar, Image, Link, HtmlEditor, QuickToolbar]}/>
      </RichTextEditorComponent>);
    }
}
export default App;
import * as React from 'react';
import * as ReactDOM from 'react-dom';
import App from './App';
ReactDOM.render(<App />, document.getElementById('sample'));

Markdown formation shortcut key

You can use the following key shortcuts when the Rich Text Editor renders with Markdown edit mode

Actions Keyboard shortcuts
Toolbar focus alt + f10
Insert link ctrl + k
Insert image ctrl + shift + i
Insert table ctrl + shift + e
Undo ctrl + z
Redo ctrl + y
Copy ctrl + c
Cut ctrl + x
Paste ctrl + v
Bold ctrl + b
Italic ctrl + i
Strikethrough ctrl + shift + s
Uppercase ctrl + shift + u
Lowercase ctrl + shift + l
Superscript ctrl + shift + =
Subscript ctrl + =
Fullscreen ctrl + shift + f
Ordered list ctrl + shift + o
Unordered list ctrl + alt + o
Source
Preview
App.tsx
App.css.jsx
App.jsx
index.jsx
/**
 * Rich Text Editor - MarkdownEditor KeyConfig sample
 */
import { Image, Inject, Link, MarkdownEditor, RichTextEditorComponent, Toolbar  } from '@syncfusion/ej2-react-richtexteditor';
import * as React from 'react';
import './App.css';

class App extends React.Component<{},{}> {
  private rteObj: RichTextEditorComponent;

  private toolbarSettings: object = {
    items: ['Bold', 'Italic', 'StrikeThrough', '|',
      'Formats', 'OrderedList', 'UnorderedList', '|',
      'CreateLink', 'Image', '|','Undo', 'Redo']
  }
  public valueTemplate(): JSX.Element {
    return(<div>
      The sample is added to showcase **markdown editing**.

  Type or edit the content and apply formatting to view markdown formatted content.

  We can add our own custom formation syntax for the Markdown formation, [sample link](https://ej2.syncfusion.com/home/).

  The third-party library <b>Marked</b> is used in this sample to convert markdown into HTML content.
      </div>);
  };


  public componentDidMount() {
    document.addEventListener('keyup', this.docKeyUp.bind(this));
  }

  public docKeyUp(e: any) {
    if (e.altKey && e.keyCode === 84) { /* t */
      // press alt+t to focus the component.
      this.rteObj.focusIn();
    }
  }

  public render() {
    return (
      <RichTextEditorComponent ref={(richtexteditor) => { this.rteObj = richtexteditor! }} height={450} toolbarSettings={this.toolbarSettings} valueTemplate={this.valueTemplate} editorMode={'Markdown'}>
        <Inject services={[Toolbar, Image, Link, MarkdownEditor]} />
      </RichTextEditorComponent>
    );
  }
}

export default App;
/**
 * Rich Text Editor - MarkdownEditor KeyConfig sample
 */
import { Image, Inject, Link, MarkdownEditor, RichTextEditorComponent, Toolbar } from '@syncfusion/ej2-react-richtexteditor';
import * as React from 'react';
import './App.css';
class App extends React.Component {
    constructor() {
        super(...arguments);
        this.toolbarSettings = {
            items: ['Bold', 'Italic', 'StrikeThrough', '|',
                'Formats', 'OrderedList', 'UnorderedList', '|',
                'CreateLink', 'Image', '|', 'Undo', 'Redo']
        };
    }
    valueTemplate() {
        return (<div>
      The sample is added to showcase **markdown editing**.

  Type or edit the content and apply formatting to view markdown formatted content.

  We can add our own custom formation syntax for the Markdown formation, [sample link](https://ej2.syncfusion.com/home/).

  The third-party library <b>Marked</b> is used in this sample to convert markdown into HTML content.
      </div>);
    }
    ;
    componentDidMount() {
        document.addEventListener('keyup', this.docKeyUp.bind(this));
    }
    docKeyUp(e) {
        if (e.altKey && e.keyCode === 84) { /* t */
            // press alt+t to focus the component.
            this.rteObj.focusIn();
        }
    }
    render() {
        return (<RichTextEditorComponent ref={(richtexteditor) => { this.rteObj = richtexteditor; }} height={450} toolbarSettings={this.toolbarSettings} valueTemplate={this.valueTemplate} editorMode={'Markdown'}>
        <Inject services={[Toolbar, Image, Link, MarkdownEditor]}/>
      </RichTextEditorComponent>);
    }
}
export default App;
import * as React from 'react';
import * as ReactDOM from 'react-dom';
import App from './App';
ReactDOM.render(<App />, document.getElementById('sample'));

Custom key config

Customize the key config for the keyboard interaction of Rich Text Editor, using the keyConfig property.

In the following sample, customize the cut, copy, paste toolbar action with ctrl+1, ctrl+2, ctrl+3, respectively.

Source
Preview
App.tsx
App.css.jsx
App.jsx
index.jsx
/**
 * Rich Text Editor - Custom KeyConfig Sample
 */
import { HtmlEditor, Image, Inject, Link, QuickToolbar, RichTextEditorComponent, Toolbar  } from '@syncfusion/ej2-react-richtexteditor';
import * as React from 'react';
import './App.css';

class App extends React.Component<{},{}> {
  private rteObj: RichTextEditorComponent;

  private toolbarSettings: object = {
    items: ['Bold', 'Italic', 'Underline', 'StrikeThrough',
      'FontName', 'FontSize', 'FontColor', 'BackgroundColor',
      'LowerCase', 'UpperCase', '|',
      'Formats', 'Alignments', 'OrderedList', 'UnorderedList',
      'Outdent', 'Indent', '|',
      'CreateLink', 'Image', '|', 'ClearFormat', 'Print',
      'SourceCode', 'FullScreen', '|', 'Undo', 'Redo']
  }

  private keyConfig: object = {
    'copy': 'ctrl+1',
    'cut': 'ctrl+2',
    'paste': 'ctrl+3'
  }

  public docKeyUp(e: any) {
    if (e.altKey && e.keyCode === 84) { /* t */
      // press alt+t to focus the component.
      this.rteObj.focusIn();
    }
  }

  public componentDidMount() {
    document.addEventListener('keyup', this.docKeyUp.bind(this));
  }

  public render() {
    return (
      <RichTextEditorComponent ref={(richtexteditor) => { this.rteObj = richtexteditor! }} height={450} toolbarSettings={this.toolbarSettings} keyConfig={this.keyConfig}>
        <p>The Rich Text Editor component is WYSIWYG ("what you see is what you get") editor that provides the best user experience to create and update the content. Users can format their content using standard toolbar commands.</p>
        <p><b>Key features:</b></p>
        <ul>
          <li>
            <p>Provides &lt;IFRAME&gt; and &lt;DIV&gt; modes</p>
          </li>
          <li>
            <p>Capable of handling markdown editing.</p>
          </li>
          <li>
            <p>Contains a modular library to load the necessary functionality on demand.</p>
          </li>
          <li>
            <p>Provides a fully customizable toolbar.</p>
          </li>
          <li>
            <p>Provides HTML view to edit the source directly for developers.</p>
          </li>
          <li>
            <p>Supports third-party library integration.</p>
          </li>
          <li>
            <p>Allows preview of modified content before saving it.</p>
          </li>
          <li>
            <p>Handles images, hyperlinks, video, hyperlinks, uploads, etc.</p>
          </li>
          <li>
            <p>Contains undo/redo manager.</p>
          </li>
          <li>
            <p>Creates bulleted and numbered lists.</p>
          </li>
        </ul>
        <Inject services={[Toolbar, Image, Link, HtmlEditor, QuickToolbar]} />
      </RichTextEditorComponent>
    );
  }
}

export default App;
/**
 * Rich Text Editor - Custom KeyConfig Sample
 */
import { HtmlEditor, Image, Inject, Link, QuickToolbar, RichTextEditorComponent, Toolbar } from '@syncfusion/ej2-react-richtexteditor';
import * as React from 'react';
import './App.css';
class App extends React.Component {
    constructor() {
        super(...arguments);
        this.toolbarSettings = {
            items: ['Bold', 'Italic', 'Underline', 'StrikeThrough',
                'FontName', 'FontSize', 'FontColor', 'BackgroundColor',
                'LowerCase', 'UpperCase', '|',
                'Formats', 'Alignments', 'OrderedList', 'UnorderedList',
                'Outdent', 'Indent', '|',
                'CreateLink', 'Image', '|', 'ClearFormat', 'Print',
                'SourceCode', 'FullScreen', '|', 'Undo', 'Redo']
        };
        this.keyConfig = {
            'copy': 'ctrl+1',
            'cut': 'ctrl+2',
            'paste': 'ctrl+3'
        };
    }
    docKeyUp(e) {
        if (e.altKey && e.keyCode === 84) { /* t */
            // press alt+t to focus the component.
            this.rteObj.focusIn();
        }
    }
    componentDidMount() {
        document.addEventListener('keyup', this.docKeyUp.bind(this));
    }
    render() {
        return (<RichTextEditorComponent ref={(richtexteditor) => { this.rteObj = richtexteditor; }} height={450} toolbarSettings={this.toolbarSettings} keyConfig={this.keyConfig}>
        <p>The Rich Text Editor component is WYSIWYG ("what you see is what you get") editor that provides the best user experience to create and update the content. Users can format their content using standard toolbar commands.</p>
        <p><b>Key features:</b></p>
        <ul>
          <li>
            <p>Provides &lt;IFRAME&gt; and &lt;DIV&gt; modes</p>
          </li>
          <li>
            <p>Capable of handling markdown editing.</p>
          </li>
          <li>
            <p>Contains a modular library to load the necessary functionality on demand.</p>
          </li>
          <li>
            <p>Provides a fully customizable toolbar.</p>
          </li>
          <li>
            <p>Provides HTML view to edit the source directly for developers.</p>
          </li>
          <li>
            <p>Supports third-party library integration.</p>
          </li>
          <li>
            <p>Allows preview of modified content before saving it.</p>
          </li>
          <li>
            <p>Handles images, hyperlinks, video, hyperlinks, uploads, etc.</p>
          </li>
          <li>
            <p>Contains undo/redo manager.</p>
          </li>
          <li>
            <p>Creates bulleted and numbered lists.</p>
          </li>
        </ul>
        <Inject services={[Toolbar, Image, Link, HtmlEditor, QuickToolbar]}/>
      </RichTextEditorComponent>);
    }
}
export default App;
import * as React from 'react';
import * as ReactDOM from 'react-dom';
import App from './App';
ReactDOM.render(<App />, document.getElementById('sample'));