Keyboard Support

Users can use the following keys to interact with the UI component:

PC Mac Action
Ctrl + C ⌘ + C Copy
Ctrl + V ⌘ + V Paste
Ctrl + Z ⌘ + Z Undo
Ctrl + Y ⌘ + Y Redo
Ctrl + A ⌘ + A Select All
Ctrl + B ⌘ + B Bold
Ctrl + I ⌘ + I Italic
Enter Insert a line break (a new paragraph)
Tab Nest current list item (when in a list)
Increase indentation (when at the start of a paragraph)
Move the cursor to the next table cell
Shift + Tab Move the cursor to the previous table cell
Decrease indentation (when at the start of a paragraph)
↑ → ↓ ← Navigate through the table
Enter Move the cursor outside the table (when in the last row)
Esc Close active dialog
Enter Apply active dialog data

You can implement a custom handler for a key using the registerKeyHandler(key, handler) method.

jQuery
JavaScript
function registerKeyHandlers () {
    const htmlEditor = $("#htmlEditorContainer").dxHtmlEditor("instance");
    htmlEditor.registerKeyHandler("backspace", function(e) {
        // The argument "e" contains information on the event
    });
    htmlEditor.registerKeyHandler("space", function(e) {
        // ...
    });
}
Angular
TypeScript
import { ..., ViewChild, AfterViewInit } from '@angular/core';
import { DxHtmlEditorModule, DxHtmlEditorComponent } from 'devextreme-angular';
// ...
export class AppComponent implements AfterViewInit {
    @ViewChild(DxHtmlEditorComponent, { static: false }) htmlEditor: DxHtmlEditorComponent;
    // Prior to Angular 8
    // @ViewChild(DxHtmlEditorComponent) htmlEditor: DxHtmlEditorComponent;

    ngAfterViewInit () {
        this.htmlEditor.instance.registerKeyHandler('backspace', function(e) {
            // The argument "e" contains information on the event
        });
        this.htmlEditor.instance.registerKeyHandler('space', function(e) {
            // ...
        });
    }
}
@NgModule({
    imports: [
        // ...
        DxHtmlEditorModule
    ],
    // ...
})
Vue
<template>
    <DxHtmlEditor :ref="myHtmlEditorRef" />
</template>
<script>
import 'devextreme/dist/css/dx.light.css';

import DxHtmlEditor from 'devextreme-vue/html-editor';

const myHtmlEditorRef = 'my-html-editor';

export default {
    components: {
        DxHtmlEditor
    },
    data() {
        return {
            myHtmlEditorRef
        }
    },
    computed: {
        htmlEditor: function() {
            return this.$refs[myHtmlEditorRef].instance;
        }
    },
    mounted: function() {
        this.htmlEditor.registerKeyHandler('backspace', function(e) {
            // The argument "e" contains information on the event
        });
        this.htmlEditor.registerKeyHandler('space', function(e) {
            // ...
        });
    }
}
</script>
React
App.js
import React from 'react';
import 'devextreme/dist/css/dx.light.css';

import { HtmlEditor } from 'devextreme-react/html-editor';

class App extends React.Component {
    constructor(props) {
        super(props);

        this.htmlEditorRef = React.createRef();
    }

    render() {
        return (
            <HtmlEditor ref={this.htmlEditorRef} />
        );
    }

    get htmlEditor() {
        return this.htmlEditorRef.current.instance;
    }

    componentDidMount() {
        this.htmlEditor.registerKeyHandler('backspace', function(e) {
            // The argument "e" contains information on the event
        });
        this.htmlEditor.registerKeyHandler('space', function(e) {
            // ...
        });
    }
}

export default App;
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