Insert New Row on Tab of Last Cell

This article will show you how to insert a new row when you are at the last column of the last row and press the Tab key.

In order to achieve the desired behavior, you should create a custom KeyboardCommandProvider and override its ProvideCommandsForKey method.

Example 1 shows how this can be done:

Example 1: Handling the Tab key

public override IEnumerable<ICommand> ProvideCommandsForKey(Key key) 
{ 
    List<ICommand> commandsToExecute = base.ProvideCommandsForKey(key).ToList(); 
 
    // check if the tab key was hit 
    if (key == Key.Tab) 
    { 
        // get the last column index 
        var lastcolumnIndex = parentGrid.Columns.Count - 1; 
        // check if the current column is the last one 
        var isLastColumn = parentGrid.CurrentCell.Column == parentGrid.Columns[lastcolumnIndex]; 
 
        // get the last row index 
        var lastRowIndex = parentGrid.Items.Count - 1; 
        // check if the current row is the last one 
        var isLastRow = parentGrid.Items.IndexOf(parentGrid.SelectedItem) == lastRowIndex; 
 
        // check if we're at the last cell 
        if (isLastColumn && isLastRow) 
        { 
            // remove all commands to execute 
            commandsToExecute.Clear(); 
 
            // commit any changes if we're on the last column of the newest row 
            if (parentGrid.Items.IsAddingNew) 
            { 
                commandsToExecute.Add(RadGridViewCommands.CommitEdit); 
            } 
 
            // insert the new row and set it's focus to the first cell 
            commandsToExecute.Add(RadGridViewCommands.BeginInsert); 
            parentGrid.CurrentColumn = parentGrid.Columns[0]; 
        } 
    } 
 
    return commandsToExecute; 
} 
Public Overrides Function ProvideCommandsForKey(key__1 As Key) As IEnumerable(Of ICommand) 
    Dim commandsToExecute As List(Of ICommand) = MyBase.ProvideCommandsForKey(key__1).ToList() 
 
    ' check if the tab key was hit ' 
    If key__1 = Key.Tab Then 
        ' get the last column index ' 
        Dim lastcolumnIndex = parentGrid.Columns.Count - 1 
        ' check if the current column is the last one ' 
        Dim isLastColumn = parentGrid.CurrentCell.Column Is parentGrid.Columns(lastcolumnIndex) 
 
        ' get the last row index ' 
        Dim lastRowIndex = parentGrid.Items.Count - 1 
        ' check if the current row is the last one ' 
        Dim isLastRow = parentGrid.Items.IndexOf(parentGrid.SelectedItem) = lastRowIndex 
 
        ' check if we're at the last cell ' 
        If isLastColumn AndAlso isLastRow Then 
            ' remove all commands to execute ' 
            commandsToExecute.Clear() 
 
            ' commit any changes if we're on the last column of the newest row ' 
            If parentGrid.Items.IsAddingNew Then 
                commandsToExecute.Add(RadGridViewCommands.CommitEdit) 
            End If 
 
            ' insert the new row and set it's focus to the first cell ' 
            commandsToExecute.Add(RadGridViewCommands.BeginInsert) 
            parentGrid.CurrentColumn = parentGrid.Columns(0) 
        End If 
    End If 
 
    Return commandsToExecute 
End Function 

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