Keyboard Shortcuts for the Windows Forms DataGrid Control
The DataGridView control replaces and adds functionality to the DataGrid control; however, the DataGrid control is retained for both backward compatibility and future use, if you choose. For more information, see Differences Between the Windows Forms DataGridView and DataGrid Controls.
The following table lists the keyboard shortcuts that can be used for navigation within the Windows Forms DataGrid control:
|Complete a cell entry and move down to the next cell.|
If focus is on a child table link, navigate to that table.
|Cancel cell editing if in cell edit mode.|
If in marquee selection, cancel editing on the row.
|Delete the character before the insertion point when editing a cell.||BACKSPACE|
|Delete the character after the insertion point when editing a cell.||DELETE|
|Move to the first cell in the current row.||HOME|
|Move to the last cell in the current row.||END|
|Highlight characters in the current cell and position the insertion point at the end of the line. Same behavior as double-clicking a cell.||F2|
|If focus is on a cell, move to the next cell in the row.|
If focus is on the last cell in a row, move to the first child table link of the row and expand it.
If focus is on a child link, move to the next child link.
If focus is on the last child link, move to the first cell of the next row.
|If focus is on a cell, move to the previous cell in the row.|
If focus is on the first cell in a row, move to the last expanded child table link of the previous row, or move to the last cell of the previous row.
If focus is on a child link, move to the previous child link.
If focus is on the first child link, move to the last cell of the previous row.
|Move to the next control in the tab order.||CTRL+TAB|
|Move to the previous control in the tab order.||CTRL+SHIFT+TAB|
|Move up to the parent table if in a child table. Same behavior as clicking the Back button.||ALT+LEFT ARROW|
|Expand child table links. ALT+DOWN ARROW expands all links, not just the ones selected.||ALT+DOWN ARROW or CTRL+PLUS SIGN|
|Collapse child table links. ALT+UP ARROW collapses all links, not just the ones selected.||ALT+UP ARROW or CTRL+MINUS SIGN|
|Move to the farthest nonblank cell in the direction of the arrow.||CTRL+ARROW|
|Extend the selection one row in the direction of the arrow (excluding child table links).||SHIFT+UP/DOWN ARROW|
|Extend the selection to farthest nonblank row in the direction of the arrow (excluding child table links).||CTRL+SHIFT+ UP/DOWN ARROW|
|Move to the upper-left cell.||CTRL+HOME|
|Move to the lower-right cell.||CTRL+END|
|Extend the selection to the top row.||CTRL+SHIFT+HOME|
|Extend the selection to the bottom row.||CTRL+SHIFT+END|
|Select the current row (excluding child table links).||SHIFT+SPACEBAR|
|Select the entire grid (excluding child table links).||CTRL+A|
|Display the parent row when in a child table.||CTRL+PAGE DOWN|
|Hide the parent row when in a child table.||CTRL+PAGE UP|
|Extend the selection down one screen (excluding child table links).||SHIFT+PAGE DOWN|
|Extend the selection up one screen (excluding child table links).||SHIFT+PAGE UP|
|Call the EndEdit method for the current row.||CTRL+ENTER|
|Enter a DBNull.Value value into a cell when in edit mode.||CTRL+0|