telerik jquery grid trigger editcell

Telerik jQuery Grid Trigger EditCell

As a front-end developer, I have worked with Telerik's jQuery Grid plugin on multiple occasions. One common use case is to trigger the editing of a cell programmatically. In this article, I will explain how to achieve this and provide some examples.

The Solution

The first step is to get a reference to the Grid object. This can be done using either the data() method or the getKendoGrid() method:

var grid = $("#grid").data("kendoGrid");
var grid = $("#grid").getKendoGrid();

Once you have a reference to the Grid object, you can use the editCell() method to trigger the editing of a cell. The editCell() method takes two arguments: the row index and the column index of the cell to be edited:

grid.editCell(0, 0);

This example would trigger the editing of the first cell in the first row of the Grid.

Additional Options

The editCell() method has several additional options that can be passed as an object argument. For example, you can specify whether to open the cell in edit mode or not by setting the isEdit option to true:

grid.editCell(0, 0, { isEdit: true });

You can also specify the direction of the navigation (i.e., which cell will be focused after the edited cell) using the direction option:

grid.editCell(0, 0, { direction: "right" });

This would navigate to the cell to the right of the edited cell after editing.


Triggering the editing of a cell programmatically can be a useful feature in many scenarios. Thankfully, Telerik's jQuery Grid plugin makes it easy to achieve this with the editCell() method. By passing in the row and column indices of the cell to be edited (along with any additional options), you can open the cell for editing and provide a seamless user experience.

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