How to disable a keyboard shortcut handler in wpf


WPF Controls like DataGrid have default shortcut keys. For example, if you try to select any row and press Delete button then the grid row will be deleted. This is the default behavior. We can disable it in WPF the MVVM way by using InputBindings. InputBindings represents a binding between an input gesture and a command.

How did I do it:

Here we will see how to disable default keyboard shortcut in DataGrid.

<datagrid itemssource="{Binding Values}">
    <keybinding command="{Binding NotACommand}" key="Delete" modifiers="Control"></keybinding>

And in your viewmodel, the command NotACommand will look like this.

internal class MainWindowViewModel {
  public ICommand NotACommand  {
    get {
      return ApplicationCommands.NotACommand;

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Libish Varghese Jacob

Libish Varghese JacobI am currently working as a lead engineer in one of the leading wind turbine manufacturing firm. I have wide range of interests and getting my hands dirty in technology is one among them. I use this platform primarily as my knowledge base. I also use this platform to share my experience and experiments so that it might help someone who is walking the way I already did. The suggestions expressed here are the best to my knowledge at the time of writing and this may not necessarily be the best possible solution. I would pretty much appreciate if you could comment on it to bring into my notice on what could have been done better.