# Handsontable API Reference
Welcome to Handsontable API reference. Our goal is make it easy to dive in and start coding from day one.
The API enables you to control the data grid programmatically. With this API, you can:
- Configure options
- Use methods to integrate it with your app
- Use hooks to interact with what's happening in the grid
- Introduce new integrations
- and more
This reference comprises four sections:
Handsontable class controls the essential aspects of the data grid.
Hooks are two-directional events that fire whenever a specific action occurs within the instance of Handsontable.
These are the settings available to be registered for the
Core features, in addition to those provided by plugins.
The plugins extend the capabilities of Handsontable.
# Getting help
If you need help using the API reference, please contact our Support (opens new window).