# Handsontable API Reference

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Welcome to Handsontable API reference. Our goal is make it easy to dive in and start coding from day one.

However, data grids are rather complex libraries, so we assume that you possess a certain level of expertise in JavaScript before moving forward. If you want to grab some basics, we have provided a JavaScript example in the Hello World section.

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:

# Core

The Handsontable class controls the essential aspects of the data grid.

# Hooks

Hooks are two-directional events that fire whenever a specific action occurs within the instance of Handsontable.

# Options

These are the settings available to be registered for the Core features, in addition to those provided by plugins.

# 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).