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Version: 3.xx.xx

Command Palette

refine supports the command palette feature and use the kbar. kbar is a fully extensible cmd + k(MacOS) or ctrl + k(Linux/Windows) interface for your site.


Install the @pankod/refine-kbar library.

npm i @pankod/refine-kbar

Basic Usage

First of all, you need to import the @pankod/refine-kbar library and we will use RefineKbarProvider to wrap the whole application.

After that, we should create the <OffLayoutArea/> component for the Refine component and use the refine-kbar command palette in <OffLayoutArea>. We have the <RefineKbar> component to provide the command palette to the <Refine> component.

import { Refine } from "@pankod/refine-core";
import { RefineKbarProvider } from "@pankod/refine-kbar";

import { PostList, PostCreate, PostEdit, PostShow } from "pages/posts";
import {
} from "pages/categories";

export const OffLayoutArea: React.FC = () => {
return <RefineKbar />;

const App: React.FC = () => {
return (
name: "posts",
list: PostList,
create: PostCreate,
edit: PostEdit,
show: PostShow,
icon: <Icons.StarOutlined />,
canDelete: true,
name: "categories",
list: CategoriesList,
create: CategoriesCreate,
edit: CategoriesEdit,
canDelete: true,
Refine Kbar Example

Why do we need to add <OffLayoutArea> to the <Refine> component?
Because we need to reach the resources property of the <Refine> component.

Access Control

refine-kbar respects the access control settings of your App. To learn more about access control, please refer to the Access Control Provider section of the documentation. Also, we can use the canDelete in the resources to check the delete accessibility of the command palette.
For more information check out the source code of refine-kbar package


refine-kbar uses your resources to create default actions. Which includes; list, create, edit, show and delete. It will hide the current action of the page you are in.

Custom Actions

If we want to add custom actions to the command palette, we can use the createAction and useRegisterActions of the refine-kbar. check the refine-finefoods example. Also you can find more information about actions in the kbar package.

You can use the createAction to create a new action and use the useRegisterActions to register the action to the command palette.

Custom action example
import { createAction, useRegisterActions } from "@pankod/refine-kbar";

const customAction = createAction({
name: "my custom action",
section: "custom-actions",
perform: () => {
console.log("onSelect my custom action");
priority: Priority.HIGH,


refine-kbar exports the kbar. You can use all kbar features.


Run on your local
npm create refine-app@latest -- --example command-palette-kbar