The following code:

  1. defines a major mode my-mode where C-d binding is redefined;
  2. opens a my-mode buffer inserting an editable-field widget.

(require 'widget)
(require 'wid-edit)

;; Define my-mode mode
(defvar my-mode-map
  (let ((map widget-keymap))
    (define-key map (kbd "C-d") (lambda () (interactive) (message "Ctrl D")))
(define-derived-mode my-mode nil "My")

;; Open my-mode buffer and insert editable field
(let ((buf (get-buffer-create "*buf*")))
  (with-current-buffer buf
    (widget-create 'editable-field
           :format "Field 1: %v ")
  (switch-to-buffer buf))

My problem is that, C-d binding works only outside the editable field.
How can I make it work inside the field too?


You need to define C-d in the keymap passed through the :keymap property of the widget. As a test you can use:

(widget-create 'editable-field
           :format "Field 1: %v "
           :keymap my-mode-map)

Note that the default value for :keymap is not the value of widget-keymap but widget-field-keymap (if that is what you were after). Nevertheless, changing the value of widget-field-keymap does not help since the value of widget-field-keymap is already used in widget-define at load-time of the library widget.

Maybe you should use a modified copy of widget-field-keymap for the widget to have the standard bindings defined in the editable field. Something like that:

  (switch-to-buffer (get-buffer-create "*buf*"))
  (let ((my-widget-field-keymap (copy-keymap widget-field-keymap)))
    (define-key my-widget-field-keymap (kbd "C-d") (lambda () (interactive) (message "Ctrl D")))
    (widget-create 'editable-field
           :keymap my-widget-field-keymap
           :format "Field 1: %v ")

See also the widget documentation.

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