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    Grid / Keyboard navigation


    • Alt + w focuses the widget

    Actions applied on Grid header

    • Enter sort by the column
    • Alt + Down opens the filter menu
    • Esc closes the filter menu
    • Tab navigates through the elements in the filter menu(default browser behavior)
    • Shift + Tab same as Tab, but in reverse order

    Actions applied on Grid data table

    • Arrow Keys to navigate over the cells
    • Enter on group row will toggle expand/collapse
    • Page Up pages on previouse page
    • Page Down pages on next page
    • Space selects currently highlighted cell
    • Ctrl + Space same as Space, but perists previously selected cells(only for selection mode "multiple")


    This demo illustrates the keyboard support of Telerik Grid for MVC, which provides quick access to available grid’s features without the need of using a mouse. This is very practical for apps that should cover the accessibility standards for people with disabilities.

    You can focus the grid using the ALT + W key combination, which will allow you to directly interact with the grid functionality through the provided keyboard shortcuts visualized above.

    Further details about the Keyboard, Section 508 and WAI-ARIA support of Telerik UI for ASP.NET MVC extensions can be found in the Accessibility Overview section of the documentation.

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    • keyboard_navigation.cshtml
    • Keyboard_NavigationController.cs

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