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ASP.NET Core AutoComplete Keyboard Navigation

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Keyboard navigation provides all web and app users with a fast keyboard-only navigation capability and is also part of the web accessibility features—it enables users with disabilities to fully control their website or app access through the keyboard.

By default, users can only navigate to links, buttons, and form controls with a keyboard. The navigation order in which interactive items receive keyboard focus has to be logical and intuitive. Generally, keyboard navigation logic needs to follow the visual horizontal and vertical flow of the page, for example, left to right and top to bottom, header first followed by the main and then the page navigation.

The built-in keyboard navigation of the Telerik UI for ASP.NET Core AutoComplete is always available as demonstrated in this demo, and allows you to easily navigate through the component. This demo shows how you can focus the AutoComplete with the Alt + W key combination.

The AutoComplete supports the following keyboard shortcuts:


  • Alt + W Focuses the component.

Supported Keys and User Actions

  • up arrow highlights previous item
  • down arrow highlights next item / opens popup if value is set
  • page up scrolls the popup up
  • page down scrolls the popup down
  • enter selects highlighted item
  • esc closes the popup / clears value if popup is not opened

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This AutoComplete example is part of unique collection of hundreds of ASP.NET Core demos, with which you can see all Telerik ASP.NET Core components and their features in action. View the source code of the demos from the library or directly adapt, and edit them and their theme appearance in Telerik REPL for ASP.NET Core or ThemeBuilder.

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