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      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
      • Ctrl + Left Arrow reorders the column with the previous one
      • Ctrl + Right Arrow reorders the column with the next one

      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 the row holding the currently highlighted cell
      • Ctrl + Space selects or deselects the current row, while persisting previously selected rows (only for selection mode "multiple")
      • Shift + Space performs range selection, selects all the rows between the last selected one (with SPACE or mouse click) and the one holding the focused cell
      • Shift + Arrow Keys adds the row which holds the focused cell to the selection (only for selection mode "multiple")
      • Ctrl + Home focuses the first focusable element inside the body
      • Ctrl + End focuses the last focusable cell in the last row
      • Home focuses the first focusable cell inside the first row
      • End focuses the last focusable cell in the row
      • Ctrl + Space group/ungroup the focused column


      This demo illustrates the keyboard support of the ASP.NET Core Grid by Telerik, 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, WAI-ARIA and WCAG 2.0 support of the Telerik for ASP.NET Core Grid and Kendo UI widgets in general can be found in the Accessibility Overview section of the documentation.

      More about Telerik Grid for ASP.NET Core

      ASP.NET Core source

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      • keyboard_navigation.cshtml
      • Keyboard_NavigationController.cs
      • EmployeeViewModel.cs

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