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ASP.NET MVC Window 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 Window keyboard navigation is enabled by default, as demonstrated in this demo.

The Window supports the following keyboard shortcuts:

  • Alt + P Toggles the pin.
  • Alt + Up Arrow Maximizes and restores the Window.
  • Alt + Down Arrow Minimizes and restores the Window.
  • Alt + R Refreshes the Window.
  • Esc Closes the Window.

Move and Resize Keys

Note that when a screen reader is on, the tool needs to be in a focus mode in order for the following shortcuts to work properly.

  • Left Arrow Moves the Window to the left.
  • Right Arrow Moves the Window to the right.
  • Up Arrow Moves the Window up.
  • Down Arrow Moves the Window down.
  • Ctrl + Left Arrow Narrows the Window horizontally.
  • Ctrl + Right Arow Expands the Window horizontally.
  • Ctrl + Down Arrow Expands the Window vertically.
  • Ctrl + Up Arrow Narrows the Window vertically.

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This Window example is part of a unique collection of hundreds of ASP.NET MVC demos, with which you can see all Telerik ASP.NET MVC 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 the ThemeBuilder.

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