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DateTimePicker - Keyboard Navigation

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Focus

  • Alt + W focuses the first component in the example

Supported keys and user actions

When the input is focused, there are actions available in addition to the standard DateInput actions.

  • Alt + Down arrow opens the popup with the time selection popup.
  • Alt + Up arrow or Esc closes the time selection popup.

Date Input

  • Up arrow increases the value of the date portion that contains the cursor. Takes the corresponding Step into account.
  • Down arrow decreases the value of the date portion that contains the cursor. Takes the corresponding Step into account.
  • Left arrow moves the cursor one position to the left.
  • Right arrow moves the cursor one position to the right.
  • Delete or Backspace deletes the current date portion that contains the cursor.

In the Date-Time popup, there are a few keys that perform the general actions. The sections below provide more specific datails.

  • Tab and Shift + Tab moves the focus in the popup between buttons (such as the Now button, the Set button and the Date and Time switchers) and the time carousels (in the time portion).
  • Enter activates the focused buttons in the popup and selects a date in the calendar portion.

Time Popup Portion

  • Right arrow moves focus to the next carousel (time portion selector) in the time popup.
  • Left arrow moves focus to the previous carousel (time portion selector) in the time popup.
  • Up arrow selects the previous time in the current carousel (time portion selector) in the time popup.
  • Down arrow selects the next time in the current carousel (time portion selector) in the time popup.

Date Popup Portion

  • Down Arrow Moves focus to down cell, or navigates the view if currently focused date is in the last row of the current view period.
  • Up Arrow Moves focus to upper cell, or navigates the view if currently focused date is at the top row of the current view period.
  • Left Arrow Moves focus to previous cell.
  • Right Arrow Moves focus to next cell.
  • Enter Toggles the current date selection.
  • Ctrl + Up Arrow Navigates to the upper view (e.g., from current month days, to the year).
  • Ctrl + Down Arrow Navigates to the lower view (e.g., from the months in the year to the days of the month).
  • Ctrl + Right Arrow Navigates to the next period.
  • Ctrl + Left Arrow Navigates to the previous period.
  • Tab Moves focus between the different navigation elements - view selection, previous/next buttons, today button, and the grid with dates/months/years.
  • Shift + Tab Moves backwards through these focusable elements.
  • Home Focuses the first day of the month.
  • End Focuses the last day of the month.

Description

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 keyboard navigation of the Telerik UI for Blazor DateTimePicker is always enabled, as demonstrated in this demo.

This DateTimePicker Keyboard Navigation example is part of a unique collection of hundreds of Blazor demos, with which you can see all Telerik UI for Blazor 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 Blazor or ThemeBuilder.

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