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Menu - Keyboard Navigation

Configurator

Select the orientation of the menu


  • Keyboard-navigation.razor
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Focus

  • Alt + W focuses the first component in the example

Supported keys and user actions

Common

  • Enter activates the item and closes the menu. If the current menu item has a submenu (child items), opens the submenu and places the focus on its first item.
  • Space same as Enter
  • Home moves focus to the first item in the current menu or sub-menu.
  • End moves focus to the last item in the current menu or sub-menu.
  • Esc closes an opened child item and focuses its parent.

Horizontal Menu

  • Down arrow and Up arrow moves focus to the next/previous item in the sub-menu, wrapping around the items list. If the focus is on an item that has child items, opens the sub-menu and focuses its first item.
  • Left arrow and Right arrow moves focus to the next/previous item in the main menu, wrapping around the items list. If the focus is in a sub-menu item that has child items, opens the sub-menu and focuses its first item. If the focus is in a sub-menu item that does not have child items, closes the sub-menu and moves the focus to the previous/next item in the main menu, while also expanding its sub-menu wihtout focusing it.

Vertical Menu

  • Down arrow moves focus to the next item in the main menu or a sub-menu, wrapping around the items list. If the last item of the main menu is reached, closes a sub-menu (if present), moves to the first item and expands its sub-menu without focusing it.
  • Up arrow moves focus to the previous item in the main menu or a sub-menu, wrapping around the items list.
  • Left arrow opens the sub-menu of an item that has child items and places the focus on the last item of the sub-menu. If the focus is in a sub-menu item, closes the sub-menu and focuses its parent item.
  • Right arrow opens the sub-menu of an item that has child items and places the focus on the first item of the sub-menu.

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 Menu is always enabled, as demonstrated in this demo.

This Menu 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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