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jQuery Grid Keyboard Navigation

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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 Kendo UI for jQuery Grid is always available as demonstrated in this demo.

This Grid example is part of a unique collection of hundreds of jQuery demos, with which you can see all Kendo UI for jQuery 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 Kendo UI for jQuery Dojo or ThemeBuilder.

The Grid supports the following keyboard shortcuts:

Focus

  • Alt + W Focuses the component.

Actions Applied on the Grid Header

  • Enter Sorts 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 the Grid Data Table

  • Arrow Keys Navigate over the cells.
  • Enter On the group row, the key will toggle the expand/collapse state.
  • Page Up Moves to the previous page.
  • Page Down Moves to the next page.
  • Space Selects the row holding the currently highlighted cell.
  • Ctrl + Space (Only for the Multiple selection mode) Selects or deselects the current row while persisting the previously selected rows.
  • Shift + Space Performs range selection, selects all rows between the last selected one (with Space or mouse click) and the one holding the focused cell.
  • Shift + Arrow Keys (Only for the Multiple selection mode) Adds the row which holds the focused cell to the selection.
  • 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 in the row.
  • End Focuses the last focusable cell in the row.
  • Ctrl + Space Groups or ungroups the focused column.

Actions Applied on the Grid Pager

  • Tab Focuses the Pager wrapper.
  • Enter When the Pager wrapper is focused, changes the focus to the first focusable Pager element.
  • Esc When an inner Pager element is focused, changes the focus to the Pager wrapper.
  • Tab When an inner Pager element is focused, changes the focus to the next Pager element.
  • Shift + Tab When an inner Pager element is focused, changes the focus to the previous Pager element.
  • Left Arrow When the Pager wrapper is focused, loads the previous page (if available).
  • Page Up When the Pager wrapper is focused, loads the previous page (if available).
  • Right Arrow When the Pager wrapper is focused, loads the next page (if available).
  • Page Down When the Pager wrapper is focused, loads the next page (if available).
  • Home When the Pager wrapper is focused, loads the first page (if the current page is not already the first one).
  • End When the Pager wrapper is focused, loads the last page (if the current page is not already the last one).

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