jQuery DateInput 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 keyboard navigation of the Kendo UI for jQuery DateInput is always available as demonstrated in this demo.

This DateInput 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 DateInput supports the following keyboard shortcuts:


Opened popup (date view):

  • left arrow highlights previous day part
  • right arrow highlights next day part
  • up arrow increase current date part
  • down arrow decrease current date part
  • space key highlights next day part
  • delete key, backspace key clears current date part
  • mouse wheel rotated up increase current date part
  • mouse wheel rotated down decrease current date part

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