Hi all,

First of all let me introduce myself - my name is Nikolay Rusev and I am developer at one of Telerik's ASP.NET teams.

I will talk about a couple of the RadGrid sometimes easily overlooked and at the same time unique features - item selection and keyboard navigation. With the new Q2 2009 release of RadControls for ASP.NET AJAX there are a lot of improvements in both directions:

  • enhanced multi row selection using Ctrl and/or Shift keys
  • firing predefined RadGrid command on key events: 

    • Edit when Enter key is pressed
    • Update/PerformInsert command on Enter key press when current focused control is inside edit/insert form
    • Cancel command when inside Edit/Insert form and Esc key is pressed 
  • ability to focus RadGrid with key combination

All of the above commands are configurable within a new section in ClientSettings of RadGrid – KeyBoardNavigationSettings.

 

GridKeyNavigation 

 

Live demo with all new features enabled can be seen here.

As always, we will appreciate your feedback on these newly introduced enhancements of RadGrid’s keyboard support.

Happy keyboarding…


About the Author

Iana Tsolova

is Product Manager at Telerik’s DevTools division. She joined the company back in the beginning of 2008 as a Support Officer and has since occupied various positions at Telerik, including Senior Support Officer, Team Lead at one of the ASP.NET AJAX teams and Technical Support Director. Iana’s main interests are web development, reading articles related to geography, wild nature and latest renewable energy technologies.

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