Following the tradition of extending the accessibility support for our controls, we are glad to announce that, starting with the Q3 2011 Beta release, we have added keyboard support to Telerik’s ASP.NET AJAX TreeList control as well. This enables the user to carry out most major operations of the control with a few handy shortcut keys.

Some of the more important actions accessible through the keyboard are:

Action Shortcut key
focusing the control on the page Ctrl + Y
single, multiple and range selection Ctrl/Shift + Space
expand/collapse of items Left/Right arrow keys
navigating the active row Up/Down arrow keys
insert/update/delete operations Enter and Delete keys

You can set the preferred keys and other useful options in the ClientSettings.KeyboardNavigationSettings section of RadTreeList. Additional information is available in this help article.
Feel free to check out the new feature at our online demo and let us know what you think.  

 

For Q3 release, we also added an option to export RadTreeList to PDF format. Not only does this feature cover all the functionality that is currently available in the Grid control for ASP.NET AJAX, but it even goes one big step further and introduces unique capabilities like PDF export-specific styles, more sophisticated way to handle the unsupported controls and many other helpful features.
All this is introduced in order to aid you, the developers, in creating better look and feel with less code and in a friendlier way. Attached to this blog post is a really simple example that demonstrates how the new features could be put to work to achieve a nice presentation with almost no effort.
Notice how everything is configured in the markup - item styles, expand/collapse style, paper size and orientation and so on.

 


Download PDF Export Demo

What do you think about these two new features? Will they speed up your development?


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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