Accessbility questions

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  1. hwsoderlund
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    Posted 22 Oct 2009 Link to this post

    I'm currently investigating if it will be possible for us to switch to Telerik RadGridView instead of the regular SL DataGrid. So far it's looking pretty good. But I have  a couple of questions on accessibility and keyboard navigation:

    1. In my grids I am displaying a button in one of the columns. This button opens up a context menu displaying different actions that can be executed on the selected object (row). When using the keyboard to navigate the grid I would have expected to be able to press enter (or possibly the space-bar?) in a cell to "click" the button and thus bring up the context menu, but that does not work. Is there a way of letting the user interact with the content in datagrid cells when navigating with the keyboard only?
    2. I am using the GridViewSelectColumn to provide the user with checkboxes for row selection. But the standard mouse click selection mechanism is still active. Can this be disabled, and row selection handled by the checkboxes only?
    3. Another keyboard question, which relates to questions 1 and 2: Is it possible to allow the user to select a row using the keyboard? When the user focuses on the cell with the selection checkbox, I want him/her to be able to check that checkbox using the space bar. Can this be done?

    Regards,
    /Henrik

  2. Milan
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    Posted 23 Oct 2009 Link to this post

    Hi hwsoderlund,

    We are currently looking into the first issue that you have mentioned and we might be able to fix it for our next release (Q3). Is the feature mentioned in that first bullet a must-have? It if is we could possible put more effort into it.

    In regard to the second issue,  there is no way to turn off the standard mouse click selection but we could easily introduce a property to support such scenario. I have added this simple feature to our to do list and we will implement it as soon as possible.

    I believe that the last issue will be resolved as soon we fix the first one.
    Thank you for you valuable feedback. I have updated your Telerik points.

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  4. hwsoderlund
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    Posted 23 Oct 2009 Link to this post

    I'm afraid that the first issue is a must-have, yes. We are starting to get accessibility demands from various clients. The first step in that direction is to make certain commonly used parts of the application accessible using a keyboard only. So I would very much appreciate it if that feature would make it into the Q3 release. And thank you for addressing the 2nd issue, that is also an important feature for us.

    Have a nice weekend! /Henrik
  5. Milan
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    Posted 27 Oct 2009 Link to this post

    Hello hwsoderlund,

    Good news! We have already introduced the option to disable selection (when user clicks on rows) and we have also introduced several improvements to our navigation mechanism. I can send you our latest build if you would like to take a look at the latest improvements. May I ask you to open a support ticket in case you would like to receive our latest build?


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  6. hwsoderlund
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    Posted 28 Oct 2009 Link to this post

    I will do that. Thank you!
  7. hwsoderlund
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    Posted 28 Oct 2009 Link to this post

    I have tried the new build, and so far it is looking good. I can navigate between the data cells freely using the arrow keys, which is exactly what I was looking for.  Are there any other improvements in the keyboard navigation that I should be aware of?

    The CanUserSelect property is also a great addition. I am now only missing the "interact with cell content" feature. But presumably you have not implemented that yet?

    Thank you!
    /Henrik
  8. Milan
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    Posted 29 Oct 2009 Link to this post

    Hi hwsoderlund,

    Other notable navigation improvement  is the support for home, end, page up, page down buttons.

    We are currently working on the "interaction with cell content" and I hope we will be able to finish the task for Q3.


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    Milan
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