Looking for delayed hide of menu

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  1. Eric
    Eric avatar
    24 posts
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    Jul 2011

    Posted 27 Jul 2011 Link to this post

    I'm new to Telerik controls so I'm hopeful there maybe a solution to my problem but searching the documentation and forums I have yet to see it.

    A typical usability problem with menus I frequently see is a menu or sub-menu (grouping of menu items beneath another menu) that instantly disappears if the user mouses over the wrong pixel while trying to mouse over to the menu item.  This can be frustrating causing the user to have to retrace their steps to once again reveal the menu and this time carefully tip-toe the mouse back through the narrow parameters allowed them so as not to trip the code just waiting to remove their destination.

    This is a fairly simple problem technically which requires the library author to allow from some time delay before hiding the menu.  The logic would go something like (pseudo code):

    Start Timer

         Stop Timer

          Hide menu

    So far, I have not seen this solution being build into the Telerik menu though it seems like a perfect place for this solution.  Did I miss it? Is there a way to do this without me rolling my own menu control?


  2. Jack
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    Posted 01 Aug 2011 Link to this post

    Hello Eric,

    Currently, it is not possible for this aspect of RadMenu to be customized. However, we internally use timers just as you have suggested and I added this as a feature request. We will consider exposing an API in one of our upcoming releases. I updated your Telerik points for this suggestion.

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