Windows/.Net Keyboard Shortcuts Not Work on Calendar of RadDateTimePicker

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  1. Tom Chien
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    Posted 24 Jul 2009 Link to this post

     1. Alt-Down key does not drop down the Calendar (look-up feature) like .Net's DataTimePicker and ComboBox and even Telerik's own RadComboBox does.

    2. Up / Down keys do the same as the Left / Right keys (i.e. previous / next day) on the Calendar vs. "physically" "up" and "down" in the Calendar grid like .Net does.  It's acting as if you're still in Spin mode in the TextBox part of the Control.

    3. Page Up / Page Down keys do nothing vs. previous / next month like .Net does.

    4. Ctrl-Page Up / Ctrl-Page Down do nothing vs. previous / next year like .Net does.

    I could not find any alternate keys that perform the above actions.  Is there a way to override / add to the navigation keys?

    Telerik Q1 2009 (v2009.1.9.414), VS 2005 (v8.0.50727.762 SP.050727-7600), XP SP3 on Core2Duo 2.99GHZ with 3GB.
  2. Boyko Markov
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    Posted 29 Jul 2009 Link to this post

    Hello Tom Chien,

    Thank you for writing to us. We will consider the implementation of 1, 3 and 4 for the next version. Issue 2 is by design. There is no way to override this behavior at the moment. If you need more information, please write me back.

    All the best,
    Boyko Markov
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  4. Tom Chien
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    Posted 25 Aug 2009 Link to this post

    Sorry for the late comment.  I had to move on to other things.  Thank your team for considering implementing 1, 3, and 4.

    Re. 2: I'd like to suggest that allowing "spinning" of each date part while browsing the calendar is redundant (since it's already allowed while editing inside the text box portion).  If someone's using the calendar, he's probably: a) too ignorant / lazy to use the spin feature or else would've just used it while in the text box mode and/or b) he probably needs all the visual WYSIWIG intuitive help he can get (which means having the up / down keys do what I suspect most users would expect when browsing a calendar or for that matter any 2D table / grid).  I'm all for change if it offers a significant improvement (such as your Tooltips implementations do) and preferrably without losing functionality.  In this case, I don't think the benefit of being able to spin date parts in the calendar in addition to text box is significant enough to outweigh cost of the change (in terms of loss of intuitiveness due to difference from both the Microsoft / .Net standard and general 2D table / grid browsing).  In addition, it's losing funtionality since there's no longer any way to move the selection physically up / down in the calendar.  Even with your Tooltips implementation, it could've been done it without losing functionality by having a Control-level Tooltip property that defaults / sets the Tooltip for all the Control Elements' Tooltips.

    Since your team's going to consider implementing 1, 3 and 4, could I please get some points for those suggestions? ;)

    Thanks.
  5. Boyko Markov
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    Posted 26 Aug 2009 Link to this post

    Hi Tom Chien,

    Thank you one more time for your requests and comments. Your Telerik points have been updated.

    Please contact us again if you need more information.

    All the best,
    Boyko Markov
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