Decorated DDL on Mobile Devices

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  1. Joel Kraft
    Joel Kraft avatar
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    Jan 2004

    Posted 12 Oct 2012 Link to this post

    Is there any guidance for mobile browser usage of a decorated drop-down list?

    We've recently gotten some comments that a DDL may be unusable on some devices.  I know that a decorated DDL doesn't bring up a mobile browser's native selection box, because it isn't implemented as an html select.  So its a minor usability concern that the options are a bit harder to select than they would normally be.

    The big problem I am seeing is that if the list is long, the mobile user is unable to scroll the items in the list.  This is the case on my Android 2.3.4 phone, and I'm told it is true on an iPhone as well.  A scrollbar does not appear on the right side of the list like it does on the desktop version.  I tested a couple of other browsers as well, and they are all the same.  I would consider this a bug, but I'm not sure if mobile support is quite complete.

    I've been pretty pleased with the fact that pretty much everything we've done with Telerik has worked on mobile, so I'm hoping this is a minor glitch!


  2. Bozhidar
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    693 posts

    Posted 16 Oct 2012 Link to this post


    I have tested your scenario and it seems it`s a bug. I have logged it to be fixed by the Developer`s team. I could not give you an exact time for that, but it will be done as soon as possible.

    For now, to ensure the usability and accessibility of your application, you could skip the dropdown list decoration using ControlsToSkip property.

    Your Telerik points have been updated for the bug report.

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