Thank you for writing.
The experienced behavior is the desired behavior. The mnemonics are activated only for open menus. Once you press Alt + V the menu for the Validation and Checks
menu item is opened and the mnemonics will work only for its menu items, while you are trying to start a mnemonic of a main menu item. The behavior is the same with the standard menu and since we are trying to be consistent with the standard controls, it is the same in our suite.
As an alternative, I can suggest using RadShortcut
for your scenario. Here is a small sample:
Form1 : Form
sender, EventArgs e)
More information regarding RadShortcut can be found here: http://www.telerik.com/help/winforms/shortcuts-getting-started-(radmenuitems).html
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