Focusable rows in kendo grid

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  1. Matej
    Matej avatar
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    Jun 2019

    Posted 20 Aug 2020 Link to this post


    Is it possible to make focusable rows in virtual grid? I have example with focusable rows and select with "enter" for regular grid and everything is working. But when  I try to do the same for virtual scroll grid, "space" and arrows controls will stop working after first keyDown and changing rows with "tab" is looping the focus.

  2. Answer
    Stefan avatar
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    Posted 20 Aug 2020 Link to this post

    Hello, Matej,

    Thank you for your examples.

    This is expected when virtualization is used as we are not rendering the entire table, only records based on the pageSize. This is why when pressing the tab, the focus goes to the first row, as there are no more focusable elements and the browser goes to the first one.

    The other case with space and the arrows is because, on each scroll, we call onPageChange and update the Grid data, which causes a re-render. This, on the other hand, loses the focus as this is a tr element.

    Currently, we can only log a task to research the possible options for row navigation with virtualization, but this is a very specific case and may require longer to achieve.

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