Keyboard issue with radtoobar/radmenu

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  1. joe
    joe avatar
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    Feb 2011

    Posted 11 Feb 2015 Link to this post

    We have requirements for 508 and WCAG within our system.  I have been testing the ability to move between the controls using the keyboard and ran across a problem with the radtoolbar so am looking for a way to get it working.

    In the example below i can use the keyboard and tab through the open, save, cancel options on the main tool bar.  When i stop on the "open tab" option i use the down arrow key to open up the radmenu.  i can use the up/down arrow to move up down through the menu without any issues.

    the problem comes in when i need to expand the "level 1a" menu.  when focus is on that item, i hit the right arrow to expand the menu out.  however, what happens when i click the right arrow key is that the focus moves to the "save" menu option on the toolbar. so i can't open that lower level menu and continue using the keyboard to get into the level 2a-e menu options.

    Is this a bug in the controls?  Is there a way to workaround the issue so i can use the keyboard to access the level 2 menu items?

                  <telerik:RadToolBar ID="RadToolBar1" runat="server">
                                <telerik:RadMenu runat="server">
                                        <telerik:RadMenuItem Text="open tab">
                                                <telerik:RadMenuItem Text="level 1a">
                                                        <telerik:RadMenuItem Text="level 2a"></telerik:RadMenuItem>
                                                        <telerik:RadMenuItem Text="level 2b"></telerik:RadMenuItem>
                                                        <telerik:RadMenuItem Text="level 2c"></telerik:RadMenuItem>
                                                        <telerik:RadMenuItem Text="level 2d"></telerik:RadMenuItem>
                                                        <telerik:RadMenuItem Text="level 2e"></telerik:RadMenuItem>
                                                <telerik:RadMenuItem Text="level 1b"></telerik:RadMenuItem>
                                                <telerik:RadMenuItem Text="level 1c"></telerik:RadMenuItem>
                                                <telerik:RadMenuItem Text="level 1d"></telerik:RadMenuItem>
                        <telerik:RadToolBarButton Text="save"></telerik:RadToolBarButton>
                        <telerik:RadToolBarButton Text="cancel"></telerik:RadToolBarButton>

  2. Hristo Valyavicharski
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    Posted 16 Feb 2015 Link to this post

    Hi Joe,

    This keyboard functionality is not implemented yet. We are going to improve it, but for the moment I would suggest that you set the access key for every item similar to this demo: Not sure if 508 and WCAG are compatible with my suggestion.

    Hristo Valyavicharski

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