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Patrick asked on 26 Jun 2020, 01:00 PM

Hello,

In the file dialogs, there is no shortcut for the controls. For example Alt+N to go to the "File name:" text box.

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Martin Ivanov
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answered on 01 Jul 2020, 12:44 PM

Hello Patrick,

You can achieve your requirement by using the KeyDown event of file dialog. I've attached a small example showing this approach. I hope it helps.

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answered on 01 Jul 2020, 12:56 PM

Hello Martin,

This is not a good solution:

  1. The shortcut can change depending on the user language.
  2. There is no visual clue of the shortcut as in other (Windows) dialogs.
  3. How can we access easily all the controls of the dialog?

Why don't you use the WPF Label control, where the shortcut is simply in the text?

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Martin Ivanov
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answered on 06 Jul 2020, 11:37 AM

Hello Patrick,

Can you please send me a picture of the visual clue of the shortcut you mentioned, so I can get a better idea how does it look?

About the easier access to all controls in the dialogs, there is no public API for this. To access a control from the dialog you can use the ChildrenOfType extension method.

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answered on 07 Jul 2020, 06:09 AM

Hi Martin,

Here is the picture, look at the underline under "N". The visual clues are displayed when you press the "Alt" key on the keyboard.

I find incredible that you don't know this.

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Martin Ivanov
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answered on 09 Jul 2020, 11:44 AM

Hello Patrick,

Thank you for the picture. Can you also tell me what shortcuts do you expect in the RadFileDialogs?

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answered on 09 Jul 2020, 11:52 AM

Hello Martin,

As said before, it depends on the language.

For example, FileDialogs_Save: should be "S" in English (_Save) and "E" in French (_Enregistrer).

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Martin Ivanov
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answered on 09 Jul 2020, 11:59 AM

Hello Patrick,

This is a good point. However, my question was more like - what functionality should the shortcuts cover? For example, save, focus the text input, focus the search bar, etc. I need this information so I can collect a more specific set of features that should be covered.

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answered on 09 Jul 2020, 12:16 PM

Hi Martin,

Normally, all the functions that are accessible with the keyboard (Tab key) should have a shortcut. So it really should be all buttons, text boxes, lists, grid views, ...

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Martin Ivanov
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answered on 14 Jul 2020, 09:30 AM

Hello Patrick,

Thank you for the continuous cooperation on this topic. Based on your feedback we have logged a feature request to introduce keyboard shortcuts support. You can also find your Telerik points updated.

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