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Stephen
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Stephen asked on 24 May 2012, 09:52 PM
I have a grid with the navigatable option set to true. Some of the columns in the grid have editable set to false. When I tab through the columns, I would expect that when I come to a non-editable column the column should be skipped and go to the next editable column. This is not what happens. When I reach a non-editable column I have to hit 'tab' multiple times to get to the next editable column.

Is there a way around this?

I have also noticed that if I click on a cell to edit, and it is not the first column in the row, if I hit 'tab' the focus goes back to the first column in the row. I would expect that if I click on a cell to edit and then hit 'tab' it would always move to the next column, regardless of whether or not there are columns before my original edited cell.

Thanks!

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Iliana Nikolova
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answered on 28 May 2012, 01:49 PM
Hi Stephen,

By design when the Grid navigatable property is set to true the navigation occurs at a cell level regardless of the cell is editable or not. That is the cause not to skip the non-editable cells in your grid. 

Regarding the other issue you have observed - I am not able to reproduce it locally. Could you please send a simple test project which reproduces the depicted issue? Thus I will be able to observe the problem and advice you further.


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Ryan
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answered on 15 Jan 2017, 05:52 AM
Hi,do you have any tips as to how we might workaround the navigation design of kendo grid and have a limited range of columns that can be navigated too when pressing tab on the keyboard.
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Boyan Dimitrov
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answered on 19 Jan 2017, 07:44 AM

Hello Ryan,

In general we do not recommend overriding/modifying the keyboard navigation functionality of the Kendo UI Grid. However there are some workarounds to achieve similar behavior. For example you can take a look at the Skip read only fields when using keyboard navigation on navigatable grid in batch edit mode forum thread. 

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