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FinallyInSeattle
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FinallyInSeattle asked on 14 Sep 2011, 10:48 PM
We have a need for a grid that has the capability to do inline editing.  Our particular requirement is that the user needs to be able to do "heads-down" data entry - meaning:
  • User should be able to type in the data into the appropriate fields and use the keyboard to navigate to the next column.
  • User should be able to use the keyboard to indicate that they want to move "to the next line" (do an Add).

I've played around with your Batch Edit sample and neither tab nor enter takes me from one column to the next.  It appears that I have to use the mouse and click on the next column to get it to switch to "edit mode".  Is this just the way this sample was configured?  Also, is there a way to associate a keystroke with your "Add new record" button or some other mechanism that would allow the user to easily add another line without having to use the mouse?

Thanks in advance!

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answered on 15 Sep 2011, 09:01 AM
Try the new Keyboard navigation demo and see how close it comes to your requirements;
http://demos.telerik.com/aspnet-mvc/grid/keyboardnavigation
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answered on 15 Sep 2011, 10:20 PM
The keyboard navigation is improved, but I'm noticing that pressing Enter is required to get a column to go into "Edit mode", even on a newly-added record.  This isn't intuitive and causes additional keystrokes.  Is there a way to just hit tab and move to the next column and have it immediately be editable?

Also, can the "Add New Record" be tied to a keystroke so that the user can finish off one record and quickly add a new one and keep typing?

Thank you for your assistance!

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