RadDropDownList Tab key OnClientItemSelecting

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  1. amarbir
    amarbir avatar
    6 posts
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    Apr 2016

    Posted 07 Oct 2016 Link to this post


    I have six RadDropDrownList Controls on a page. I have a problem with TabKey and arrow keys being used for navigaiton between them and using up down arrow keys for selection. Here is the Issue:

    1. I focus first one using mouse and select an item.

    2. I use Tab to the second one and select using arrow key.

    3. Once selection is done any click any where on the entire page keeps raising the OnClientItemSelecting event of the dropdown in 2 above.

    4. Everything works fine if I use only mouse to navigate and select.

    Is this a known problem, is there a workaround? I cannot have this in production as OnClientItemSelecting event is suppose to do some work based on what's selected from drop down.

  2. Anton
    Anton avatar
    81 posts

    Posted 10 Oct 2016 Link to this post

    Hello Amarbir,

    When you use the up and down arrow keys, you actually navigate through the items of a RadDropDownList but nothing is still selected. According to the Keyboard Navigation article, you select an item with the 'Enter' key. What actually happens is that when using the arrow keys you stop on an item, it's still not selected.
    Clicking anywhere on the page, pressing Enter or pressing Tab on the keyboard selects the "marked" item. This is expected behavior of the RadDropDownList.
    Could you please elaborate more on what you consider as an issue and what workaround do you need?

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