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Selecting mulitiple cells is not intuitive

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Frank asked on 11 Jan 2016, 04:25 PM

Holding down Ctrl + mouseclick on a cell only makes sense to me if the developer tried to copy the MS Excel behavior.

But here a grid has a definded selection mode: single or not.

And i don´t understand why a user has to hold down a key just to add or remove a cells from selection?

In multiselection mode clicking on a cell should toggle its selection state. C´est ca.

In single-mode it clears all selections and then selects the cell clicked on.

Ever forgot holding down 'Ctrl' on the very last cell after 5 minutes of selecting cells? Then you know what i´m talking about....

 

 

 

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Viktor Tachev
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answered on 13 Jan 2016, 12:41 PM
Hi Frank,

The idea for using Ctrl or Shift for selecting multiple cells/rows is to be consistent with the behavior users are used to. In most native Windows applications selecting multiple items requires the Ctrl or Shift key to be pressed.

The RadGrid control follows the same pattern. While the users would like to select more cells/rows they should keep the Ctrl key pressed. If they would like to clear the current selection they can release Ctrl and click on a cell.

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Viktor Tachev
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