Shortcuts in the Designer

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  1. Conor
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    Jul 2013

    Posted 26 May 2016 Link to this post

    Are there any plans to standardize the shortcut keys in the Report Designer? There are many places where CTRL+C, CTRL+X, CTRL+V, ESC, DEL do not affect the field in focus, but instead a parent window or out-of-context control.

    For example:
    1. Open the Edit Parameters dialog for the Report Source dialog (In my example, I chose a URL/File and clicked Edit Parameters)
    Drop down a parameter name, and hit Escape. Escape is the standard key to close a drop-down. In this case, the "Cancel" button on the dialog is triggered instead. This causes changes to be lost in the dialog.

    There are a pile of examples; there's a dialog where pressing delete key does not delete the contents of a field in the dialog, but instead deletes the (selected) field from the report itself; but they don't come to mind right now as I haven't run into them lately.


    (Also, the control I'm typing into is broken, if I use CTRL+SHIFT+LEFT,LEFT,LEFT to select the last 3 words (for example) then start typing over them, the [Space] before the text I'm overwriting also gets removed, which is nonstandard for a text-entry field: Selecting words never includes the leading and trailing spaces automatically... try it, in Word, Notepad, whatever)


    Thanks in advance.

  2. Conor
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    Jul 2013

    Posted 27 May 2016 in reply to Conor Link to this post

    Another UI glitch in the designer would be pressing TAB through any dialog or property window. Instead of tabbing through the grid, it tabs between the grid, OK, and cancel buttons. Enter doesn't go to the next row, it clicks OK. It's really hard to work at a normal speed when the UI's behaviour doesn't match any other (common) product out there...


    Thanks again.

  3. Stef
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    Posted 30 May 2016 Link to this post

    Hi Conor,

    Thank you for this feedback.
    In the latest R2 2016 there are improvements on copy/pasting items - R2 2016 Release notes.

    Some of the reported here issues are not developed yet. Please feel free to log a feature request listing the improvements you want to see in Report Designers and wizards.

    Do you want to have your say when we set our development plans? Do you want to know when a feature you care about is added or when a bug fixed? Explore the Telerik Feedback Portal and vote to affect the priority of the items
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