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Keyboard support

RadSearchBox has a full keyboard support, including selection and navigation through search results.

  • The user is able to tab through the image buttons using the Tab key and trigger their actions with the Enter key.

  • When the focus is in the input field of the control, the user can use the Enter key to trigger the default search event.

  • When the focus is in the input field of the control, the user can use the Esc key to clear the entered text and close the dropdown (if opened).

  • In addition, when AutoComplete is enabled and the dropdown list of results is shown,the user can use the arrow (Up/Down) keysto navigate through the list, focusing a particular search result.

SearchContext Keyboard Support

SearchContext can be controlled only from the Keyboard as well.

  • Alt+Up/Alt+Down to open/close the DropDown List of items

  • Enter to select an item from the list if it’s open

  • Esc to close the list without changing the selection

  • Up/Down arrows to navigate through the list, focusing a particular item. When an item receives focus, the value in the DropDown is updated.