Last Updated: 14 Sep 2021 11:15 by ADMIN
Created on: 22 Jul 2021 18:30
Category: Grid
Type: Feature Request
Grid: support column width change using keyboard

Grid control doesn’t allow to change width of columns via keyboard. Column width adjustments could be done only via mouse. It would be great to have this ability from the accessibility perspective.

Reproduction of the problem

  1. Open https://demos.telerik.com/kendo-ui/grid/index
  2. Set focus on header of any column
  3. Try to change width of the column

Current behavior

No hot key to change width.

Expected/desired behavior

Any hot key (e.g. Shift + Arrow Left / Right) to change width of a column.


Kendo UI version: "2020.3.1118"
Browser: Chrome 90.0.4430.212

Posted on: 14 Sep 2021 11:15

Hello Michael,

In general, the new features, enhancements and bug fixes are prioritized based on their demand and severity. Taking this into consideration, the current item is not scheduled for implementation yet.

However, I have prepared a Dojo example that leverages existing kendoKeydown event of the Grid to implement a custom keybinding for increasing/decreasing the focused Grid column through Shift + Right Arrow/Shift  + Left Arrow:

You can further tweak the example by modifying the increment size and even change the keybinding according to the project requirements.

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Posted on: 07 Sep 2021 16:12
Do you have any plan date for this feature request. Without this feature, our portal will be marked as not compliant and we might have to move away from your product