Silverlight for keyboard junkies - by Peter Kuhn
If you are like me, you like using the keyboard for navigating around in and between applications, and to use shortcuts for common (and not so common) tasks. For example, I've memorized a lot of the shortcuts in Visual Studio, because often it's so much faster to use them than to move your hands away from the keyboard and navigate through multiple menu levels using the mouse. I also make heavy use of standard navigation features in data entry forms, especially the tab key. Unfortunately, when you build a Silverlight application, and in particular when you're using items controls like the list box, the default behavior is a bit annoying and requires quite some work for a smooth user experience. Here's how to do it.
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