The Dashboard Designer's Ribbon toolbar provides two page categories.
The main pages include:
Click the DashboardDesigner's smart tag to create and initialize a Ribbon at design time within Visual Studio:
Select Create Ribbon in the invoked context menu to add the following visual and non-visual components:
To customize the RibbonControl, click its smart tag and choose Run Designer. To learn how to customize Ribbon items, the Quick Access Toolbar, a popup menu, etc., see the Ribbon Control Designer topic.
If your application already contains a Ribbon (for instance, from the earlier version of the Dashboard Designer), you can select the Update Ribbon menu item to update it:
The Update Ribbon command from the smart tag menu updates all elements related to the default ribbon created by the Dashboard Designer. If you customize default elements in the Ribbon and then use the Update Ribbon command, apply the same customizations after updating has been finished.
If you are upgrading your project to another major release, you should update the Ribbon.
To create and initialize a Ribbon in code, use the DashboardDesigner.CreateRibbon method.
You can obtain an instance of the RibbonControl using the following code.
using DevExpress.XtraBars.Ribbon; //... RibbonControl ribbon = dashboardDesigner.MenuManager as RibbonControl;
The Dashboard Designer's Ribbon contains the following elements.
The table below lists these elements and their descriptions, as well as properties that affect element functionality and appearance.
Provides access to the most important and frequently used features in the Dashboard Designer.
Provides access to the Dashboard Designer's main menu.
Contain common dashboard commands.
Combines pages related to a particular dashboard item.
Contain commands related to a particular dashboard item.
Represent groups of bar item links within a Ribbon Page.
Visual elements (command buttons, editors, submenus, static text, etc.) displayed within the Ribbon. A Bar Item link refers to a specific bar item.