DevExpress Bars implement atraditional way to organize the application command region - traditional toolbars. Used throughout the history of application development, toolbars remain the most intuitive application menu type for your end-users. DevExpress Bars for WPF provide the following features.
Three bar types that can be used together within a single form: the main menu bar, regular toolbar and status bar. For each type, a corresponding standalone bar control is available.
A Bar Manager component that provides centralized access over the entire toolbar system.
The Runtime Customization feature allows your end-users to customize toolbars and menus at runtime as their needs dictate.
The MDI Bar Merging feature allows merging toolbars from child to parent documents in multi document interfaces (MDI).
Once introduced by Microsoft in the Office 2007 suite, Ribbon became an excellent replacement for the older Bars. The Ribbon control provides a light, modern and sharper looking way to organize your application menus by grouping your commands into separate categories, pages and page groups. The control ships with the following features.
Multiple Ribbon Styles emulate the appearance and behavior of all Office app generations starting from 2007 - up to the modern iPad and Universal products.
You can provide your applications with various context menus of different appearances and functionality. These menus can be integrated with both Bars and Ribbons, or used separately. There are three available menu types.