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The RibbonControl allows you to add the Microsoft Office Ribbon interfaces to your applications. The Ribbon was designed to replace the traditional bars and hierarchical menu model with a new and modern-looking UI, which provides quick and intuitive access to commands.
This document contains the following sections:
- Support for the Microsoft Office Ribbon UI - RibbonControl is the main component that implements the Ribbon UI in the latest versions of Microsoft Office.
- Quick Access Toolbar - This bar, displayed within the RibbonControl, contains the most widely used commands. An end-user can add specific commands to this bar at runtime by using a context menu.
- Ribbon Status Bar Implemented by the RibbonStatusBarControl control - Represents a status bar that emulates the status bar in MS Office applications.
- Support for in-ribbon and drop-down galleries.
- Dedicated Backstage View - The application menu inspired by Office 2010.
- Integration with the ThemedWindow - RibbonControl supports integration with the ThemedWindow control. Refer to the Ribbon Control Integration topic for more information.
- SuperTips - SuperTip objects allow you to create large tooltips consisting of multiple text and image regions. It's possible to provide tooltips for individual page groups, bar items and gallery items.
- Key Tips - provide quick keyboard access to the RibbonControl elements. See Key Tips for more details.
- Controlling Quick Access Toolbar Position and Visibility - It's possible to display and to hide the Quick Access Toolbar along the top or bottom edge of the RibbonControl. See the RibbonControl.ToolbarShowMode property.
- Displaying Various Elements Within the RibbonControl and RibbonStatusBarControl - It adds buttons, editors, submenus, static text, etc., to the controls. Moreover, you can display a single command in multiple places. See Populating Ribbon.
- Button Groups - These allow you to combine specific commands into groups, so they are never broken when the Ribbon controls are resized.
The following basic components are included in this library:
|ApplicationMenu||A popup menu emulating the menu in MS Office 2007 Ribbon UI.|
|BackstageViewControl||A popup menu emulating the menu in MS Office 2010 Ribbon UI.|
|GalleryDropDownPopupMenu||A popup menu capable of displaying a gallery.|
|RibbonControl||The Ribbon Control.|
|RibbonStatusBarControl||A Ribbon UI status bar.|