BackstageTabItem Class

A tab item within a BackstageViewControl.

Namespace: DevExpress.Xpf.Ribbon

Assembly: DevExpress.Xpf.Ribbon.v20.1.dll

Declaration

public class BackstageTabItem :
    BackstageItemWithImage,
    ICommandSourceServiceSupport,
    ICommandSource,
    IFrameworkInputElement,
    IInputElement
Public Class BackstageTabItem
    Inherits BackstageItemWithImage
    Implements ICommandSourceServiceSupport,
               ICommandSource,
               IFrameworkInputElement,
               IInputElement

Related API Members

The following members accept/return BackstageTabItem objects:

Remarks

A tab item is a clickable element within a BackstageViewControl. A tab consists of the content and control pane areas.

Ribbon TabItem layout

Create a BackstageTabItem

You can insert a new BackstageTabItem instance into the BackstageViewControl's Items collection to add a TabItem.

The following code sample adds the Home and File BackstageTabItems:

<Window ... 
  xmlns:dxr="http://schemas.devexpress.com/winfx/2008/xaml/ribbon">
  <dxr:RibbonControl>
    <dxr:RibbonControl.ApplicationMenu>
      <dxr:BackstageViewControl>
        <dxr:BackstageTabItem Content="Home">
          <dxr:BackstageTabItem.ControlPane>
            <!-- Tab Content -->
          </dxr:BackstageTabItem.ControlPane>
        </dxr:BackstageTabItem>
        <dxr:BackstageTabItem Content="New">
          <dxr:BackstageTabItem.ControlPane>
            <!-- Tab Content -->
          </dxr:BackstageTabItem.ControlPane>
        </dxr:BackstageTabItem>
      </dxr:BackstageViewControl>
    </dxr:RibbonControl.ApplicationMenu>
    <!-- Ribbon Content -->
  </dxr:RibbonControl>
</Window>

Content Area

Specify the BackstageItem.Content property to display a backstage item content at the BackstageViewControl's left.

Width

Use the BackstageViewControl.TabPaneMinWidth property to set a custom width for Content area.

Style Settings

You can customize the Content area's style settings with the BackstageViewControl.TabPaneStyle property.

Position

Use a TabItem's Placement property to specify the TabItem's position.

Control Pane Area

The control pane is displayed when you select the TabItem. This area displays the BackstageTabItem.ControlPane container. You can initialize the BackstageTabItem.ControlPane property both with a single or multiple objects.

The following code sample adds content to the Home TabItem's Control Pane:

<Window ... 
  xmlns:dxr="http://schemas.devexpress.com/winfx/2008/xaml/ribbon">
  <dxr:RibbonControl>
    <dxr:RibbonControl.ApplicationMenu>
      <dxr:BackstageViewControl>
        <dxr:BackstageTabItem Content="Home">
          <dxr:BackstageTabItem.ControlPane>
            <Grid Margin="30,0,20,0">
              <Grid.RowDefinitions>
                <RowDefinition Height="Auto"></RowDefinition>
                <RowDefinition Height="Auto"></RowDefinition>
              </Grid.RowDefinitions>
              <Grid.ColumnDefinitions>
                <ColumnDefinition Width="150"></ColumnDefinition>
                <ColumnDefinition Width="Auto"></ColumnDefinition>
              </Grid.ColumnDefinitions>
              <dxe:DateEdit Grid.Row="0" VerticalAlignment="Top"/>
              <dxe:TextEdit Grid.Row="1" Height="20" VerticalAlignment="Center"/>
            </Grid>
          </dxr:BackstageTabItem.ControlPane>
        </dxr:BackstageTabItem>
      </dxr:BackstageViewControl>
    </dxr:RibbonControl.ApplicationMenu>
    <!-- Ribbon Content -->
  </dxr:RibbonControl>
</Window>

Access TabItems

You can access the existing TabItems within a BackstageViewControl with the BackstageViewControl.Tabs collection. Use the BackstageViewControl.TabCount property to get the number of created TabItems.

Individual TabItems

Use the BackstageViewControl.Tabs collection or the BackstageViewControl.GetTabFromIndex method to access an individual TabItem. To get a tab item's index, use the BackstageViewControl.GetTabIndex method.

Selected TabItem

One of the tab items in a BackstageViewControl is always selected (its BackstageTabItem.IsSelected property is true). You can access the selected tab with the BackstageViewControl.SelectedTabIndex or BackstageViewControl.SelectedTab properties.

Glyph

You can specify a TabItem's Glyph property to display the TabItem's glyph.

Examples

Imagine you want to create a BackstageViewControl with a button, a tab item and a separator item between them, as seen in the following figure:

Ribbon Backstage items

To add these items via a XAML markup, define new BackstageButtonItem, BackstageTabItem and BackstageSeparatorItem class objects between the opening and closing tags of a BackstageViewControl. When an end-user selects the tab item, a label and two radio buttons should be displayed at the right of BackstageViewControl. To add multiple items as a tab item's content, define a container, place these items inside of it and initialize the ControlPane property with this container. In this example, a Grid container is used. The button item's BackstageItemBase.Click event is used to respond to an end-user clicking this button.

<dxr:RibbonControl.ApplicationMenu>
    <dxr:BackstageViewControl  Name ="myViewControl" DisableDefaultBackgroundGlyph="false" >
        <dxr:BackstageButtonItem Content="Open last file" Name="cmdOpen" Click="cmdOpen_Click"/>
        <dxr:BackstageSeparatorItem/>
        <dxr:BackstageTabItem Name="optionsTab" Content="Options">
            <dxr:BackstageTabItem.ControlPane>
                <Grid Margin="10,5,0,0">
                    <Grid.RowDefinitions>
                        <RowDefinition Height="Auto"></RowDefinition>
                        <RowDefinition Height="Auto"></RowDefinition>
                    </Grid.RowDefinitions>
                    <Grid.ColumnDefinitions>
                        <ColumnDefinition Width="Auto"></ColumnDefinition>
                        <ColumnDefinition Width="Auto"></ColumnDefinition>
                    </Grid.ColumnDefinitions>
                    <Label Content="Ribbon style:" Margin="5,10,5,5" Grid.Row="0" Grid.Column="0" Grid.ColumnSpan="2" FontSize="16" FontWeight="Bold"/>
                    <RadioButton Content="Office 2007" Grid.Row="1" Grid.Column="0" Margin="5,0,5,0"/>
                    <RadioButton Content="Office 2010" Grid.Row="1" Grid.Column="1" Margin="5,0,5,0"/>
                </Grid>
            </dxr:BackstageTabItem.ControlPane>
        </dxr:BackstageTabItem>
    </dxr:BackstageViewControl>
</dxr:RibbonControl.ApplicationMenu>
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