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RibbonControl.ApplicationMenu Property

Gets or sets the menu or control that is invoked when clicking on the RibbonControl’s Application Button. This is a dependency property.

Namespace: DevExpress.Xpf.Ribbon

Assembly: DevExpress.Xpf.Ribbon.v22.2.dll

NuGet Package: DevExpress.Wpf.Ribbon


public DependencyObject ApplicationMenu { get; set; }

Property Value

Type Description

An object that is invoked when clicking on the RibbonControl’s Application Button.


By default, clicking the Application Button has no effect. You can use the ApplicationMenu property, to provide a menu or control that will be invoked on clicking this button.

The following controls can be assigned to the ApplicationMenu property:

  • ApplicationMenu - Allows you to emulate the menus found in Microsoft Office 2003 and 2007 applications. These menus support three panes: left, right and bottom. See the ApplicationMenu class to learn more.
  • BackstageViewControl - This control allows you to emulate the menu found in Microsoft Office 2010 applications.
  • Any other control - When invoked, this control will be positioned above the main window, occupying the window in its entirety.

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