Ribbon Styles

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The Ribbon Control supports a set of styles that differ in appearance, as well as behavior. To apply a style to a Ribbon Control, use the RibbonControl.RibbonStyle property.

Office 2019

Office 2019-inspired style. Features a flat appearance, tab animations (when the "Office 2019 Colorful", "Office 2019 Black", "Office 2019 White", or "Office 2019 Dark Gray" vector skin is applied), and the capability to collapse into a single-row "Simplified" state.

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Office Universal

A Ribbon style inspired by the ribbon UI introduced in Microsoft "Office Universal" apps.

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The Quick Access Toolbar is unavailable in this Ribbon style and the Application Button is displayed as the 'File' page header.

Tablet Office

A Ribbon style inspired by the UI found in Microsoft Office for iPad.

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Office 2013 Style

Allows you to emulate the Microsoft Office 2013 UI.

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With this style applied, a Ribbon Control gets multiple unique features that include the following:

  • A BackstageViewControl (invoked using an Application Button at the top left corner), which occupies the entire window and displays the 'Back' navigation button.
  • The Full-Screen Mode, which automatically hides the Ribbon Control when the end-user is not currently using it, leaving only a thin bar at the top of the window.

Office 2010 Ribbon Control

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A key feature of the Office2010 style is the use of a BackstageViewControl object instead of an ApplicationMenu. A BackstageViewControl is also assigned to an Application Button using the RibbonControl.ApplicationButtonDropDownControl property. To learn more about the differences between an Application Menu and a BackstageViewControl, please refer to the BackstageView Control topic.

MacOffice Paint Style for Ribbon

A Ribbon style inspired by the UI found in Microsoft Office for Mac.

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Key features of the new MacOffice style are:

  • Items are arranged in two rows (instead of the traditional three rows) with group captions displayed at the top, rather than at the bottom.

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  • Page groups are never collapsed when the Ribbon's width is reduced. Instead, scroll buttons appear, which enable Ribbon scrolling.

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  • Gallery items are horizontally arranged across one row and are scrolled horizontally.

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  • Although page category captions are always hidden in the MacOffice style, the Ribbon control has a feature that collapses page categories using animation.

Office 2007 Ribbon Control

This style emulates the Ribbon used in Microsoft Office 2007.

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For this style to function properly, assign an ApplicationMenu object to the Ribbon Control's Application Button.