Runtime Capabilities

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The topics in this section give you information on runtime features provided by the Ribbon Control.

  • Ribbon Merging

    Controls like Application UI Manager and Tabbed MDI Manager provide tools to emulate a multi document interface (MDI) in your application. In this mode, the parent form hosts child forms or user controls, presented as either floating windows or tabs, docked to the main form. In such scenarios, both parent and child MDI forms may contain their own Ribbon Controls. The Ribbon Merging feature allows you to move categories, pages, page groups and items from the child MDI Ribbon to the main form.

  • Key Tips

    The Ribbon Control provides quick keyboard access to Ribbon pages, page groups and item links by means of Key Tips. When an end-user presses and releases the ALT or F10 key, Key Tips appear for all page headers, all links within the Quick Access Toolbar and the application button (if the Ribbon form appearance is used). Pressing the key associated with any Ribbon element will then select that element or execute the associated action

  • Runtime Customization

    The Ribbon Runtime Customization feature grants your end-users the ability to display or hide specific pages, page groups and items, re-arrange ribbon elements as their needs dictate, save and load these customized layouts to (from) an external storage.

  • Touch Support

    This topic is dedicated to the Touch UI Mode, implemented in the Ribbon Control. With this mode enabled, the Ribbon automatically adjusts its layout and makes it easier to be used on touch-enabled devices.

See Also

  • Best Practices

    Contains the set of valuable advices and examples that can help you build a thought-out and good looking Ribbon UI.