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BackstageViewControl.Office2013StyleOptions Property

Provides access to the settings applied in Office 2013 style, such as the BackstageViewControl content offset and animation on showing/hiding the control.

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraBars.Ribbon

Assembly: DevExpress.XtraBars.v22.2.dll

NuGet Package: DevExpress.Win.Navigation


public BackstageViewOffice2013StyleOptions Office2013StyleOptions { get; set; }

Property Value

Type Description

A BackstageViewOffice2013StyleOptions object that contains settings applied in Office 2013 style.


The Office2013StyleOptions property stores a BackstageViewOffice2013StyleOptions object, which specifies 3 properties:

  • AllowShowHideAnimation - gets or sets whether the BackstageViewControl is shown and hidden with a smooth animation effect. By default, the animation is enabled. If the WindowsFormsSettings.AnimationMode global setting is set to DisableAll, the animation is forcibly disabled.
  • LeftPaneContentVerticalOffset - gets or sets the left pane’s offset: the empty space between the BackstageViewControl‘s top edge and its first item (a BackstageViewButtonItem or a BackstageViewTabItem). You can use this setting to lower the BackstageView items.
  • RightPaneContentVerticalOffset - gets or sets the right pane’s offset: the empty space between the BackstageViewControl‘s top edge and a BackstageViewTabItem‘s content, visible when this tab item is selected. You can use this setting to increase or decrease the title bar height.

The figure below illustrates the example.

Ribbon - Office2013 Backstageview Pane Offsets

The Office2013StyleOptions property takes effect only if the parent RibbonControl is in the Office 2013 style. To set the ribbon style, use the RibbonControl.RibbonStyle property.

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