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RibbonForm Class

A form that supports incorporation of a RibbonControl.

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraBars.Ribbon

Assembly: DevExpress.XtraBars.v24.1.dll

NuGet Package: DevExpress.Win.Navigation


public class RibbonForm :


A RibbonForm is the XtraForm class descendant which supports the Microsoft Ribbon interface. The form is specifically designed to display a RibbonControl; and is not displayed properly on screen without a RibbonControl.

The RibbonForm is painted differently depending on the embedded Ribbon Control’s paint style (RibbonControl.RibbonStyle). For instance, the following images show RibbonForms painted in the Office 2007 and Office 2010 styles:

Ribbon Style Image
Office 2007 RibbonForm
Office 2010 RibbonForm_Office2010

The main features of the RibbonForm:

To create a ribbon form in code, use the RibbonForm class as a base class.

using DevExpress.XtraBars;

namespace DXApplication1 {
    public partial class Form1 : RibbonForm {
        public Form1() {


  • The RibbonForm doesn’t support the inherited RightToLeftLayout and RightToLeft properties.

  • Do not set the RibbonForm’s FormBorderStyle property to None.

  • Do not add a BarManager to a RibbonForm.


When a DockManager is placed on a RibbonForm, you may notice slow performance during control startup rendering for complex projects. To resolve the issue, call the DockManager.ForceInitialize method on form loading.

See Ribbon Form for more information.


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