RibbonPageCategory.Pages Property

Gets or sets the collection of Ribbon pages that belong to the current category.

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraBars.Ribbon

Assembly: DevExpress.XtraBars.v20.1.dll

Declaration

[Browsable(false)]
[XtraSerializableProperty(false, true, false)]
public RibbonPageCollection Pages { get; }
<Browsable(False)>
<XtraSerializableProperty(False, True, False)>
Public ReadOnly Property Pages As RibbonPageCollection

Property Value

Type Description
RibbonPageCollection

A RibbonPageCollection collection containing Ribbon pages that belong to the current category.

Remarks

Use the Pages property to access pages (RibbonPage objects) that belong to the current category.

Adding a page to the Pages collection automatically associates this page with this category.

Examples

The following example demonstrates how to create contextual tab pages in the RibbonControl in code.

In the example, a RibbonControl control is created containing one permanently displayed page ("Home") and two contextual pages ("Format" and "Clipboard"). The contextual pages are combined into a custom page category ("Selection").

Contextual pages are hidden when they are created. They are made visible later via the category's RibbonPageCategory.Visible property.

The following image demonstrates code execution:

CreateContextualTabs_Ex

using DevExpress.XtraBars.Ribbon;
using DevExpress.XtraBars;

// Create a RibbonControl.
RibbonControl Ribbon = new RibbonControl();
// Assign a collection of images that will be used by bar items.
Ribbon.Images = imageCollection1;            
// Create a page and associate it with the default category.
RibbonPage pageHome = new RibbonPage("Home");
Ribbon.Pages.Add(pageHome);
// Create a custom Selection page category.
RibbonPageCategory catSelection = new RibbonPageCategory("Selection", Color.LightPink, false);
Ribbon.PageCategories.Add(catSelection);
// Create two contextual pages (Format an Clipboard)in the Selection category.
RibbonPage contextPageFormat = new RibbonPage("Format");
RibbonPage contextPageClipboard = new RibbonPage("Clipboard");
catSelection.Pages.AddRange(new RibbonPage[] {contextPageFormat, contextPageClipboard});

// Customize the Format page by adding a Format group with two bar items to it.
RibbonPageGroup groupFormat = new RibbonPageGroup("Format");
groupFormat.AllowTextClipping = false;
// Add two items to the Format group
BarButtonItem itemCopy = new BarButtonItem(Ribbon.Manager, "Copy", 0);
BarButtonItem itemCut = new BarButtonItem(Ribbon.Manager, "Cut", 1);
groupFormat.ItemLinks.AddRange(new BarItem[] {itemCopy, itemCut});
contextPageFormat.Groups.Add(groupFormat);
// Subscribe to an event which fires when any item is clicked.
Ribbon.ItemClick += new ItemClickEventHandler(Ribbon_ItemClick);

// Add the RibbonControl to the form.
this.Controls.Add(Ribbon);

//...

// Make the Selection category visible
catSelection.Visible = true;
// Activate the category's first page.
Ribbon.SelectedPage = catSelection.Pages[0];


// Respond to item clicking.
void Ribbon_ItemClick(object sender, ItemClickEventArgs e) {
    //...
}
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