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Add Items to the Report Designer's Ribbon Toolbar

This tutorial illustrates how to customize a Report Designer's ribbon toolbar by adding a new button to it.


See the following tutorial to learn how to add a Report Designer to a WinForms application: Create a Custom End-User Report Designer.

Do the following to customize the toolbar of a ribbon-based designer form:

  • Click the eud-ribbon-add-group-button button and add a new RibbonPageGroup to the toolbar.


  • Click the smart tag of the created page group and set its RibbonPageGroup.Text property to Help.


  • Click the eud-ribbon-add-button button in the created group and select Add Button in the invoked context menu.


  • Set the button's BarButtonItem.Caption property to About.
  • Handle the newly added button's BarItem.ItemClick event:

    private void barButtonItem1_ItemClick(object sender, DevExpress.XtraBars.ItemClickEventArgs e) {
        // Show the About dialog. 
        System.Windows.Forms.MessageBox.Show("This is a Ribbon Report Designer Form.", "About");

The following image illustrates the result: