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RibbonControl Class

Namespace:DevExpress.Xpf.Ribbon
Assembly:DevExpress.Xpf.Ribbon.v19.2.dll

Expanded Syntax

Expanded Remarks

The RibbonControl represents a visual control which can display various items (buttons, in-place editors, sub-menus, galleries, etc), by categorizing them into pages and page groups. The following screenshot shows a sample RibbonControl which consists of two pages ("Home" and "Gallery Page"). The first page contains two groups ("File" and "Edit"), and each group contains specific commands.

Commands, submenus, static text, editors and other in-ribbon elements are represented by bar items and bar item links.

Structurally, a RibbonControl consists of page categories, which contain ribbon pages. There is always one default page category (RibbonDefaultPageCategory). Plus, you can create any number of custom page categories (RibbonPageCategory) to implement contextual pages (pages that are made temporarily visible on specific events). In the image above, the RibbonControl contains only the default page category. The following image shows a RibbonControl with a custom Selection category containing a Selection page:

Note

To create a window that features the Ribbon UI, use the DXRibbonWindow and add a RibbonControl to this window.

For more information, see Ribbon Control.

Expanded Example

This example shows how to create a RibbonControl in XAML. The control contains a Default Page Category, displaying three Ribbon pages (File, Edit and Format). In addition, a custom page category ("Selection") is defined, which is initially hidden, and made visible on selecting text in a text editor (see the complete sample).

The following image shows the result:

Expanded Inheritance Hierarchy

System.Object
    System.Windows.Threading.DispatcherObject
       System.Windows.DependencyObject
          System.Windows.Media.Visual
             System.Windows.UIElement
                System.Windows.FrameworkElement
                   System.Windows.Controls.Control
                      RibbonControl

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