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Search Menu

The ribbon can display a search box that allows a user to find a bar item by its caption.

To display the search box, set the ShowSearchItem (see RibbonControl.ShowSearchItem) property to true.

Expanded Bar Items in the Menu

Bar items are found by their captions (see BarItem.Caption) and search tags (see BarItem.SearchTags). If you want a specific bar item not to appear in the search menu, set its BarItem.VisibleInSearchMenu property to false.

Expanded Customize the Menu

The RibbonControl.CustomizeSearchMenu event fires when the query in the search box changes, and allows you to customize the menu. The following properties provide information specific to this event:

  • SearchString - gets the search query;
  • Menu - gets the search menu (see PopupMenu (see PopupMenu)).

The code below shows how to add a custom button to the menu.

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