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Application Button

End-users can use the Application button in the Ribbon Control's top left corner to access an application's main menu. The Ribbon style (see the RibbonControl.RibbonStyle property) determines the button’s appearance and behavior. You can test all available styles in the "Ribbon Simple Pad" demo module available in the DevExpress Demo Center.

The table below lists the properties and events related to the Application Button.




Gets or sets the drop-down control which is invoked when the Application Button is clicked.

This property accepts the following class instances as a value:


Gets or sets whether the Application Button is visible.

  • In Office 2007 style, the Application Button requires the Ribbon Form. Otherwise, the Button cannot be displayed.
  • In Mac Office style, the Button is hidden. You should enable this setting to show the Application Button.


Provides access to options that allow you to specify and customize the Application Button's raster or vector icon.

  • If you assign both a raster and vector icons, the Application Button shows the vector icon.
  • You can use the SvgImageSize setting to resize a vector icon.
  • The Tablet Office style does not support custom images. The Application Button applies the current skin's icon.


Gets or sets the Application Button's text.


Occurs when the Application Button is clicked.



These events allow you to perform custom actions before/after a main application menu opens/closes.


Applies a color to the Application Button and other Ribbon elements.

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