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AppMenuFileLabel Class

A label, imitating an item in the Recent Documents pane in MS Office 2007 UI.

Namespace:DevExpress.XtraBars.Ribbon
Assembly:DevExpress.XtraBars.v17.2.dll

Expanded Syntax

Expanded Remarks

Labels represented by the AppMenuFileLabel class imitate links to recently used documents in MS Office 2007 UI. You can add these links to any control container. For example, you can use them within the right pane of an ApplicationMenu.

The main features of AppMenuFileLabel objects are listed below. Labels can:
  • Display a caption specified by the Caption property. An end-user can click the caption, invoking the LabelClick event. This is the event generally used to invoke the label's functionality.
  • Display a check button at the label's right edge (use ShowCheckButton). An end-user can click this button independently of the caption, toggling the button's state. Depending on the button's state, the button displays either Image or SelectedImage. The LabelImageClick and CheckedChanged events allow you to respond to clicking this button.

    You can use this feature to implement Pin buttons.

  • Display a description (Text). When specified, it follows the label's caption.
  • Display an image (Glyph) at the left of the label's caption.

Expanded Example

The following example shows how to add a label used to represent a link to a file. The label will be displayed in the right pane of an ApplicationMenu within a RibbonForm:

It's assumed that ApplicationMenu and PopupControlContainer components have been added to the form. The ApplicationMenu is assigned to the RibbonControl.ApplicationButtonDropDownControl property, so it will be displayed when the Application Button is clicked. The PopupControlContainer is assigned to the ApplicationMenu.RightPaneControlContainer property, and it will be displayed within the menu's right pane.

In the example, an AppMenuFileLabel object is used to represent a link to a file. These object types imitate links to recent documents found in MS Offfice 2007 UI. An AppMenuFileLabel object is customized and added to the created PopupControlContainer, so it will be displayed in the right pane of the Application Menu. The label displays a file's name and a check button used to toggle the label's check state. In the image above, the label is in the unchecked state and the check button displays an image specified by the Image property.

The LabelClick event is handled to respond to a label click. For instance, you can analyze the label's Tag property, which in this example stores the file's full path, and then open this file in your application.

Expanded Inheritance Hierarchy

System.Object
    System.MarshalByRefObject
       System.ComponentModel.Component
          System.Windows.Forms.Control
             ControlBase
                BaseControl
                   BaseStyleControl
                      AppMenuFileLabel

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