Windows Ribbon for WinForms, Part 4 – Application Menu with Buttons

September 23, 2009

Before we start to use ribbon features, we must learn the basics of ribbon markup. Commands and Views A command is an action that is identified by a number, it can be opening the save-as dialog, printing the current document, closing the application, etc. every thing you can do in a function call. A view is a graphical representation of commands. It defines the type of controls used to activate the commands and their size, order and layout on screen. So using commands and views is actually just another...

Windows Ribbon for WinForms, Part 3 – First WinForms Ribbon Application

September 15, 2009

So let's see how to use the Ribbon class to add ribbon support to an empty WinForms application. Step 0 – Download Windows Ribbon for WinForms As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, you can download the code for my ribbon wrapper library along with numerous samples (currently one..) from windowsribbon.codeplex.com Also, I remind you to download the helper library, Windows API Code Pack. Update (18.11.2009): The project doesn’t depends anymore on Windows API Code Pack. In this post I'll review how to create your...

Windows Ribbon for WinForms, Part 2 – Basic Ribbon Wrapper

September 13, 2009

Today we will start looking at some code, but before we begin you might want to know where to find it. The most updated version of "Windows Ribbon for WinForms" code will be at http://windowsribbon.codeplex.com/ It will include the latest version of the project code and samples of how to use its different features. Note that it is based on the Windows API Code Pack, so make sure you have it if you plan to compile the code. Update (18.11.2009): The Windows Ribbon for WinForms project is not dependent on Windows API Code Pack...

Windows Ribbon for WinForms, Part 1 – Introduction

September 3, 2009

So here is the plan: I'll write a series of posts regarding using the Windows Ribbon with .NET WinForms. The goal: Having .Net wrappers for using Windows Ribbon in WinForms applications and a set of examples of how to use each and every ribbon feature. Development methodology I'll develop a library that will hold all the relevant classes, interfaces and native functions. The library will use the Windows API Code Pack, since...
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