Windows Ribbon for WinForms, Part 5 – Application Menu with SplitButton and DropButton

Friday, October 2, 2009

Today I'll show you how to use the following ribbon features inside a Winforms application: Menu Group Split Button in an Application Menu Drop Down Button in an Application Menu The result of this post looks like this: SplitButton VS DropDownButton What is actually the difference between those two? DropDownButton is NOT a button, meaning clicking it does nothing. Hovering over it will open a list of...

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

Wednesday, 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...