The Ribbon Control is now available to the public for download. If you havent taken a look yet, would definitely recommend it.
A neat thing about this release is that it includes a design time plugin to VS. So out of the box you have a template in VS, when creating a new project
The design window looks like
To make the experience better, the toolbox has the ribbon controls in its own expander
Drag drop and you have a Ribbon app on your hands :)
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Unfortunately, after many months of waiting, I have just bought a 3rd party ribbon control. I really wanted to use the Microsoft ribbon but it just came too late. I think you have handled this launch very badly - it could have been publicized and properly scheduled long ago, which would have created enthusiastic supporters instead of the hundreds of posts of anger and frustration that you have received on CodePlex.
Tim, we hear you. The original ribbon had to be revamped and redesigned in order to address the issues raised by the users. It took a bit longer since we also had .NET4 in the pipeline.
I agree with Tim, the handling of the WPF Ribbon was a failure. Please do not use CodePlex to manage/release software MS does not plan on making Open Source. It would have been tolerable if it was closed source on CodePlex if binaries would have at least been released early and often. Our group has settled on Fluent, which while buggy, at least is open source.
Hello! Will be there .Net 4 version?
@Christopher, Ribbon on codeplex is open source. you can find the source code in the source tab
Sinix, currently it is 3.5. However, you could use it in a 4.0 app. The samples attached in my other post is actually a 4.0 app.