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  • Blog Post: Working Around RibbonWindow Dimensions Issues When Targeting .NET 3.5

    For those targeting .NET 3.5, you will notice that RibbonWindow’s Height, Width, Left, and Top properties are a little funky and can be misreported. This article explains why RibbonWindow on .NET 3.5 has these issues, how the issues manifest, and how to work around them. .NET 4.0 has no known issues...
  • Blog Post: Enabling ClearType for Ribbon Applications

    The Ribbon RTM release was built against .NET 3.5, but our October 2010 release of Ribbon includes both .NET 3.5 and .NET 4.0 Ribbon DLLs. With the v4.0 Ribbon, we have enabled ClearType on all of the Ribbon controls using RenderOptions.ClearTypeHint . WPF applications using RibbonWindow must also opt...
  • Blog Post: Future of the WPF Ribbon

    I’m sure many of you are wondering what the future of the WPF Ribbon will look like. The future is hard to predict and there are so many things that can change. But here is a short list of things we will be looking into for the future of the WPF Ribbon. Virtualization – We are looking...
  • Blog Post: WPF Ribbon October 2010 Update Details

    Here is the detailed list of the items that were fixed in the October 2010 update. Ribbon Split Button is only half-highlighted when users mouse over the button Ribbon Title is bottom-aligned, should be centered Ribbon Quick Access Toolbar icons are clipped and top-aligned Ribbon Contextual...
  • Blog Post: UPDATE: Microsoft Ribbon for WPF October 2010

    Here is the October 2010 update for the Microsoft Ribbon for WPF. This update contains the latest product changes and fixes for the WPF Ribbon. You can download the latest ribbon here . We’ve made a few changes to the WPF Ribbon you might be interested in… Upon the installation...
  • Blog Post: Ribbon Browser Application without the title row

    We have received a query about being able to hide the title panel in a Ribbon Browser Application. As always this can be achieved by finding the appropriate element within the Ribbon template and manipulating its Visibility. The attached project demonstrates this approach. Here's the resultant UI. ...
  • Blog Post: Images in Ribbon Sample

    We have received some feedback about the blurriness of the images in the Ribbon sample that was published alongside the Ribbon release . We would like to clarify that the sole purpose of this sample application is to showcase the API capabilities for the Ribbon Control Library. The images involved are...
  • Blog Post: Picking the right resolution for RibbonWindow's Icon

    It has been reported that when using an icon file as RibbonWindow.Icon, the icon is rendered blurry due to bitmap scaling. The reason for this issue is the inherent behavior of WPF Image element to simply display the first decoded bitmap frame within an icon file instead of picking the best match in...
  • Blog Post: Visual improvements for RibbonQuickAccessToolBar

    Here are couple of scenarios that can be improved. The contents of the QuickAccessToolBar show far too low within the title area of the window. It is preferable that the left and right separators for a RibbonQuickAccessToolBar not show if this ToolBar is empty. Find attached a workaround...
  • Blog Post: SystemMenu does not show correctly when Ribbon application is run against .Net 4.0.

    It has been reported that when using a Ribbon hosted in a RibbonWindow in an application targeting .Net 4.0, the SystemMenu does not show in the correct location. See screenshot below. Please note that this bug does not exist when targetting .Net 3.5. The workaround to this problem is in the attached...
  • Blog Post: How do I add Galleries to my Ribbon?

    RibbonGallery is a new metaphor introduced as part of the Ribbon UI. It is a control that visualizes a list of RibbonGalleryItems that are grouped into RibbonGalleryCategories . RibbonGallery is typically used to visualize a set of related choices that are best expressed visually. Using the Ribbon Controls...
  • Blog Post: How can I add rich ToolTips to my Ribbon controls?

    There are six properties on each Ribbon control that enable creation of rich ToolTips such as the one shown below. ToolTipTitle ToolTipDescription ToolTipImageSource ToolTipFooterTitle ToolTIpFooterDescription ToolTIpFooterImageSource...
  • Blog Post: Why should I use a RibbonWindow?

    RibbonWindow is a subclass of the regular WPF Window that provides additional services to be able to integrate Ribbon components with the Window Chrome. To demonstrate this use the sample application from the previous post . Right-click the Format Painter button within the Clipboard...
  • Blog Post: Bind my Ribbon UI to my data model

    The recommended way to bind the Ribbon UI to a data model is to encapsulate the command and the state associated with each control into a data object that is used as the DataContext for that control. You can then apply an implicit Style to the control that binds individual properties on it to corresponding...
  • Blog Post: Add more content to my Simple Ribbon Application

    To add more content to the Simple Ribbon Application that we created in the previous post , you can drag-drop variety of elements from the VS toolbox onto the Ribbon. Drag RibbonGroup to the Home Tab and name it Group2 . Drag three RibbonCheckBox controls to Group2 and set the SmallImageSource...
  • Blog Post: Building a Simple Ribbon Application in WPF

    The simplest way to get started is to use the WPF Ribbon Application project template. Install VS 2010 Install Microsoft Ribbon for WPF Launch VS 2010 Add New Project – WPF Ribbon Application If you are not able to run VS 2010 then use the following...
  • Blog Post: Introducing Microsoft Ribbon for WPF

    They say that a picture speaks a thousand words. So here are some to whet your appetite. Read next post to get started using the WPF Ribbon. Pete Brown's blog post about the WPF Ribbon makes an interesting read as well. WPF Ribbon Application VS 2010 Project Template WPF Ribbon Application...
  • Blog Post: WPF 4 Series: Getting Started

    Hey WPFers - Visual Studio 2010 and the .NET Framework 4 have been available since April 2010. In it, the WPF team delivered a great set of oft-requested features and capabilities that many customers asked for: Cached Composition LayoutRounding CleartypeHinting BindableRun...
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