RibbonLib

Rating:        Based on 11 ratings
Reviewed:  9 reviews
Downloads: 68249
Released: Sep 23, 2009
Updated: Nov 7, 2010 by arik
Dev status: Stable Help Icon

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Source Code RibbonLib_v2.6.zip
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Application convert2bmp.exe
application, 5K, uploaded Oct 1, 2009 - 12225 downloads
Source Code PropVariant.cs
source code, 46K, uploaded Nov 10, 2009 - 1930 downloads

Release Notes

RibbonLib, version 2.6
A .NET library for using Windows Ribbon in WinForms applications
Note: you must have the Windows 7 SDK installed in order to compile the project.

C# and Vb.NET Sample applications included:
  • 01 - AddingRibbonSupport - Empty WinForms application with basic Ribbon support.
  • 02 - ApplicationMenuButton - WinForms application with Ribbon that contains an application menu with some buttons.
  • 03 - MenuDropDown - WinForms application with DropDownButton and SplitButton inside an application menu.
  • 04 - TabGroupHelp - WinForms application that uses Tabs, Groups and HelpButton.
  • 05 - Spinner - WinForms application that demonstrates the use of a Spinner control in the ribbon.
  • 06 - ComboBox - WinForms application that demonstrates the use of a CombBox control in the ribbon.
  • 07 - RibbonColor - WinForms application that shows how to change the ribbon global colors.
  • 08 - Images - WinForms application that shows how to work set images dynamically in the ribbon.
  • 09 - Galleries - WinForms application thats uses DropDownGallery, SplitButtonGallery and InRibbonGallery.
  • 10 - CheckBox - WinForms application that uses CheckBox and ToggleButton control in the ribbon.
  • 11 - DropDownColorPicker - WinForms application that demonstrates the use of a DropDownColorPicker control in the ribbon.
  • 12 - FontControl - WinForms application that demonstrates the use of a FontControl control in the ribbon.
  • 13 - ApplicationModes - WinForms application that demonstrates the use of ApplicationModes.
  • 14 - ContextualTabs - WinForms application that demonstrates the use of ContextualTabs.
  • 15 - ContextPopup - WinForms application that demonstrates the use of ribbon context popups.
  • 16 - RecentItems - WinForms application that demonstrates the use of ribbon recent items.
  • 17 - QuickAccessToolbar WinForms application that demonstrates the use of quick access toolbar.
  • 18 - SizeDefinition WinForms application that demonstrates the use of custom layout templates.
  • 19 - Localization WinForms application that demonstrates how to localize your ribbon.

convert2bmp is a small utility application that converts images to 32bit BMPs.

PropVariant.cs is a managed wrapper for PROPVARIANT struct. It is based on Windows API Code Pack v1.0 and PreviewRibbon versions. It includes proper support for both decimal values and vectors.

Reviews for this release

     
Great lib, natively wraps the c++ API unlike most other ribbon libs. This Library supports the native windows 8 style ribbon and old windows 7 style ribbon for better integration. The windows 7 style ribbon on windows 8 just looks plain dumb. This fixes it!
by KLukas on Jan 7, 2013 at 9:20 PM
     
The other Windows Ribbons for .Net libraries do not work or do not work completely. I kept getting errors deep into the use of a couple of the other libraries, losing days in time on my own work., not in the beginning. This library works and consistently so. The source is clean and uses best practices. Once you get this setup it's actually a breeze to use.
by worldlifesite on Oct 16, 2012 at 7:54 PM
     
The one and only real wrapper for the real ribbon. Forget all the other dumbstuff, re-implemented and poor quality nonsense.
by PacMani on Sep 21, 2012 at 9:47 PM
     
Very complicated. This one is better: http://ribbon.codeplex.com.
by marianoluzza on May 23, 2012 at 2:07 PM
     
So much work. Otherwise great. Very stable.
by smacumbe on Jul 9, 2011 at 7:27 AM
     
It is too difficult. Check out Jose Menendez Poo's ribbon at ribbon.codeplex.com
by UtilityBuilder on Apr 25, 2011 at 11:42 AM
     
A great wrapper, very stable and feature-rich. I'm impressed!
by micTronic on Sep 7, 2010 at 7:26 PM
     
very nice wrapper.
by ruan007 on Jun 30, 2010 at 6:59 AM
     
Very very nice. Your hard work is much appreciated.
by la2texas on Dec 8, 2009 at 9:58 PM