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Table of Contents
ComponentOne Ribbon for WinForms Overview......................................................................... 1 What's New in Ribbon for WinForms ..................................................................................................2 Revision History .................................................................................................................................3 What’s New in 2011 v1 .......................................................................................................................4 What’s New in 2010 v2 .......................................................................................................................4 What’s New in 2010 v1 .......................................................................................................................6 Installing Ribbon for WinForms...........................................................................................................6 Ribbon for WinForms Setup Files ........................................................................................................6 System Requirements ..........................................................................................................................7 Installing Demonstration Versions........................................................................................................7 Uninstalling C1Ribbon ........................................................................................................................8 End-User License Agreement ...............................................................................................................8 Licensing FAQs ..................................................................................................................................8 What is Licensing? ..............................................................................................................................8 How does Licensing Work? .................................................................................................................8 Common Scenarios .............................................................................................................................9 Troubleshooting ................................................................................................................................ 11 Technical Support ............................................................................................................................. 12 Redistributable Files .......................................................................................................................... 13 About This Documentation ............................................................................................................... 13 Namespaces...................................................................................................................................... 14 Creating a .NET Project .................................................................................................................... 15 Creating a Ribbon Application Project................................................................................................ 16 Adding the Ribbon for WinForms Controls to a Project ....................................................................... 16 Key Features.......................................................................................................................19 Ribbon for WinForms Quick Start ...........................................................................................21 Step 1 of 6: Add Controls to the Windows Form and Create the Ribbon Form ...................................... 21 Step 2 of 6: Add Ribbon Items to the Ribbon....................................................................................... 23 Step 3 of 6: Add Event Handlers to Ribbon Toggle Buttons in the Group .............................................. 25 Step 4 of 6: Set up the C1StatusBar ..................................................................................................... 27 Step 5 of 6: Load a Text File to the RichTextBox ................................................................................ 29 Step 6 of 6: Run the Quick Start Application ....................................................................................... 30 Ribbon for WinForms Elements ..............................................................................................31 Ribbon Form .................................................................................................................................... 31 Quick Access Toolbar........................................................................................................................ 35 Configuration Toolbar ....................................................................................................................... 36 Ribbon Tab....................................................................................................................................... 36 Ribbon Item Group ........................................................................................................................... 37 Ribbon Containers ............................................................................................................................ 40 Ribbon Items .................................................................................................................................... 41 Status Bar Items ................................................................................................................................ 44 Design-Time Support ............................................................................................................45 C1Ribbon and C1StatusBar Smart Tags .............................................................................................. 47 C1Ribbon and C1StatusBar Context Menus........................................................................................ 48 C1Ribbon Collection Editors ............................................................................................................. 50 Application Menu Collection Editors ................................................................................................. 51 Quick Access Toolbar Collection Editors ............................................................................................ 55 Configuration Toolbar Collection Editor ............................................................................................ 57

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............................................................................................................................................................................................... 109 C1StatusBar Smart Designer ........ 104 Toggle Button Floating Toolbar ........................ 59 RibbonGroup Items Collection Editor ............ 120 XML Serialization of the Ribbon Layout ........................................................................................................................................... 94 Combo Box Floating Toolbar .................................................................. 113 ToolTip Editor ......................................................... 61 RibbonGalleryItem Collection Editor ................................................................................ 114 Html Tab............... 65 RibbonToolBar Items Collection Editor .................... 82 Ribbon Floating Toolbar .............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 79 C1StatusBar RightPaneItems Collection Editor ................................ 125 Customizing the Quick Access Toolbar ....... 125 Minimizing the Ribbon....................................................................................................... 115 Properties Tab........ 101 Menu Floating Toolbar ............... 90 Check Box Floating Toolbar ......................................................................... 71 RibbonComboBox Menu Items Collection Editor ............................................................................................................................................................................................... 59 RibbonGroup Collection Editor ................................................................................................ 86 Tab Floating Toolbar........................................................ 67 RibbonMenu Items Collection Editor ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 104 Split Button Floating Toolbar.................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 69 RibbonComboBox Items Collection Editor ................. 117 Ribbon Appearance ............................................................................................... 73 RibbonFontComboBox Menu Items Collection Editor ............... 129 Ribbon for WinForms Task-Based Help ..................................................................... 118 Visual Styles ............................................................................................................................. 112 In-Place Text Editing.......................................................... 79 C1StatusBar LeftPaneItems Collection Editor .................................. 130 Adding Items to the Hot List.............. 118 Images for Ribbon Items ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 102 Separator Floating Toolbar ..................................................... 131 Adding Items to the Configuration Toolbar............................ 111 RightPaneItems Floating Toolbar............................................................................................. 108 Toolbar Floating Toolbar................................................ 130 Adding Ribbon Items ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 86 Group Floating Toolbar................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 106 Toggle Group Floating Toolbar...................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 77 C1StatusBar Collection Editors .................................................. 126 Ribbon for WinForms Samples ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 88 Button Floating Toolbar .......................................................................................................................................................... 63 RibbonGallery Menu Items Collection Editor ....................................................... 92 Color Picker Floating Toolbar .................................................................................................................................................................... 99 Label Floating Toolbar .................................................................. 98 Gallery Floating Toolbar ...................................................................................................................... 123 Run-Time Interaction ............. 84 Application Menu Floating Toolbar ........................................... 75 RibbonSplitButton Items Collection Editor ........... 81 C1Ribbon Smart Designer ........................................................................................................................... 96 Edit Box Floating Toolbar ...........................................................RibbonTab Collection Editor .......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 130 Adding Items to the Quick Access Toolbar ...................................................................................................................................... 110 LeftPaneItems Floating Toolbar ............................................. 113 Office Tab ................................................................................................................................................................................ 134 iv ....................................................................................

.................................................................................................................. 151 Handling the RibbonToggleButton................................................................... 150 Handling the RibbonButton...................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 173 v ......................................................................................................................................................................................... 140 Adding Items to the Ribbon Group ...................................................................................................................................................................................Click Event .......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 155 Changing the Visual Style ................................................................................................................ 146 Embedding Controls in a Ribbon ... 135 Adding a Tab to the Ribbon ........................................................ 167 Creating the Application Menu ....................................................................................................................................... 162 Lining Up Combo/Edit Boxes on a Group .....................................Click Event ........ 167 Changing the Color of the Application Button........................................................................................................................... 160 Hiding/Showing Ribbon Items Using the Tree-based Designer ... 158 Creating Shortcut Keys .............................................. 153 Adding Status Bar Items .........Adding a Contextual Tab to the Ribbon.............................................................................................. 159 Displaying ToolTips for the Ribbon Items.................................................................... 170 Importing a Custom Image for the Application Button .............. 143 Creating A Rich ToolTip .... 165 Working with the Application Menu ......... 171 Making a Windows 7-Style Application Button ......................... 152 Adding a Launcher Button to the Ribbon Group ... 154 Changing the Color Picker Theme Colors .............................................................................................................................................................................. 148 Handling Ribbon Events ....................................................... 139 Adding a Group to the Ribbon Tab ....... 162 Importing a Custom Image for the Application Button ..........................

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Located at the top of the screen.0 developers to build Office 2007-style applications with little code and with great functionality. Perform tasks efficiently with reachable and discoverable functionalities. It organizes related commands (in the form of controls) into groups and related groups into tabs so that the commands are easier to find. 1 .NET 2.ComponentOne Ribbon for WinForms Overview Make your Office 2007-style application interface complete with a Ribbon style menu. the Ribbon replaces the traditional menus. toolbars. with the same look and feel as the new Microsoft Office 2007 UI. ComponentOne Ribbon for WinForms delivers both Ribbon and Status Bar functionality. and task panes with a simpler system of interfaces. This enables .

. This property allows you to change the color of individual tabs. New FeaturesNew Members The following members have been added to the Ribbon for WinForms API: Class C1Ribbon Member Selectable property Description This property indicates whether the control can receive the input focus (it's True by default). ContextualTabGroups property C1StatusBar Selectable property RibbonLabel MaxTextWidth property.) appears at the right edge of the label. fixes.Complete with ComponentOne's Smart Designer support.componentone. The ellipsis character (. Ribbon for WinForms's no-code design experience provides easy customization of the Quick Access Toolbar (QAT). This is the collection of RibbonContextualTabGroup components. RibbonGroup GroupToolTip property This property specifies the ToolTip string for a collapsed group button or a group button on the QAT.aspx. Each tab group can contain a few RibbonTab. groups. 2010. improvements. creating Office 2007 Ribbon style menus is this easy.com/VersionHistory. 2 . This property indicates whether the ToolTip is currently active. Tip: A version history containing a list of new features. and changes for each product is available in HelpCentral at http://helpcentral. What's New in Ribbon for WinForms This documentation was last revised for 2011 v1 on March 08. tabs. RibbonTab Color property RibbonContextualTabGroup ForeColor property Gets or sets the text color of the contextual tab. The property indicates whether the control can receive the input focus (it's True by default). denoting that the text width extends beyond the specified width. The property sets the maximum width of the label text in pixels.. 0 by default – no restrictions. and other interface elements. ToolTipSettings Active property RibbonComboBox DropDownAlign property This property sets the alignment of the dropdown portion relative to the given component. The contextual tab groups appear in the title of C1RibbonForm. Font property Gets or sets the font of the contextual tab. With Ribbon for WinForms.

RibbonSplitButton DropDownAlign property This property sets the alignment of the dropdown portion relative to the given component. Improved the speed of KeyTips showing up under the Aero theme. but it is still available for backward compatibility. 3 . Added the special “More Controls” button next to the Quick Access Toolbar. New Features The following new features have been added to Ribbon for WinForms:    Updated the editor for the ToolTip property of various components.RibbonDatePicker DropDownAlign property This property sets the alignment of the dropdown portion relative to the given component. Adding a Contextual Tab to the Ribbon (page 135). Ribbon templates have been updated. Updated the Ribbon templates and added KeyTips to all Ribbon items. Changes The RibbonGroup. and the behavior of the "Minimize Ribbon" button on the ConfigToolBar panel has been updated. Revision History The following topics provide a revision history for the last three releases of Ribbon for WinForms. which shows you how to add a conditional tab to the Ribbon whenever the user selects a specific element.ToolTip property has been renamed to LauncherToolTip. The old property is hidden. Improvements The following improvements have been made to Ribbon for WinForms:    Improved appearance of text labels on the Quick Access Toolbar. The button displays a popup window with more QAT items that were hidden because of lack of space. RibbonMenu DropDownAlign property This property sets the alignment of the dropdown portion relative to the given component. New Task-Based Help Added a new task-based help topic.

Determines whether the collection contains a RibbonItem with the given name. Please note that the ColoredButton property only works for the Windows 7style button. Accessibility is now supported in C1Ribbon and C1StatusBar. It occurs when the mouse pointer is over the RibbonTrackBar and the left mouse button is released. For more information.Win7Look property will have to be set to True if you are using anything other than an Office2010 visual style. It will be reintroduced in subsequent releases. Added the MouseUp event to RibbonTrackBar.  New Features The following new features were added to Ribbon for WinForms:   Added the following items to the VisualStyle enumeration: Office2010Black.What’s New in 2011 v1 New Members The following new members were added to Ribbon for WinForms:  Added the ColoredButton property to the RibbonApplicationMenu class. Office2010Silver. Changes The following changes have been made to Ribbon for WinForms:   C1Ribbon’’s HotTransitionEffect property has no effect in the current version and becomes hidden. This topic explains how to make a Windows 7 application button in the Office2007 visual styles. This change doesn't affect backward compatibility. Office2010Blue. (Inherited from RibbonItemCollectionBase. Task-Based Help The following task-based help has been added to Ribbon for WinForms: Topic Changing the Color of the Application Button (page 170) Making a Windows 7-Style Application Button (page 173) Description This topic explains how to change the color of a Windows 7-style application button. The same property of RibbonColorPickerItem has also been renamed. What’s New in 2010 v2 The following enhancements were made to the Ribbon for WinForms in its 2010 v2 release:  Added the following methods to the C1Ribbon class: Class Member Contains method Description Overload list:  Contains (String) . so the RibbonApplicationMenu. This property sets the color of the application menu button. Contains (RibbonItem) - RibbonQatItemCollection   4 . see Visual Styles (page 118). The RibbonColorPicker’’s Themes property has been renamed to OfficeColorPalette.) Contains (RibbonGroup) Determines whether this collection contains the specified RibbonGroup. and Windows7.

Remove (RibbonItem) . (Inherited from RibbonItemCollectionBase. (Inherited from RibbonItemCollectionBase.Removes the first occurrence of a RibbonButton with the specified text from this collection. Add (RibbonItem) . (Inherited from RibbonItemCollection. IndexOf method Overload list:  IndexOf (String) .Adds the specified RibbonGroup to the collection.) IndexOf (RibbonGroup) Determines the index of a specific RibbonGroup in the collection.) Insert (Int32. (Inherited from RibbonItemCollectionBase.)    Added the following properties to the C1Ribbon class: 5 .Determines whether this collection contains the specified RibbonItem.Determines the index of the first occurrence of a RibbonButton with the specified text in this collection.Adds a RibbonButton item to the collection.) Remove (RibbongGroup) Removes the first occurrence of the specified RibbonGroup from the collection. IndexOf (RibbonItem) Determines the index of a specific RibbonItem in the collection.) Add (RibbonGroup) .)   Add method Overload list:  Add (String) . (Inherited from RibbonItemCollection. RibbonItem) Inserts the specified RibbonItem into this collection at the given index. (Inherited from RibbonItemCollectionBase. RibbonGroup) Inserts the specified RibbonGroup into this collection at the given index. (Inherited from RibbonItemCollection.  Remove method Overload list:  Remove (String) .Removes the first occurrence of the specified RibbonItem from the collection.Adds the specified RibbonItem to the collection.)   Insert method Overload list:  Insert (Int32.

Gets or sets the ImageList that contains the large images to display on the status bar. This property specifies the index of an image in the owner control's LargeImageList. If the value of this property is False. This property specifies the index of an image in the owner control's SmallImageList. This property specifies whether the user can add this group to the Quick Access Toolbar at runtime. C1StatusBar SmallImageList property LargeImageList property. EXEs). and other containers. bin 6 . Installing Ribbon for WinForms The following sections provide helpful information on installing ComponentOne Ribbon for WinForms. the corresponding menu item will be disabled in the item's context menu. Gets or sets the ImageList that contains the small images to display on the Ribbon. the corresponding menu item will be disabled in the item's context menu. Ribbon for WinForms Setup Files The ComponentOne Studio for WinForms installation program will create the following directory C:\Program Files\ComponentOne\Studio for WinForms. indicates whether the gallery should appear expanded in a RibbonGroup. It is also possible to add ribbon galleries to QAT. This property specifies the image key.Class Member Description C1Ribbon SmallImageList property LargeImageList property Gets or sets the ImageList that contains the small images to display on the Ribbon. The directory contains the following subdirectories: Contains copies of all ComponentOne binaries (DLLs. This property specifies the image key. which is True by default. This property. Gets or sets the ImageList that contains the large images to display on the status bar. This property gets or sets the opacity of the ToolTips between 0 (totally transparent) and 1 (totally opaque). This property specifies whether the user can add this item to the Quick Access Toolbar at runtime. If the value of this property is False. RibbonGalleryItem GripHandleVisible property ToolTipSettings Opacity property RibbonGroup CanBeAddedToQat property RibbonItem CanBeAddedToQat property SmallImageIndex property SmallImageKey property LargeImageIndex property LargeImageKey property What’s New in 2010 v1 No changes were made in the 2010 v1 release of Ribbon for WinForms. C1StatusBar.

click the Start button and then click ComponentOne | Studio for WinForms | Samples | Ribbon Samples. You can access samples from the ComponentOne Sample Explorer.NET Disc Drive: CD or DVD-ROM drive if installing from CD Installing Demonstration Versions If you wish to try ComponentOne Ribbon for WinForms and do not have a serial number. System Requirements System requirements include the following: Operating Systems: Windows 2000 Windows 2003 Server Windows XP SP2 Windows Vista Windows Server 2008 Windows 7 Environments: .0 integrated documentation for all Studio components. The ComponentOne Studio for WinForms Help Setup program installs integrated Microsoft Help 2. To view samples.0 and Microsoft Help Viewer help to the C:\Program Files\ComponentOne\Studio for WinForms directory in the following folders: H2Help HelpViewer Samples Samples for the product are installed in the ComponentOne Samples folder by default. Contains Microsoft Help 2.C1Ribbon Contains files associated with Ribbon for WinForms. The path of the ComponentOne Samples directory is slightly different on Windows XP and Windows 7/Vista machines: Windows XP path: C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\My Documents\ComponentOne Samples Windows 7/Vista path: C:\Users\<username>\Documents\ComponentOne Samples The ComponentOne Samples folder contains the following subdirectories: Common C1Ribbon Contains support and data files that are used by many of the demo programs.NET Visual Basic . follow the steps through the installation wizard and use the default serial number. 7 . Contains samples and tutorials for Ribbon for WinForms.NET Framework 2.0 or later C# . Contains Microsoft Help Viewer Visual Studio 2010 integrated documentation for all Studio components.

It may help the user to understand and resolve licensing problems he may experience when using ComponentOne WinForms and ASP. Licensing is not only used to prevent illegal distribution of software products. this type of distribution would not be practical for the vendor or convenient for the user. Licensing FAQs This section describes the main technical aspects of licensing. 2. or by rerunning the installation and entering the serial number in the licensing dialog. Many software vendors. Open Control Panel and select Add or Remove Programs (Programs and Features in Windows7/Vista). Vendors would either have to distribute evaluation software with limited functionality. which works with all types of components. if available. Uninstalling C1Ribbon To uninstall Ribbon for WinForms: 1.) 8 .com/SuperPages/Licensing/. Select ComponentOne Studio for WinForms Help and click the Remove button.componentone. and the ComponentOne licensing model. including the ComponentOne end-user license agreements. use licensing to allow potential users to test products before they decide to purchase them. the user is prompted for the serial number that is saved on the system. Without licensing.The only difference between unregistered (demonstration) and registered (purchased) versions of our products is that registered versions will stamp every application you compile so a ComponentOne banner will not appear when your users run the applications. How does Licensing Work? ComponentOne uses a licensing model based on the standard set by Microsoft. During the installation process.NET products. (Users can also enter the serial number by clicking the License button on the About Box of any ComponentOne product. Note: The Compact Framework components use a slightly different mechanism for run-time licensing than the other ComponentOne components due to platform differences. he receives an installation program and a Serial Number. When a user decides to purchase a product. Open the Control Panel and select Add or Remove Programs (Programs and Features in Windows 7/Vista). Click Yes to remove the integrated help. 3. 3. including ComponentOne. What is Licensing? Licensing is a mechanism used to protect intellectual property by ensuring that users are authorized to use software products. is available online at http://www. who could easily forget that the software being used is an evaluation version and has not been purchased. Click Yes to remove the program. 2. 1. To uninstall ComponentOne Studio for WinForms integrated help: End-User License Agreement All of the ComponentOne licensing information. frequently asked licensing questions. Select ComponentOne Studio for WinForms and click the Remove button. or shift the burden of managing software licenses to customers.

When a licensed component is added to a form or Web page, Visual Studio obtains version and licensing information from the newly created component. When queried by Visual Studio, the component looks for licensing information stored in the system and generates a run-time license and version information, which Visual Studio saves in two files:   An assembly resource file which contains the actual run-time license A licenses.licx file that contains the licensed component strong name and version information

These files are automatically added to the project. In WinForms and ASP.NET 1.x applications, the run-time license is stored as an embedded resource in the assembly hosting the component or control by Visual Studio. In ASP.NET 2.x applications, the run-time license may also be stored as an embedded resource in the App_Licenses.dll assembly, which is used to store all run-time licenses for all components directly hosted by WebForms in the application. Thus, the App_licenses.dll must always be deployed with the application. The licenses.licx file is a simple text file that contains strong names and version information for each of the licensed components used in the application. Whenever Visual Studio is called upon to rebuild the application resources, this file is read and used as a list of components to query for run-time licenses to be embedded in the appropriate assembly resource. Note that editing or adding an appropriate line to this file can force Visual Studio to add run-time licenses of other controls as well. Note that the licenses.licx file is usually not shown in the Solution Explorer; it appears if you press the Show All Files button in the Solution Explorer's Toolbox, or select Show All Files from the Project menu. Later, when the component is created at run time, it obtains the run-time license from the appropriate assembly resource that was created at design time and can decide whether to simply accept the run-time license, to throw an exception and fail altogether, or to display some information reminding the user that the software has not been licensed. All ComponentOne products are designed to display licensing information if the product is not licensed. None will throw licensing exceptions and prevent applications from running.

Common Scenarios
The following topics describe some of the licensing scenarios you may encounter.

Creating components at design time
This is the most common scenario and also the simplest: the user adds one or more controls to the form, the licensing information is stored in the licenses.licx file, and the component works. Note that the mechanism is exactly the same for Windows Forms and Web Forms (ASP.NET) projects.

Creating components at run time
This is also a fairly common scenario. You do not need an instance of the component on the form, but would like to create one or more instances at run time. In this case, the project will not contain a licenses.licx file (or the file will not contain an appropriate run-time license for the component) and therefore licensing will fail. To fix this problem, add an instance of the component to a form in the project. This will create the licenses.licx file and things will then work as expected. (The component can be removed from the form after the licenses.licx file has been created). Adding an instance of the component to a form, then removing that component, is just a simple way of adding a line with the component strong name to the licenses.licx file. If desired, you can do this manually using notepad or Visual Studio itself by opening the file and adding the text. When Visual Studio recreates the application resources, the component will be queried and its run-time license added to the appropriate assembly resource.

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Inheriting from licensed components
If a component that inherits from a licensed component is created, the licensing information to be stored in the form is still needed. This can be done in the following two ways:  Add a LicenseProvider attribute to the component. This will mark the derived component class as licensed. When the component is added to a form, Visual Studio will create and manage the licenses.licx file, and the base class will handle the licensing process as usual. No additional work is needed. For example: [LicenseProvider(typeof(LicenseProvider))] class MyGrid: C1.Win.C1FlexGrid.C1FlexGrid { // ... }  Add an instance of the base component to the form. This will embed the licensing information into the licenses.licx file as in the previous scenario, and the base component will find it and use it. As before, the extra instance can be deleted after the licenses.licx file has been created. Please note, that C1 licensing will not accept a run-time license for a derived control if the run-time license is embedded in the same assembly as the derived class definition, and the assembly is a DLL. This restriction is necessary to prevent a derived control class assembly from being used in other applications without a design-time license. If you create such an assembly, you will need to take one of the actions previously described create a component at run time.

Using licensed components in console applications
When building console applications, there are no forms to add components to, and therefore Visual Studio won't create a licenses.licx file. In these cases, create a temporary Windows Forms application and add all the desired licensed components to a form. Then close the Windows Forms application and copy the licenses.licx file into the console application project. Make sure the licenses.licx file is configured as an embedded resource. To do this, right-click the licenses.licx file in the Solution Explorer window and select Properties. In the Properties window, set the Build Action property to Embedded Resource.

Using licensed components in Visual C++ applications
There is an issue in VC++ 2003 where the licenses.licx is ignored during the build process; therefore, the licensing information is not included in VC++ applications. To fix this problem, extra steps must be taken to compile the licensing resources and link them to the project. Note the following: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Build the C++ project as usual. This should create an exe file and also a licenses.licx file with licensing information in it. Copy the licenses.licx file from the app directory to the target folder (Debug or Release). Copy the C1Lc.exe utility and the licensed .dlls to the target folder. (Don't use the standard lc.exe, it has bugs.) Use C1Lc.exe to compile the licenses.licx file. The command line should look like this: c1lc /target:MyApp.exe /complist:licenses.licx /i:C1.Win.C1FlexGrid.dll Link the licenses into the project. To do this, go back to Visual Studio, right-click the project, select Properties, and go to the Linker/Command Line option. Enter the following: /ASSEMBLYRESOURCE:Debug\MyApp.exe.licenses

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Rebuild the executable to include the licensing information in the application.

Using licensed components with automated testing products
Automated testing products that load assemblies dynamically may cause them to display license dialog boxes. This is the expected behavior since the test application typically does not contain the necessary licensing information, and there is no easy way to add it. This can be avoided by adding the string "C1CheckForDesignLicenseAtRuntime" to the AssemblyConfiguration attribute of the assembly that contains or derives from ComponentOne controls. This attribute value directs the ComponentOne controls to use design-time licenses at run time. For example: #if AUTOMATED_TESTING [AssemblyConfiguration("C1CheckForDesignLicenseAtRuntime")] #endif public class MyDerivedControl : C1LicensedControl { // ... } Note that the AssemblyConfiguration string may contain additional text before or after the given string, so the AssemblyConfiguration attribute can be used for other purposes as well. For example: [AssemblyConfiguration("C1CheckForDesignLicenseAtRuntime,BetaVersion")] THIS METHOD SHOULD ONLY BE USED UNDER THE SCENARIO DESCRIBED. It requires a designtime license to be installed on the testing machine. Distributing or installing the license on other computers is a violation of the EULA.

Troubleshooting
We try very hard to make the licensing mechanism as unobtrusive as possible, but problems may occur for a number of reasons. Below is a description of the most common problems and their solutions.

I have a licensed version of a ComponentOne product but I still get the splash screen when I run my project.
If this happens, there may be a problem with the licenses.licx file in the project. It either doesn't exist, contains wrong information, or is not configured correctly. First, try a full rebuild (Rebuild All from the Visual Studio Build menu). This will usually rebuild the correct licensing resources. If that fails follow these steps: 1. 2. 3. 4. Open the project and go to the Solution Explorer window. Click the Show All Files button on the top of the window. Find the licenses.licx file and open it. If prompted, continue to open the file. Change the version number of each component to the appropriate value. If the component does not appear in the file, obtain the appropriate data from another licenses.licx file or follow the alternate procedure following. Save the file, then close the licenses.licx tab. Rebuild the project using the Rebuild All option (not just Rebuild). Open the project and go to the Solution Explorer window.

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6.componentone.NET 2. 1.dll) when the project is built. Open the main form and add an instance of each licensed control. 4. you must be sure to rebuild and update the user control whenever the licensed embedded controls are updated. you will receive a new serial number that you can use to license the new components (from the installation utility or directly from the About Box). 3. Option 2 – Continue to use the components you have.licx file and delete it. visit the ComponentOne Web site at http://www. If you licensed the component over a year ago. In this case. and now I'm getting the splash screen when I build my projects.NET application uses WinForms user controls with constituent licensed controls.licx file there. you have two options: Option 1 – Renew your subscription to get a new serial number. There is no need to install any licenses on machines used as servers and not used for development.componentone. the run-time license is embedded in the WinForms user control assembly. Open the project and go to the Solution Explorer window.2. You can continue to use the components you received or downloaded while your subscription was valid.x applications. the application can be deployed on any machine.com. 3. Some methods for obtaining technical support include: 12 . Click the Show All Files button on the top of the window. For a complete list and a description of each. be sure that the App_Licenses.NET 2.com/SuperProducts/SupportServices/. Technical Support ComponentOne offers various support options.licx file).exe or . Rebuild the project using the Rebuild All option (not just Rebuild). Check the Solution Explorer window. products do not. Find the licenses. Subscriptions expire.x applications.dll assembly created during development of the application is deployed to the bin application bin directory on the Web server. The components must be licensed on the development machine. 7. Close the project and reopen it. For ASP. follow these steps: I have a licensed version of a ComponentOne product on my Web server but the components still behave as unlicensed. Make sure that the serial number is still valid. Find the licenses. there should be a licenses. The new subscription will entitle you to a full year of upgrades and to download the latest maintenance builds directly from http://prerelease. I downloaded a new build of a component that I have purchased. 2. For ASP. Select the Build Runtime Licenses from its context menu (this will rebuild the App_Licenses. 5. In this case. including Web servers. If your ASP. Rebuild the project using the Rebuild All option (not just Rebuild). If you choose this option.licx file and right-click it. therefore the licensing information will be saved into the executable (. 4. After that. your subscription may have expired.

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Creating a . C1Ribbon c1. 2.Win.C1Ribbon. In addition. complete the following steps: 1.C1Ribbon Dim c1 As C1Ribbon Dim c2 As MyC1Ribbon  C# using C1Ribbon = C1.NET Project To create a new .C1Ribbon. Under Project types. you can use all the names in that namespace without qualification provided they are unique to the project.C1Ribbon Imports MyC1Ribbon = MyProject. choose either Visual Basic Projects or Visual C# Projects. a new Form1 is displayed in the Designer view.NET. MyC1Ribbon c2. 15 . If you use the Imports statement without an alias. For example. using MyC1Ribbon = MyProject.Win. and select Windows Application from the list of Templates in the right pane. However. You can use objects defined in other projects if you create a reference to the class (by choosing Add Reference from the Project menu) and then use the fully qualified name for the object in your code. select New and click Project. 3. and uses these aliases to define two objects:  Visual Basic Imports C1Ribbon = C1.C1Ribbon.Fully qualified names are object references that are prefixed with the name of the namespace where the object is defined.NET project is created in the specified location. the following code snippet creates aliases for two fully qualified names.NET project. Fully qualified names prevent naming conflicts because the compiler can always determine which object is being used. From the File menu in Microsoft Visual Studio . Enter or browse for a location for your application in the Location field and click OK. The New Project dialog box opens. you can use the Imports statement (using in C#) to define an alias – an abbreviated name you can use in place of a fully qualified name. To get around this. A new Microsoft Visual Studio .Objects.C1Ribbon. the names themselves can get long and cumbersome.Objects.

the Create a ComponentOne Visual Studio 2008/2005 Toolbox Tab checkbox is checked.NET. Double-click the C1Ribbon and C1StatusBar controls from the Toolbox to add them to Form1. In addition. choose either Visual Basic Projects or Visual C# Projects. Adding the Ribbon for WinForms Controls to a Project When you install ComponentOne Studio for WinForms. For information on adding a control to the Toolbox. and select Ribbon Application from the list of Templates in the right pane. Under Project types. the following C1Ribbon controls will appear in the Visual Studio Toolbox customization dialog box: 16 . two new Ribbon Forms. A new ComponentOne Ribbon Application project is created in the specified location. From the File menu in Microsoft Visual Studio . If you decide to uncheck the Create a ComponentOne Visual Studio 2008/2005 Toolbox Tab checkbox during installation. in the installation wizard.C1Ribbon. select New and click Project. you can manually add ComponentOne controls to the Toolbox at a later time. When you open Visual Studio. you can very easily create a new Ribbon application.4. The New Project dialog box opens. 3. complete the following steps: 1. ComponentOne Ribbon for WinForms provides the following controls:   C1Ribbon C1StatusBar To use C1Ribbon. Creating a Ribbon Application Project If the ComponentOne Ribbon for WinForms Visual Studio templates are installed. see Adding the Ribbon for WinForms Controls to a Project (page 16). Enter or browse for a location for your application in the Location field and click OK.Win. MainRibbonForm and ChildRibbonForm. you will notice a ComponentOne Studio for WinForms tab containing the ComponentOne controls has automatically been added to the Toolbox. To create a new Ribbon application. 2. are created. by default. Manually Adding Ribbon for WinForms to the Toolbox When you install C1Ribbon. add these controls to the form or add a reference to the C1.2 assembly in your project.

To manually add the C1Ribbon controls to the Visual Studio Toolbox: 3.  1. 17 . To make the Ribbon for WinForms controls appear on their own tab in the Toolbox. 2.Win. select Add Tab from the context menu and type in the tab name. Right-click the tab where the controls are to appear and select Choose Items from the context menu.NET Framework Components tab. In the dialog box. C1Ribbon. if necessary) and right-click it to open the context menu.C1Ribbon. Note that there may be more than one component or control for each namespace. C1Ribbon C1StatusBar Open the Visual Studio IDE (Microsoft Development Environment). 4. Make sure the Toolbox is visible (select Toolbox in the View menu. Sort the list by Namespace (click the Namespace column header) and check the check boxes for all controls belonging to namespaces C1. go to the . The Choose Toolbox Items dialog box opens. for example.

Select the Add Reference option from the Project menu of your project. 18 . 3. Double-click the form caption area to open the code window. Select the ComponentOne C1Ribbon assembly from the list on the .C1Ribbon Note: This makes the objects defined in the C1Ribbon assembly visible to the project.Adding Ribbon for WinForms controls to the Form To add the C1Ribbon controls to the form: 1.NET tab or browse to find the C1. Add the C1Ribbon controls to the Visual Studio Toolbox.C1Ribbon.Win. See Namespaces (page 14) for more information. 2. At the top of the file. Adding a Reference to the Assembly To add a reference to the C1Ribbon assembly: 1. Double-click each control or drag it onto your form.Win.2. add the following Imports statements (using in C#): Imports C1.dll file and click OK. 2.

Color Picker. including: Ribbon controls. Office 2010. Split Button. Button. Font Combo Box.   19 . Toggle Group. Toolbar. Supports Office 2007. more efficient Windows Aero interface. from simple buttons to color palettes and galleries. collection editors. or Windows 7 styles. C1Ribbon adapts to the cleaner. for example in the following image the Ribbon includes a standard TextBox control:   For more information about how to add arbitrary controls.  Design made easy through our design-time support Provides a wide range of design-time support including smart tags. and a custom form. Edit Box. Visual Studio templates make creating a Ribbon Application easy Easily create Ribbon Applications and add Ribbon Forms to your project with installed Visual Studio 2005 and 2008 templates. Gallery. Toggle Button. Configuration Toolbar. Easily embed arbitrary controls in the C1Ribbon Incorporate arbitrary controls in the Ribbon by using the RibbonControlHost element. QAT (Quick Access Toolbar). Benefit from ComponentOne Ribbon for WinForms.Key Features Create a sleek. Menu. context-sensitive floating toolbars activated with a single mouse click. more powerful. Office 2010. Office 2007-style Ribbon by utilizing the most important features. Status Bar controls. Progress Bar Same look and feel of the Office 2007 Ribbon user interface Ribbon for WinForms UI elements achieve a look that is pixel-perfect with the MS Office 2007 interface. Tabs. Separator. Track Bar. Supported C1Ribbon elements include: Application Menu. see Embedding Controls in a Ribbon (page 148). and Windows 7 Visual Styles Change Ribbon for WinForms's visual style by selecting one of the built-in Office 2007. Label. featuring:  Widest range of Office 2007-style navigation elements Ribbon for WinForms includes a rich set of Ribbon controls. and more. Groups (with optional Dialog Launcher Button). Check Box. Combo Box.

Access to over 700 stock images for Ribbon items Ribbon for WinForms includes a built-in image library for Application menu, groups, and group items. Two image sizes available: large (32x32) and small (16x16). Accommodate a wealth of elements on an individual tab When resizing is necessary, the group collapses. Create a collection of ready-to-use templates Create tabs and control groups and save as XML templates to import later – no need to start from scratch again! Eliminate the tedious tasks associated with custom images With the time-saving, automatic image processing, you do not have to provide highlighted or grayed version of your custom images. Easily create Office 2007-style ToolTips The design-time multi-line editor enables you to easily create Office 2007-style ToolTips with the option to include images.

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Easier access to the advanced capabilities using the dialog launcher button Included in the functional group of the Ribbon, the dialog launcher connects the simple functionality of the Ribbon and the advanced functionality of the dialog box. Supports application menu customization At design time, change the Application button's image and customize the Application menu to fit your needs; for example, display menu items as images, text, or both. Place the QAT in the most accessible location With just a mouse-click, move the position of the QAT above or below the Ribbon.

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Quickly use a command with a keystroke Use the keyboard to complete specific commands. To make text bold, for example, you could use a CTRL+B key combination. Fully customizable Quick Access Toolbar (QAT) With the design-time smart designer, the developer can effortlessly add C1Ribbon items or the C1Ribbon group to the QAT. The developer can easily simplify QAT customization at run time, and add C1Ribbon items to the drop-down menu adjacent to the QAT. Context menu for Gallery items Attach individual context menus to each item in the Gallery element. Option to minimize the Ribbon Easily minimize the Ribbon to make more space available on your screen. 32-bit and 64-bit compatibility ComponentOne Ribbon for WnForms functions well in both 32-bit and 64-bit environments.

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Ribbon for WinForms Quick Start
This section will lead you through the creation of a Ribbon Form that uses the C1Ribbon and C1StatusBar controls. In addition, it will show you how to modify the Ribbon's design, add some event handlers to the Ribbon, and load a sample text file in the editor. By following the steps outlined in the help, you will be able to create a simple text editor with the Ribbon user interface.

Step 1 of 6: Add Controls to the Windows Form and Create the Ribbon Form
To begin, create a Visual Studio WinForms project and add the C1Ribbon and C1StatusBar controls to your Toolbox. For more information on creating a new project, see Creating a .NET Project (page 15). To set up your new Ribbon Form, complete the following steps: 1. Add the C1Ribbon control to the Ribbon Form: From the Toolbox, double-click the C1Ribbon control to add it to your form. The Ribbon docks at the top of the Ribbon form. 2. Add the C1StatusBar control to the Ribbon Form: From the Toolbox, double-click the C1StatusBar control to add it to your form. The status bar docks at the bottom of the Ribbon Form. 3. Add the RichTextBox control to the Ribbon Form: a. b. From the Toolbox, double-click the RichTextBox control to add it to your form. From the Properties window, set the RichTextBox1.Dock property to Fill.

4. Create a Ribbon Form: Change the Windows Form to a Ribbon Form by modifying the code that declares your form: In Visual Basic Language: a. b. From the Solution Explorer, click the Show All Files button in the toolbar. From the Solution Explorer window, expand the Form1.vb node to reveal the Form's Designer.

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In C# Language: To open the Code Editor, right-click the Windows Form and select View Code. Continue in all Languages: In the Code Editor, replace the following:  Visual Basic Partial Class Form1 Inherits System.Windows.Forms.Form '... End Class C# partial class Form1 : Form { //... } With  Visual Basic Partial Class Form1 Inherits C1.Win.C1Ribbon.C1RibbonForm '... End Class C# partial class Form1 : C1.Win.C1Ribbon.C1RibbonForm { //... } Run you application and observe: You have successfully added the C1Ribbon, C1StatusBar, and RichTextBox controls to your project and created a Ribbon Form:

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Click the toolbar to activate the item and click the glyph the floating toolbar. you may have noticed that the Ribbon included a pre-added tab with a group.In the next step you will add Ribbon items to the Ribbon. b. click the Change Image button. A toolbar with a Ribbon button is added to the group. The Change Image dialog box appears. Click the Actions button. c. click the Actions button and select Add ToggleButton. From the ToggleButton1 floating toolbar. In this step you'll add some Ribbon items to the group and then modify their properties using the smart designer. A toggle button is added to the toolbar next to the existing button. Switch to Design view and complete the following steps: 1. 2. Select Add ToolBar from the list of actions. b. Step 2 of 6: Add Ribbon Items to the Ribbon In the previous step when you added the C1Ribbon control to your Form. Click RibbonGroup1 to activate the item and enable the group's floating toolbar. 23 . A list of actions is revealed. in the upper-left corner of the item to enable From the floating toolbar. Add a toggle button and modify its properties: a. c. Add a toolbar to the Ribbon group: a.

ToolTip property to "Italic". Delete the default "ToggleButton" Text. then complete the following steps: a. The third toggle button is added to the toolbar. e. 4. Add a third toggle button and modify its properties: Click the toolbar to activate the item and click the glyph the floating toolbar.ToolTip property to "Bold". then complete the following steps: a. From the Small Image (16x16) drop-down list. The Text Settings dialog box appears. 5. in the upper-left corner of the item to enable From the floating toolbar. Click ToggleButton2 to activate the floating toolbar and complete the following tasks:    Set the Image property to a 16x16 Italic preset image. You should now have one toggle button in the toolbar. Delete the first Ribbon button included with the toolbar: When you add a Ribbon toolbar item there's a Ribbon button included in the container. In the Text Settings dialog box. click the Actions button and select Add ToggleButton. click the Text Settings button. Set the RibbonItem. 24 . 3. click the Actions button and select Add Toggle Button. Select the Ribbon button to active the item and enable the item's floating toolbar. b.d. select Bold. f. Set the RibbonItem. b. set the following properties:   Delete the default "ToggleButton" Text. The second toggle button is added to the toolbar. Add a second toggle button and modify its properties: Click the toolbar to activate the item and click the glyph the floating toolbar. Complete the following steps to remove the first Ribbon button (since this toolbar will contain three Ribbon toggle buttons): a. Click the Actions button and select Delete to remove the button from the toolbar. in the upper-left corner of the item to enable From the floating toolbar. From the ToggleButton1 floating toolbar. Use the toggle button's floating toolbar to modify the properties for the ToggleButton2.

The tab's text is ready to be edited. 3. Set the RibbonItem. and then add event handlers to enable the Bold. Press ENTER or click outside the editing box to accept the change. 4.b. The group's text is ready to be edited. Step 3 of 6: Add Event Handlers to Ribbon Toggle Buttons in the Group In this step you'll change the text that appears as the Ribbon tab and group names. 5. Double-click the default "Tab" text on the Ribbon to highlight it. Use the toggle button's floating toolbar to modify the properties for the ToggleButton3. complete the following steps: 1. The group's name now appears as Font. Double-click the default "Group" text on the Ribbon to highlight it. change the default tab and group Text properties. The Ribbon group should now look like the following: In this step you successfully added Ribbon items to the group and modified their properties. Type the text "Home". Before you add event handlers to the toggle buttons. Press ENTER or click outside the editing box to accept the change. 6. To do this.ToolTip property to "Underline". Home now appears as the tab's name. In the next step you will change the Ribbon tab and group names and add event handlers to the three toggle buttons in RibbonGroup1. Click ToggleButton3 to activate the floating toolbar and complete the following tasks:  Set the Image property to a 16x16 Underline preset image. Italic. and Underline Ribbon buttons in the Ribbon's Font group. The Ribbon group should now look like the following: 25 .   Delete the default "ToggleButton" Text. 2. Type the text "Font".

C1Ribbon ' handles the Click event for the Bold Private Sub RibbonToggleButton1_Click(ByVal sender As Object.Show("Cannot change font style while selected text has more than one font.RichTextBox1. and Underline) in the Ribbon's Font group.Click ' assign style for Bold button ToggleSelectionFontStyle(FontStyle.Bold).SelectionFont. EventArgs e) { // assign style for Bold button ToggleSelectionFontStyle(FontStyle. 26 .RichTextBox1.RichTextBox1.RichTextBox1. ByVal e As EventArgs) Handles RibbonToggleButton2.SelectionFont.Style Xor fontStyle) End If Me.") Else Me.RichTextBox1. // handles the Click event for the Bold button private void ribbonToggleButton1_Click(object sender. EventArgs e) { // assign style for Italic button ToggleSelectionFontStyle(FontStyle. } // handles the Click event for the Italic button private void ribbonToggleButton2_Click(object sender. ByVal e As EventArgs) Handles RibbonToggleButton1.Bold) End Sub ' handles the Click event for the Italic button Private Sub RibbonToggleButton2_Click(ByVal sender As Object. Me. enter the following code in the Code Editor:  Visual Basic ' type the Imports directive for the namespace Imports C1.SelectionFont = New Font(Me.Focus End Sub  C# // type the using directive for the namespace using C1.Italic) End Sub ' handles the Click event for the Underline button Private Sub RibbonToggleButton3_Click(ByVal sender As Object.Underline) End Sub ' apply font style to the RichTextBox Sub ToggleSelectionFontStyle(ByVal fontStyle As FontStyle) If Me.To enable the Ribbon buttons (Bold. ByVal e As EventArgs) Handles RibbonToggleButton3. Italic.Win.Click ' assign style for Italic button ToggleSelectionFontStyle(FontStyle.C1Ribbon.Italic).Click ' assign style for Underline button ToggleSelectionFontStyle(FontStyle.Win.SelectionFont Is Nothing Then MessageBox.

} // handles the Click event for the Underline button private void ribbonToggleButton3_Click(object sender, EventArgs e) { // assign style for Underline button ToggleSelectionFontStyle(FontStyle.Underline); } // apply font style to the richTextBox void ToggleSelectionFontStyle(FontStyle fontStyle) { if (this.richTextBox1.SelectionFont == null) { MessageBox.Show("Cannot change font style while selected text has more than one font."); } else { this.richTextBox1.SelectionFont = new Font(this.richTextBox1.SelectionFont, this.richTextBox1.SelectionFont.Style ^ fontStyle); } this.richTextBox1.Focus(); } You have successfully added event handlers to the three toggle buttons in RibbonGroup1. In the next step, you will set up the status bar by adding a progress bar in the left pane and a track bar in the right pane.

Step 4 of 6: Set up the C1StatusBar
The C1StatusBar is displayed at the bottom of the Ribbon Form. The C1StatusBar provides panel styles which are used to provide feedback to the Ribbon end users. To add panel styles which enable the end-users to see the progress bar in the left pane and the track bar in the right pane, complete the following steps: 1. Add a ProgressBar to the left status bar pane: a. b. c. Click C1StatusBar LeftPaneItems to activate the item and click the glyph the item to enable the floating toolbar. Click the Actions button. A list of actions is revealed. Select Add ProgressBar: in the upper-left corner of

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2. Add a Button to the right status bar pane and modify its properties: a. b. c. d. Click C1StatusBar RightPaneItems to activate the item and click the glyph the item to enable the floating toolbar. Click the Actions button. A list of actions is revealed. Select Add Button. Select the button to activate it, and set the following properties in the Properties window:    Name = "button" RibbonItem.SmallImage = None RibbonButton.Text = "30%" in the upper-left corner of

3. Add a TrackBar to the right status bar pane and modify its properties: a. b. c. d. Click C1StatusBar RightPaneItems to activate the item and click the glyph the item to enable the floating toolbar. Click the Actions button. A list of actions is revealed. Select Add TrackBar. The track bar is added to the right status bar pane. Select the track bar to activate it, and in the Properties window set the Name property to "trackbar". in the upper-left corner of

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4. Adjust the width of the right status bar pane: Select the right status bar pane to activate it, and set the C1StatusBar.RightPaneWidth property to 150 in the Properties window. 5. Add code to enable the left and right status bar pane items: In the Code Editor, add the following code to enable the items on the left and right panel:  Visual Basic ' type the Imports directive for the namespace Imports C1.Win.C1Ribbon Private Sub Form1_Load(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles MyBase.Load trackbar.SmallChange = 1 trackbar.LargeChange = 5 trackbar.Minimum = 0 trackbar.Maximum = 100 trackbar.Value = 30 AddHandler trackbar.Scroll, AddressOf trackbar_Scroll End Sub Sub trackbar_Scroll(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As EventArgs) Dim val As Integer = trackbar.Value progressbar.Value = val button.Text = val.ToString + "%" End Sub  C# // type the using directive for the namespace using C1.Win.C1Ribbon; private void Form1_Load(object sender, EventArgs e) { trackbar.SmallChange = 1; trackbar.LargeChange = 5; trackbar.Minimum = 0; trackbar.Maximum = 100; trackbar.Value = 30; trackbar.Scroll += new EventHandler(trackbar_Scroll); } void trackbar_Scroll(object sender, EventArgs e) { int val = trackbar.Value; progressbar.Value = val; button.Text = val.ToString() + "%"; } You have successfully added items to the status bar. Next, you will load a rich text file (RTF) for editing.

Step 5 of 6: Load a Text File to the RichTextBox
In this step you will load a rich text file (RTF) into your project as the main body of your text editor. To load a RTF for editing, complete the following steps: 1. Add the following code to the Form.Load event:  Visual Basic Me.RichTextBox1.LoadFile("C:\MyFile.rtf")

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Step 6 of 6: Run the Quick Start Application To run the quick start application.rtf").LoadFile(@"C:\MyFile.richTextBox1. Note that you will have to change file path to match a file path on your machine. Click the and buttons on the track bar or click and drag the slider and notice the progress bar and the button text values change simultaneously. 30 . Modify the Ribbon's design. Now that you have added the RTF for editing. by adding items to the Ribbon group and status bar. you can run the application and explore the run-time interaction in the last step of the quick start. Add some event handlers to the Ribbon. and Underline buttons to format the text. Congratulations. Load a sample text file in the editor. you have completed the C1Ribbon quick start! In this quick start you have learned how to:     Create a Ribbon Form that uses the C1Ribbon and C1StatusBar controls. click the Start Debugging button and notice the following results:   Select some text in the text box and click the Bold. Italic. You may load any RTF file to use for editing. C# this.

Configuration Toolbar (page 36) The RibbonConfigToolBar is a customizable toolbar with commonly used commands. Status Bar Items (page 44) The C1StatusBar items exist in the right or left pane of the status bar. Ribbon Item Group (page 37) The RibbonGroup represents a group of items on the Ribbon tab. When the C1Ribbon control is added to the Ribbon Form.Ribbon for WinForms Elements The following Ribbon elements make up the Ribbon User Interface (UI):  Ribbon Form (page 31) The Ribbon Form is represented by the C1RibbonForm class and has been calculated to display the C1Ribbon and C1StatusBar controls. For more information on each Ribbon item. Ribbon Containers (page 40) The RibbonItemContainer is a Ribbon item that can contain other Ribbon items. The Ribbon Form. 31 . which can be changed using the Form. Ribbon Form's Elements Title Bar The Ribbon Form's title bar displays the form's caption. Ribbon Tab (page 36) The RibbonTab organizes related Ribbon groups on one page. Ribbon Items (page 41) The RibbonItem exists in a Ribbon container or group.Text property. which presents a dropdown menu (RibbonApplicationMenu) when the button is clicked.        Quick Access Toolbar (page 35) The RibbonQat is a customizable toolbar with frequently used buttons and other elements. like a Windows Form.  Application Button (page 31) The main large. Ribbon Form The Ribbon Form is represented by the C1RibbonForm class and has been calculated to display the C1Ribbon and C1StatusBar controls. round button at the top-left corner of the application window. contains a title bar and a client region. see the following topics. the title bar is automatically displayed with the Quick Access Toolbar (QAT) within the title bar.

The menu items can be displayed as images. Here is an example of an Application menu that was created: 32 . text. or both.Application Button The main application button is located at the upper-left corner of the Ribbon within the Ribbon Form's title bar. simply click the application button to reveal the list of main commands. Application Menu The RibbonApplicationMenu provides access to the Application menu of main commands that operate on the document as a whole. At run time.

How to Create a Ribbon Form When you create a new Windows Application project. Making a Windows 7-Style Application Button (page 173). For example. click the Show All Files button in the toolbar. For details on modifying the main application button. complete the following steps: In Visual Basic Language: 1. 2.vb node to reveal the Form's Designer. a Windows Form appears in design view. see the Importing a Custom Image for the Application Button (page 162). To change the Windows Form to a Ribbon Form. you can add a custom image. From the Solution Explorer. and add your own items to the Start menu.You can easily customize the main button to fit your needs. expand the Form1. add a Windows 7-style application button. and Creating the Application Menu (page 167) topics. 33 . Changing the Color of the Application Button (page 170). From the Solution Explorer window.

. Double-click Form1.Form '.Win. End Class C# partial class Form1 : Form { //. } Visual Basic Partial Class Form1 Inherits C1... Here you can see the difference between the Windows Form and the Ribbon Form: 34 . End Class C# partial class Form1 : C1.Windows.Forms..C1Ribbon. To open the Code Editor.C1Ribbon.Win. 5. } In C# Language: Continue in all Languages:  With   6.Designer.C1RibbonForm '. In the Code Editor. right-click the Windows Form and select View Code.vb to open the Code Editor. 4..3..C1RibbonForm { //. replace the following:  Visual Basic Partial Class Form1 Inherits System... Switch back to Design view and notice that the Form now has the look and feel of the Ribbon style.

click the drop-down arrow next to the QAT and select Show Below the Ribbon. use the RibbonQat. Undo. The following Ribbon shows a QAT with three Ribbon button items (Save.Quick Access Toolbar The Quick Access Toolbar (QAT) provides quick access for commonly used commands to increase productivity. To change the position of the QAT at design time. 35 . and Repeat): The user can position the QAT below the Ribbon.BelowRibbon property. The QAT is located in the upper-left corner next to the main application button or below the Ribbon. To move the QAT below the Ribbon at run time.

36 . you eliminate the need to hunt through tabs and groups since your items are now in the forefront. and Styles. see Adding Items to the Quick Access Toolbar (page 130). Unlike the QAT. the tab contains an organized collection of program tasks. For steps showing how to customize the QAT at design time. By placing the most commonly used items in the QAT. By placing the items in the configuration toolbar. The configuration toolbar is always located in the upper-right corner of the Ribbon on the same level as the Ribbon tabs. Font. see Adding Items to the Configuration Toolbar (page 134). Paragraph. The following image shows the Home tab with four groups: Clipboard. the user can customize the QAT at run time.You can add or remove items to the QAT to customize it to fit your needs at design time. Additionally. you eliminate the need to hunt through tabs and groups since your items are now in the forefront. The following Ribbon shows the configuration toolbar with one Ribbon button item (Help): You can add or remove Ribbon items to the configuration toolbar to customize it to fit your needs. For steps showing how to customize the configuration toolbar at design time. Configuration Toolbar The Ribbon configuration toolbar (RibbonConfigToolBar) provides another way for the user to place commonly used commands. Ribbon Tab The RibbonTab represents the main functionality groups of the program. the configuration toolbar cannot be changed by the user or moved below the Ribbon.

and Styles: The RibbonGroup can contain a number of Ribbon items. which has numerous tasks that are organized into groups and have labels. Paragraph.One click on a tab provides access to commands with labels that help users identify the appropriate icon or button for a specific command. The following image shows the Home tab with four groups: Clipboard. within the tab the commands are organized to provide a visual hierarchy. For example. Ribbon Item Group Each Ribbon tab contains a set of Ribbon groups. the following Ribbon has an Insert tab. such as buttons. Font. combo boxes. This organization makes it easy for the user to discover commands necessary to complete a specific action. the following Font group organizes related font commands and contains numerous Ribbon items: 37 . For example. check boxes. Additionally. menus. toolbars. and so on. making it easier for the user to browse. Grouping related commands in a RibbonGroup makes it easier to discover and locate the commands. The group can also include a dialog box launcher button which provides access to advanced capabilities.

Items Available to Add to the Group With the design-time support. you can easily add Ribbon items to the RibbonGroup. the existing Ribbon groups may have to resize to make room on the tab for the new group(s). then the group collapses. If resizing is necessary.Collapsing Group Note that when more Ribbon groups are added. If there is not enough room on the tab to display all of the group's items at one time. the large icons in the group are automatically replaced with small icons and text is hidden if space does not allow for the text. click the Actions button located on the group floating toolbar (page 88) and choose from the following list: 38 . To see a list of available Ribbon items.

A group can contain only a single dialog launcher button. The following image shows the Font group's dialog launcher button: 39 . Dialog Launcher Button Included in the functional group of the Ribbon. see the Adding Items to the Ribbon Group (page 143) topic.For steps on adding items to the Ribbon group. the dialog launcher connects the simple functionality of the Ribbon and the advanced functionality of the dialog box.

2.Font = font. click the Events button. } Note that for the above code the RibbonGroup.DialogResult. In the Properties window. this. the following Ribbon group has two toolbar items.Windows. 3.Forms.Forms.Win.ShowDialog = System.OK) return.DialogLauncherClick Dim dlg As FontDialog = New FontDialog Dim font As Font = Me.Windows. The RibbonToolbar is a horizontal styled container for other RibbonItem elements. private void FontGroup_DialogLauncherClick (object sender.SelectionFont If Not (font Is Nothing) Then dlg. Double-click the empty area to the right of the DialogLauncherClick event. Font font = this.DialogResult.Font.RichTextBox1.Font End If End Sub  C# // type the using directive for the namespace using C1.OK) Then Me.SelectionFont = dlg. if (font != null) dlg.richTextBox1.Font = font End If If (dlg.To implement the dialog launcher button: 1.SelectionFont.EventArgs) Handles FontGroup.Object.richTextBox1. Select the group by clicking it.RichTextBox1.C1Ribbon Private Sub FontGroup_DialogLauncherClick (ByVal sender As System. An empty event handler will be added. where each toolbar contains various Ribbon items: 40 .ShowDialog () != System. 4.Win. For example. Enter the event handling code so that the entire event handler looks like this:  Visual Basic ' type the Imports directive for the namespace Imports C1.SelectionFont = dlg. if (dlg. Ribbon Containers The C1Ribbon includes one Ribbon toolbar container to hold an organize ribbon items. ByVal e As System.C1Ribbon.Name property has been set to FontGroup. EventArgs e) { FontDialog dlg = new FontDialog ().

click the Actions button on the item's floating toolbar and select an item.When you add a toolbar to the Ribbon group. labels. For example. Ribbon Items The C1Ribbon containers can hold the following Ribbon items: Button The RibbonButton items in this Font group are highlighted below: Check Box The check box control allows the user to validate or invalidate an option. Simply click the glyph in the upper-left corner of the toolbar to enable its floating toolbar. check boxes. in the following image the Add Button is being selected: You can continue to add more Ribbon items. Next. such as. to the Ribbon toolbar. combo boxes. buttons. You can quickly add more Ribbon items to the toolbar using the smart designer. and so on. The following Show/Hide group contains numerous RibbonCheckBox elements: 41 . a Ribbon button appears in the container.

Click the color picker's drop-down arrow to reveal the color palette.Color Picker A color picker is a button that shows a drop-down color palette. standard colors. The RibbonGallery is designed to allow the user to select items visually in a grid or menu-like layout. and choose a design without having to navigate through a number of menus and dialog boxes: 42 . a user can view a gallery with different styles. For example. which contains theme colors. The RibbonComboBox item in this Font group is highlighted below: Text Box Represents a text box control. The RibbonTextBox element in this Proofing group is highlighted below: Gallery A gallery consists of gallery groups. This results-oriented approach allows users to quickly see the features and make a selection from a group of items. Use the RibbonColorPicker to select a specific color from a preset palette. preview the results. and more: Combo Box A combo box is a combination of a drop-down list or list box and a single-line text box. A gallery may be displayed in either collapsed or expanded view.

The following Styles group contains a RibbonMenu item: Separator The separator item can be used in a Ribbon group. or drop-down element to visually separate groups of Ribbon items. toolbar.Font Combo Box A RibbonFontComboBox is a combination of a drop-down list or list box that shows available font styles and a single-line text box. The RibbonSeparator items in this Paragraph group are highlighted below: 43 . Click the font combo box to reveal the list of available font styles: Label The RibbonLabel elements in this Clipboard group are highlighted below: Menu This is a button that shows a drop-down menu. Use a menu button when you need a menu for a small set of related commands.

Split Button A split button combines a regular button and a drop-down list. acts as a radio button (checking one will uncheck all others). The RibbonToggleButton elements in this Paragraph group are highlighted below: Status Bar Items The C1StatusBar can hold the following items:            button color picker combo box font combo box label menu separator split button toggle button track bar progress bar 44 . but works like a check box. Use a split button to combine a set of variations of a command. especially when one of the commands is used often. The RibbonSplitButton elements in this Paragraph group are highlighted below: Toggle Button A toggle button displays like a command button. When used within a toggle group.

see Ribbon Items (page 41). Smart Tag 45 . For details on the toggle group. Design-Time Support ComponentOne Ribbon for WinForms provides visual editing to make it easier to create the Ribbon. Track Bar The RibbonTrackBar functions similar to the standard System.TrackBar control and is designed specifically for use in a C1StatusBar.Windows. see Ribbon Containers (page 40). You might use a track bar to allow the user to zoom in and zoom out of a document window. The following Ribbon sample form shows a status bar with a progress bar in the left pane and a track bar in the right pane: Progress Bar The RibbonProgressBar element displays a bar that fills in from left to right with the system highlight color as an operation progresses.For information on each Ribbon item.Forms. You can make changes to the Ribbon by using one or more of the following visual editors: Properties Window You can access the C1Ribbon and C1StatusBar properties simply by right-clicking on the control and selecting Properties or by selecting the class from the drop-down box of the Properties window.

For more information about using the in-place editing feature see the In-Place Text Editing (page 113) topic. You can invoke the tasks menu by clicking on the smart tag ( ) in the upper-right corner of each control. Collection Editors The main part of each of the collection editor's application consists of a Windows form which conveniently allows you to add Ribbon items and edit their properties. see the C1Ribbon Smart Designer (page 82) and C1StatusBar Smart Designer (page 110) topics. Context Menu You can use the C1Ribbon and C1StatusBar controls' context menu for additional functionality at design time. see C1Ribbon and C1StatusBar Smart Tags (page 47). For more information on the C1Ribbon and C1StatusBar smart designer.In Visual Studio 2005. C1Ribbon provides the following collection editors:                    RibbonApplicationMenu BottomPaneItems Collection Editor RibbonApplicationMenu LeftPaneItems Collection Editor RibbonApplicationMenu RightPaneItems Collection Editor QAT Items Collection Editor QAT MenuItems Collection Editor RibbonConfigToolBar Items Collection Editor RibbonTab Collection Editor RibbonGroup Collection Editor RibbonGroup Items Collection Editor RibbonGalleryItem Collection Editor RibbonGallery Menu Items Collection Editor RibbonToolBar Items Collection Editor RibbonMenu Items Collection Editor RibbonComboBox Items Collection Editor RibbonComboBox Menu Items Collection Editor RibbonFontComboBox Menu Items Collection Editor RibbonSplitButton Items Collection Editor StatusBar LeftPaneItems Collection Editor StatusBar RightPaneItems Collection Editor Smart Designers The smart designers enable you to have complete control over creating a powerful and enhancing Ribbon and status bar. For more information on how to use the smart tags. In-Place Text Editing You can quickly edit Ribbon elements' labels using the in-place editing feature. 46 . the C1Ribbon and C1StatusBar controls include a smart tag. A smart tag represents a shortcut tasks menu that provides the most commonly used properties in each control. See the C1Ribbon and C1StatusBar Context Menus (page 48) topic for details.

This will open the C1Ribbon Tasks menu. This will open the C1StatusBar Tasks menu.  Save Ribbon Template Clicking on the Save Ribbon Template link opens Save Ribbon Template dialog box where you can save the Ribbon layout as an XML file.C1Ribbon and C1StatusBar Smart Tags The C1Ribbon and C1StatusBar controls each provide quick and easy access to common properties through their smart tag. 47 .  Enable Smart Designer Deselecting the Enable Smart Designer check box turns off the smart designer functionality. The default style is Office2007Blue.  QAT Location Clicking on the QAT Location drop-down arrow allows you to select the location.  Visual Style Clicking on the Visual Style drop-down arrow opens a list of available Office 2007 themes to choose from. above or below. C1Ribbon Smart Tag To access the C1Ribbon Tasks menu. which is helpful in finding the version number of C1Ribbon and online resources. click on the smart tag ( ) in the upper-right corner of the C1Ribbon control. The C1Ribbon Tasks menu operates as follows:  Load Ribbon Template Clicking on the Load Ribbon Template link opens the Load Ribbon Template dialog box where you can import an XML file that contains the pre-formatted Ribbon. C1StatusBar Smart Tag To access the C1StatusBar Tasks menu. and selecting the check box enables the smart designer.  About C1Ribbon Clicking on the About C1Ribbon item displays the About ComponentOne C1Ribbon dialog box. click on the smart tag ( ) in the upper-right corner of the C1StatusBar control. of the Quick Access Toolbar in relation to the Ribbon.

 Save StatusBar Template Clicking on the Save StatusBar Template link opens Save StatusBar Template dialog box where you can save the status bar layout as an XML file.  Enable Smart Designer Deselecting the Enable Smart Designer check box turns off the smart designer functionality.  About C1StatusBar Clicking on the About C1StatusBar item displays the About ComponentOne C1Ribbon dialog box.The C1StatusBar Tasks menu operates as follows:  Load StatusBar Template Clicking on the Load StatusBar Template link opens the Load StatusBar Template dialog box where you can import an XML file that contains the pre-formatted status bar. and selecting the check box enables the smart designer. The default style is Office2007Blue.  Visual Style Clicking on the Visual Style drop-down arrow opens a list of available Office 2007 themes to choose from. C1Ribbon Context Menu Right-click on the C1Ribbon control to open its context menu. 48 . which is helpful in finding the version number of C1Ribbon and online resources. C1Ribbon and C1StatusBar Context Menus The C1Ribbon and C1StatusBar controls each provide a context menu for additional functionality to use at design time.

 Load Ribbon Template Clicking on the Load Ribbon Template item opens the Load Ribbon Template dialog box where you can import an XML file that contains the pre-formatted Ribbon. from where you can add user-defined localization for run-time string resources.  Save Ribbon Template Clicking on the Save Ribbon Template item opens Save Ribbon Template dialog box where you can save the Ribbon layout as an XML file. 49 .  Localize Opens the Localize dialog box.The C1Ribbon context menu operates as follows:  About C1Ribbon Clicking on the About C1Ribbon item displays the About ComponentOne C1Ribbon dialog box. which is helpful in finding the version number of C1Ribbon and online resources. C1StatusBar Context Menu Right-click on the C1StatusBar control to open its context menu.

C1Ribbon Collection Editors The main part of each of the collection editor's application consists of a Windows form which conveniently allows you to add Ribbon items and edit their properties. C1Ribbon provides the following collection editors:      Application Menu Collection Editors Quick Access Toolbar Collection Editors Configuration Toolbar Collection Editor Ribbon Tab Collection Editor Ribbon Group Collection Editor 50 . which is helpful in finding the version number of C1Ribbon and online resources.  Load StatusBar Template Clicking on the Load StatusBar Template link opens the Load StatusBar Template dialog box where you can import an XML file that contains the pre-formatted status bar.The C1StatusBar context menu operates as follows:  About C1StatusBar Clicking on the About C1StatusBar item displays the About ComponentOne C1Ribbon dialog box.  Save StatusBar Template Clicking on the Save StatusBar Template link opens Save StatusBar Template dialog box where you can save the status bar layout as an XML file. from where you can add user-defined localization for run-time string resources.  Localize Opens the Localize dialog box.

Bottom Pane To edit the Application menu's bottom pane. use the RibbonApplicationMenu BottomPaneItems Collection Editor: 51 . and RightPane) allow you to add Ribbon items to the Start menu or remove Ribbon items from the Start menu. Application Menu Collection Editors The Application menu consists of three collection editors:    RibbonApplicationMenu BottomPaneItems Collection Editor RibbonApplicationMenu LeftPaneItems Collection Editor RibbonApplicationMenu RightPaneItems Collection Editor The Ribbon application menu's collection editors (BottomPane. you can edit the item's properties. LeftPane.         Ribbon Group Items Collection Editor Ribbon GalleryItem Collection Editor RibbonGallery Menu Items Collection Editor Ribbon ToolBar Items Collection Editor Ribbon Menu Items Collection Editor RibbonComboBox Items Collection Editor RibbonComboBox Menu Items Collection Editor RibbonFontComboBox Menu Items Collection Editor Ribbon SplitButton Items Collection Editor The following topics briefly introduce the C1Ribbon collection editors and explain how to access each collection editor. Additionally.

Clicking the Add button will add Ribbon button(s) to the Application menu. use the RibbonApplicationMenu LeftPaneItems Collection Editor: 52 . Left Pane To edit the Application menu's left pane.

use the RibbonApplicationMenu RightPaneItems Collection Editor: 53 .Clicking the Add drop-down button will reveal a drop-down list with the following Ribbon items available to add to the Application menu's left pane:       RibbonButton RibbonLabel RibbonMenu RibbonSeparator RibbonSplitButton RibbonToggleButton Right Pane To edit the Application menu's right pane.

or RightPaneItems property and then click the ellipsis button to open the collection editor for each menu pane. LeftPaneItems. Click the application button to activate it. click on the (Collection) next to the BottomPaneItems. 3. Add a C1Ribbon control to the Ribbon Form. 54 . In the Properties window.Clicking the Add button will add list item(s) to the Application menu. To access the Ribbon Application menu's collection editors: 1. 2.

QAT Items Collection Editor To add. or edit the items in the QAT. remove. Additionally.Quick Access Toolbar Collection Editors The Quick Access Toolbar (QAT) consists of the following collection editors:   QAT Items Collection Editor QAT MenuItems Collection Editor The QAT's collection editors allow you to add or remove Ribbon items to and from the QAT or QAT's menu. use the QAT Items Collection Editor: 55 . you can edit the item's properties.

QAT MenuItems Collection Editor To add. Add a C1Ribbon control to the Ribbon Form. use the QAT MenuItems Collection Editor: 56 . You can arrange the items in the QAT Items list using the up and down arrow buttons. 3. or edit the items in the QAT's menu (hot list). remove. 2.Selecting an item in the Existing Items list and clicking the > button adds the item to the QAT Items list. expand the Qat property node. To access the QAT Items Collection Editor: 1. In the Properties window. Click the C1Ribbon control to activate it. The QAT Items Collection Editor appears. then click the ellipsis button. click on the (Collection) next to the Items property.

Add a C1Ribbon control to the Ribbon Form. then click the ellipsis button. Click the C1Ribbon control to activate it. Additionally. 3.Selecting an item in the Existing Items list and clicking the > button adds the item to the QAT MenuItems list. The QAT MenuItems Collection Editor appears. expand the Qat property node. Configuration Toolbar Collection Editor The RibbonConfigToolBar Items Collection Editor allows you to add Ribbon items to the configuration toolbar or remove Ribbon items from the configuration toolbar. you can edit the item's properties. To access the QAT MenuItems Collection Editor: 1. In the Properties window. use the RibbonConfigToolBar Items Collection Editor: 57 . You can arrange the items in the QAT MenuItems list using the up and down arrow buttons. 2. To edit the configuration toolbar. click on the (Collection) next to the MenuItems property.

Clicking the Add drop-down button will reveal a drop-down list with the following Ribbon items available to add to the configuration toolbar:                  RibbonButton RibbonCheckBox RibbonColorPicker RibbonComboBox RibbonDatePicker RibbonFontComboBox RibbonLabel RibbonMenu RibbonNumericBox RibbonProgressBar RibbonSeparator RibbonSplitButton RibbonTextBox RibbonTimePicker RibbonToggleButton RibbonTrackBar RibbonControlHost To access the RibbonConfigToolBar Items Collection Editor: 58 .

In the Properties window. Add a C1Ribbon control to the Ribbon Form. Click the C1Ribbon control to activate it. 2. In the Properties window.1. then click the ellipsis button. 3. Add a C1Ribbon control to the Ribbon Form. To access the RibbonTab Collection Editor: 1. To edit the Ribbon tab(s). RibbonTab Collection Editor The RibbonTab Collection Editor allows you to add any number of tabs to the Ribbon or remove tabs from the Ribbon. you can edit the group's properties. use the RibbonTab Collection Editor: Clicking the Add button will add tab(s) to the Ribbon. The RibbonTab Collection Editor appears. click on the (Collection) next to the Items property. click on the (Collection) next to the Tabs property and then click the ellipsis button. 59 . Click the C1Ribbon control to activate it. RibbonGroup Collection Editor The RibbonGroup Collection Editor allows you to add any number of groups to the tab or remove groups from the tab. 2. expand the ConfigToolBar property node. 3. Additionally. you can edit the tab's properties. The RibbonConfigToolBar Items Collection Editor appears. Additionally.

use the RibbonGroup Collection Editor: Clicking the Add button will add group(s) to the Ribbon. 2.To edit the Ribbon group(s). From the RibbonTab Collection Editor's Properties window. Option 2 1. 60 . Add a C1Ribbon control to the Ribbon Form. Accessing the RibbonGroup Collection Editor You can use one of the following two options to access the RibbonGroup Collection Editor: Option 1 1. 2. The RibbonGroup Collection Editor appears. Access the RibbonTab Collection Editor (page 59). click on the ellipsis button next to the Groups property. click on the ellipsis button next to the Groups property. Click the RibbonTab element to activate it. In the Properties window. 3.

RibbonGroup Items Collection Editor The RibbonGroup Items Collection Editor allows you to add any number of Ribbon items to the group or remove items from the group.The RibbonGroup Collection Editor appears. use the RibbonGroup Items Collection Editor: 61 . To edit the Ribbon item(s). Additionally. you can edit the item's properties.

Clicking the Add drop-down button will reveal a drop-down list with the following Ribbon items available to add to the group:                  RibbonButton RibbonCheckBox RibbonColorPicker RibbonComboBox RibbonDatePicker RibbonGallery RibbonFontComboBox RibbonLabel RibbonMenu RibbonNumericBox RibbonProgressBar RibbonSeparator RibbonSplitButton RibbonTextBox RibbonTimePicker RibbonToggleButton RibbonToolBar 62 .

click on the ellipsis button next to the Items property. To edit the Ribbon gallery item(s). The RibbonGroup Items Collection Editor appears. 2. Click the RibbonGroup element to activate it. Access the RibbonGroup Collection Editor (page 59). Additionally. Option 2 1. In the group's Properties window. 3. RibbonGalleryItem Collection Editor The RibbonGalleryItem Collection Editor allows you to add any number of items to the gallery or remove items from the gallery. you can edit the item's properties. 2.  RibbonTrackBar RibbonControlHost Accessing the RibbonGroup Items Collection Editor You can use one of the following two options to access the RibbonGroup Items Collection Editor: Option 1 1. use the RibbonGalleryItem Collection Editor: 63 . click on the ellipsis button next to the Items property. From the RibbonGroup Collection Editor's Properties window. The RibbonGroup Items Collection Editor appears. Add a C1Ribbon control to the Ribbon Form.

2. Add a RibbonGallery to the Ribbon group. 2. Access the RibbonGroup Items Collection Editor (page 61).Clicking the Add button will add gallery item(s) to the Ribbon. click on the ellipsis button next to the Items property. click on the ellipsis button next to the Items property in the Properties window. The RibbonGalleryItem Collection Editor appears. With the RibbonGallery selected in the Members list. Accessing the RibbonGalleryItem Collection Editor You can use one of the following two options to access the RibbonGalleryItem Collection Editor: Option 1 1. Click the Add drop-down button and add a gallery item. 3. Click the gallery element to activate it. 64 . Option 2 1. 3. In the Properties window.

you can edit the item's properties. To edit the Ribbon gallery menu item(s). use the RibbonGallery Menu Items Collection Editor: 65 . Additionally.The RibbonGalleryItem Collection Editor appears. RibbonGallery Menu Items Collection Editor The RibbonGallery Menu Items Collection Editor allows you to add any number of menu items to the bottom of the drop-down portion of the gallery or remove menu items from the bottom of the drop-down portion of the gallery.

3. click on the ellipsis button next to the MenuItems property. In the Properties window. Option 2 1.Clicking the Add drop-down button will reveal a drop-down list with the following Ribbon items available to add to the drop-down portion of the gallery:          RibbonButton RibbonColorPicker RibbonColorPickerItem RibbonComboBox RibbonLabel RibbonMenu RibbonSeparator RibbonSplitButton RibbonToggleButton Accessing the RibbonGallery Menu Items Collection Editor You can use one of the following two options to access the RibbonGallery Menu Items Collection Editor: Option 1 1. Click the gallery element to activate it. Access the RibbonGroup Items Collection Editor (page 61). The RibbonGallery Menu Items Collection Editor appears. 2. Add a RibbonGallery to the Ribbon group. 66 .

3. click on the ellipsis button next to the MenuItems property in the Properties window. Click the Add drop-down button and add a gallery item. use the RibbonToolBar Items Collection Editor: 67 . To edit the Ribbon item(s). Additionally. you can edit the item's properties. RibbonToolBar Items Collection Editor The RibbonToolBar Items Collection Editor allows you to add any number of Ribbon items to the toolbar or remove items from the toolbar. The RibbonGallery Menu Items Collection Editor appears. With the RibbonGallery selected in the Members list.2.

click on the ellipsis button next to the Items property. 3. Click the toolbar element to activate it. Add a RibbonToolBar to the Ribbon group.Clicking the Add drop-down button will reveal a drop-down list with the following Ribbon items available to add to the toolbar:            RibbonButton RibbonCheckBox RibbonColorPicker RibbonComboBox RibbonFontComboBox RibbonLabel RibbonMenu RibbonSeparator RibbonSplitButton RibbonTextBox RibbonToggleButton Accessing the RibbonToolBar Items Collection Editor You can use one of the following two options to access the RibbonToolBar Items Collection Editor: Option 1 1. 68 . In the Properties window. 2.

click on the ellipsis button next to the Items property in the Properties window. Additionally. 2. Access the RibbonGroup Items Collection Editor (page 61). With the RibbonToolBar selected in the Members list. use the RibbonMenu Items Collection Editor: 69 . you can edit the item's properties. To edit the Ribbon item(s). Option 2 1. 3. Click the Add drop-down button and add a toolbar item. RibbonMenu Items Collection Editor The RibbonMenu Items Collection Editor allows you to add any number of Ribbon items to the menu or remove items from the menu.The RibbonToolBar Items Collection Editor appears. The RibbonToolBar Items Collection Editor appears.

Clicking the Add drop-down button will reveal a drop-down list with the following Ribbon items available to add to the menu:          RibbonButton RibbonColorPicker RibbonColorPickerItem RibbonComboBox RibbonLabel RibbonMenu RibbonSeparator RibbonSplitButton RibbonToggleButton Accessing the RibbonMenu Items Collection Editor You can use one of the following two options to access RibbonMenu Items Collection Editor: Option 1 1. 70 . 2. Option 2 1. 3. Access the RibbonGroup Items Collection Editor (page 61). Add a RibbonMenu to the Ribbon group. click on the ellipsis button next to the Items property. The RibbonMenu Items Collection Editor appears. Click the menu element to activate it. In the Properties window.

The RibbonMenu Items Collection Editor appears. 3. Click the Add drop-down button and add a menu item. RibbonComboBox Items Collection Editor The RibbonComboBox Items Collection Editor allows you to add any number of Ribbon items to the combo box or remove items from the combo box. you can edit the item's properties. To edit the Ribbon item(s). With the RibbonMenu selected in the Members list. click on the ellipsis button next to the Items property in the Properties window. Additionally. use the RibbonComboBox Items Collection Editor: 71 .2.

click on the ellipsis button next to the Items property. With the RibbonComboBox selected in the Members list. click on the ellipsis button next to the Items property in the Properties window.Clicking the Add drop-down button will reveal a drop-down list with the following Ribbon items available to add to the combo box:   RibbonButton RibbonLabel Accessing the RibbonComboBox Items Collection Editor You can use one of the following two options to access RibbonComboBox Items Collection Editor: Option 1 1. 2. 3. 72 . Add a RibbonComboBox to the Ribbon group. 2. Click the Add drop-down button and add a combo box item. In the Properties window. Access the RibbonGroup Items Collection Editor (page 61). Option 2 1. 3. Click the combo box element to activate it. The RibbonComboBox Items Collection Editor appears.

you can edit the item's properties.The RibbonComboBox Items Collection Editor appears. RibbonComboBox Menu Items Collection Editor The RibbonComboBox Menu Items Collection Editor allows you to add any number of Ribbon menu items to the drop-down portion of the combo box or remove menu items from the drop-down portion of the combo box. Additionally. use the RibbonComboBox Menu Items Collection Editor: 73 . To edit the Ribbon item(s).

Option 2 1. Access the RibbonGroup Items Collection Editor (page 61). 2. Add a RibbonComboBox to the Ribbon group. The RibbonComboBox Menu Items Collection Editor appears. 74 . Click the combo box element to activate it. 2. click on the ellipsis button next to the MenuItems property.Clicking the Add drop-down button will reveal a drop-down list with the following Ribbon items available to add to the drop-down portion of the combo box:         RibbonButton RibbonColorPickerItem RibbonComboBox RibbonLabel RibbonMenu RibbonSeparator RibbonSplitButton RibbonToggleButton Accessing the RibbonComboBox Menu Items Collection Editor You can use one of the following two options to access RibbonComboBox Menu Items Collection Editor: Option 1 1. In the Properties window. Click the Add drop-down button and add a combo box item. 3.

To edit the Ribbon item(s). RibbonFontComboBox Menu Items Collection Editor The RibbonFontComboBox Menu Items Collection Editor allows you to add any number of Ribbon menu items to the drop-down portion of the font combo box or remove menu items from the drop-down portion of the font combo box. The RibbonComboBox Menu Items Collection Editor appears. use the RibbonFontComboBox Menu Items Collection Editor: 75 .3. With the RibbonComboBox selected in the Members list. Additionally. you can edit the item's properties. click on the ellipsis button next to the MenuItems property in the Properties window.

2.Clicking the Add drop-down button will reveal a drop-down list with the following Ribbon items available to add to the drop-down portion of the font combo box:         RibbonButton RibbonColorPickerItem RibbonComboBox RibbonLabel RibbonMenu RibbonSeparator RibbonSplitButton RibbonToggleButton Accessing the RibbonFontComboBox Menu Items Collection Editor You can use one of the following two options to access RibbonFontComboBox Menu Items Collection Editor: Option 1 1. click on the ellipsis button next to the MenuItems property. 2. Add a RibbonFontComboBox to the Ribbon group. Option 2 1. 3. Click the Add drop-down button and add a font combo box item. Click the font combo box element to activate it. Access the RibbonGroup Items Collection Editor (page 61). 76 . The RibbonFontComboBox Menu Items Collection Editor appears. In the Properties window.

click on the ellipsis button next to the MenuItems property in the Properties window. RibbonSplitButton Items Collection Editor The RibbonSplitButton Items Collection Editor allows you to add any number of Ribbon items to the split button or remove items from the split button.3. With the RibbonFontComboBox selected in the Members list. use the RibbonSplitButton Items Collection Editor: 77 . To edit the Ribbon item(s). you can edit the item's properties. Additionally. The RibbonFontComboBox Menu Items Collection Editor appears.

Clicking the Add drop-down button will reveal a drop-down list with the following Ribbon items available to add to the menu:         RibbonButton RibbonColorPickerItem RibbonComboBox RibbonLabel RibbonMenu RibbonSeparator RibbonSplitButton RibbonToggleButton Accessing the RibbonSplitButton Items Collection Editor You can use one of the following two options to access RibbonSplitButton Items Collection Editor: Option 1 1. Access the RibbonGroup Items Collection Editor (page 61). Click the Add drop-down button and add a split button. In the Properties window. 2. click on the ellipsis button next to the Items property. 2. Option 2 1. Click the split button to activate it. Add a RibbonSplitButton to the Ribbon group. The RibbonSplitButton Items Collection Editor appears. 3. 78 .

click on the ellipsis button next to the Items property in the Properties window. With the RibbonSplitButton selected in the Members list. you can edit the item's properties. The RibbonSplitButton Items Collection Editor appears. C1StatusBar Collection Editors The main part of the C1StatusBar editor's application consists of a Windows form which conveniently allows you to add status bar pane items and edit their properties. use the C1StatusBar LeftPaneItems Collection Editor: 79 . To edit the left status bar pane. C1StatusBar provides the following collection editors:   C1StatusBar LeftPaneItems Collection Editor C1StatusBar RightPaneItems Collection Editor The following topics briefly introduce the C1StatusBar collection editors and explain how to access each editor. Additionally. C1StatusBar LeftPaneItems Collection Editor The C1StatusBar LeftPaneItems Collection Editor allows you to add Ribbon items to the left status bar pane or remove Ribbon items from the left status bar pane.3.

2.Clicking the Add drop-down button will reveal a drop-down list with the following Ribbon items available to add to the left status bar pane:               1. RibbonButton RibbonColorPicker RibbonComboBox RibbonDatePicker RibbonFontComboBox RibbonLabel RibbonMenu RibbonNumericBox RibbonProgressBar RibbonSeparator RibbonSplitButton RibbonTextBox RibbonTimePicker RibbonToggleButton Add a C1StatusBar control to the Ribbon Form. Click the C1StatusBar control to activate it. RibbonTrackBarTo access the C1StatusBar LeftPaneItems Collection Editor: 80 .

you can edit the item's properties.3. Additionally. then click the ellipsis button. To edit the right status bar pane. click on the (Collection) next to the LeftPaneItems property. C1StatusBar RightPaneItems Collection Editor The C1StatusBar RightPaneItems Collection Editor allows you to add Ribbon items to the right status bar pane or remove Ribbon items from the right status bar pane. use the C1StatusBar RightPaneItems Collection Editor: Clicking the Add drop-down button will reveal a drop-down list with the following Ribbon items available to add to the right status bar pane:           RibbonButton RibbonColorPicker RibbonComboBox RibbonDatePicker RibbonFontComboBox RibbonLabel RibbonMenu RibbonNumericBox RibbonProgressBar RibbonSeparator 81 . In Properties window. The C1StatusBar LeftPaneItems Collection Editor appears.

2. RibbonSplitButton RibbonTextBox RibbonTimePicker RibbonToggleButton RibbonTrackBar Add a C1StatusBar control to the Ribbon Form. then click the ellipsis button.     1. click on the (Collection) next to the RightPaneItems property. RibbonTrackBarTo access the C1StatusBar RightPaneItems Collection Editor: C1Ribbon Smart Designer C1Ribbon provides visual editing to make it easier to create a Ribbon. The C1StatusBar RightPaneItems Collection Editor appears. Using the smart designer. In Properties window. you can set properties directly on the form. When you mouse over an item on the Ribbon. 82 . a tab at the lower left side of the form appears indicating what item the mouse is over. Clicking the item reveals a floating toolbar. Click the C1StatusBar control to activate it. Some items also provide directions directly on the form on how to customize the item. 3.

You can also add the combo box to the QAT and hot list. modify the text settings. and disable/enable the item. You can also add the group to the QAT and hot list. as well as disable/enable the item. Application menu floating toolbar: The Application menu's floating toolbar allows you to change the Application button's image and enable or disable the menu. Label floating toolbar: The label's floating toolbar allows you to change the image. add Ribbon items. modify the text settings. modify the text settings. Gallery floating toolbar: The gallery's floating toolbar allows you to change the image. and text properties. and set the visual style of the Ribbon. You can also add the color picker to the QAT and hot list. disable/enable the item. Combo Box floating toolbar: The combo box's floating toolbar allows you to change the image. max text length. and disable/enable the item. and disable/enable the item. and disable/enable the color picker. Edit Box floating toolbar: The edit box's floating toolbar allows you to change the image. and disable/enable the item. and text properties.The smart designer consists of the following floating toolbars: Floating Toolbar Description Ribbon floating toolbar: The Ribbon's floating toolbar allows you to load and save a template. add a tab. as well as disable/enable the item. modify the text settings. modify the text settings. open the tree-based designer. modify the text settings. Check Box floating toolbar: The check box's floating toolbar allows you to change the image. Tab floating toolbar: The tab's floating toolbar allows you to add a group. Clicking the caption area of the group reveals the floating toolbar which enables you to modify text settings. max text length. and add the button to hot list. change the image. set the text area width. set the text area width. and disable/enable the gallery. add the button to the QAT. Color Picker floating toolbar: The color picker's floating toolbar allows you to change the image. Button floating toolbar: The button's floating toolbar allows you to change the image. modify the text settings. Group floating toolbars: The group's floating toolbar allows you to load and save a group template. and Add Launcher Button / Remove Launcher Button. 83 . modify the text settings. You can also add the check box to the QAT and hot list.

and disable/enable the item. Split Button floating toolbar: The split button's floating toolbar allows you to change the image. modify the text settings. Toolbar floating toolbar: The toolbar's floating toolbar allows you to add Ribbon items and disable/enable the item. or delete the item. and disable/enable the item.Menu floating toolbar: The menu's floating toolbar allows you to change the image. modify the text settings. copy. Toggle Button floating toolbar: The toggle button's floating toolbar allows you to change the image. You can also add the menu item to the QAT. Separator floating toolbar: The separator's floating toolbar allows you to cut. and disable/enable the item. Change Ribbon's visual style: Edit the Ribbon's visual style. 84 . Toggle Group floating toolbar: The toggle group's floating toolbar allows you to add a toggle button(s) and disable/enable the item. click the button that appears in the upper-left corner of the form. The Ribbon's floating toolbar consists of the following buttons: Actions: Load and save templates. click the button. To display the main Ribbon floating toolbar. You can also add the split button to the QAT and hot list. Ribbon Floating Toolbar The Ribbon's floating toolbar is the only floating toolbar that will appear on the form regardless of the item the mouse is positioned over. paste. and add tabs. You can also add the toggle button to the QAT and hot list. You can also add the menu item to the QAT and hot list. To close the floating toolbar. Hide/show Ribbon items: Add or remove Ribbon items. modify the text settings.

Localize: Opens the Localize dialog box. Visual Style Clicking the Change Ribbon's Visual Style button opens the Visual Style dialog box. 85 . In the designer. The Load Ribbon/Save Ribbon Template feature allows end users to create a collection of ready-to-use templates for the Ribbon. Hide/show Ribbon items Clicking the Hide/Show Ribbon Items button opens the Hide/Show Ribbon Items designer. Actions Clicking the Actions button opens a list of available actions. you can easily select or deselect existing items on the Ribbon to hide them or show them. Here you can change the visual style of the Ribbon to Office2007Black or Office2007Silver (or keep its default Office2007Blue style).

Change Image Clicking the Change Image button opens the Change Image dialog box. Miscellaneous settings Clicking the Miscellaneous settings button opens the Miscellaneous dialog box. Miscellaneous settings: Enable or disable the menu. you can enable the menu (checked by default) or disable the menu (unchecked). In the Miscellaneous dialog box. The tab's floating toolbar consists of the following buttons: Change Image: Edit image. or Delete the tab. modify the text settings. change the image.Application Menu Floating Toolbar The Application menu's floating toolbar allows you to change the Application menu's image and enable or disable the menu. and Cut. Copy. The tab's floating toolbar consists of the following buttons: Actions: Add groups. Tab Floating Toolbar The tab's floating toolbar allows you to add groups. 86 . You can click the Import button to browse for a custom image or you can click the Select Image drop-down arrow to select from a list of large (32x32) or small (16x16) preset images. Paste. and disable/enable the item.

You can click the Import button to browse for a custom 16x16 image or you can click the Select Image drop-down arrow to select from a list of preset 16x16 images. Text settings: Edit Text and ToolTip properties.Change Image: Edit image. Actions Clicking the Actions button opens a list of available actions. Change Image Clicking the Change Image button opens the Change Image dialog box. you can edit the tab's Text and ToolTip properties. 87 . In the Text Settings dialog box. Miscellaneous settings: Enable or disable the tab. Text settings Clicking the Text settings button opens the Text Settings dialog box.

Miscellaneous settings: Enable or disable the group. Copy. In the Miscellaneous dialog box. 88 . Group Floating Toolbar The group's floating toolbar allows you to load and save a group template. The group's floating toolbar consists of the following buttons: Actions: Cut. Add Launcher Button / Remove Launcher Button: Add or remove a dialog box launcher button to the group. or Delete the group. You can also add the group to the QAT and hot list. add Ribbon items. Add to Hot Item List: Add the group to the hot item list. and disable/enable the group. load and save group templates. Add to Quick Access Toolbar: Add the group to the QAT.Miscellaneous settings Clicking the Miscellaneous settings button opens the Miscellaneous dialog box. and add Ribbon items to the group. Paste. Actions Clicking the Actions button opens a list of available actions. Text settings: Edit Text and ToolTip properties. you can enable the tab (checked by default) or disable the tab (unchecked). The Load Group/Save Group Template feature allows the end users to create a collection of ready-to-use templates for control groups.

89 . you can edit the group's Text and ToolTip properties. In the Miscellaneous dialog box. Text settings Clicking the Text settings button opens the Text Settings dialog box. you can enable the group (checked by default) or disable the group (unchecked). In the Text Settings dialog box.Miscellaneous settings Clicking the Miscellaneous settings button opens the Miscellaneous dialog box.

You can also add the button to the QAT and hot list. Change Image: Edit image and image size. . the Button Floating Toolbar The button's floating toolbar allows you to change the image. Add to Hot Item List: Add the button to the hot item list. Miscellaneous settings: Enable or disable the button.Add Launcher Button / Remove Launcher Button Clicking the Add Launcher Button will add a dialog launcher button to the group. which allows you to remove the Ribbon group from the QAT. Add to Quick Access Toolbar: Add the button to the QAT. Paste. and ToolTip properties. which allows you to . 90 . and disable/enable the button. . Copy. With the dialog launcher button added to the group. Description. After clicking button switches to Add to Hot Item List Clicking the Add to Hot Item List button adds the Ribbon group to the hot item list. or Delete the item. Add to Quick Access Toolbar Clicking the Add to Quick Access Toolbar button adds the Ribbon group to the QAT. Actions Clicking the Actions button opens a list of available actions. The button's floating toolbar consists of the following buttons: Actions: Cut. modify the text settings. clicking the Remove Launcher Button will remove the dialog launcher button from the group. which is available by clicking the drop-down arrow adjacent to the QAT. After clicking remove the Ribbon group from the hot list. the button switches to . Text settings: Edit Text.

you can enable the button (checked by default) or disable the button (unchecked). you can edit the button's text. Miscellaneous settings Clicking the Miscellaneous settings button opens the Miscellaneous dialog box. including the Text. In the Text Settings dialog box. and ToolTip.Change Image Clicking the Change Image button opens the Change Image dialog box. In the Miscellaneous dialog box. You can click the Import button to browse for a custom image or you can click the Select Image drop-down arrow to select from a list of large (32x32) or small (16x16) preset images. Text settings Clicking the Text settings button opens the Text Settings dialog box. Description. 91 . Note that you also have the option to place the image above the text (default for the large image).

You can also add the check box to the QAT and hot list. the button switches to . which is available by clicking the drop-down arrow adjacent to the QAT. Copy. and disable/enable the check box. or Delete the item. Miscellaneous settings: Enable or disable the check box. The check box's floating toolbar consists of the following buttons: Actions: Cut. which allows you to remove the Ribbon button from the QAT.Add to Quick Access Toolbar Clicking the Add to Quick Access Toolbar button adds the Ribbon button to the QAT. and ToolTip properties. After clicking button switches to Add to Hot Item List Clicking the Add to Hot Item List button adds the Ribbon button to the hot item list. Text settings: Edit Text. . Add to Hot Item List: Add the check box to the hot item list. Change Image: Edit image. modify the text settings. After clicking you to remove the Ribbon button from the hot list. Description. Actions Clicking the Actions button opens a list of available actions. Paste. . the Check Box Floating Toolbar The check box's floating toolbar allows you to change the image. Change Image 92 . which allows . Add to Quick Access Toolbar: Add the check box to the QAT.

including the Text. You can click the Import button to browse for a custom 16x16 image or you can click the Select Image drop-down arrow to select from a list of preset 16x16 images. you can edit the check box's text. which allows you to remove the check box from the QAT. In the Miscellaneous dialog box. . After clicking switches to . In the Text Settings dialog box.Clicking the Change Image button opens the Change Image dialog box. Description. Text settings Clicking the Text settings button opens the Text Settings dialog box. Miscellaneous settings Clicking the Miscellaneous settings button opens the Miscellaneous dialog box. you can enable the check box (checked by default) or disable the check box (unchecked). the button Add to Hot Item List 93 . and ToolTip. Add to Quick Access Toolbar Clicking the Add to Quick Access Toolbar button adds the check box to the QAT.

You can also add the color picker to the QAT and hot list. The color picker's floating toolbar consists of the following buttons: Actions: Cut. Note that you also have the option to place the image above the text (default for the large image). Change Image Clicking the Change Image button opens the Change Image dialog box. Paste. Change Image: Edit image. Text settings: Edit Text. You can click the Import button to browse for a custom image or you can click the Select Image drop-down arrow to select from a list of large (32x32) or small (16x16) preset images. modify the text settings. and ToolTip properties. Add to Hot Item List: Add the color picker to the hot item list. which allows you to Color Picker Floating Toolbar The color picker's floating toolbar allows you to change the image. Add to Quick Access Toolbar: Add the color picker to the QAT. Miscellaneous settings: Enable or disable the color picker. . 94 . Description.Clicking the Add to Hot Item List button adds the check box to the hot item list. Actions Clicking the Actions button opens a list of available actions. and disable/enable the color picker. the button switches to . which is available by clicking the drop-down arrow adjacent to the QAT. or Delete the item. After clicking remove the check box from the hot list. Copy.

Miscellaneous settings Clicking the Miscellaneous settings button opens the Miscellaneous dialog box. In the Miscellaneous dialog box. the 95 . you can edit the check box's text. Add to Quick Access Toolbar Clicking the Add to Quick Access Toolbar button adds the color picker to the QAT. After clicking button switches to Add to Hot Item List .Text settings Clicking the Text settings button opens the Text Settings dialog box. you can enable the color picker (checked by default) or disable the color picker (unchecked). including the Text. . and ToolTip. which allows you to remove the color picker from the QAT. Description. In the Text Settings dialog box.

the button switches to . and text properties. Paste. Copy. After clicking remove the color picker from the hot list. 96 . Miscellaneous settings: Set the text area width. You can also add the combo box to the QAT and hot list. or Delete the item. Change Image Clicking the Change Image button opens the Change Image dialog box. Change Image: Edit image. set the text area width. Actions Clicking the Actions button opens a list of available actions. You can click the Import button to browse for a custom 16x16 image or you can click the Select Image drop-down arrow to select from a list of preset 16x16 images. which allows you to Combo Box Floating Toolbar The combo box's floating toolbar allows you to change the image. and text properties. max text length. Add to Quick Access Toolbar: Add the combo box to the QAT. which is available by clicking the drop-down arrow adjacent to the QAT. and ToolTip properties. Text settings: Edit Text Description. . The combo box's floating toolbar consists of the following buttons: Actions: Cut. as well as disable/enable the combo box. as well as enable or disable the combo box. Add to Hot Item List: Add the combo box to the hot item list. modify the text settings.Clicking the Add to Hot Item List button adds the color picker to the hot item list. max text length.

After clicking remove the combo box from the hot list. you can edit the combo box's text properties. Miscellaneous settings Clicking the Miscellaneous settings button opens the Miscellaneous dialog box. . max text length. . which allows you to remove the combo box from the QAT. Add to Quick Access Toolbar Clicking the Add to Quick Access Toolbar button adds the combo box to the QAT. you can enable the combo box (checked by default) or disable the combo box (unchecked). In the Text Settings dialog box.Text settings Clicking the Text settings button opens the Text Settings dialog box. and text properties. In the Miscellaneous dialog box. which allows you to 97 . including the Text. the button switches to . After clicking switches to . Additionally. the button Add to Hot Item List Clicking the Add to Hot Item List button adds the combo box to the hot item list. you can set the text area width. Description. which is available by clicking the drop-down arrow adjacent to the QAT. and ToolTip.

Change Image Clicking the Change Image button opens the Change Image dialog box. Text settings: Edit Text. including the Text. and ToolTip. Change Image: Edit image. modify the text settings. max text length. 98 . you can edit the edit box's text properties. or Delete the item. and text properties. Actions Clicking the Actions button opens a list of available actions. You can click the Import button to browse for a custom 16x16 image or you can click the Select Image drop-down arrow to select from a list of preset 16x16 images. In the Text Settings dialog box.Edit Box Floating Toolbar The edit box's floating toolbar allows you to change the image. max text length. Text settings Clicking the Text settings button opens the Text Settings dialog box. as well as enable or disable the edit box. Description. Miscellaneous settings: Set the text area width. Paste. Copy. and ToolTip properties. as well as disable/enable the edit box. The edit box's floating toolbar consists of the following buttons: Actions: Cut. set the text area width. and text properties. Description.

In the Miscellaneous dialog box. modify the text settings. max text length. Change Image: Edit image. you can enable the edit box (checked by default) or disable the edit box (unchecked). Copy. you can set the text area width. Gallery Floating Toolbar The gallery's floating toolbar allows you to change the image. and ToolTip properties. and disable/enable the gallery. Paste. or Delete the item. Actions Clicking the Actions button opens a list of available actions. Text settings: Edit Text. The gallery's floating toolbar consists of the following buttons: Actions: Cut. Description. Miscellaneous settings: Enable or disable the gallery. Additionally. and text properties.Miscellaneous settings Clicking the Miscellaneous settings button opens the Miscellaneous dialog box. 99 .

and ToolTip. 100 . Text settings Clicking the Text settings button opens the Text Settings dialog box. you can edit the gallery's text. you can enable the gallery (checked by default) or disable the gallery (unchecked). including the Text. You can click the Import button to browse for a custom image or you can click the Select Image drop-down arrow to select from a list of large (32x32) or small (16x16) preset images. Miscellaneous settings Clicking the Miscellaneous settings button opens the Miscellaneous dialog box. In the Text Settings dialog box. In the Miscellaneous dialog box.Change Image Clicking the Change Image button opens the Change Image dialog box. Note that you also have the option to place the image above the text (default for the large image). Description.

Copy. Description. Paste. and disable/enable the label. Text settings 101 . You can click the Import button to browse for a custom 16x16 image or you can click the Select Image drop-down arrow to select from a list of preset 16x16 images. Change Image: Edit image. or Delete the item. Miscellaneous settings: Enable or disable the label. Change Image Clicking the Change Image button opens the Change Image dialog box.Label Floating Toolbar The label's floating toolbar allows you to change the image. and ToolTip properties. The label's floating toolbar consists of the following buttons: Actions: Cut. Actions Clicking the Actions button opens a list of available actions. modify the text settings. Text settings: Edit Text.

Actions Clicking the Actions button opens a list of available actions. you can edit the label's text properties. Text settings: Edit Text. including the Text. 102 . In the Text Settings dialog box.Clicking the Text settings button opens the Text Settings dialog box. Paste. or Delete the menu item. you can enable the label (checked by default) or disable the label (unchecked). Miscellaneous settings Clicking the Miscellaneous settings button opens the Miscellaneous dialog box. Copy. Add to Quick Access Toolbar: Add the menu item to the QAT. Miscellaneous settings: Enable or disable the menu item. and disable/enable the menu. Menu Floating Toolbar The menu's floating toolbar allows you to change the image. In the Miscellaneous dialog box. Add to Hot Item List: Add the menu item to the hot item list. and ToolTip. modify the text settings. Description. You can also add the menu item to the QAT and hot list. Change Image: Edit image and image size. Description. The menu's floating toolbar consists of the following buttons: Actions: Cut. and ToolTip properties.

including the Text. Description. you can edit the menu's text properties.Change Image Clicking the Change Image button opens the Change Image dialog box. You can click the Import button to browse for a custom image or you can click the Select Image drop-down arrow to select from a list of large (32x32) or small (16x16) preset images. In the Miscellaneous dialog box. Note that you also have the option to place the image above the text (default for the large image). In the Text Settings dialog box. you can enable the menu (checked by default) or disable the menu (unchecked). 103 . Text settings Clicking the Text settings button opens the Text Settings dialog box. and ToolTip. Miscellaneous settings Clicking the Miscellaneous settings button opens the Miscellaneous dialog box.

The separator floating toolbar consists of the following buttons: Actions: Cut. or Delete the item. . which is available by clicking the drop-down arrow adjacent to the QAT. the button switches to . the button Add to Hot Item List Clicking the Add to Hot Item List button adds the menu item to the hot item list. Copy. Add to Quick Access Toolbar: Add the menu item to the QAT. Paste. Split Button Floating Toolbar The split button's floating toolbar allows you to change the image. which allows you to remove the menu item from the QAT. Actions Clicking the Actions button opens a list of available actions. which allows you to Separator Floating Toolbar The separator's floating toolbar allows you to cut. After clicking switches to . copy. . 104 . and disable/enable the split button. The split button's floating toolbar consists of the following buttons: Actions: Cut. or Delete the item. or delete the item. After clicking remove the menu item from the hot list. paste. Change Image: Edit image and image size.Add to Quick Access Toolbar Clicking the Add to Quick Access Toolbar button adds the menu item to the QAT. Paste. Copy. You can also add the split button to the QAT and hot list. modify the text settings.

you can edit the split button's text properties. Note that you also have the option to place the image above the text (default for the large image). Miscellaneous settings: Enable or disable the split button. In the Text Settings dialog box. Description. You can click the Import button to browse for a custom image or you can click the Select Image drop-down arrow to select from a list of large (32x32) or small (16x16) preset images. including the Text. Text settings Clicking the Text settings button opens the Text Settings dialog box. Add to Hot Item List: Add the split button to the hot item list.Text settings: Edit Text. and ToolTip. and ToolTip properties. Actions Clicking the Actions button opens a list of available actions. 105 . Description. Change Image Clicking the Change Image button opens the Change Image dialog box. Add to Quick Access Toolbar: Add the split button to the QAT.

After clicking remove the split button from the hot list. the button switches to .Miscellaneous settings Clicking the Miscellaneous settings button opens the Miscellaneous dialog box. The toggle button's floating toolbar consists of the following buttons: Actions: Cut. you can enable the split button (checked by default) or disable the split button (unchecked). Text settings: Edit Text. Miscellaneous settings: Enable or disable the toggle button. After clicking switches to . Copy. Add to Quick Access Toolbar Clicking the Add to Quick Access Toolbar button adds the split button to the QAT. which is available by clicking the drop-down arrow adjacent to the QAT. In the Miscellaneous dialog box. 106 . Change Image: Edit image and image size. which allows you to Toggle Button Floating Toolbar The toggle button's floating toolbar allows you to change the image. Paste. or Delete the item. and disable/enable the toggle button. modify the text settings. which allows you to remove the split button from the QAT. You can also add the toggle button to the QAT and hot list. . the button Add to Hot Item List Clicking the Add to Hot Item List button adds the split button to the hot item list. . and ToolTip properties. Description.

Description. Actions Clicking the Actions button opens a list of available actions. Change Image Clicking the Change Image button opens the Change Image dialog box. including the Text. and ToolTip. Add to Hot Item List: Add the split button to the hot item list. Text settings Clicking the Text settings button opens the Text Settings dialog box.Add to Quick Access Toolbar: Add the split button to the QAT. Note that you also have the option to place the image above the text (default for the large image). You can click the Import button to browse for a custom image or you can click the Select Image drop-down arrow to select from a list of large (32x32) or small (16x16) preset images. 107 . you can edit the toggle button's text properties. In the Text Settings dialog box.

Miscellaneous settings Clicking the Miscellaneous settings button opens the Miscellaneous dialog box. the button switches to . Copy. which allows you to remove the toggle button from the QAT. . which is available by clicking the drop-down arrow adjacent to the QAT. and disable/enable the toggle group. The toggle group's floating toolbar consists of the following buttons: Actions: Add a toggle button. modify the text settings. and Cut. Paste. 108 . or Delete the item. you can enable the toggle button (checked by default) or disable the toggle button (unchecked). Miscellaneous settings: Enable or disable the toggle group. After clicking button switches to Add to Hot Item List Clicking the Add to Hot Item List button adds the toggle button to the hot item list. change the image. the Toggle Group Floating Toolbar The toggle group's floating toolbar allows you to add a toggle button. which allows you to . you can select the Pressed checkbox to show the toggle button as pressed (orange background). In the Miscellaneous dialog box. Add to Quick Access Toolbar Clicking the Add to Quick Access Toolbar button adds the toggle button to the QAT. After clicking remove the toggle button from the hot list. Actions Clicking the Actions button opens a list of available actions. . Additionally. To enable the toggle group's floating toolbar click the glyph in the upperleft corner of the item.

109 . To enable the item's floating toolbar click the glyph in the upper-left corner of the item. In the Miscellaneous dialog box. you can enable the toggle group (checked by default) or disable the toggle group (unchecked). Copy. Actions Clicking the Actions button opens a list of available actions. or Delete the toolbar. Paste. Miscellaneous settings: Enable or disable the Ribbon toolbar. The Ribbon toolbar floating toolbar consists of the following buttons: Actions: Cut. and add Ribbon items to the toolbar. Toolbar Floating Toolbar The Ribbon toolbar's floating toolbar allows you to add Ribbon items and disable/enable the Ribbon toolbar.Miscellaneous settings Clicking the Miscellaneous settings button opens the Miscellaneous dialog box.

110 . a tab at the lower left side of the form appears indicating what item the mouse is over. Using the smart designer. you can enable the Ribbon toolbar (checked by default) or disable the Ribbon toolbar (unchecked). C1StatusBar Smart Designer The C1StatusBar provides visual editing to make it easier to create a status bar. When you mouse over the C1StatusBar control. In the Miscellaneous dialog box. you can add items to the status bar directly on the form.Miscellaneous settings Clicking the Miscellaneous settings button opens the Miscellaneous dialog box.

Actions Clicking the Actions button opens a list of available actions. 111 . The LeftPaneItems' floating toolbar consists of the following button: Actions: Add status bar items to the C1StatusBar control's left pane. LeftPaneItems Floating Toolbar The LeftPaneItems' floating toolbar allows you to add status bar items to the C1StatusBar control's left pane. RightPaneItems floating toolbar: The RightPaneItems' floating toolbar allows you to add items to the right pane of the status bar. To enable the item's floating toolbar click the glyph in the upper-left corner of the left pane.Clicking the item reveals the following floating toolbars: Floating Toolbar Description LeftPaneItems floating toolbar: The LeftPaneItems' floating toolbar allows you to add items to the left pane of the status bar.

To enable the item's floating toolbar click the glyph in the upper-left corner of the right pane. 112 . The RightPaneItems' floating toolbar consists of the following button: Actions: Add status bar items to the C1StatusBar control's right pane.RightPaneItems Floating Toolbar The RightPaneItems' floating toolbar allows you to add status bar items to the C1StatusBar control's right pane. Actions Clicking the Actions button opens a list of available actions.

To use this feature. the tab for example. 2. complete the following steps: 1. or RibbonItem you wish to add the ToolTip to. follow these steps: 1. Select the C1Ribbon element's text. and RibbonItems. Enter a new tab name. for example. 113 . The tab's text is ready to be edited.In-Place Text Editing To edit the C1Ribbon element's label you can simply click on the text with your mouse pointer to highlight the text and then type in the appropriate text. Select the RibbonGroup. ToolTip Editor The ToolTip Editor is used to create rich ToolTips for RibbonTabs. Accessing the ToolTip Editor To open the ToolTip Editor. to highlight it. 3. Press ENTER or click outside the editing box to accept the change. RibbonGroups. RibbonTab. Home.

or properties of a ToolTip. saving you time and effort. locate the ToolTip property and press its ellipsis ( Editor appears. Each tab page features an editor where you can alter the content. 114 . source. Office Tab The Office tab page is used to add content.Office. HTML. and Properties tab pages. which provides a real-time preview of the ToolTip. you will find three tabs . The editor automatically creates all of the HTML code behind the ToolTip. Any additions or changes you make to your ToolTip under the Office tab will be reflected in the Preview pane.2. The ToolTip ToolTip Editor Layout When the ToolTip Editor opens. graphics. The following topics will detail the Office. and Properties . In the Properties window.on the left side of the dialog box. HTML. and separator lines to your ToolTip. ) button. On the right side of the editor is a Preview pane.

115 . When creating a ToolTip under the Html tab. This image will appear beneath the body text of the ToolTip. Any changes you make to your ToolTip under the Html tab will be reflected in the Preview pane. or you can code by hand in the HTML editor window. The body text holds the main content of the ToolTip. The Html tab page consists of a toolbar of command buttons and an HTML editor window.The following table describes the elements of the Office editor: Element Title Image Top Separator Body Text Description The title element appears at the top of the ToolTip. you have more control over the design of the ToolTip. Bottom Separator Subtitle Subimage Html Tab The Html tab page is used to add or modify the content of your ToolTip. Places a horizontal rule beneath the title and/or image. it is where the description and/or instructions for the tool appear. it will appear on the left-hand side. The horizontal rule is a dark grey. This image will appear over the body text of the ToolTip. Places a horizontal rule beneath the the body text. The horizontal rule is a dark grey. The subtitle element appears at the bottom of the ToolTip. it is bold by default. You can use the command buttons to add markup tags to your project. By default. By default. it will appear on the left-hand side. This will appear beneath the title and above the subtitle.

116 . Adds HTML tags for numbered list (<ol><li></li></ol> to the HTML editor. Pastes clipboard conent to the HTML editor window. Inserts an image into the tooltip using HTML tags (<img src = img. Adds HTML tags for a bulleted list (<ul><li></li></ul>) to the HTML editor. Copies selected content from the HTML editor window to the clipboard.gif>). Adds HTML tags for underlined text (<u></u>) around selected text. Adds HTML tags for bold text (<b></b>) around selected text.The following table provides descriptions for all of the command buttons under the Html tab: Button Name Cut Copy Paste Bold Italics Underline Bulleted List Numbered List Insert Image Description Removes selected content from the HTML editor window and places it on the clipboard. Adds HTML tags for italicized text (<i></i>) around selected text.

If this is set to True. Sets whether ampersands in the text should be displayed or hidden. Stretch. Sets the foreground color of the ToolTip window. the ToolTip will resemble a dialogue bubble in a comic strip. or TileStretch. Sets the background image displayed in the ToolTip window. Sets the color of the ToolTip window border. Tile. Sets whether or not the ToolTip window will have rounded corners.Properties Tab Within the Properties tab page is the Properties grid. Many of the changes that you make to the ToolTip properties will be displayed in the Preview pane. Sets the default font used within the ToolTip. Gets a collection of images that may be shown in the ToolTips. Zoom. 117 . Center. Sets whether or not the ToolTip is shown in a balloon shape. Sets whether or not the ToolTip window will display a dropshadow. which is used to customize the appearance and behavior of your ToolTips. Sets whether the ToolTip window should display a solid border. Sets the background image layout to None (default). The following table provides a list of properties that affect the appearance of a ToolTip: Property BackColor BackgroundImage BackgroundImageLayout Border BorderColor Font ForeColor Images IsBalloon RoundedCorners Shadow StripAmpersands UseFading Description Sets background color of the ToolTip window. Sets whether a fade effect should be used when displaying a tooltip.

Sets the length of time that must transpire before subsequent ToolTips appear as the mouse pointer moves from one control to another. To learn how to change the visual style. more efficient Windows Aero interface. Eliminate the need to start from scratch again! Visual Styles Change C1Ribbon'’s visual style by selecting one of the preset Office-inspired and Windows-inspired styles. Once this is done. ShowAlways Ribbon Appearance C1Ribbon is designed to make customization easy for you. Sets a value indicating whether a ToolTip window is displayed even when its parent control is not active. Visual Style Name Office2007Black Image 118 .The following table provides a list of properties that affect the behavior of a ToolTip: Property Active AutomaticDelay AutoPopDelay InitialDelay MaximumWidth ReshowDelay Description Sets a value indicating whether or not the ToolTip is currently active. see the Changing the Visual Style (page 158) topic. Sets the maximum width of the ToolTip. Sets the time that passes before the ToolTip. Save the Ribbon layout as an XML file and load the XML file for future usage with the Save/Load Template feature. more powerful. C1Ribbon will adopt the cleaner. C1Ribbon provides Office 2007/2010 and Windows 7 themes and over 700 stock images for Ribbon items. Sets the period of time (in milliseconds) that the aToolTip will remain visible if the mouse pointer is stationary. Sets the automatic delay for the rich ToolTip.

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3. 2. Click the Ribbon item. 3. Using the Collection Editor To add an image to the Ribbon item using the RibbonGroup Items Collection Editor. for example. click the drop-down arrow. and click the second drop-down arrow to reveal the list of predefined small images. the toggle button to activate it and reveal its properties in the Properties window.To change the Ribbon item's image. Select Bold.SmallImage property. The editor shows a list of Members and the available properties for each selected member. Click the Ribbon item. 2. the toggle button is highlighted in the Members list: 121 . The RibbonGroup Items Collection Editor appears. Locate the RibbonItem. Click the Small Image (16x16) drop-down arrow and select the Bold image. Using the Smart Designer To add an image to the Ribbon item using the smart designer. the toggle button to activate it and enable the toggle button's floating toolbar: 2. Click the Change Image button . Clicking the group activates it. a toggle button) to the group. In the group's Properties window. For this example. complete the following steps: 1. for example. complete the following steps: 1. Using the Properties Window To add an image to the Ribbon item using the Properties window. complete the following steps: 1. click on the ellipsis button next to the Items property. the following options are available: Note: The following tasks assume that you have added C1Ribbon control to your Ribbon Form and added a Ribbon item (for example. The Change Image dialog box appears. Click the group that contains the toggle button item.

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From the list. 4. The Load Ribbon Template dialog box appears. 4. Save Ribbon Template To save a Ribbon template. Load Ribbon Template To import an existing XML file to the Ribbon. XML Serialization of the Ribbon Layout The Load/Save Template feature allows end users to create a collection of ready-to-use templates for tabs and control groups. 3. Click the C1StatusBar smart tag ( ) to enable the C1StatusBar Tasks menu. Select Bold. complete the following steps: 1. Load StatusBar Template To load a status bar template. 5. Click the Actions drop-down button. For example. you can save the tabs and control groups as XML files and reuse them later. 3. select Load Ribbon Template. 6. The template loads the Ribbon. 6. Click the Actions drop-down button. 2.4. 2. Enter the XML's name in the File name text box and browse to the save location for the XML. From the list. Add the code to handle the commands. complete the following steps: 1. Select Load StatusBar Template from the menu: 123 . Click Open. Click the Ribbon to enable the Ribbon's floating toolbar. Browse to the location of the XML. Then you can quickly import the XML and add the code to handle the commands. select Save Ribbon Template. Instead of creating a new Ribbon with these groups from scratch for each application. 5. many applications are likely to have the Clipboard and Font groups. Create a Ribbon group (page 140) and add Ribbon items to the group (page 143). Click Save. Click the Ribbon to enable the Ribbon's floating toolbar. 2. The Save Ribbon Template dialog box appears. complete the following steps: 1.

Select Save StatusBar Template from the menu: 4. Click Open. Save StatusBar Template To save a status bar template. The Save StatusBar Template dialog box appears. 2.3. 5. 3. 4. The template loads the status bar items. The Load StatusBar Template dialog box appears. 124 . complete the following steps: 1. Enter the XML's name in the File name text box and browse to the save location for the XML. Add status bar items (page 154) to the status bar. Browse to the location of the XML. Click Save. Add code to handle the commands. Click the C1StatusBar smart tag ( ) to enable the C1StatusBar Tasks menu. 5.

For example. 2. you can make some tabs visible only when they are needed. See the following topics for details on interacting with the Ribbon at run time. with the Ribbon minimized. the Ribbon goes back to being minimized. you can easily minimize the Ribbon using the Quick Access Toolbar (QAT). click Minimize the Ribbon. double-clicking the active tab. Click the drop-down arrow next to the QAT. Minimize the Ribbon Option 1: Use the QAT 1. 125 . the user can minimize the Ribbon to save space on the page. To use the Ribbon while it is minimized. use key tips to interact with the Ribbon through the keyboard. click the size of the text you want. Option 2: Double-click the active tab To quickly minimize the Ribbon. click the Home tab. click the tab you want to use.Run-Time Interaction At run time. customize the Quick Access Toolbar (QAT) by adding or removing commands as needed as well as move the QAT below the Ribbon. complete the following steps: 1. Minimizing the Ribbon If the Ribbon is cluttering your screen. After you click the text size you want. From the drop-down list. end users can customize the Ribbon to fit their needs. For example. From the drop-down list. Double-click a tab again to restore the Ribbon. 3. click Minimize the Ribbon. double-click the name of the active tab. or using the keyboard shortcut. Restore the Ribbon To restore the Ribbon. and then click the option or command you want to use. you can select text in your document. and then in the Font group. 2. To make more space available. Click the drop-down arrow next to the QAT.

you can add items to the Quick Access Toolbar (QAT). click the drop-down arrow next to the QAT and select Show Above the Ribbon. click the drop-down arrow next to the QAT and select Show Below the Ribbon. you may find that you use some commands frequently. the commands you use the most can be added to the QAT. As you work.  Show Above the Ribbon – To move the QAT back to its location above the Ribbon. To Move the Quick Access Toolbar at Run Time At run time. To add a command to the QAT at run time. For easier access. 126 . Place the QAT in the most accessible location:  Show Below the Ribbon – To move the Quick Access Toolbar (QAT) below the Ribbon at run time. simply right-click the item and select Add to Quick Access Toolbar from the context menu. To Add Items to the Quick Access Toolbar at Run Time At run time. with just a mouse-click you can add items to the QAT as well as move the position of the QAT above or below the Ribbon. you can display the Quick Access Toolbar (QAT) above or below the Ribbon.Customizing the Quick Access Toolbar Customizing the Quick Access Toolbar (QAT) at run time is simple.

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Manage the input focus so that it goes back to the text area after the user is done using the Ribbon. and Print commands in the left menu pane. The following table provides a short description for each sample.CommitChanges event. The sample shows how to add a C1Ribbon control to the form and populate it with various items programmatically. Use the application settings to save and retrieve the QAT position and the visual style of the Ribbon. To view samples. Launch a dialog box with the launcher button of a Ribbon item group. click the Start button and then click ComponentOne | Studio for WinForms | Samples | Ribbon Samples. Use the RibbonCombobox. The sample demonstrates how to use C1Ribbon to build a simple Office 2007 style text editor with the following capabilities:     Text editing and formatting Clipboard functions Undo/Redo functions View zooming WordPad The sample shows how to:         Populate a RibbonCombobox with names of all fonts installed in the system. Save.Ribbon for WinForms Samples Please be advised that this ComponentOne software tool is accompanied by various sample projects and/or demos. and a Recent Document list on the right pane. 129 . radio buttons (using a Ribbon toggle group). Save As. Open. The sample also demonstrates the usage of the Ribbon toolbar for arranging the items into rows. The items added include toggle buttons. Build and maintain a list of recent documents. which may make use of other development tools included with ComponentOne Studios. Update the Enabled and Pressed properties of RibbonButton based on current text selection. persist the list to application settings. CreateAppMenu The sample shows how to create an Application menu containing the New.Click event to handle button clicks. and a combo box. You can access samples from the ComponentOne Sample Explorer. Visual Basic and C# Samples Sample AddQatItems AddRibbonItems Description The sample shows how to add buttons to the Quick Access Toolbar (QAT) from code. Use the RibbonButton.

To add items to the QAT. you must add items. Select the +QAT button. you will be able to utilize the features of C1Ribbon. To Add QAT Items Using the Smart Designer Complete the following steps: 1. For additional information. Click the Ribbon item on the Ribbon to enable its floating toolbar. Each task-based help topic also assumes that you have created a new Windows application project and have placed a C1Ribbon control on the form. making your code easier to understand and maintain. Therefore. Each option is described below. 2. add a tab to the Ribbon. The combo box is added to the QAT. see Creating a .NET Project (page 15) and Adding the Ribbon for WinForms Controls to a Project (page 16). To build on the Ribbon. The following topics demonstrate how to add items to the Quick Access Toolbar.NET. which enables the floating toolbar. You can remove the item from the QAT by selecting the combo box item. Select the –QAT button: 130 . Adding Items to the Quick Access Toolbar The Quick Access Toolbar (QAT) can grow to accommodate as many commands as needed. the Ribbon appears at the top of the form with a tab and a group within the tab. add items to the configuration toolbar. Tip: Ultimately. and add items to the group. By following the steps outlined in the help. use the smart designer or add code.Ribbon for WinForms Task-Based Help The task-based help assumes that you are familiar with programming in Visual Studio . add a group to the tab. it is a good idea to assign meaningful names to Ribbon controls as you create them. you will have to write event handling code that performs a specific action on the form's content whenever a button is clicked or a selection is made from a combo box or drop-down menu. Adding Ribbon Items When you add the C1Ribbon control to the Windows Form.

To Add QAT Items Programmatically
Note: In the following example embedded resources containing the following images are used: save.png, undo.png, and repeat.png. To embed a resource, from the Project menu, choose YourProjectName Properties. From the Resources tab, select Add Resource and choose to add an existing file or add a new one.

To add Ribbon items (for example, Save, Undo, and Repeat) to the QAT, add the following code to your project:  Visual Basic ' include the Imports directive for the namespace Imports C1.Win.C1Ribbon Private Sub Form1_Load(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles MyBase.Load C1Ribbon1.Qat.Items.Add(New RibbonButton(My.Resources.Resources.save)) C1Ribbon1.Qat.Items.Add(New RibbonButton(My.Resources.Resources.undo)) C1Ribbon1.Qat.Items.Add(New RibbonButton(My.Resources.Resources.repeat)) End Sub  C# // include the using directive for the namespace using C1.Win.C1Ribbon; private void Form1_Load(object sender, System.EventArgs e) { C1Ribbon1.Qat.Items.Add (new RibbonButton (Properties.Resources.save)); C1Ribbon1.Qat.Items.Add (new RibbonSplitButton (Properties.Resources.undo)); C1Ribbon1.Qat.Items.Add (new RibbonButton (Properties.Resources.repeat)); }

Adding Items to the Hot List
The hot item list, which includes a list of items to add to the Quick Access Toolbar at run time, is available at run time by clicking the Quick Access Toolbar's drop-down arrow. Items added to the hot item list at design time appear in the Customize QAT menu at run time:

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To Add Hot List Items Using the Smart Designer Complete the following steps: 1. 2. Click the Ribbon item on the Ribbon to enable its floating toolbar. Select the +HOT button.

The combo box is added to the hot list. To Add Hot List Items Programmatically
Note: In the following example embedded resources containing the following images are used: NewBtn.png and OpenBtn.png. To embed a resource, from the Project menu, choose YourProjectName Properties. From the Resources tab, select Add Resource and choose to add an existing file or add a new one.

Complete the following steps: 1. Add the following code to your project:  Visual Basic ' type the Imports directive for the namespace Imports C1.Win.C1Ribbon Private Sub Form1_Load(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles MyBase.Load

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' add items to the hot list Dim NewFileRibbonBtn As RibbonButton = New RibbonButton() Dim OpenFileRibbonBtn As RibbonButton = New RibbonButton() C1Ribbon1.Qat.MenuItems.Add(NewFileRibbonBtn) C1Ribbon1.Qat.MenuItems.Add(OpenFileRibbonBtn) ' set some properties for the hot list items NewFileRibbonBtn.SmallImage = My.Resources.Resources.NewBtn NewFileRibbonBtn.Text = "&New" OpenFileRibbonBtn.SmallImage = My.Resources.Resources.OpenBtn OpenFileRibbonBtn.Text = "&Open" End Sub  C# // type the using directive for the namespace using C1.Win.C1Ribbon; private void Form1_Load(object sender, System.EventArgs e) { // add items to the hot list RibbonButton NewFileRibbonBtn = new RibbonButton(); RibbonButton OpenFileRibbonBtn = new RibbonButton(); C1Ribbon1.Qat.MenuItems.Add(NewFileRibbonBtn); c1Ribbon1.Qat.MenuItems.Add(OpenFileRibbonBtn); // set some properties for the hot list items NewFileRibbonBtn.SmallImage = Properties.Resources.NewBtn; NewFileRibbonBtn.Text = "&New"; OpenFileRibbonBtn.SmallImage = Properties.Resources.OpenBtn; OpenFileRibbonBtn.Text = "&Open"; } 2. 3. Click the Start Debugging button to run the application and click the QAT drop-down arrow to reveal the list of items in the hot list. Select an item from the hot item list to add it to the QAT. The Open and New buttons have been selected in the hot list and added to the QAT:

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Delete the text.Adding Items to the Configuration Toolbar The configuration toolbar (RibbonConfigToolBar) can contain as many commands as needed. select the Items property and click the ellipsis button at the right side of the (Collection). 4. The item is added to the Members list. choose YourProjectName Properties. 3.SmallImage property drop-down button. To embed a resource. select Add Resource and choose to add an existing file or add a new one. From the Resources tab. In the RibbonButton's Properties window. 5. 2. Click the RibbonItem.Text property is set to Button. The RibbonConfigToolBar Items Collection Editor appears. the RibbonButton. Click the Ribbon to reveal the list of properties in the Properties window. set the following properties:   By default. from the Project menu. then click the second drop-down button and choose the Help image from the list. complete the following steps: Adding Items to the Configuration Toolbar Using the Properties Window Complete the following steps: 1. To add Ribbon items to the configuration toolbar. Click the Add drop-down button and select RibbonButton from the list. Expand the ConfigToolBar property node. 134 . Adding Items to the Configuration Toolbar Programmatically: Note: The following example uses an embedded resources containing an image. Click OK to close the collection editor.

Complete the following steps: 1. where the user can access them within a few clicks. add the following controls to your Windows form:    2. (1) C1Ribbon control (1) ListBox control (1) RichTextBox control Arrange the form as follows: 135 . an action that allows you to format the font of text may only be necessary when users are editing text in a RichTextBox.Resources.question)) C# this.To add items to the configuration toolbar programmatically.Add(new RibbonButton(Properties. certain actions are exclusive to a certain element.Add(new RibbonButton(Properties. add the following code to your Form_Load event:  Visual Basic my.ConfigToolBar.question)).C1Ribbon1. This topic demonstrates how to add a contextual tab group that appears only when a RichTextBox is selected.Items.ConfigToolBar.Resources. it would be beneficial place this action (and all other actions specific to RichTextBoxes) under a contextual tabs that only appears when users have selected the RichTextBox. However.  This topic illustrates the following: The following configuration toolbar provides quick access to the Help button: Adding a Contextual Tab to the Ribbon The actions that users need to use regularly should always be available on the Ribbon control.Items.C1Ribbon1. In the aforementioned case. for example. From the Visual Studio Toolbox.

136 .Visible = true. Select View | Designer to return to Design view. EventArgs e) { ribbonContextualTabGroup1. select c1Ribbon1 and then set the Selectable property to False. 4. click the Actions button Contextual Tab Group.Visible = True End Sub Private Sub richTextBox1_Leave(sender As Object. e As EventArgs) ribbonContextualTabGroup1. } private void richTextBox1_Leave(object sender. and select Add Select View | Code to enter Code view and add the following code to your project: Visual Basic Private Sub richTextBox1_Enter(sender As Object.Visible = false. Hover over the Ribbon to enable the floating toolbar.  . 6. EventArgs e) { ribbonContextualTabGroup1. e As EventArgs) ribbonContextualTabGroup1. Complete the following actions in the Properties window:  From the drop-down list.Visible = False End Sub  C# private void richTextBox1_Enter(object sender. } 5.3.

select richTextBox1. Set Leave to richTextBox1_Leave. Click inside the RichTextBox and observe that the contextual tab appears in orange. From the drop-down list. 8. click the Events button . Observe that the contextual tab that you added to the project is hidden.  7. select ribbonContextualTabGroup1 and then set the Visible property to False. Press F5 to run the project. 137 . From the drop-down list. and then set the following event handlers so that the RichTextBox control can handle the code you added to the project:   Set Enter to richTextBox1_Enter.

9. And that’s it! Ribbon for WinForms makes it that simple to add a contextual tab to the Ribbon interface. 138 . Click inside the ListBox and observe that the contextual tab disappears.

This enables 2. Each option is described below. This adds a new tab to the Ribbon. To learn how to add a contextual tab. or add code. Using your mouse pointer. see Adding a Contextual Tab to the Ribbon (page 135). 4. 6. Add a Ribbon Tab Using the RibbonTab Collection Editor Complete the following steps: 1. Write. Select Add Tab. select the Tabs property and click on the ellipsis button next to the (Collection). the new tab is listed in the collection editor's Members list. hover over the Ribbon and click the smart designer tag Ribbon floating toolbar: . click the Actions drop-down button. for example. Press ENTER or click outside the editing box to accept the change. click the Add button. From the collection editor. A new tab is added to the Ribbon. Add a Ribbon Tab Using the Smart Designer Complete the following steps: 1. From the Ribbon's Properties window. From the Ribbon floating toolbar. build on the tab by adding a group to the Ribbon tab (page 140). 139 . Select the Ribbon to activate it. 5. you can use the smart designer.Adding a Tab to the Ribbon To add a tab to the Ribbon. To edit the label. The RibbonTab Collection Editor appears. 3. click the Tab text so that it is highlighted. 3. 2. collection editor. Enter a new Tab name. Next.

Add(RibbonTab2). C1Ribbon1. // Label the tab RibbonTab2. To Add a Ribbon Group Using the Smart Designer Complete the following steps: 1.Tabs. Locate the Text property from the Properties list.Add(RibbonTab2) C# // Add a tab to the Ribbon RibbonTab RibbonTab2 = new RibbonTab(). 5. collection editor.With the new RibbonTab highlighted. For steps on creating a new tab. Click OK to close the collection editor.Tabs. and change the text to Write. Add a Ribbon Tab Programmatically To add a Ribbon tab.Text = "Write" C1Ribbon1. you can edit the properties through the Properties list. see the Adding a Tab to the Ribbon (page 139) topic. Select the tab that you want to add a new group to. you can use the smart designer. 4. Each option is described below. or add code. 140 .  Adding a Group to the Ribbon Tab To add a group to the Ribbon tab. add the following code to your project:  Visual Basic ' Add a tab to the Ribbon Dim RibbonTab2 As RibbonTab = New RibbonTab() ' Label the tab RibbonTab2.Text = "Write".

click the Actions drop-down button. This activates the tab. A new group is added to the tab. From the RibbonTab's Properties window. To edit the label. The RibbonGroup Collection Editor appears. This adds a new group to the tab. click the Add button. 3. 5. 6. 4. click the group text so that it is highlighted. 2. 7.2. To Add a Ribbon Group Using the RibbonGroup Collection Editor Complete the following steps: 1. Font. Enter a new group name. 141 . From the collection editor. Select Add Group. Select the tab that you want to add a new group to. the new group is listed in the Members list. for example. Click the tab to activate it and enable the tab's floating toolbar: 3. select the Groups property and click on the ellipsis button next to the (Collection). Press ENTER or click outside the editing box to accept the change. Build on the group by adding items to the Ribbon group (page 143). From the tab's floating toolbar.

Text = "Write" C1Ribbon1. System.Add(RibbonTab2) ' Add a group to the Write tab Dim RibbonGroup2 As RibbonGroup = New RibbonGroup() ' Label the group RibbonGroup2.EventArgs) Handles MyBase.C1Ribbon.Text = "Font" RibbonTab2.Add(RibbonGroup2) End Sub  C# // type the using directive for the namespace using C1.Text property from the Properties list. and change the text to Font. you can edit the properties through the Properties list. To Add a Ribbon Group Programmatically To add a RibbonGroup to the RibbonTab. add the following code to your project:  Visual Basic ' type the Imports directive for the namespace Imports C1.Win. 5.Load ' Add a tab to the Ribbon Dim RibbonTab2 As RibbonTab = New RibbonTab() ' Label the tab RibbonTab2.Win. Locate the RibbonGroup. private void Form1_Load(object sender.With the new group highlighted. 4.Groups. ByVal e As System.Object.C1Ribbon Private Sub Form1_Load(ByVal sender As System. Click OK to close the collection editor.EventArgs e) 142 .Tabs.

collection editor. Click the Small Image (16x16) drop-down arrow and select the AlignTextLeft image. This reveals a list of Ribbon items to add to the group. Click the Change Image button . Select the Ribbon group to enable the group's floating toolbar: 2. Press ENTER or click outside the editing box to accept the change. // Label the tab RibbonTab2. To delete the toggle button's label. for example. Add ToggleButton. 8. click the text so that it is highlighted and press DELETE.Groups. Each option is described below. 143 .Add(RibbonGroup2). 3.Tabs. you can use the smart designer. To add an image.Text = "Font".Text = "Write". // Add a group to the Write tab RibbonGroup RibbonGroup2 = new RibbonGroup(). Click the Actions drop-down button. Select an item to add. click the toggle button to activate it and enable the toggle button's floating toolbar: 7. 6.Add(RibbonTab2). 4. // Label the group RibbonGroup2. To Add Ribbon Items Using the Smart Designer Complete the following steps: 1. The Change Image dialog box appears.{ // Add a tab to the Ribbon RibbonTab RibbonTab2 = new RibbonTab(). or add code. 5. RibbonTab2. c1Ribbon1. } Adding Items to the Ribbon Group To add items to the Ribbon group.

From the collection editor. click the Add drop-down button. and so on to fit your needs. From the Ribbon group's Properties window. Select the group that you want to add Ribbon items to. move the mouse over the toggle button. 2. To Add Ribbon Items Using the Collection Editor Complete the following steps: 1. Click the glyph to activate the toggle group's floating toolbar and then use the Actions drop-down list to add additional toggle buttons. select the Items property and click the ellipsis button at the right side of the (Collection). Continue to build on the group by adding Ribbon elements. 3. The RibbonGroup Items Collection Editor appears. check boxes. 144 . This activates the group. You will see a toggle group's glyph at the top-left corner of the item. such as buttons.9. which is part of the toggle group. toolbars. Note: To add more toggle buttons to the toggle group. combo boxes.

and AlignRight.EventArgs) Handles MyBase.png.png. add the following code to your project:  Visual Basic ' type the Imports directive for the namespace Imports C1. from the Project menu.C1Ribbon Private Sub Form1_Load(ByVal sender As System.Load ' Add a tab Dim RibbonTab2 As New RibbonTab() ' Label the tab RibbonTab2.Tabs.Text = "Font" 145 . 5. Click OK to close the collection editor. ByVal e As System. for example.Win. Select RibbonToggleButton from the list of available items. AlignCenter. a toggle group with three toggle buttons. From the Resources tab.png. With the new item is highlighted. To add Ribbon items to the group. To Add Ribbon Items Programmatically Note: In the following example embedded resources containing the following (16x16) images are used: AlignLeft.Add(RibbonTab2) ' Add a group to the Write tab Dim RibbonGroup2 As New RibbonGroup() ' Label the group RibbonGroup2.Object. The new item is listed in the Members list.Text = "Write" c1Ribbon1. you can edit the properties through the Properties list. To embed a resource. select Add Resource and choose to add use an existing file or add a new one.4. choose YourProjectName Properties.

} Creating A Rich ToolTip You can add rich ToolTips to RibbonItems. ToggleBtn1.AlignLeft. ToggleBtn1.SmallImage = Properties.Add(ToggleBtn1). C1Ribbon1.Resources. A list of the tab's properties will be revealed in the Properties window.Groups. RibbonTab2. private void Form1_Load(object sender.Add(RibbonTab2). Complete the following steps: 1. locate the tab's ToolTip property and click the ellispis ( ) button. // Label the tab RibbonTab2.ToolTip = "Align Left" End Sub  C# // type the using directive for the namespace using C1.Groups. In this topic. RibbonGroups. RibbonToggleButton ToggleBtn1 = new RibbonToggleButton().ToolTip = "Align Left".Add(ToggleBtn1) ' Edit the toggle button properties ToggleBtn1.Win.Resources.Items. // Edit the toggle button properties ToggleBtn1.Items. System.RibbonTab2.Tabs. In the Properties window.Text = "" ToggleBtn1.EventArgs e) { // Add a tab RibbonTab RibbonTab2 = new RibbonTab(). // Label the group RibbonGroup2.Text = "Write".Text = "Font". we will add a rich ToolTip to a RibbonTab.Resources. and RibbonTabs using the ToolTip Editor.Text = "".SmallImage = My.Add(RibbonGroup2). // Add a group to the Write tab RibbonGroup RibbonGroup2 = new RibbonGroup(). see Displaying ToolTips for the Ribbon Items (page 160). 146 .Add(RibbonGroup2) Dim ToggleBtn1 As New RibbonToggleButton() ' Add RibbonToggleButton to the Ribbon Group RibbonGroup2.C1Ribbon. 2. Select C1Ribbon's default tab to activate it.AlignLeft ToggleBtn1. // Add RibbonToggleButton to the Ribbon Group RibbonGroup2. Note: To learn how to create a regular ToolTip for a ribbon item.

componentone. d. Complete the following tasks in the Office tab page: a. In the editor." Check the Bottom Separator checkbox.com". delete the <b> and </b> tags that enclose "www.com" into the Subtitle text box. The Preview pane will display an image similar to the following: 6. Select a small image (an icon of 16x16 pixels is best) and click Open. b. 147 . Check the Top Separator checkbox. 3. Type "www. Click the Html tab to bring its tab page into focus and then complete the following steps: a. b. Type the following text into the Body Text text box: "ComponentOne Ribbon for WinForms. c. e. f.The ToolTip editor opens with the Office tab page in focus. Select "ComponentOne Ribbon for WinForms" and press the Italic button. Enter "ToolTip Tutorial" into the Title text box.componentone. Click the Image drop-down and select Add Image to access the Open dialog box.

For example. Place your cursor in front of the title ("ToolTip Tutorial") and type <font color="red">. Set the IntialDelay property to "50". Click the Properties tab to bring its tab page into focus and then set the following properties:     Set the Border property to True Set the BorderColor property to Red. You can easily add a control using the RibbonControlHost element by defining a new class inheriting C1. Open the MainRibbonForm to view the Ribbon form.Win. Set the IsBalloon property to True. The Preview pane will display an image similar to the following: 7. The resulting ToolTip will resemble the image below: Embedding Controls in a Ribbon Beginning with the 2008 v2 release. Move your cursor to the end of the title and type </font>.05 seconds) after a user hovers over the tab with the cursor.C1Ribbon. This means that the ToolTip will appear 50 milliseconds (.RibbonControlHost. This topic illustrates the following: Once the project is built.c. 8. 2. complete the following steps to add a standard TextBox control to a Ribbon group: 1. For more information see Creating a Ribbon Application Project (page 16). 148 . Press OK to close the ToolTip Editor. hover over the RibbonTab with your cursor to make the ToolTip appear. you can add arbitrary controls to ComponentOne Ribbon for WinForms. Create a new Ribbon application. then press OK to close the C1InputPanel Collection Editor. and select View | Code to open Code view.

C1Ribbon.3.Windows. 6. and from the floating toolbar click the Action button and select Add ControlHost. and select Add Tab. Click OK to close the Adding RibbonControlHost dialog box. Type the name of the control host in the Adding RibbonControlHost dialog box. click the Actions button.FormName+TextBoxHost" replacing ProjectName and FormName with the names or your project and form.Forms. Select the new Ribbon group. and then return to Design view.Win. The Adding RibbonControlHost dialog box will open. for example "ProjectName.RibbonControlHost Public Sub New() MyBase. 7.Forms.New(New System.TextBox()) { } }  4.C1Ribbon.Windows.Win. 5. Add the following code to your project to create a new TextBoxHost class that inherits the RibbonControlHost element:  Visual Basic Public Class TextBoxHost Inherits C1. Build and close your project.TextBox()) End Sub End Class C# public class TextBoxHost : C1. 149 . Open the main menu floating toolbar. 8.RibbonControlHost { public TextBoxHost() : base(new System. A new Ribbon tab with an empty Ribbon group will be added to the Ribbon.

The following topics show how to add Click event handlers for various items on the Ribbon. Handling Ribbon Events While the majority of the Ribbon can be created using the visual designers. It is also possible to override methods such as RibbonControlHost. and events of the hosted control use the RibbonControlHost. to make the items on the Ribbon perform specific functions requires coding. To access other properties.Notice that the TextBox control now appears in the Ribbon group: Tip: When you next add the TextBoxHost element you won't have to type its name. you will be able to interact with the TextBoxHost element as you would a standard TextBox. methods. 150 . This topic illustrates the following: At run time. The name of this class will be available in the drop-down list in the Adding RibbonControlHost dialog box. You can add custom functionality into properties to enhance the hosted control. The RibbonControlHost class publishes the standard properties and events of the hosted control.Control property.OnSubscribeControlEvents to handle events raised by the hosted control.

RichTextBox1.Object.Copy().Copy() Me.richTextBox1. EventArgs e) { this.Focus(). EventArgs e) { this.richTextBox1.Object. this.richTextBox1.Click event handlers for the Copy.Handling the RibbonButton.Cut().richTextBox1. To copy. // handles the Click event for the Copy button private void CopyBtn_Click(object sender. create RibbonButton.Focus() End Sub ' handles the Click event for the Cut button Private Sub CutBtn_Click(ByVal sender As System.RichTextBox1.Focus().richTextBox1. this.Paste(). or paste text in the rich text box. Cut. this. EventArgs e) { this.Focus() End Sub ' handles the Click event for the Paste button Private Sub PasteBtn_Click(ByVal sender As System.Paste() Me.EventArgs) Handles Cutbtn. } // handles the Click event for the Cut button private void CutBtn_Click(object sender. ByVal e As System. } // handles the Click event for the Paste button private void PasteBtn_Click(object sender.Focus(). ByVal e As System.Cut() Me.EventArgs) Handles CopyBtn. 151 .RichTextBox1.Object.richTextBox1. ByVal e As System.Focus() End Sub  C# // type the using directive for the namespace using C1.C1Ribbon ' handles the Click event for the Copy button Private Sub CopyBtn_Click(ByVal sender As System.Click Event Note: This topic assumes that you have added three Ribbon buttons to the Ribbon and a RichTextBox control to the Ribbon Form.Win.Click Me.Win. see Adding Items to the Ribbon Group (page 143). Add the following code to your project:  Visual Basic ' type the Imports directive for the namespace Imports C1.EventArgs) Handles PasteBtn.Click Me.RichTextBox1.C1Ribbon. cut. and Paste buttons.RichTextBox1.Click Me.RichTextBox1. For steps on how to add a Ribbon control to the Ribbon.

SelectionFont.Win.Win.SelectionFont = New Font(Me. Me.RichTextBox1. Add the following code to your project:  Visual Basic ' type the Imports directive for the namespace Imports C1.Style Xor fontStyle) End If Me.C1Ribbon ' handles the Click event for the Bold button Private Sub BoldBtn_Click(ByVal sender As Object. see Adding Items to the Ribbon Group (page 143). EventArgs e) { // assign style for Bold button ToggleSelectionFontStyle(FontStyle.SelectionFont == null) { 152 .") Else Me. To make the selected text bold for a rich text box.Bold).RichTextBox1. // handles the Click event for the Bold button private void BoldBtn_Click(object sender.Click event handler for the Bold button.Name properties:    RibbonButton1.Name = PasteBtn Handling the RibbonToggleButton.Bold) End Sub ' apply font style to the RichTextBox Sub ToggleSelectionFontStyle(ByVal fontStyle As FontStyle) If Me. create a RibbonToggleButton.Name = CopyBtn RibbonButton2.richTextBox1.} Note that the following properties have been set for the RibbonButton.RichTextBox1.Click Event Note: This topic assumes that you have added a Ribbon toggle button to the Ribbon and a RichTextBox control to the Ribbon Form.RichTextBox1.SelectionFont.Name = CutBtn RibbonButton3.RichTextBox1.SelectionFont Is Nothing Then MessageBox. For steps on how to add a Ribbon control to the Ribbon.Focus End Sub  C# // type the using directive for the namespace using C1. } // apply font style to the richTextBox void ToggleSelectionFontStyle(FontStyle fontStyle) { if (this.C1Ribbon.Click ' assign style for Bold button ToggleSelectionFontStyle(FontStyle. ByVal e As EventArgs) Handles BoldBtn.Show("Cannot change font style while selected text has more than one font.

this.richTextBox1. Properties window. } else { this.Win.MessageBox.SelectionFont = new Font(this. click the Ribbon group and hover over the group's caption area to enable the following floating toolbar: 2. Locate the RibbonGroup.").richTextBox1.HasLauncherButton = True End Sub  C# // type the using directive for the namespace using C1. private void Form1_Load(object sender.Show("Cannot change font style while selected text has more than one font.EventArgs e) { // add launcher button 153 . Click the Add Launcher Button button. Using your mouse pointer.Focus().EventArgs) Handles MyBase.HasLauncherButton property's drop-down arrow and select True from the drop-down list. or Code Editor. you can add a launcher button to the Ribbon group using the Properties window. To Add a Launcher Button Programmatically: To add a launcher button to the group (RibbonGroup1).C1Ribbon.RibbonGroup1.C1Ribbon Private Sub Form1_Load(ByVal sender As System. System. ByVal e As System.richTextBox1.Object.SelectionFont.richTextBox1. To Add a Launcher Button Using the Smart Designer Complete the following steps: 1.Name property has been set to BoldBtn for this example. } this. } Note that the RibbonToggleButton.Style ^ fontStyle). Adding a Launcher Button to the Ribbon Group You can add a dialog box launcher button to the Ribbon group using the smart designer. Click the group on the Form to reveal the group properties in the Properties window.Win.SelectionFont. add the following code to your project:  Visual Basic ' type the Imports directive for the namespace Imports C1.Load ' add launcher button Me. To Add a Launcher Button Using the Properties Window Optionally.

2. 5. Click the Add drop-down button and select Ribbon ProgressBar from the list. The C1StatusBar RightPaneItems Collection Editor appears. AddressOf RibbonTrackBar1_Scroll End Sub Sub RibbonTrackBar1_Scroll(ByVal sender As Object. 6. click on the (Collection) next to the LeftPaneItems property. 8. or Code Editor. Complete the following steps: 1. } Adding Status Bar Items Before you begin this task. Click the C1StatusBar control to activate it.HasLauncherButton = true. In C1StatusBar's Properties window. In C1StatusBar's Properties window.EventArgs) Handles MyBase.Object. 11. RibbonItem. ByVal e As System.ToString + "%" End Sub 154 . click on the (Collection) next to the RightPaneItems property. 7.Load RibbonTrackBar1. set the C1StatusBar. In C1StatusBar's Properties window. This topic shows how to add status bar items using the Collection Editors.Win. The C1StatusBar LeftPaneItems Collection Editor appears. add the following code to enable the items on the left and right panel:  Visual Basic ' type the Imports directive for the namespace Imports C1.LargeChange = 5 RibbonTrackBar1. double-click the C1StatusBar icon in the Visual Studio Toolbox to add the C1StatusBar control to the Ribbon Form.RightPaneWidth property to 150.C1Ribbon Private Sub Form1_Load(ByVal sender As System.SmallChange = 1 RibbonTrackBar1. Note that you can add items to the status bar using the smart designer.SmallImage = None RibbonButton.Value RibbonProgressBar1. ByVal e As EventArgs) Dim val As Integer = RibbonTrackBar1.Text = 30% Click OK to close the collection editor. With the progress bar selected in the Members list. The status bar docks at the bottom of the Ribbon Form.Scroll.Minimum = 0 RibbonTrackBar1. then click the ellipsis button. set the following properties in the Properties window:   9. then click the ellipsis button. In the Code Editor.Value property to 30. set the RibbonProgressBar.Value = val RibbonButton1. With the button selected in the Members list. 4. 10. 3. Click the Add drop-down button and select Ribbon Button and Ribbon TrackBar to add the items to the Members list.ribbonGroup1.Maximum = 100 RibbonTrackBar1.Text = val. Click OK to close the collection editor. Collection Editor.this.Value = 30 AddHandler RibbonTrackBar1.

ribbonButton1.Scroll += new EventHandler(ribbonTrackBar1_Scroll). EventArgs e) { int val = _trackbar. EventArgs e) { ribbonTrackBar1. Notice that the progress bar and button control values change simultaneously: Changing the Color Picker Theme Colors The RibbonColorPicker has two sections the theme colors and the standard colors: 155 .Maximum = 100. ribbonProgressBar1.LargeChange = 5.Value = val. } void ribbonTrackBar1_Scroll(object sender.Value. C# // type the using directive for the namespace using C1.C1Ribbon.Value = 30.Text = val.Win.Minimum = 0.ToString() + "%". click and drag the track bar control. ribbonTrackBar1. private void Form1_Load(object sender. ribbonTrackBar1. ribbonTrackBar1. ribbonTrackBar1. } This topic illustrates the following: Run the application.SmallChange = 1. ribbonTrackBar1.

Metro: To Change the Color Picker Theme Programmatically 156 .You can change the theme colors by modifying the OfficeColorPalette property through the Properties window or programmatically. Locate the OfficeColorPalette property's drop-down arrow and select the new color theme from the list. and then click the color picker item to reveal the RibbonColorPicker properties in the Properties window. To Change the Color Picker Theme Using the Properties Window You can change the OfficeColorPalette property using the Properties window. Add a color picker to the Ribbon group. for example.

Items.Resources. for example. // add the FontColor image to your Resources folder // set the image for the color picker ColorPicker.Load Dim ColorPicker As RibbonColorPicker = New RibbonColorPicker() ' add a color picker to the group RibbonGroup1.FontColor.Win. To change the color picker's theme to Office2007ColorThemes.Add(ColorPicker). ByVal e As System. } This topic illustrates the following: Run the application. The new color theme is visible under the Theme Colors section: 157 . private void Form1_Load(object sender. // set the theme color for the color picker ColorPicker. From the Resources tab. // add a color picker to the group ribbonGroup1.Items.OfficeColorPalette = Office2007ColorThemes.FontColor ' set the theme color for the color picker ColorPicker.EventArgs) Handles MyBase.C1Ribbon Private Sub Form1_Load(ByVal sender As System.C1Ribbon. System.Metro End Sub  C# // type the using directive for the namespace using C1.Metro.Resources.Object. from the Project menu.Win.SmallImage = Properties. select Add Resource and choose to an existing file or add a new one.EventArgs e) { RibbonColorPicker ColorPicker = new RibbonColorPicker().Note: In the following example an embedded resource containing the FontColor. and click the color picker. To embed a resource.Add(ColorPicker) ' add the FontColor image to your Resources folder ' set the image for the color picker ColorPicker.OfficeColorPalette = Office2007ColorThemes. choose YourProjectName Properties. add the following code to your project:  Visual Basic ' type the Imports directive for the namespace Imports C1.SmallImage = Properties.png (16x16) image is used.Metro.

This enables the 158 . Each option is described below. Select the Visual Style drop-down arrow and choose Office2007Black.VisualStyle property.Changing the Visual Style You can change the Ribbon's visual style. To Change the Visual Style Using the Smart Designer Complete the following steps: 1. Click the smart tag ( ) to enable the C1Ribbon Tasks menu. hover over the Ribbon and click the smart designer tag Ribbon floating toolbar: . Select the Ribbon to activate the control. using the smart tag. 2. smart designer. or by adding code to set the C1Ribbon. 3. Using your mouse pointer. Properties window. To Change the Visual Style Using the Smart Tag Complete the following steps: 1.

EventArgs) Handles MyBase. for example. ByVal e As System. the keys need to be pressed together and most. System.Load Me.C1Ribbon.Click event handler (page 152) for the Bold button. Change the Windows Form to a Ribbon Form. The Visual Style dialog box From the Ribbon Visual Style drop-down list. but not all.VisualStyle. Select the Ribbon button (in this case. 159 . key combinations involve pressing CTRL plus other keys (for example.VisualStyle = C1. Complete the following steps: 1. To Change the Visual Style Programmatically To change the Ribbon's visual style to Office2007Black. 2. you could use a direct key combination. To make text bold.c1Ribbon1. To trigger the action. Office2007Black.Office2007Black. . Office2007Black.Win.C1Ribbon. From the main toolbar.Win.VisualStyle. To Change the Visual Style Using the Properties Window Optionally.2.VisualStyle property's drop-down arrow and select the new Windows XP theme from the list.C1Ribbon.C1Ribbon1.Office2007Black End Sub  C# // type the using directive for the namespace using C1. 3.Win. the Bold button) to display its properties in the Properties window.VisualStyle property using the Properties window. you can change the C1Ribbon. } Creating Shortcut Keys You can use the keyboard to complete specific commands.VisualStyle = C1. select the new color scheme from the list. click the Change Ribbon's Visual Style button appears. Click the Ribbon to reveal the Ribbon properties in the Properties window. Locate the C1Ribbon. for example. Note: This topic assumes that you have added a Ribbon button to the group (page 23) and created a RibbonToggleButton.C1Ribbon Private Sub Form1_Load(ByVal sender As System. add the following code to your project:  Visual Basic ' type the Imports directive for the namespace Imports C1.EventArgs e) { this. CTRL+B to make text bold).Object.Win. Locate the ShortcutKeys property and select the Ctrl check box and select B from the drop-down list. 3. private void Form1_Load(object sender. for example.

for example. Select the toggle button to activate the element and enable the toggle button's floating toolbar: 2. Displaying ToolTips for the Ribbon Items To display a ToolTip for a Ribbon item. Click outside the Shortcut Keys editor to accept the changes. 160 . 5. click the Text Settings button . From the floating toolbar. Now when you run the application pressing the CTRL+B key combination will trigger the RibbonToggleButton. or add code to set the RibbonItem. In the ToolTip box enter the ToolTip text. To Display ToolTips Using the Smart Designer Complete the following steps: 1. Each option is described below. Note: To learn how to create a rich ToolTip.4. Bold. see Creating a Rich ToolTip (page 146). use the smart designer. Properties window. Save and run the application.ToolTip property.Click event for the Bold button and make the selected text Bold font style. The Text Settings dialog box appears. 3.

To Display ToolTips Programmatically Note: In the following example an embedded resource containing the (16x16) image is used: Bold.ToolTip = "Bold" End With End Sub  C# // type the using directive for the namespace using C1. Bold. To Display ToolTips Using the Properties Window Optionally. // Set the 16x16 image this. Locate the RibbonItem.Load With RibbonToggleButton1 ' No text label . select Add Resource and choose to add an existing file or add a new one. you can set the RibbonItem.ToolTip property using the Properties window.ribbonToggleButton1.SmallImage = My. choose YourProjectName Properties. for example.ToolTip property and enter the ToolTip text in the box. The "Bold" ToolTip text will appear for the Ribbon toggle button when you mouse over the Bold button.png.Text = "". // Show a ToolTip 161 .C1Ribbon.C1Ribbon Private Sub Form1_Load(ByVal sender As System.Bold. add the following code to your project:  Visual Basic ' type the Imports directive for the namespace Imports C1.EventArgs e) { // No text label this.ribbonToggleButton1. To embed a resource. ByVal e As System.Resources. Save and run your application. From the Resources tab. ' Show a ToolTip .Win.Bold. To set the ToolTip text for a toggle button to Bold. Click the x or click outside the Text Settings dialog box to accept your changes.SmallImage = My. 5. System.Win.EventArgs) Handles MyBase. Click the toggle button to reveal the item's properties in the Properties window.Resources.Object. from the Project menu.Text = "" ' Set the 16x16 image .4. private void Form1_Load(object sender.

You can easily add the tab back to the Ribbon by selecting the View [RibbonTab] check box in the designer. } Hiding/Showing Ribbon Items Using the Tree-based Designer You can easily customize the design of the Ribbon at design time using the smart designers. Properties window.ribbonToggleButton1. Complete the following steps: 1. This topic shows how to modify the design of the Ribbon using the Hide/Show Ribbon Items designer. The tree-based designer 3. For this example. To Import a Custom Image Using the Smart Designer Complete the following steps: 162 . Using your mouse pointer. From the Hide/Show Ribbon Items designer. To display a custom image for the application button. From the main floating toolbar. click the Hide/show Ribbon items button appears: . Each option is described below. or add code. hover over the Ribbon and click the smart designer tag Ribbon floating toolbar: .ToolTip = "Bold". you can simply deselect the check box to remove objects from the Ribbon. deselect the following object: View [RibbonTab].this. Importing a Custom Image for the Application Button You can customize the main application button (RibbonApplicationMenu) to fit your needs. This enables 2. Notice that the tab has been removed from the Ribbon. use the smart designer.

3.1. The Change Image dialog box appears. The Open dialog box appears. Select the application button to activate the element and enable the application button floating toolbar: 2. Select the Local resource option (or select Project resource file if you have an embedded image). 4. Browse to your custom image and click Open. and select Import. The Select Resource dialog box appears. 5. 163 . The image now appears for the application button. 2. Click OK. Click the 32x32. Click the Change Image button. Import button.LargeImage drop-down arrow. The image appears in the preview window of the Select Resource dialog box: 6. Click the application button to reveal its properties in the Properties window. then click the Import button. To Import a Custom Image Using the Properties Window Complete the following steps: 1. Click the RibbonItem.

System.AppButtonImage End Sub  C# // type the using directive for the namespace using C1. add the following code to your project:  Visual Basic ' type the Imports directive for the namespace Imports C1.Resources.ApplicationMenu.Win. The Select Resource dialog box appears.EventArgs e) { this. To Import a Custom Image Programmatically To display a custom image for the application button.C1Ribbon Private Sub Form1_Load(ByVal sender As System. private void Form1_Load(object sender.C1Ribbon.LargeImage = My.Object.Resources. Follow steps 4 – 6 above.EventArgs) Handles MyBase. ByVal e As System. } This topic illustrates the following: The following Ribbon application button uses a 32x32 custom image: 164 .Load Me.LargeImage = Properties.Win.Resources.C1Ribbon1.AppButtonImage.3.ApplicationMenu.c1Ribbon1.

you may need to increase or decrease the size of the gap so that the parts line up vertically. Locate the RibbonComboBox.GapBeforeTextArea properties.GapBeforeTextArea property and set the gap (in pixels) to 3.Label property and set the text to "Find:".RibbonComboBox. To Line up Combo/Edit Boxes on a Group Using the Smart Designer and Properties Window Complete the following steps: 1. Click the Actions drop-down button. 4.Lining Up Combo/Edit Boxes on a Group You can line up text box parts of several combo/edit boxes vertically on a Ribbon group using the RibbonComboBox. Select the combo box to activate it and from the Ribbon combo box's Properties window:   Locate the RibbonComboBox. Locate the RibbonComboBox.GapBeforeTextArea and RibbonTextBox. This property specifies the gap (in pixels) between the label and text box parts of the element. The maximum allowable value for this property has been set to 80. Next. 5.GapBeforeTextArea property and set the gap (in pixels) to 28. select the edit box to activate it and from the Ribbon edit box's Properties window:   To Line up Combo/Edit Boxes on a Group Programmatically 165 .RibbonComboBox. 3.Label property and set the text to "Favorites:". The next step shows how to specify the gap between the label and text box parts of the element so that the parts line up. Note: Depending on the length of your label. This reveals a list of Ribbon items to add to the group. Select Add ComboBox and then Add EditBox from the list. Select the Ribbon group to enable the group's floating toolbar: 2. Locate the RibbonTextBox. This adds each item to the Ribbon group: Notice that the text box parts do not line up vertically.

EventArgs e) { // add a RibbonComboBox and RibbonTextBox items // to the Ribbon group RibbonComboBox ComboBox1 = new RibbonComboBox().Label = "Find:".Load ' add a RibbonComboBox and RibbonTextBox items ' to the Ribbon group Dim ComboBox1 As RibbonComboBox = New RibbonComboBox() Dim EditBox1 As RibbonTextBox = New RibbonTextBox() RibbonGroup1. ribbonGroup1.Items. System.Add(ComboBox1).Add(ComboBox1) RibbonGroup1. } This topic illustrates the following: With the GapBeforeTextArea property set for the Ribbon combo box and edit box items.Optionally. RibbonTextBox EditBox1 = new RibbonTextBox().EventArgs) Handles MyBase.C1Ribbon. // add a label ComboBox1.GapBeforeTextArea = 28 End Sub  C# // type the using directive for the namespace using C1.Label = "Favorites:" EditBox1.Label = "Favorites:". you can add the Ribbon combo/edit boxes to the Ribbon group and specify the gap between the label and text box parts of the combo/edit box elements using code. EditBox1.GapBeforeTextArea = 3.GapBeforeTextArea = 28.Label = "Find:" ' specify the gap between the "label" and "text box" ' parts of the combo/edit box elements ComboBox1. the text box parts line up vertically on the Ribbon group: 166 .Add(EditBox1). EditBox1.Add(EditBox1) ' add a label ComboBox1. Add the following code to your project:  Visual Basic ' type the Imports directive for the namespace Imports C1. private void Form1_Load(object sender. // specify the gap between the "label" and "text box" // parts of the combo/edit box elements ComboBox1.Items.Win.Items.Object.GapBeforeTextArea = 3 EditBox1.Win.C1Ribbon Private Sub Form1_Load(ByVal sender As System. ribbonGroup1.Items. ByVal e As System.

and you can add as many or as few items to the menu to fit your needs. 2. To Create the Start Menu Using the Collection Editor Complete the following steps: 1. From the Properties window. Click the Add drop-down arrow and select RibbonButton. Creating the Application Menu By default. from creating the application menu to customizing the appearance of the application button. Click the Application button to reveal the list of Application menu properties in the Properties window. Repeat this step to add two more Ribbon buttons. You should now have three buttons added to the Members list: 167 .Working with the Application Menu The following topics explain how to complete various application menu tasks. The following steps demonstrate how to customize the main application button's drop-down menu. the Application menu is empty. 3. The RibbonApplicationMenu LeftPaneItems Collection Editor appears. select the LeftPaneItems property and click the ellipsis button at the right side of the (Collection).

then click the second drop-down button and choose the Save image from the list. Delete the text and set it to &Open. From the Resources tab. Set the following properties for the first button:   By default. 168 . To embed a resource. Click the RibbonItem. Select the first button in the list to edit its properties using the collection editor's Properties window. then click the second drop-down button and choose the Open image from the list. from the Project menu. Delete the text and set it to &New. then click the second drop-down button and choose the New image from the list. Select the second button in the list and set the following properties using the collection editor's Properties window:   By default. choose YourProjectName Properties.png. Click the RibbonItem.Text property is set to Button.LargeImage property drop-down button. Select the third button in the list and set the following properties using the collection editor's Properties window:   By default. the RibbonButton.png.png. and SaveBtn. To Create the Start Menu Programmatically Note: In the following example embedded resources containing the following (32x32) images are used: NewBtn.4. Click OK to close the collection editor. OpenBtn. 6. the RibbonButton. 7.LargeImage property drop-down button.Text property is set to Button. Click the RibbonItem.Text property is set to Button. the RibbonButton. 5. Delete the text and set it to &Save.LargeImage property drop-down button. select Add Resource and choose to add an existing file or add a new one.

RibbonButton OpenButton = new RibbonButton().Resources.Text = "&New" NewButton. // Add items to the left pane menu this.Win.Items. OpenButton. SaveButton.LargeImage = My.LeftPane.ApplicationMenu.Resources. SaveButton.Text = "&Open" OpenButton. NewButton.Items.Text = "&Save" SaveButton. add the following code to your project:  Visual Basic ' Include the Imports directive for the namespace Imports C1.c1Ribbon1.Resources.Resources.LargeImage = My.C1Ribbon1.Object.LargeImage = Properties.Add(OpenButton).Items. } This topic illustrates the following: Run the application and click the main application button to reveal the drop-down menu of commands: 169 .C1Ribbon1.C1Ribbon.OpenBtn.Win. this.EventArgs) Handles MyBase.ApplicationMenu.Resources.Text = "&New".Resources. this.C1Ribbon Private Sub Form1_Load(ByVal sender As System.LargeImage = My.Text = "&Open".NewBtn.Resources.LeftPane.LeftPane. System.Add(OpenButton) Me.Text = "&Save". OpenButton.Resources.OpenBtn SaveButton.c1Ribbon1.Load ' Create the items for the left pane Dim NewButton As RibbonButton = New RibbonButton() Dim OpenButton As RibbonButton = New RibbonButton() Dim SaveButton As RibbonButton = New RibbonButton() ' Add items to the left pane menu Me. ByVal e As System.Add(SaveButton) ' Set properties for the left pane items NewButton.ApplicationMenu.LeftPane.ApplicationMenu.SaveBtn End Sub  C# // Include the using directive for the namespace using C1.LeftPane.EventArgs e) { // Create the items for the left pane RibbonButton NewButton = new RibbonButton().Items.Add(NewButton).Add(SaveButton).ApplicationMenu.To create a Start menu of commands.SaveBtn. RibbonButton SaveButton = new RibbonButton().Add(NewButton) Me.LargeImage = Properties.LargeImage = Properties.LeftPane.Items. private void Form1_Load(object sender.C1Ribbon1.Resources.Items.NewBtn OpenButton.c1Ribbon1. // Set properties for the left pane items NewButton.ApplicationMenu.

For this example. see Making a Windows-7 Style Application Button (page 173).Changing the Color of the Application Button When the Ribbon is displaying a Windows 7-style application button. 2. Click the ColoredButton drop-down arrow and select a color from the list. In the Properties window. pick Rose. For more information.ColoredButton property. This topic assumes that you already have already set the Ribbon’s application button to the Windows 7-style. expand the Application Menu node. To Change the Color of the Application Button Using the Smart Designer Complete the following steps: 1. you can change the color of the button to another color using the RibbonApplicationMenu. 170 .

The Select Resource dialog box appears.C1Ribbon. The result of this topic will resemble the following image: This topic illustrates the following:  Importing a Custom Image for the Application Button You can customize the main application button (RibbonApplicationMenu) to fit your needs.To Change the Color of the Application Button in Code To change the color of the application to Rose using code.ColoredButton = C1. Select the application button to activate the element and enable the application button floating toolbar: 2. then click the Import button. use the smart designer. 5. or add code. Import button. Click the 32x32. Click the Change Image button. Select the Local resource option (or select Project resource file if you have an embedded image). To Import a Custom Image Using the Smart Designer Complete the following steps: 1.Rose C# c1Ribbon1. add the following code to the project:  Visual Basic C1Ribbon1. Properties window.ColoredButton. Browse to your custom image and click Open.ApplicationMenu. Each option is described below. The Open dialog box appears.ApplicationMenu. The image appears in the preview window of the Select Resource dialog box: 171 .Win.ColoredButton.Rose. 3.Win.C1Ribbon. To display a custom image for the application button. 4.ColoredButton = C1. The Change Image dialog box appears.

and select Import. add the following code to your project:  Visual Basic ' type the Imports directive for the namespace 172 . Click the RibbonItem. Follow steps 4 – 6 above. To Import a Custom Image Using the Properties Window Complete the following steps: 7.6. The image now appears for the application button.LargeImage drop-down arrow. To Import a Custom Image Programmatically To display a custom image for the application button. 8. 9. Click the application button to reveal its properties in the Properties window. Click OK. The Select Resource dialog box appears.

C1Ribbon1. 2.Win. Tip: The ability to programmatically reference the standard Ribbon icons is not supported by Ribbon for WinForms. private void Form1_Load(object sender. expand the Application Menu node.0\Common7\VS2010ImageLibrary\1033\ Complete the following steps: 1. System.0\Common7\VS2008ImageLibrary\1033\  Visual Studio 2010: \…\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 10.. You’ll also add text and an image to that button. In this topic.ApplicationMenu.Imports C1.Resources. ByVal e As System.c1Ribbon1.. In the Properties window.C1Ribbon. you can use images from the Visual Studio 2008 Image Library or the Visual Studio 2010 Image Library.LargeImage = My.AppButtonImage End Sub  C# // type the using directive for the namespace using C1.EventArgs) Handles MyBase. If you need to add the icons at run time.Win7Look property. } This topic illustrates the following: The following Ribbon application button uses a 32x32 custom image: Making a Windows 7-Style Application Button Even if you’re using one of the Office2007 visual styles.Resources.LargeImage = Properties.Load Me.Object. you’ll create a Windows 7-style application button by setting the RibbonApplicationMenu.C1Ribbon Private Sub Form1_Load(ByVal sender As System.Win.AppButtonImage. you can make the Ribbon’s menu application button mimic the Windows 7-style application button that appears in applications like Word and Paint.\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 9. and they are located in the following directories:  Visual Studio 2008: \. Set the following properties:  Set the Win7Look property to True to change the look of the Ribbon application button.ApplicationMenu. These are installed by default with Visual Studio.Resources.EventArgs e) { this. 173 .

Note: You don’t have to do this if you are using one of the Office2010 visual styles. clicking the dropdown arrow on the SmallImage editor screen.   Set the Text property to “File” to add text to the Ribbon application button. as those already have the rectangular buttons. Set the SmallImage property to FolderClosed by clicking the drop-down arrow. and selecting FolderClosed from the list. This topic illustrates the following: The result of this topic will resemble the following image: 174 .

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