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

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

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

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

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

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.Determines whether the collection contains a RibbonItem with the given name. (Inherited from RibbonItemCollectionBase. It occurs when the mouse pointer is over the RibbonTrackBar and the left mouse button is released. Added the MouseUp event to RibbonTrackBar. 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) .) Contains (RibbonGroup) Determines whether this collection contains the specified RibbonGroup. It will be reintroduced in subsequent releases. Please note that the ColoredButton property only works for the Windows 7style button. The RibbonColorPicker’’s Themes property has been renamed to OfficeColorPalette. This property sets the color of the application menu button.  New Features The following new features were added to Ribbon for WinForms:   Added the following items to the VisualStyle enumeration: Office2010Black. 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. Accessibility is now supported in C1Ribbon and C1StatusBar. and Windows7. This topic explains how to make a Windows 7 application button in the Office2007 visual styles. For more information. Office2010Silver. Office2010Blue. Contains (RibbonItem) - RibbonQatItemCollection   4 . This change doesn't affect backward compatibility.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. so the RibbonApplicationMenu. see Visual Styles (page 118).Win7Look property will have to be set to True if you are using anything other than an Office2010 visual style.

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

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. If the value of this property is False. which is True by default. indicates whether the gallery should appear expanded in a RibbonGroup. bin 6 . Gets or sets the ImageList that contains the large images to display on the status bar. and other containers. C1StatusBar SmallImageList property LargeImageList property. This property specifies the index of an image in the owner control's SmallImageList. This property specifies the image key. This property specifies the image key. This property gets or sets the opacity of the ToolTips between 0 (totally transparent) and 1 (totally opaque). It is also possible to add ribbon galleries to QAT.Class Member Description C1Ribbon SmallImageList property LargeImageList property 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. 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. Gets or sets the ImageList that contains the small images to display on the Ribbon. Ribbon for WinForms Setup Files The ComponentOne Studio for WinForms installation program will create the following directory C:\Program Files\ComponentOne\Studio for WinForms. This property specifies whether the user can add this item to the Quick Access Toolbar at runtime. C1StatusBar. If the value of this property is False. The directory contains the following subdirectories: Contains copies of all ComponentOne binaries (DLLs. This property specifies the index of an image in the owner control's LargeImageList. This property specifies whether the user can add this group to the Quick Access Toolbar at runtime. This property. EXEs). Gets or sets the ImageList that contains the large images to display on the status bar.

Contains Microsoft Help 2.NET Visual Basic .NET Framework 2. The ComponentOne Studio for WinForms Help Setup program installs integrated Microsoft Help 2.C1Ribbon Contains files associated with Ribbon for WinForms. To view samples.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.0 or later C# . You can access samples from the ComponentOne Sample Explorer. Contains Microsoft Help Viewer Visual Studio 2010 integrated documentation for all Studio components.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. follow the steps through the installation wizard and use the default 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 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. click the Start button and then click ComponentOne | Studio for WinForms | Samples | Ribbon Samples. Contains samples and tutorials for Ribbon for WinForms. 7 .

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A group can contain only a single dialog launcher button. Dialog Launcher Button Included in the functional group of the Ribbon. The following image shows the Font group's dialog launcher button: 39 . 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.

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

When you add a toolbar to the Ribbon group. For example. a Ribbon button appears in the container. click the Actions button on the item's floating toolbar and select an item. Next. in the following image the Add Button is being selected: You can continue to add more Ribbon items. buttons. 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. The following Show/Hide group contains numerous RibbonCheckBox elements: 41 . and so on. labels. combo boxes. to the Ribbon toolbar. You can quickly add more Ribbon items to the toolbar using the smart designer. check boxes. such as. Simply click the glyph in the upper-left corner of the toolbar to enable its floating toolbar.

A gallery may be displayed in either collapsed or expanded view. a user can view a gallery with different styles. Use the RibbonColorPicker to select a specific color from a preset palette.Color Picker A color picker is a button that shows a drop-down color palette. This results-oriented approach allows users to quickly see the features and make a selection from a group of items. 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 . preview the results. Click the color picker's drop-down arrow to reveal the color palette. The RibbonComboBox item in this Font group is highlighted below: Text Box Represents a text box control. standard colors. which contains theme colors. The RibbonTextBox element in this Proofing group is highlighted below: Gallery A gallery consists of gallery groups. and more: Combo Box A combo box is a combination of a drop-down list or list box and a single-line text box. For example.

toolbar. or drop-down element to visually separate groups of Ribbon items. 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. The following Styles group contains a RibbonMenu item: Separator The separator item can be used in a Ribbon group. The RibbonSeparator items in this Paragraph group are highlighted below: 43 .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. Use a menu button when you need a menu for a small set of related commands.

Use a split button to combine a set of variations of a command. but works like a check box. 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. 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 . especially when one of the commands is used often.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).

Smart Tag 45 . Track Bar The RibbonTrackBar functions similar to the standard System. Design-Time Support ComponentOne Ribbon for WinForms provides visual editing to make it easier to create the Ribbon.Windows.TrackBar control and is designed specifically for use in a C1StatusBar.For information on each Ribbon item. You might use a track bar to allow the user to zoom in and zoom out of a document window. 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. see Ribbon Containers (page 40). For details on the toggle group. see Ribbon Items (page 41).Forms. 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.

In Visual Studio 2005. the C1Ribbon and C1StatusBar controls include a smart tag. See the C1Ribbon and C1StatusBar Context Menus (page 48) topic for details. In-Place Text Editing You can quickly edit Ribbon elements' labels using the in-place editing feature. A smart tag represents a shortcut tasks menu that provides the most commonly used properties in each control. 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. 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. For more information on the C1Ribbon and C1StatusBar smart designer. You can invoke the tasks menu by clicking on the smart tag ( ) in the upper-right corner of each control. see C1Ribbon and C1StatusBar Smart Tags (page 47). For more information about using the in-place editing feature see the In-Place Text Editing (page 113) topic. For more information on how to use the smart tags. Context Menu You can use the C1Ribbon and C1StatusBar controls' context menu for additional functionality at design time. 46 .

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

C1Ribbon Context Menu Right-click on the C1Ribbon control to open its context menu. C1Ribbon and C1StatusBar Context Menus The C1Ribbon and C1StatusBar controls each provide a context menu for additional functionality to use at design time.  Enable Smart Designer Deselecting the Enable Smart Designer check box turns off the smart designer functionality.  Visual Style Clicking on the Visual Style drop-down arrow opens a list of available Office 2007 themes to choose from.  About C1StatusBar Clicking on the About C1StatusBar item displays the About ComponentOne C1Ribbon dialog box. 48 . which is helpful in finding the version number of C1Ribbon and online resources. and selecting the check box enables the smart designer. The default style is Office2007Blue.  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.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.

C1StatusBar Context Menu Right-click on the C1StatusBar control to open its context menu.  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. which is helpful in finding the version number of C1Ribbon and online resources.The C1Ribbon context menu operates as follows:  About C1Ribbon Clicking on the About C1Ribbon item displays the About ComponentOne C1Ribbon dialog box.  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. 49 . from where you can add user-defined localization for run-time string resources.  Localize Opens the Localize 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.  Localize Opens the Localize dialog box.  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. from where you can add user-defined localization for run-time string resources. 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. which is helpful in finding the version number of C1Ribbon and online resources. 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 .

you can edit the item's properties.         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. and RightPane) allow you to add Ribbon items to the Start menu or remove Ribbon items from the Start menu. use the RibbonApplicationMenu BottomPaneItems Collection Editor: 51 . Bottom Pane To edit the Application menu's bottom pane. LeftPane. Additionally. 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.

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.

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. use the RibbonApplicationMenu RightPaneItems Collection Editor: 53 .

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

remove. or edit the items in the QAT. use the QAT Items Collection Editor: 55 . you can edit the item's properties. Additionally. QAT Items Collection Editor To add.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.

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

Selecting an item in the Existing Items list and clicking the > button adds the item to the QAT MenuItems list. To edit the configuration toolbar. You can arrange the items in the QAT MenuItems list using the up and down arrow buttons. 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. In the Properties window. 2. use the RibbonConfigToolBar Items Collection Editor: 57 . 3. then click the ellipsis button. expand the Qat property node. To access the QAT MenuItems Collection Editor: 1. Add a C1Ribbon control to the Ribbon Form. The QAT MenuItems Collection Editor appears. click on the (Collection) next to the MenuItems property. Click the C1Ribbon control to activate it. 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 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. Additionally. you can edit the tab's properties. you can edit the group's properties. use the RibbonTab Collection Editor: Clicking the Add button will add tab(s) to the Ribbon. Add a C1Ribbon control to the Ribbon Form.1. click on the (Collection) next to the Items property. In the Properties window. The RibbonConfigToolBar Items Collection Editor appears. 3. 3. RibbonTab Collection Editor The RibbonTab Collection Editor allows you to add any number of tabs to the Ribbon or remove tabs from the Ribbon. The RibbonTab Collection Editor appears. To access the RibbonTab Collection Editor: 1. RibbonGroup Collection Editor The RibbonGroup Collection Editor allows you to add any number of groups to the tab or remove groups from the tab. then click the ellipsis button. Additionally. Click the C1Ribbon control to activate it. expand the ConfigToolBar property node. 2. Click the C1Ribbon control to activate it. Add a C1Ribbon control to the Ribbon Form. To edit the Ribbon tab(s). click on the (Collection) next to the Tabs property and then click the ellipsis button. 59 . 2.

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

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. To edit the Ribbon item(s). Additionally. you can edit the item's properties. use the RibbonGroup Items Collection Editor: 61 .

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 .

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

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

use the RibbonGallery Menu Items Collection Editor: 65 . you can edit the item's properties. To edit the Ribbon gallery menu item(s). Additionally. 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.The RibbonGalleryItem Collection Editor appears.

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 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 on the ellipsis button next to the MenuItems property. 66 . Add a RibbonGallery to the Ribbon group. In the Properties window. The RibbonGallery Menu Items Collection Editor appears. Option 2 1. 3. Access the RibbonGroup Items Collection Editor (page 61). Click the gallery element to activate it.

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

2. 68 .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. In the Properties window. Add a RibbonToolBar to the Ribbon group. click on the ellipsis button next to the Items property. Click the toolbar element to activate it. 3.

you can edit the item's properties.The RibbonToolBar Items Collection Editor appears. To edit the Ribbon item(s). Access the RibbonGroup Items Collection Editor (page 61). click on the ellipsis button next to the Items property in the Properties window. The RibbonToolBar Items Collection Editor appears. 2. Option 2 1. 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. With the RibbonToolBar selected in the Members list. use the RibbonMenu Items Collection Editor: 69 . 3. Additionally.

3. 70 . Add a RibbonMenu to the Ribbon group. In the Properties window. Access the RibbonGroup Items Collection Editor (page 61). click on the ellipsis button next to the Items property.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. 2. The RibbonMenu Items Collection Editor appears. Click the menu element to activate it. Option 2 1.

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

Click the Add drop-down button and add a combo box item. Option 2 1. The RibbonComboBox Items Collection Editor appears. Add a RibbonComboBox to the Ribbon group. 2. 3. click on the ellipsis button next to the Items property. Access the RibbonGroup Items Collection Editor (page 61). 3. In the Properties window. With the RibbonComboBox selected in the Members list. click on the ellipsis button next to the Items property in the Properties window. Click the combo box element to activate it.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. 72 .

you can edit the item's properties. Additionally. 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. To edit the Ribbon item(s).The RibbonComboBox Items Collection Editor appears. use the RibbonComboBox Menu Items Collection Editor: 73 .

2. Access the RibbonGroup Items Collection Editor (page 61).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. Option 2 1. Click the Add drop-down button and add a combo box item. 74 . Add a RibbonComboBox to the Ribbon group. 3. click on the ellipsis button next to the MenuItems property. Click the combo box element to activate it. 2. The RibbonComboBox Menu Items Collection Editor appears.

3. you can edit the item's properties. To edit the Ribbon item(s). Additionally. The RibbonComboBox Menu Items Collection Editor appears. 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. With the RibbonComboBox selected in the Members list. click on the ellipsis button next to the MenuItems property in the Properties window. use the RibbonFontComboBox Menu Items Collection Editor: 75 .

Option 2 1. Add a RibbonFontComboBox to the Ribbon group. click on the ellipsis button next to the MenuItems property. Access the RibbonGroup Items Collection Editor (page 61). Click the font combo box element to activate it.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. 2. Click the Add drop-down button and add a font combo box item. 2. 76 . In the Properties window. The RibbonFontComboBox Menu Items Collection Editor appears. 3.

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

In the Properties window. 2. Option 2 1. 3. Access the RibbonGroup Items Collection Editor (page 61). Click the Add drop-down button and add a split button. Add a RibbonSplitButton to the Ribbon group. The RibbonSplitButton Items Collection Editor appears. click on the ellipsis button next to the Items property. 2.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. 78 . Click the split button to activate it.

To edit the left status bar pane. you can edit the item's properties. The RibbonSplitButton Items Collection Editor appears.3. click on the ellipsis button next to the Items property in the Properties window. Additionally. 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. 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. use the C1StatusBar LeftPaneItems Collection Editor: 79 . 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. With the RibbonSplitButton selected in the Members list.

Click the C1StatusBar control to activate it.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. 2. RibbonTrackBarTo access the C1StatusBar LeftPaneItems Collection Editor: 80 . RibbonButton RibbonColorPicker RibbonComboBox RibbonDatePicker RibbonFontComboBox RibbonLabel RibbonMenu RibbonNumericBox RibbonProgressBar RibbonSeparator RibbonSplitButton RibbonTextBox RibbonTimePicker RibbonToggleButton Add a C1StatusBar control to the Ribbon Form.

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. To edit the right status bar pane.3. you can edit the item's properties. Additionally. 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 . then click the ellipsis button. The C1StatusBar LeftPaneItems Collection Editor appears. In Properties window.

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

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

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

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

Miscellaneous settings: Enable or disable the menu. Miscellaneous settings Clicking the Miscellaneous settings button opens the Miscellaneous dialog box. Change Image Clicking the Change Image button opens the Change Image dialog box. Copy. In the Miscellaneous dialog box. and Cut. you can enable the menu (checked by default) or disable the menu (unchecked). The tab's floating toolbar consists of the following buttons: Actions: Add groups. 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. or Delete the tab.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. 86 . Tab Floating Toolbar The tab's floating toolbar allows you to add groups. change the image. The tab's floating toolbar consists of the following buttons: Change Image: Edit image. modify the text settings. and disable/enable the item.

you can edit the tab's Text and ToolTip properties. In the Text Settings dialog box.Change Image: Edit image. Change Image Clicking the Change Image button opens the Change Image dialog box. Actions Clicking the Actions button opens a list of available actions. Text settings: Edit Text and ToolTip properties. 87 . Text settings Clicking the Text settings button opens the Text Settings dialog box. Miscellaneous settings: Enable or disable the tab. 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.

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

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

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

and ToolTip. you can edit the button's text. including the Text.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. you can enable the button (checked by default) or disable the button (unchecked). Text settings Clicking the Text settings button opens the Text Settings dialog box. In the Miscellaneous dialog box. Note that you also have the option to place the image above the text (default for the large image). 91 . Miscellaneous settings Clicking the Miscellaneous settings button opens the Miscellaneous dialog box. Description. In the Text Settings dialog box.

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

Description. In the Text Settings dialog box. In the Miscellaneous dialog box. 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.Clicking the Change Image button opens the Change Image dialog box. you can edit the check box's text. and ToolTip. which allows you to remove the check box from the QAT. Text settings Clicking the Text settings button opens the Text Settings dialog box. you can enable the check box (checked by default) or disable the check box (unchecked). Add to Quick Access Toolbar Clicking the Add to Quick Access Toolbar button adds the check box to the QAT. the button Add to Hot Item List 93 . After clicking switches to . including the Text. . Miscellaneous settings Clicking the Miscellaneous settings button opens the Miscellaneous dialog box.

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

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

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

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

The edit box's floating toolbar consists of the following buttons: Actions: Cut. you can edit the edit box's text properties. Copy. Description.Edit Box Floating Toolbar The edit box's floating toolbar allows you to change the image. or Delete the item. Description. Text settings Clicking the Text settings button opens the Text Settings dialog box. and text properties. and ToolTip. modify the text settings. as well as disable/enable the edit box. and text properties. Change Image: Edit image. Text settings: Edit Text. 98 . as well as enable or disable the edit box. 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. and ToolTip properties. In the Text Settings dialog box. max text length. including the Text. Paste. Change Image Clicking the Change Image button opens the Change Image dialog box. Miscellaneous settings: Set the text area width. Actions Clicking the Actions button opens a list of available actions. set the text area width. max text length.

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

including the Text. Note that you also have the option to place the image above the text (default for the large image). 100 . you can edit the gallery's text. In the Miscellaneous dialog box. and ToolTip.Change Image Clicking the Change Image button opens the Change Image dialog box. 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. 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. In the Text Settings dialog box. you can enable the gallery (checked by default) or disable the gallery (unchecked).

The label's floating toolbar consists of the following buttons: Actions: Cut. modify the text settings. Text settings: Edit Text. Actions Clicking the Actions button opens a list of available actions. Text settings 101 . and ToolTip properties. Copy. Description.Label Floating Toolbar The label's floating toolbar allows you to change the image. Change Image Clicking the Change Image button opens the Change Image dialog box. 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. or Delete the item. and disable/enable the label. Paste. Miscellaneous settings: Enable or disable the label. Change Image: Edit image.

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

Text settings Clicking the Text settings button opens the Text Settings dialog box. In the Text Settings dialog box. Note that you also have the option to place the image above the text (default for the large image). 103 . you can edit the menu's text properties. Description. In the Miscellaneous dialog box. Miscellaneous settings Clicking the Miscellaneous settings button opens 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.Change Image Clicking the Change Image button opens the Change Image dialog box. and ToolTip. you can enable the menu (checked by default) or disable the menu (unchecked). including the Text.

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

Change Image Clicking the Change Image button opens the Change Image dialog box. 105 . In the Text Settings dialog box. Actions Clicking the Actions button opens a list of available actions. Text settings Clicking the Text settings button opens the Text Settings dialog box. you can edit the split button's text properties. Description. and ToolTip properties. 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. Note that you also have the option to place the image above the text (default for the large image).Text settings: Edit Text. Add to Hot Item List: Add the split button to the hot item list. Miscellaneous settings: Enable or disable the split button. and ToolTip. Description. including the Text. Add to Quick Access Toolbar: Add the split button to the QAT.

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

Add to Quick Access Toolbar: Add the split button to the QAT. Actions Clicking the Actions button opens a list of available actions. 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. Add to Hot Item List: Add the split button to the hot item list. 107 . Text settings Clicking the Text settings button opens the Text Settings dialog box. including the Text. and ToolTip. Description. you can edit the toggle button's text properties. 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 Text Settings dialog box.

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

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

In the Miscellaneous dialog box. a tab at the lower left side of the form appears indicating what item the mouse is over. 110 . you can add items to the status bar directly on the form. 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. Using the smart designer.Miscellaneous settings Clicking the Miscellaneous settings button opens the Miscellaneous dialog box. When you mouse over the C1StatusBar control.

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

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

Press ENTER or click outside the editing box to accept the change. to highlight it. or RibbonItem you wish to add the ToolTip to. 3. Select the RibbonGroup. RibbonGroups. Enter a new tab name. ToolTip Editor The ToolTip Editor is used to create rich ToolTips for RibbonTabs. Select the C1Ribbon element's text. for example. 2. complete the following steps: 1. and RibbonItems. Home. the tab for example. To use this feature. RibbonTab. The tab's text is ready to be edited. 113 . follow these steps: 1. Accessing the ToolTip Editor To open the ToolTip Editor.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.

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

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

gif>). 116 . Adds HTML tags for a bulleted list (<ul><li></li></ul>) to the HTML editor.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 bold text (<b></b>) around selected text. Copies selected content from the HTML editor window to the clipboard. Adds HTML tags for underlined text (<u></u>) around selected text. Adds HTML tags for numbered list (<ol><li></li></ol> to the HTML editor. Inserts an image into the tooltip using HTML tags (<img src = img. Adds HTML tags for italicized text (<i></i>) around selected text. Pastes clipboard conent to the HTML editor window.

the ToolTip will resemble a dialogue bubble in a comic strip. 117 . Gets a collection of images that may be shown in the ToolTips. Tile. 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. Zoom. Sets the foreground color of the ToolTip window. Sets whether a fade effect should be used when displaying a tooltip. Sets the default font used within the ToolTip. Sets the color of the ToolTip window border. Many of the changes that you make to the ToolTip properties will be displayed in the Preview pane. or TileStretch. Sets whether the ToolTip window should display a solid border. which is used to customize the appearance and behavior of your ToolTips.Properties Tab Within the Properties tab page is the Properties grid. Sets whether ampersands in the text should be displayed or hidden. Sets the background image layout to None (default). Sets whether or not the ToolTip window will display a dropshadow. Sets whether or not the ToolTip is shown in a balloon shape. Stretch. Sets the background image displayed in the ToolTip window. If this is set to True. Center. Sets whether or not the ToolTip window will have rounded corners.

Sets the period of time (in milliseconds) that the aToolTip will remain visible if the mouse pointer is stationary. see the Changing the Visual Style (page 158) topic. Visual Style Name Office2007Black Image 118 . C1Ribbon will adopt the cleaner. Sets the time that passes before the ToolTip. To learn how to change the visual style. Save the Ribbon layout as an XML file and load the XML file for future usage with the Save/Load Template feature. Sets the length of time that must transpire before subsequent ToolTips appear as the mouse pointer moves from one control to another. Sets the maximum width of the ToolTip. Sets a value indicating whether a ToolTip window is displayed even when its parent control is not active. C1Ribbon provides Office 2007/2010 and Windows 7 themes and over 700 stock images for Ribbon items. 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. ShowAlways Ribbon Appearance C1Ribbon is designed to make customization easy for you.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. Once this is done. Sets the automatic delay for the rich ToolTip. more powerful. more efficient Windows Aero interface.

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

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

Click Save. The Load StatusBar Template dialog box appears. Select Save StatusBar Template from the menu: 4. The Save StatusBar Template dialog box appears.3. 5. Enter the XML's name in the File name text box and browse to the save location for the XML. 4. Click the C1StatusBar smart tag ( ) to enable the C1StatusBar Tasks menu. Add status bar items (page 154) to the status bar. 3. Browse to the location of the XML. 2. Save StatusBar Template To save a status bar template. Click Open. 5. 124 . Add code to handle the commands. complete the following steps: 1. The template loads the status bar items.

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

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

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

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

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

(1) C1Ribbon control (1) ListBox control (1) RichTextBox control Arrange the form as follows: 135 . add the following code to your Form_Load event:  Visual Basic my. where the user can access them within a few clicks.Add(new RibbonButton(Properties. for example.Resources.Add(new RibbonButton(Properties.Items.To add items to the configuration toolbar programmatically.C1Ribbon1.question)). 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. add the following controls to your Windows form:    2.C1Ribbon1.Items.Resources.question)) C# this.ConfigToolBar.  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.ConfigToolBar. This topic demonstrates how to add a contextual tab group that appears only when a RichTextBox is selected. However. an action that allows you to format the font of text may only be necessary when users are editing text in a RichTextBox. In the aforementioned case. certain actions are exclusive to a certain element. From the Visual Studio Toolbox. Complete the following steps: 1.

select c1Ribbon1 and then set the Selectable property to False. 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 = true. 4. click the Actions button Contextual Tab Group.3. Hover over the Ribbon to enable the floating toolbar. Select View | Designer to return to Design view. 136 . e As EventArgs) ribbonContextualTabGroup1. EventArgs e) { ribbonContextualTabGroup1. e As EventArgs) ribbonContextualTabGroup1.  . 6. } private void richTextBox1_Leave(object sender.Visible = True End Sub Private Sub richTextBox1_Leave(sender As Object. EventArgs e) { ribbonContextualTabGroup1. } 5. Complete the following actions in the Properties window:  From the drop-down list.Visible = False End Sub  C# private void richTextBox1_Enter(object sender.Visible = false.

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

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

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

Click the tab to activate it and enable the tab's floating toolbar: 3. 3. From the RibbonTab's Properties window.2. Select Add Group. Font. Enter a new group name. 5. select the Groups property and click on the ellipsis button next to the (Collection). 4. This adds a new group to the tab. click the Actions drop-down button. Build on the group by adding items to the Ribbon group (page 143). the new group is listed in the Members list. 2. click the group text so that it is highlighted. for example. To Add a Ribbon Group Using the RibbonGroup Collection Editor Complete the following steps: 1. From the collection editor. This activates the tab. 141 . click the Add button. 7. A new group is added to the tab. From the tab's floating toolbar. To edit the label. 6. The RibbonGroup Collection Editor appears. Select the tab that you want to add a new group to. Press ENTER or click outside the editing box to accept the change.

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

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

The RibbonGroup Items Collection Editor appears. and so on to fit your needs. Click the glyph to activate the toggle group's floating toolbar and then use the Actions drop-down list to add additional toggle buttons. such as buttons. click the Add drop-down button. check boxes. 144 . From the Ribbon group's Properties window. 2. toolbars. move the mouse over the toggle button. which is part of the toggle group. Select the group that you want to add Ribbon items to. Note: To add more toggle buttons to the toggle group. To Add Ribbon Items Using the Collection Editor Complete the following steps: 1.9. Continue to build on the group by adding Ribbon elements. combo boxes. From the collection editor. You will see a toggle group's glyph at the top-left corner of the item. 3. This activates the group. select the Items property and click the ellipsis button at the right side of the (Collection).

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

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

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

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

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

you will be able to interact with the TextBoxHost element as you would a standard TextBox. and events of the hosted control use the RibbonControlHost. to make the items on the Ribbon perform specific functions requires coding. The name of this class will be available in the drop-down list in the Adding RibbonControlHost dialog box. The RibbonControlHost class publishes the standard properties and events of the hosted control.OnSubscribeControlEvents to handle events raised by the hosted control. This topic illustrates the following: At run time. It is also possible to override methods such as RibbonControlHost. You can add custom functionality into properties to enhance the hosted control. 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.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.Control property. To access other properties. methods. 150 .

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

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

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

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

ToString() + "%".Minimum = 0. ribbonProgressBar1. click and drag the track bar control. } void ribbonTrackBar1_Scroll(object sender. C# // type the using directive for the namespace using C1. private void Form1_Load(object sender. ribbonButton1.Value = 30.C1Ribbon.Value = val.Win.SmallChange = 1. ribbonTrackBar1. EventArgs e) { ribbonTrackBar1. ribbonTrackBar1.Text = val.LargeChange = 5.Value. 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 . EventArgs e) { int val = _trackbar.Scroll += new EventHandler(ribbonTrackBar1_Scroll).Maximum = 100. ribbonTrackBar1. ribbonTrackBar1. } This topic illustrates the following: Run the application. ribbonTrackBar1.

Add a color picker to the Ribbon group.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. for example. Metro: To Change the Color Picker Theme Programmatically 156 . To Change the Color Picker Theme Using the Properties Window You can change the OfficeColorPalette property using the Properties window. and then click the color picker item to reveal the RibbonColorPicker properties in the Properties window.

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

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

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

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

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

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

2. 163 . Select the application button to activate the element and enable the application button floating toolbar: 2. then click the Import button. Click the 32x32. Click the RibbonItem. Browse to your custom image and click Open. Click the application button to reveal its properties in the Properties window. The image appears in the preview window of the Select Resource dialog box: 6. To Import a Custom Image Using the Properties Window Complete the following steps: 1. The Open dialog box appears. 5. Click the Change Image button. and select Import. Import button. 4. 3. Select the Local resource option (or select Project resource file if you have an embedded image). The Change Image dialog box appears.1. Click OK. The Select Resource dialog box appears.LargeImage drop-down arrow. The image now appears for the application button.

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

GapBeforeTextArea property and set the gap (in pixels) to 28. This adds each item to the Ribbon group: Notice that the text box parts do not line up vertically. 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 . Select Add ComboBox and then Add EditBox from the list. This reveals a list of Ribbon items to add to the group.RibbonComboBox. 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. Select the Ribbon group to enable the group's floating toolbar: 2. To Line up Combo/Edit Boxes on a Group Using the Smart Designer and Properties Window Complete the following steps: 1. Note: Depending on the length of your label. Click the Actions drop-down button. you may need to increase or decrease the size of the gap so that the parts line up vertically. Select the combo box to activate it and from the Ribbon combo box's Properties window:   Locate the RibbonComboBox.GapBeforeTextArea properties.GapBeforeTextArea and RibbonTextBox.RibbonComboBox. Locate the RibbonTextBox. 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.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. Next. 4. 3.Label property and set the text to "Favorites:". Locate the RibbonComboBox.Label property and set the text to "Find:". 5.GapBeforeTextArea property and set the gap (in pixels) to 3. Locate the RibbonComboBox.

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

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

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

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

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

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

6. Click the application button to reveal its properties in the Properties window. and select Import. The image now appears for the application button. The Select Resource dialog box appears. 8.LargeImage drop-down arrow. 9. To Import a Custom Image Using the Properties Window Complete the following steps: 7. Click the RibbonItem. Follow steps 4 – 6 above. To Import a Custom Image Programmatically To display a custom image for the application button. add the following code to your project:  Visual Basic ' type the Imports directive for the namespace 172 . Click OK.

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

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

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