Ribbon Window

The RadRibbonWindow control is used to define a specialized window that is pre-configured with a__RadRibbonView__ to emulate MS Office UI in Silverlight.

An application that will use the new RadRibbonWindow should be configured to run in out-of-browser mode and also to require elevated trust permissions with one of these options: No Border or Borderless Round Corners (the preferred one). This tutorial will walk you through the task of defining a RadRibbonWindow in your application.


First you need to configure your Silverlight project. Right click on it and choose Properties. Then you should enable the out of browser option: Silverlight RadRibbonView Enable Out Of Browser Option

Then you need to click on the Out-of-Browser Settings… button and check the Require Elevated Trust. Also, make sure that the WindowStyle is Borderless Round Corners: Silverlight RadRibbonView Require Elevated Trust

Define the RadRibbonWindow in the application

<UserControl x:Class="SampleApplication.RibbonWindowPage"  
                <RowDefinition Height="Auto" /> 
                <RowDefinition Height="*" /> 
            <telerik:RadRibbonView x:Name="radRibbonView1"  
                                   ApplicationName="Telerik Word" 
                    <telerik:RadRibbonBackstage /> 
                    <telerik:QuickAccessToolBar /> 
                <telerik:RadRibbonTab Header="Home" telerik:KeyTipService.AccessText="H" /> 
                <telerik:RadRibbonTab Header="Page Layout" telerik:KeyTipService.AccessText="P" /> 
                <telerik:RadRibbonTab Header="References" telerik:KeyTipService.AccessText="S" /> 
                <telerik:RadRibbonTab Header="Mailings" telerik:KeyTipService.AccessText="M" /> 
                <telerik:RadRibbonTab Header="Review" telerik:KeyTipService.AccessText="R" /> 
                <telerik:RadRibbonTab Header="View" telerik:KeyTipService.AccessText="W" /> 
            <Grid Grid.Row="1" /> 
Now, when you hit F5 you should get the following result: Silverlight RadRibbonView Ribbon Window

In order to run the project in OOB you need to install it: Silverlight RadRibbonView Install OOB

Then you should get the final result: Silverlight RadRibbonView Running RibbonWindow


In order to provide a custom icon for the RadRibbonWindow, you have to set its Icon property as demonstrated in the following code snippet.

<telerik:RadRibbonWindow Icon="Images/application-icon.ico"> 


RadRibbonWindow comes with full support for all our predefined Telerik themes and you can choose the most suitable for your needs.

In order to apply a Telerik style on the RadRibbonWindow, it is best to use the implicit styling mechanism further described in the Setting a Theme (Using Implicit Styles) tutorial.

Please note that the default RadRibbonWindow implicit style cannot be applied on derived controls as their Type is different than the one defined as a TargetType in the implicit style. This is why in order to apply a Telerik predefined style on a UserControl deriving from RadRibbonWindow you need to define a Style targeting the UserControl type in the Resources of the application. Make sure to define that style after merging the Telerik ResourseDictionaries so that you can base it on the predefined "RadRibbonWindowStyle".

<!-- In App.xaml --> 
<ResourceDictionary xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation" 
    <Style TargetType="local:MainWindow" BasedOn="{StaticResource RadRibbonWindowStyle}" /> 
Rad Ribbon View Ribbon WindowWPF Windows 7 Theme

More information and a sample project using the RadRibbonWindow for Silverlight, can be found here.

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