Silverlight RibbonView Overview

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RadRibbonView is an easy-to-use implementation of the MS Office “ribbon” UI, which allows you to codelessly organize the navigation functionality of your application into a single compact toolbar control. Its popup engine, dynamic resizing and powerful customization capabilities make the RibbonView your shortcut to creating powerful navigation systems.

Silverlight RadRibbonView Overview

Key Features

  • MS Office Interface at your Fingertips: The RibbonView control provides a UI very similar to the one provided by the MS Office ribbon.

  • Automatic Resizing and Minimization: The ribbon provides built-in mechanisms that allow you to minimize and automatically resize the ribbon content. Read more about this in the Minimization and Resizing articles.

  • Rich Set of Ribbon Specific Controls: The ribbon control works with special components (buttons, galleries, tabs, groups, etc.). Read more about this in the Ribbon Controls section.

  • Application Menu, Recent Documents Menu: The ribbon allows you to open a backstage menu where you can display information related to the content. Read more about this in the Ribbon Backstage and Application Menu articles.

  • Quick Access Toolbar: The quick access toolbar is easily accessible toolbar displayed in the header of the ribbon where you can place buttons for quick actions as print, copy, etc. Read more about this in the Quick Access Toolbar article.

  • Screen Tips: The ribbon allows you to display a small window that appears when the mouse cursor hovers over an icon or a ribbon element (command). The popup window will provide details that explain the command's function. Read more about this in the Screen Tips article.

  • Commands Support: RadRibbonView supports several commands that allow you to execute and override some of the ribbon actions. Read more about this in the Commands Support article.

  • Keyboard Support: The control supports two types of keyboard navigation - via key tips and via arrow keys. Read more about this in the Keyboard Support article.

  • Localization Support: Localization is the translation of application resources into localized versions for the specific cultures that the application supports. Read more about this in the ribbon specific and common Localization articles.

A complete list of all the key features can be found in the Key Features article.

Get started with the control with its Getting Started help article that shows how to use it in a basic scenario.

Check out the control demos at

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