WinForms ApplicationMenu Overview

RadRibbonBar combines the functions of menus, tab strips and tool bars to make an interface similar to those introduced in Microsoft Office 2007. With RadRibbonBar you can organize all of the functionality of your application into a single compact ribbon. When it is resized, the ribbon bar efficiently shows more or less details as space becomes available. If you use a Multiple Document Interface (MDI) layout, the ribbon bar will automatically manage the child forms.

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RadApplicationMenu is the Telerik counterpart of the application menu that displays controls used to perform actions on entire documents and forms, such as Save and Print. It also provides a list of recent documents, access to form options, and the ability to exit the form or application.

WinForms RadApplicationMenu Overview

RadApplicationMenu is essentially a RadDropDownButton and has many of the same properties and design time interface as a RadMenu, i.e. same Smart Tag items, RadItem Collection Editor and the same RadItem types that may be added to the collection. In the case of RadApplicationMenu, there are three RadItem collections: Items, RightColumnItems, and ButtonItems. The RightColumnWidth property allows you to reserve extra screen real estate. RadApplicationMenu also has a DisplayStyle property that may be Image (default), None, Text and ImageAndText. Set the Image property to include your logo or whatever icon you want to use. The screenshot below shows all three collections populated and the Image set to a "world globe" icon.

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