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Collapsing the RibbonBar

RadRibbonBar can appear to take up a large amount of screen real estate, especially when compared to a menu application. To make more efficient use of the space, Telerik RadRibbonBar supports two modes of collapsing.

Group Collapsing

As you resize horizontally a form containing a RadRibbonBar, the individual groups collapse one by one into simple rectangles. Instead of displaying their constituent controls, these rectangles display a drop-down arrow. Clicking the drop-down arrow displays the controls from the collapsed group.
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Base Collapsing

Double-clicking the selected main tab will collapse all of the groups and hide them from view. Double-clicking the selected main tab again will display the groups again
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Skipping the No-Text Mode

The RibbonBarElement offers the ItemVisiblityStateChanging event that gives you the opportunity to control whether a certain collapsing state is allowed or not. The ItemVisiblityStateChangingEventArgs gives you access to the NextVisibilityState. The available states are:

  • Expanded

  • SmallImages

  • NoText

  • Collapsed

  • ItemCollapsed

You can cancel the event if the next state is restricted.

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