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Office 2007-Style Ribbon For WPF Applications

DevComponents has released a Ribbon control, based on the Office 2007 user interface, for Windows Presentation Foundation applications. For now its in private beta (though you can download a fully functional free trial), but it features:

  • Unlimited color schemes
  • Automatic intelligent Ribbon resizing
  • Application menu support
  • Contextual groups support
  • Office 2007 controls included, like ComboBox, Check-box etc.
  • KeyTips support
  • Predefined color schemes Blue, Silver, Black
  • Office 2007 style Galleries support
  • Ribbon popup menu support
  • Quick Access Toolbar (QAT) with customization
  • Keyboard navigation

It’s fully compliant with the Office 2007 user interface guidelines, so if you are designing a professional WPF application, this looks like it would be an extremely easy way to get some professional UI into your app. Based on their price of $214 for a single developer license for their DotNetBar control (which does the same thing for richer applications), this can be written off in the amount of development/design time it saves, I’m guessing.
(via the Public Sector Developer blog)

February 13th, 2007 Posted by Nathan Weinberg | General, Applications, Office, Developers | no comments
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