Microsoft Ribbon for WPF RTW FTW

Microsoft Ribbon for WPF RTW FTW

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Did I fit enough acronyms (or as my editor friend corrects me… initialisms) in the title there? ;)

I see over on the WPF Blog that the Ribbon (first introduced in Office 2007) has been released for you (the developer) to include in your applications.  Many great screenshots at the WPF Blog Post.  From the description:

This release is a managed implementation of the Ribbon for WPF. The Ribbon is a command bar that organizes the features of an application into a series of tabs at the top of the application window, is designed to help you quickly find the commands that you need to complete a task. The Ribbon user interface (UI) increases discoverability of features and functions, enables quicker learning of the application, and helps users feel more in control of their experience with the application. The Ribbon replaces the traditional menu bar and toolbars.

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The download includes design-time support for Visual Studio 2010 and Expression Blend 4, the Ribbon source code for reference, and the following samples:

  • RibbonWindow Wordpad Sample
    This sample illustrates a Ribbon control hosted within a RibbonWindow that emulates the Wordpad appearance. To run this scenario:
  • RibbonWindow MVVM Sample This sample illustrates a Ribbon control hosted within a RibbonWindow that is completely populated from a view-model collection. To run this scenario:
  • RibbonBrowser Wordpad sample This sample illustrates a Ribbon control hosted within a browser window that emulates the Wordpad appearance. To run this scenario:
  • RibbonBrowser MVVM sample This sample illustrates a Ribbon control hosted within a browser window that is completely populated from a view model collection. To run this scenario:

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  • Try to run it in Windows XP... :P

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