DXBars for WPF has been written from the ground-up to fully leverage the flexibility of the WPF platform, while building on our extensive experience on how to build a solid and flexible architecture for such an advanced product. In DXBars, presentation aspects are fully separated from content - with the ability to re-use individual items or even groups of items. There's nothing you'll have to create twice, and perhaps more important, when you need to change something, you'll only need to change it once.

Our toolbar-menu system supports all the features available in our WPF Framework. These features include a set of unique WPF Visual Themes and the ability to save and restore toolbar layout to persist end-user customizations. To learn more about the primary features available in DXBars for WPF, refer to the items linked on this page.

Microsoft® Office® Style Toolbars: DevExpress WPF Toolbar-Menu Controls
Microsoft® Office® Style Toolbars

Toolbars are the main building blocks of your application’s navigation system. They are also the base for main menus and status bars (specialized toolbars). The primary benefit of a "universal" building block is that once you learn how to integrate one toolbar type, the same concept applies to the other visual elements of the product.

Help Topic: Bars | Help Topic: Bar Containers | Video: Create a Floating Bar and Different Containers | Examples: Toolbars

Main Menu and Status Bar: DevExpress WPF Toolbar-Menu Controls
Main Menu and Status Bar

Almost every application is expected to have a main menu. With DXBars, creating the main menu is as easy as creating any other toolbar. Main menus can be customized in the same manner and they support the same features as regular toolbars. They usually have a different painting style and sub-menu items don't display dropdown glyphs when in main menus. There are also a few differences in default settings - main menus are initially stretched to fit container size and they don't display the drag thumb.

Bars Layout Customization and Persistence: DevExpress WPF Toolbar-Menu Controls
Bars Layout Customization and Persistence

If your end-users have worked with any Microsoft Office applications in the past, they will feel right at home with DXBars. The traditional toolbar system is now the standard of this type of UI. The DXBars library implements this standard, offering your end-users powerful and easy-to-use means of runtime customization.

Help Topic: Customization Window | Help Topic: Customizing Bars and Bar Items

Context Menus: DevExpress WPF Toolbar-Menu Controls
Context Menus

DXBars for WPF allows you to create context menus. These popup menus can then be bound to any control on a form.

Examples: Popup Menus

Available Toolbar and Menu Items: DevExpress WPF Toolbar-Menu Controls
Available Toolbar and Menu Items

Our WPF Toolbar-Menu system ships with multiple built-in bar item types including Buttons, Check Buttons, Split Buttons, Submenus, Integrated Data Editors, Static Text, Link Containers and Toolbar Lists.

Help Topic: The List of Bar Items and Links | Examples: Create Bar Items

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