Ribbon Menu with MVVM Support

Deliver Office-inspired interfaces with ease.

With the DevExpress Ribbon control, you can emulate the Microsoft Office end-user experience within your WPF apps with absolute ease. From Office 2007 to Office 2019 and everything in between, the WPF Ribbon supports all available Office styles and UI metaphors (Office Universal and Tablet UI) so you can incorporate the look, feel, and capabilities of the version of MS Office used within your enterprise.

The Ribbon control is fully compatible with the MVVM design pattern. Bind its properties to a view model and generate categories, pages, groups, and commands. In a combination with our integrated MVVM Framework, you can easily deliver well structured, extensible, maintainable, and unit testable WPF applications.

Office 2019 - WPF Ribbon and Toolbars | DevExpress
Office 2019 for Tablet - WPF Ribbon and Toolbars | DevExpress

Ribbon Command Bars & Views

Quick Access Toolbar, Status Bar, App Menu

Our Ribbon control integrates all traditional toolbars so you can reproduce the functionality found in Microsoft Office apps like Word, Excel, and Powerpoint.

  • Quick Access Toolbar (QAT)
    Provides one-click access to the most important parts of your application. Users can qickly customize the toolbar to include frequently-used commands or remove unnecessary commands.

  • Status Bar
    The Ribbon Status Bar is displayed at the bottom of a parent window (form) and can be used to communicate application status, apply zoom effects, etc.

  • Application Menu (Backstage View)
    Introduced in Microsoft Office as part of the Office Fluent UI, the Backstage View offers powerful navigation options and our WPF Ribbon control fully supports all behaviors end-users have come to know inside Microsoft Office.

Quick Access Toolbar, Status Bar, Mini Toolbar - WPF Ribbon and Toolbars | DevExpress

Ribbon Commands (Items)

Everything your app menu will need.

Our WPF Ribbon control allows you to display various items within its command bars. These items include traditional buttons, dropdown lists and check boxes, submenus and lists, radio groups and in-ribbon galleries, and many more. You can incorporate individual data input controls (such as a combo box or a dropdown calendar) that ship inside our WPF Data Editors Library.

The Ribbon control also includes the following options designed to help you deliver familiar interfaces for the best possible user experience:

  • Key Tips
  • Keyboard Accessibility
  • Enhanced Tooltips

DevExpress WPF Subscription ships with a comprehensive SVG image collection with over 30 categories packed with thousands of high-quality vector icons. These vector images can change colors based on your application theme.

Commands - WPF Ribbon and Toolbars | DevExpress

Ribbon Page Categories

Standard and Contextual Tab Groups

Page categories are the topmost containers that host individual Ribbon pages. Two distinct page category types are available. Standard categories host standard pages, while context categories host context specific commands.

The Ribbon control allows you to create Contextual Categories (Tabs) just like those found in Microsoft Office. These pages are displayed only when a specific object is selected or when an end-user performs a specific action.

Application Menu - WPF Ribbon and Toolbars | DevExpress

Ribbon Customization

Deliver fully personalized user interfaces.

With its powerful Visual Studio IDE designer and runtime customization options, the Ribbon control makes configuration a breeze. It includes the following options designed to help you deliver a user experience that is second to none.

  • Visual Studio Smart Tags
  • In-place Ribbon Customization
  • Drag & Drop Support
  • Runtime Ribbon UI Customization
  • Import / Export Ribbon Layout

The built-in Layout Adaptation (Scaling) engine dynamically modifies Ribbon content based upon available screen real estate. It automatically modifies the size of individual images (large/small), displays/hides command text, moves buttons into drop down windows, etc.

And yes, you can merge individual Ribbon items within MDI applications. As you'd expect, our integrated Ribbon MDI merging option allows child MDI form commands to be merged onto the main form's Ribbon menu.

End-User Customization - WPF Ribbon and Toolbars | DevExpress

WPF Application Themes

Over 50 Themes and 40 Color Palettes Designed to Amaze

You can specify a theme when you ship your app or allow end-user to modify the look and feel of your WPF application on the fly. Our themes come with color palettes that can personalize your UI even further. And yes, you can customize our pre-built application themes with the free DevExpress WPF Theme Designer. The following are a few of the themes included in our distribution.

Windows 10 Light - Default Palette | DevExpress

Windows 10 Light

Default Palette

Office 2019 Colorful - SpruceLeaves Palette | DevExpress

Office 2019 Colorful

SpruceLeaves Palette

VS 2019 Dark - BlueberryCake Palette | DevExpress

VS 2019 Dark

BlueberryCake Palette

Office 2019 High Contrast | DevExpress

Office 2019

High Contrast

Main Menu & Toolbars

Deliver traditional app navigation UI.

When your WPF project demands the use of traditional navigation elements, DevExpress Main Menu, Toolbars, Status Bar, and Popup Menus provide all the functionality you'll need to build intuitive and easy-to-navigate business applications.

Similar to Microsoft's popular toolbar-based applications such as Visual Studio, end-users can customize the layout of menus, bars and their commands using the Customization dialog, save and restore layouts with ease.

Main Menu and Toolbars - WPF Ribbon and Toolbars | DevExpress

Popup & Hamburger Menus

  • Popup Menu
    The Popup Menu can be used to access frequently used commands. DevExpress Menu is highly customizable and can display menu items across multiple columns. When associated with an object on your form, the Popup Menu activates via a right mouse click on the object itself.

  • Radial Menu
    If you've used Microsoft OneNote in the past, you'll be familiar with the features and capabilities of our WPF Radial Menu control. The menu supports expanded and collapsed states. When collapsed, only its central button is visible. When a user clicks this button, the menu expands and displays all menu items associated with the control.

  • Hamburger Menu
    The Hamburger menu can display regular buttons, sub-menus, hyperlinks, check and radio buttons. It supports Acrylic Material and Reveal Highlight effects.

Context Menu - WPF Ribbon and Toolbars | DevExpress

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DevExpress WPF Controls have been engineered to support the Model-View-ViewModel development pattern. Controls such as the DevExpress WPF Grid provide the same level of MVVM support as the standard Microsoft Data Grid along with additional features not available from Microsoft. DevExpress controls allow you to generate columns based on data and customize them using WPF styles without limitations. Learn more about MVVM support

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