WPF ribbon has been released..

Congratulations to the WPF team in shipping the WPF ribbon control…

You can download it, from:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=2bfc3187-74aa-4154-a670-76ef8bc2a0b4&displaylang=en

Highlights from their announcement:

· New Controls – We have numerous new controls in this release of Ribbon such as, RibbonGallery, RibbonComboBox, RibbonMenuButton, RibbonSplitButton, QuickAccessToolbar, etc.

· MVVM – Ribbon now facilitates MVVM-centric applications

· KeyTips – The new Ribbon now implements this new accessibility feature to allow full control using the keyboard

· Resizing – Our resizing approach has come a long way since the CTP version.  We have default logic that resizes controls inside the Ribbon to render the best visual appearance and orientation

· Design-time – This release includes design-time support for Visual Studio 2010 and Expression Blend 4. This includes a project template for a ‘WPF Ribbon Application’, an item template for a ‘Ribbon Window’, and Ribbon controls in the toolbox such as, RibbonButton, RibbonToggleButton, RibbonMenuButton, etc.

I have been heads down on phone for the last four months, so I have not played with ribbon recently, but they had every thing they describe above back then, so enjoy it!!

By the way, they also relaxed the licensing;  the control it will be in the platform in the next WPF release, and does not require Office UI licensing.

Happy ribbon coding!!    If you create a cool demo please let me know or leave it on the comments.