RibbonBox Interface

Arranges and aligns controls on a custom Ribbon.

Namespace:  Microsoft.Office.Tools.Ribbon
Assembly:  Microsoft.Office.Tools.Common (in Microsoft.Office.Tools.Common.dll)

Syntax

'Declaration
<GuidAttribute("e351eac0-961f-458a-8811-58090e3198ef")> _
Public Interface RibbonBox _
    Inherits RibbonControl, RibbonComponent, IComponent, IDisposable
[GuidAttribute("e351eac0-961f-458a-8811-58090e3198ef")]
public interface RibbonBox : RibbonControl, 
    RibbonComponent, IComponent, IDisposable

The RibbonBox type exposes the following members.

Properties

  Name Description
Public property BoxStyle Gets a RibbonBoxStyle value that indicates whether controls placed on this RibbonBox will be placed horizontally or vertically.
Public property Enabled Gets or sets a value that indicates whether this RibbonControl is enabled. (Inherited from RibbonControl.)
Public property Id Gets a string that Microsoft Office uses to identify this RibbonControl object. (Inherited from RibbonControl.)
Public property Items Gets a collection of the controls that are on this RibbonBox object.
Public property Name Gets or sets the name of this RibbonComponent. (Inherited from RibbonComponent.)
Public property Parent Gets a RibbonComponent that represents the parent of this RibbonComponent. (Inherited from RibbonComponent.)
Public property Ribbon Gets the top-level Ribbon object that contains the control hierarchy. (Inherited from RibbonComponent.)
Public property RibbonUI Infrastructure. Gets the IRibbonUI instance that is provided by the Microsoft Office application to the Ribbon extensibility code. (Inherited from RibbonComponent.)
Public property Site Gets or sets the ISite associated with the IComponent. (Inherited from IComponent.)
Public property Tag Gets or sets application-specific data that is associated with this RibbonComponent. (Inherited from RibbonComponent.)
Public property Visible Gets or sets a value that indicates whether this RibbonControl is visible. (Inherited from RibbonControl.)

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Methods

  Name Description
Public method Dispose Performs application-defined tasks associated with freeing, releasing, or resetting unmanaged resources. (Inherited from IDisposable.)
Public method PerformDynamicLayout Calls the Microsoft.Office.Core.IRibbonUI.InvalidateControl method of the parent control if the RibbonComponent has a dynamic parent, such as a dynamic menu, and layout is not suspended. (Inherited from RibbonComponent.)
Public method PerformLayout Calls Microsoft.Office.Core.IRibbonUI.InvalidateControl if the RibbonComponent has a parent and layout is not suspended. (Inherited from RibbonComponent.)
Public method ResumeLayout() Reverses the effect of the SuspendLayout method. (Inherited from RibbonComponent.)
Public method ResumeLayout(Boolean) Reverses the effect of the SuspendLayout method. (Inherited from RibbonComponent.)
Public method SuspendLayout Prevents the Microsoft Office application from refreshing the state of controls on the Ribbon. (Inherited from RibbonComponent.)

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Events

  Name Description
Public event Disposed Represents the method that handles the Disposed event of a component. (Inherited from IComponent.)

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Remarks

The RibbonBox automatically aligns Ribbon controls as you drop them onto it.

Use the BoxStyle property to arrange child controls horizontally (default) or vertically. If controls are set to be arranged vertically and there is not enough space, they are arranged in multiple columns.

Some properties of this control can be set only before the Ribbon is loaded into the Office application. For information about setting these properties, see Ribbon Object Model Overview.

You can create a RibbonBox at run time by using the CreateRibbonBox method of the RibbonFactory object.

There are two ways to access the RibbonFactory object:

  • By using the Factory property of the Ribbon class. Use this approach from code in your Ribbon class.

  • By using the Globals.Factory.GetRibbonFactory method. Use this approach from code outside your Ribbon class.

Note

This interface is implemented by the Visual Studio Tools for Office runtime. It is not intended to be implemented in your code. For more information, see Visual Studio Tools for Office Runtime Overview.

Usage

This documentation describes the version of this type that is used in Office projects that target the .NET Framework 4. In projects that target the .NET Framework 3.5, this type might have different members and the code examples provided for this type might not work. For documentation about this type in projects that target the .NET Framework 3.5, see the following reference section in the Visual Studio 2008 documentation: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=160658.

See Also

Reference

Microsoft.Office.Tools.Ribbon Namespace

Other Resources

Ribbon Overview

Ribbon Designer

Ribbon Object Model Overview

How to: Get Started Customizing the Ribbon