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Windows 7 Style WPF Ribbon

Included in .Net 4.0 is the new Windows 7 style Ribbon. Unfortunately right now it seems that it is only available for WPF, but even then it is really cool for Microsoft to finally give us a way to create applications that match their styling.

Below is a small WPF application I made (with a lot of guess work, seems that the documentation isn’t available yet) using the WPF Futures and Licensed Office 2007 Ribbon Control components. The first view is with the default Windows 7 ribbon, and the second view (with a single line of code) is the Office 2007 silver and blue style.

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Personally, I prefer the Windows 7 look over the “Big Bubble” thingy, but you could easily allow users to decide which one to use.

I will probably try to do a write up of how I got this working, but tonight I am too busy playing.  I may even build a notepad replacement as that seems to be the only app in Windows 7 that didn’t get a Ribbon.

Published Sunday, January 18, 2009 2:00 AM by Tom Anderson



Cypher said:


While we're on the subject of Windows 7 - any pointers as to adding it to a domain?

My boss wants me to look into Windows 7 for early development - but already I hear the beta has some issues with domain registration or whatever.


January 19, 2009 1:40 AM

Tom Anderson said:

@Cypher: Not off hand, haven't dived into domain setup yet.

January 21, 2009 8:24 PM

Dave Anderson said:

You could always setup a VM of Server 03/08 Trial, setup a domain. Then setup another VM of Windows 7 and see how it goes. :)

January 22, 2009 4:17 PM

.Net Articles said:

Well, in the spirit of those “great” first programs, I thought that I would post this one up as a follow

February 10, 2009 2:11 PM
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