ASP.NET Ribbon Control - Gallery Support (v15.1)

20 May 2015

In the v15.1 release, we're adding support for Gallery items in the DevExpress ASP.NET Ribbon Control.

What is a Ribbon Gallery?

Microsoft Office 2013 introduced the concept of ribbon galleries which are rich drop-downs. Galleries in the Ribbon bar allow you to do things like:

  • Display a list of fonts in the actual font style
  • Display a list of paragraph styles using the custom look that the styles will be rendered in:

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Why Ribbon Galleries?

The ribbon galleries increase the end user experience and allow the user to perform certain tasks more quickly because it doesn’t require you to open up some popup, select the items you want, click ok and check how it looks. Once an item is clicked in the gallery, the action is performed immediately.

With our v15.1 release you are able to deliver this very cool functionality to your users as well.

Bar & Dropdown

The ASPxRibbon control supports two types of galleries:

GalleryBar

This mode is inspired by the image above and displays the amount of items that will fit inside the control. When there are more items available they will be wrapped down on the next line of items and will become visible when clicking the dropdown button or by using the up and down arrows to navigate through the rows without activating the dropdown.

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GalleryDropDown

This mode will always use the drop down functionality where items are arranged in groups. This is useful when there is a distinct set of item types like the shapes in the image below.

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Did I mention that it will be available for both WebForms and MVC !

Let me know your thoughts about this new feature of the DevExpress ASP.NET Ribbon Control.

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