ASP.NET Ribbon Control - One Line Mode and Context Tabs (Coming soon in v15.2)

Don Wibier's Blog
18 November 2015

Those of you familiar with the Ribbon Control, originally created for the Microsoft Office® applications, might have come to the conclusion that this UI element is actually a pretty complex control with one simple design aspect in mind: “Show a lot of logical grouped actions without using a lot of real estate on screen”.

The DevExpress ASP.NET Ribbon Control already incorporates a lot of really nice features like Tabs and Galleries.

In the upcoming v15.2 release we have added two new features!

One Line Mode

This allows the Ribbon Control to save even more screen space by putting all actions on one line in the Ribbon. This also comes in quite handy in responsive web-pages, and still gives you access to the full action set in the control.

Context Tabs

This is a feature which allows you (the developer) to show Tabs with certain actions that are only applicable for the current feature the user is using. An excellent example of this is within the RichEditor: when the user moves the cursor inside a table, two new tabs with an accented background color are shown containing table-specific actions.

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5 comment(s)
Hedi Guizani
Hedi Guizani

Will it be integrate it to XAF?

18 November, 2015
Dennis (DevExpress Support)
Dennis (DevExpress Support)

Thanks for your feedback, Hedi. Our team will take your request into account for the future. For now, we are focused on the new web style, which provides a bit different UI concept (www.devexpress.com/issue=T245657). If you evaluated it for your project, please let us know what you think and whether it can be helpful for you.

19 November, 2015
Daniel Motos Guerra
Daniel Motos Guerra

It will also be available for Asp MVC?

19 November, 2015
Mike (DevExpress Support)
Mike (DevExpress Support)

Hello Daniel,

Yes, this feature will be available for MVC as well.

19 November, 2015
Donovan Edye
Donovan Edye

As I could not find a blog post on the file manager..... Any support for Google Drive yet?

20 November, 2015

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